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Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 11:26 am
So I posted a bid for a freelance job to write a script for somebody's movie.  He messaged me and told me to write 4-5 pages of a sample of where I would go with it, and if he likes it, i win the bid.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: marvelwilliam on June 20, 2012, 11:35 am
*FRED SCREAM*
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 11:38 am
Posted By: marvelwilliam*FRED SCREAM*


Pretty close.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: Image on June 20, 2012, 11:43 am
That's awesome!

I hope it works out for you.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 11:46 am
Posted By: theimageThat's awesome!

I hope it works out for you.
 If I win the bid then I have to write a 80-150 page screenplay.  It's right up my alley too.  It's like a post-zombie apocolypse sort of thing.  The payout for completion is like 600$.  :D
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: YoungCaliman on June 20, 2012, 12:41 pm
Nice, congrats. If you need help I'd be happy to assist any way I can. I kinda like writing.
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Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 12:43 pm
Posted By: YoungcalimanNice, congrats. If you need help I'd be happy to assist any way I can. I kinda like writing.


I'll be posting updates of the script as I write.


Here's the message he sent me.


In the interests of allowing as much creative freedom as possible I'll keep the brief as short as possible. I do like Bacchus for the main character but everyone else can change. The general setting is a in the mid-future during repatriation or re-settling era. The climax of the Zombie apocalypse was 20 years ago and vaccination programs have virtually wiped out all instances of Zombification worldwide.

If you can work with this for now and see where it takes you -
TWICE DEAD - SHORT SYNOPSIS
"A honeymooners paradise where truth is more horrific than fiction. Alma & Bacchus visit a safari park where the star attractions are captured zombies."

Timelines can change and I do have an ending in my but I've left it off intentionally so do with it as you will. Heroes journey, Buddy Movie, Slasher, Invent a new genre, really anything goes. Feel free to get as creative as you want. The most bizarre and entertaining sample is likely to win the bid.

My original vision style-wise if you can hit something like a black comedy with some truly sinister elements that would be ideal. You can be as gory as you want or not at all (for example Indiana Jones - I love the head popping/melting stuff). I don't have issues with the odd super-cheesy bit or resolution. I'm a fan of Russ Meyers splodeploitation but again you can leave that alone if you want. Same goes for nudity put it in or leave it out. If you bring something completely different and disregard all of the above I will respect that as well and maybe even love it.

Audience:
primary - young adults predominantly male 20-35
secondary - travellers,young women, young couples, artisans, botanists, sycophants


Other style influences
Troma Films
Evil Dead
Japanese Horror - Classic or Contemporary
(Also love absurdist humour like Catch 22, Monty Python, Black Adder)
Brain Dead or Bad Taste by Peter Jackson
Frank Oz
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: swallowthesun on June 20, 2012, 01:35 pm
...OH MY GOD, I JUST HAD A BRAIN STORM. I'M GOING TO APPLY FOR JOBS SIMILAR TO THAT FOR MONEY! :DDDDDDD

I don't know why I didn't think of that before.
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Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 02:03 pm
Posted By: swallowthesun...OH MY GOD, I JUST HAD A BRAIN STORM. I'M GOING TO APPLY FOR JOBS SIMILAR TO THAT FOR MONEY! :DDDDDDD

I don't know why I didn't think of that before.



Go to freelancer.com.  They have jobs like this, though it's really the only major screenplay one.  There are other things for writing.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: swallowthesun on June 20, 2012, 02:09 pm
Posted By: myownselffreelancer.com


Now... is this website legit?
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 02:14 pm
Posted By: swallowthesun
Posted By: myownselffreelancer.com


Now... is this website legit?
 Yes, you have to place bids to get the job.  Whatever bid the person takes gets the job and does it for that amount of money.  If you want to know if a person's legit you should read reviews on them.  I usually don't go with people who have no reviews or if they have bad ones.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: swallowthesun on June 20, 2012, 02:21 pm
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: swallowthesun
Posted By: myownselffreelancer.com


Now... is this website legit?
Yes, you have to place bids to get the job.  Whatever bid the person takes gets the job and does it for that amount of money.  If you want to know if a person's legit you should read reviews on them.  I usually don't go with people who have no reviews or if they have bad ones.


