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- 29 July 2019 /
- by zoetifex Studios /
You know, one of the greatest joys I have in working in this industry is collaborating with creative people. I get really excited when ideas from one person become greater ideas because of other people‘s input. Going into this project, I had no idea what it was going to be like working with Lacey. I didn’t know whether I was going to have to carry the heavy load, or whether she would be controlling the whole situation (since this is her story), and I didn’t know how much input, if any, Josh would have. But let me tell you, this has been an absolute joy to work with this couple. And I know I've said this before, but this has been a true collaborative effort. Everybody has something to bring to the table and I have really enjoyed this journey so far.
Schedules were once again very tight this week but we were all able to get together and had what I would call a very, very productive meeting. A lot of creative ideas that were a little up in the air became defined. We figured that some other scenes needed a rewrite. And even thought to add yet another scene that was pretty instrumental to the story. So overall, very good meeting.
I’m up to about page 65 in the script which might not sound like it was as productive as the first week, however I had to go back and re-write a few scenes based on our discussions at our last meeting. But I still think for we are in really good shape for where I anticipated we should be by now. We have one little problem that’s actually a good thing. We have way too much story to fit into a feature length film. I would much rather have that issue than not enough story.
A lot of times as you are writing a script, you need to pay attention to a balance of emotions and moods that the scenes take on and what the viewing audience experiences. This often leads to trying to create scenes to break up moods that carry on for too long in the film. However, so far there is a great mix and a great balance with this story as it is. As it stands right now, I’m not seeing anywhere that we need to shift things around so that we’re not stuck in a pattern of emotions that are just lingering too long. And that again is a good thing.
There are going to be some challenges on executing this script as it is written when it comes time for production. However, that’s very typical of any script. You kind of just have to write the best story you can and then deal with the logistics afterwards. But if there are no challenges going from script to screen then you probably didn’t make the story interesting enough or you might not have put enough thought into the journey of the main characters through the movie. So I'm not worried about this.
So as you can see, things are going great and I can’t wait to see what this next week brings.
Until next time…