After looking it up on the internet, you should be careful about this website. There are a lot of scams out there.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: swallowthesun on June 20, 2012, 02:28 pm
This website is hit and miss. I would be especially careful about it.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 02:29 pm
(As the opening credits role flashbacks are shown of what seems to be a zombie apocalypse.  We see blood spraying, limbs flying, skin rotting, people running and buildings burning.  We also see at different sections pieces of newspaper briefly describing what has happened.  We hear people crying and screaming, we hear the gnashing of teeth, and the crazed sounds of the zombies.  We then see a baby laying on the ground screaming with a dead women laying beside it.  The scene then changes to an air assault.  Bombs are being blown up and jets are flying by.  Then, as the scene changes again, we see people hiding in an underground safe house.  They are around a table listening to a TV.  There's a man on giving a speech:

Man on TV-  We have just been told that the last area populated by zombies has been destroyed.  That doesn't mean our work is done.  We don't know what caused this outbreak.  How do we know that it isn't airborn.  I'm here to tell the world to stay inside if they can.  If you go outside, wear a safety mask of some sort.  The horde is gone but that doesn't mean danger is.  Scientists are beginning work on an antidote as we speak.

CAMERA FADES TO BLACK

20 YEARS LATER


This is all i have so far.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 02:30 pm
Posted By: swallowthesunThis website is hit and miss. I would be especially careful about it.


I've heard good stuff about it.  If I don't get money doing something that I like well then, oh well, it was worth a try.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: swallowthesun on June 20, 2012, 02:34 pm
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: swallowthesunThis website is hit and miss. I would be especially careful about it.


I've heard good stuff about it.  If I don't get money doing something that I like well then, oh well, it was worth a try.


Did you look at review people have written about it on other websites? Did you read the complaints these people have gotten? They can charge you at anytime they want and you can't do a damm thing about it because of a policy they made. Someone got charged nearly 100 dollars just for joining the website and his/her complaint was ignored.

The employer can take what you write and run with it without paying you, and there is nothing you could do about it. 600+ dollars is a lot of money for a simple project like this. Freelancer can take whatever percentage of that they choose as well without telling you.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 02:43 pm
Posted By: swallowthesun
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: swallowthesunThis website is hit and miss. I would be especially careful about it.


I've heard good stuff about it.  If I don't get money doing something that I like well then, oh well, it was worth a try.


Did you look at review people have written about it on other websites? Did you read the complaints these people have gotten? They can charge you at anytime they want and you can't do a damm thing about it because of a policy they made. Someone got charged nearly 100 dollars just for joining the website and his/her complaint was ignored.

The employer can take what you write and run with it without paying you, and there is nothing you could do about it. 600+ dollars is a lot of money for a simple project like this. Freelancer can take whatever percentage of that they choose as well without telling you.
 Actually you don't have to pay to use the site.  

And it's actually not a very simple project.  If I get accepted I have to write 80-150 pages for the screenplay.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 02:44 pm
Posted By: swallowthesun
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: swallowthesunThis website is hit and miss. I would be especially careful about it.


I've heard good stuff about it.  If I don't get money doing something that I like well then, oh well, it was worth a try.


Did you look at review people have written about it on other websites? Did you read the complaints these people have gotten? They can charge you at anytime they want and you can't do a damm thing about it because of a policy they made. Someone got charged nearly 100 dollars just for joining the website and his/her complaint was ignored.

The employer can take what you write and run with it without paying you, and there is nothing you could do about it. 600+ dollars is a lot of money for a simple project like this. Freelancer can take whatever percentage of that they choose as well without telling you.
Also, you will notice that people who posted these sob stories are probably the people who weren't able to scam the website's system due to complexity.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: swallowthesun on June 20, 2012, 02:45 pm
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: swallowthesun
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: swallowthesunThis website is hit and miss. I would be especially careful about it.


I've heard good stuff about it.  If I don't get money doing something that I like well then, oh well, it was worth a try.


Did you look at review people have written about it on other websites? Did you read the complaints these people have gotten? They can charge you at anytime they want and you can't do a damm thing about it because of a policy they made. Someone got charged nearly 100 dollars just for joining the website and his/her complaint was ignored.

The employer can take what you write and run with it without paying you, and there is nothing you could do about it. 600+ dollars is a lot of money for a simple project like this. Freelancer can take whatever percentage of that they choose as well without telling you.
Actually you don't have to pay to use the site.

And it's actually not a very simple project.  If I get accepted I have to write 80-150 pages for the screenplay.


You just completely ignored everything I said.
._.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: swallowthesun on June 20, 2012, 02:46 pm
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: swallowthesun
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: swallowthesunThis website is hit and miss. I would be especially careful about it.


I've heard good stuff about it.  If I don't get money doing something that I like well then, oh well, it was worth a try.


Did you look at review people have written about it on other websites? Did you read the complaints these people have gotten? They can charge you at anytime they want and you can't do a damm thing about it because of a policy they made. Someone got charged nearly 100 dollars just for joining the website and his/her complaint was ignored.

The employer can take what you write and run with it without paying you, and there is nothing you could do about it. 600+ dollars is a lot of money for a simple project like this. Freelancer can take whatever percentage of that they choose as well without telling you.
Also, you will notice that people who posted these sob stories are probably the people who weren't able to scam the website's system due to complexity.


No, I've read a bunch of stories about it. They tend to change their policies without telling anybody to take extra money.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 02:50 pm
Posted By: swallowthesun
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: swallowthesun
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: swallowthesunThis website is hit and miss. I would be especially careful about it.


I've heard good stuff about it.  If I don't get money doing something that I like well then, oh well, it was worth a try.


Did you look at review people have written about it on other websites? Did you read the complaints these people have gotten? They can charge you at anytime they want and you can't do a damm thing about it because of a policy they made. Someone got charged nearly 100 dollars just for joining the website and his/her complaint was ignored.

The employer can take what you write and run with it without paying you, and there is nothing you could do about it. 600+ dollars is a lot of money for a simple project like this. Freelancer can take whatever percentage of that they choose as well without telling you.
Also, you will notice that people who posted these sob stories are probably the people who weren't able to scam the website's system due to complexity.


No, I've read a bunch of stories about it. They tend to change their policies without telling anybody to take extra money.
We'll see what happens.  There are positive and negative.  The positive seem to outweigh the negative so I'll take a chance.

Now, can I get some feedback on what I posted please? :)
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: swallowthesun on June 20, 2012, 02:53 pm
I think what the "man on T.V." said was horribly cheesy and not formal enough. You should have included his background setting as well.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 20, 2012, 05:15 pm
I'm going to make that more formal.  The background is set well, it just doesn't say what the newspapers actually say.  The dialogue I'm working on is pretty funny too.  I'll show that in a little bit.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 01:31 am
bump
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 02:29 am
BUMP
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: HappyTheorist on June 21, 2012, 02:37 am
Good luck, hope you get the job.
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Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 02:42 am
Posted By: spinachieGood luck, hope you get the job.
Thanks!  So do I because I need the money bad.
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Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 02:54 am
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Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 01:44 pm
BUMP

I GAVE HIM THE IDEA OF WHERE I'M GOING WITH IT AND HE SAID THAT HE LIKED ME AND SHOWED ME SOME INFO THAT HE WASN'T GOING TO SHOW UNTIL HE PICKED A PERSON.

I like where this is going.
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Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 10:33 pm
BUMP
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: eclipserain on June 21, 2012, 10:42 pm
Posted By: myownselfBUMP

I GAVE HIM THE IDEA OF WHERE I'M GOING WITH IT AND HE SAID THAT HE LIKED ME AND SHOWED ME SOME INFO THAT HE WASN'T GOING TO SHOW UNTIL HE PICKED A PERSON.

I like where this is going.


:o This seems like a good sign.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 10:44 pm
I hope he picks me.  Everything about this movie screams me.
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Post by: Stanleykitten on June 21, 2012, 10:52 pm
Myown, I suggest not publishing it publicly on sploder. Just email it to a couple trusted people. ;)
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 10:53 pm
I'm only going to be showing the sample which will be 4-5 pages and maybe a character list.  :)
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: Stanleykitten on June 21, 2012, 11:00 pm
Posted By: myownselfI'm only going to be showing the sample which will be 4-5 pages and maybe a character list.  :)
Could I see more of it sometime later?
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 11:00 pm
Posted By: Stanleykitten
Posted By: myownselfI'm only going to be showing the sample which will be 4-5 pages and maybe a character list.  :)
Could I see more of it sometime later?
I'm working on the opening dialogue scene.  I'll be posting it here later.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 11:09 pm
BUMP
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Post by: NPC on June 21, 2012, 11:10 pm
Cool, I want to make movies when I'm older.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 11:19 pm
My friend is also probably casting me for his movie he's filming next summer.  :D


I get to me the splode :D

I've always pictured myself as that character.
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Post by: myownself on June 21, 2012, 11:39 pm
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Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 12:04 am
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Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 12:16 am
Bump for youngcali
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: mrezman on June 22, 2012, 12:20 am
Mmm, seems good, but very stereotypical. It's just like 57 other zombie movies out there.
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Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 12:23 am
Eh, in ways it is, but in ways it's not.  I haven't seen one with people not knowing that they are part of a movie or reality tv show (I don't know which I'm doing yet) with zombies.  There are some sterotypes that are meant to add to the cheese factor.  The director said he likes that type of humor.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: YoungCaliman on June 22, 2012, 12:26 am
I think it needs more substance. It's a good start, but in order for your audience (in this case, the guy that wants you to write the script) to really feel like they are in the setting with everything you have described. You have to make sure there are little to no holes in the picture you are trying to represent. When I read what you have so far, I can't help but feel there are holes in it, especially regarding the scenery. Just keep this in mind when you are writing. Perhaps drawing the scene prior to writing would help you visualize and interpret it to the person you are writing for.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 12:31 am
Posted By: YoungcalimanI think it needs more substance. It's a good start, but in order for your audience (in this case, the guy that wants you to write the script) to really feel like they are in the setting with everything you have described. You have to make sure there are little to no holes in the picture you are trying to represent. When I read what you have so far, I can't help but feel there are holes in it, especially regarding the scenery. Just keep this in mind when you are writing. Perhaps drawing the scene prior to writing would help you visualize and interpret it to the person you are writing for.
I'm thinking that, due to the fact that I don't think I have a whole lot of time to get the sample done, I'm going to type up a separate thing for him describing the scenery, and then if I get picked work it into the actual cinematics.
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Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 12:50 am
OH AND THE GUY IS FROM AUSTRALIA
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: YoungCaliman on June 22, 2012, 12:51 am
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: YoungcalimanI think it needs more substance. It's a good start, but in order for your audience (in this case, the guy that wants you to write the script) to really feel like they are in the setting with everything you have described. You have to make sure there are little to no holes in the picture you are trying to represent. When I read what you have so far, I can't help but feel there are holes in it, especially regarding the scenery. Just keep this in mind when you are writing. Perhaps drawing the scene prior to writing would help you visualize and interpret it to the person you are writing for.
I'm thinking that, due to the fact that I don't think I have a whole lot of time to get the sample done, I'm going to type up a separate thing for him describing the scenery, and then if I get picked work it into the actual cinematics.


Alright that makes sense, but if you really wanna have the best chance to get picked, you gotta throw as much as you can at him. Gotta send that "wow" factor.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 12:55 am
Posted By: Youngcaliman
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: YoungcalimanI think it needs more substance. It's a goodstart, but in order for your audience (in this case, the guy that wants you to write the script) to really feel like they are in the setting with everything you have described. You have to make sure there are little to no holes in the picture you are trying to represent. When I read what you have so far, I can't help but feel there are holes in it, especially regarding the scenery. Just keep this in mind when you are writing. Perhaps drawing the scene prior to writing would help you visualize and interpret it to the person you are writing for.
I'm thinking that, due to the fact that I don't think I have a whole lot of time to get the sample done, I'm going to type up a separate thing for him describing the scenery, and then if I get picked work it into the actual cinematics.


Alright that makes sense, but if you really wanna have the best chance to get picked, you gotta throw as much as you can at him. Gotta send that "wow" factor.
 Yeah, and I have a friend helping who is willing to do it for just a small cut, and he has more experience than me.  The thing about this zombie movie is that unlike resident evil or such, the scenery isn't the MOST important part.  This is gonna end up being more of a comedy.  It's gonna be like shawn of the dead but with humor more like Scary Movie.  The setting is also after the apocalypse so it's not just surviving huge hordes.
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Post by: YoungCaliman on June 22, 2012, 12:57 am
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: Youngcaliman
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: YoungcalimanI think it needs more substance. It's a goodstart, but in order for your audience (in this case, the guy that wants you to write the script) to really feel like they are in the setting with everything you have described. You have to make sure there are little to no holes in the picture you are trying to represent. When I read what you have so far, I can't help but feel there are holes in it, especially regarding the scenery. Just keep this in mind when you are writing. Perhaps drawing the scene prior to writing would help you visualize and interpret it to the person you are writing for.
I'm thinking that, due to the fact that I don't think I have a whole lot of time to get the sample done, I'm going to type up a separate thing for him describing the scenery, and then if I get picked work it into the actual cinematics.


Alright that makes sense, but if you really wanna have the best chance to get picked, you gotta throw as much as you can at him. Gotta send that "wow" factor.
Yeah, and I have a friend helping who is willing to do it for just a small cut, and he has more experience than me.  The thing about this zombie movie is that unlike resident evil or such, the scenery isn't the MOST important part.  This is gonna end up being more of a comedy.  It's gonna be like shawn of the dead but with humor more like Scary Movie.  The setting is also after the apocalypse so it's not just surviving huge hordes.


Sounds interesting. I wish you luck on it.
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Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 12:59 am
Posted By: Youngcaliman
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: Youngcaliman
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: YoungcalimanI think it needs more substance. It's a goodstart, but in order for your audience (in this case, the guy that wants you to write the script) to really feel like they are in the setting with everything you have described. You have to make sure there are little to no holes in the picture you are trying to represent. When I read what you have so far, I can't help but feel there are holes in it, especially regarding the scenery. Just keep this in mind when you are writing. Perhaps drawing the scene prior to writing would help you visualize and interpret it to the person you are writing for.
I'm thinking that, due to the fact that I don't think I have a whole lot of time to get the sample done, I'm going to type up a separate thing for him describing the scenery, and then if I get picked work it into the actual cinematics.


Alright that makes sense, but if you really wanna have the best chance to get picked, you gotta throw as much as you can at him. Gotta send that "wow" factor.
Yeah, and I have a friend helping who is willing to do it for just a small cut, and he has more experience than me.  The thing about this zombie movie is that unlike resident evil or such, the scenery isn't the MOST important part.  This is gonna end up being more of a comedy.  It's gonna be like shawn of the dead but with humor more like Scary Movie.  The setting is also after the apocalypse so it's not just surviving huge hordes.


Sounds interesting. I wish you luck on it.


Thanks.  I may be asking for some tips here and there from you. ;)
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Post by: YoungCaliman on June 22, 2012, 01:02 am
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: Youngcaliman
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: Youngcaliman
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: YoungcalimanI think it needs more substance. It's a goodstart, but in order for your audience (in this case, the guy that wants you to write the script) to really feel like they are in the setting with everything you have described. You have to make sure there are little to no holes in the picture you are trying to represent. When I read what you have so far, I can't help but feel there are holes in it, especially regarding the scenery. Just keep this in mind when you are writing. Perhaps drawing the scene prior to writing would help you visualize and interpret it to the person you are writing for.
I'm thinking that, due to the fact that I don't think I have a whole lot of time to get the sample done, I'm going to type up a separate thing for him describing the scenery, and then if I get picked work it into the actual cinematics.


Alright that makes sense, but if you really wanna have the best chance to get picked, you gotta throw as much as you can at him. Gotta send that "wow" factor.
Yeah, and I have a friend helping who is willing to do it for just a small cut, and he has more experience than me.  The thing about this zombie movie is that unlike resident evil or such, the scenery isn't the MOST important part.  This is gonna end up being more of a comedy.  It's gonna be like shawn of the dead but with humor more like Scary Movie.  The setting is also after the apocalypse so it's not just surviving huge hordes.


Sounds interesting. I wish you luck on it.


Thanks.  I may be asking for some tips here and there from you. ;)


Haha alright I'll do my best to help if the opportunity presents itself.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 01:06 am
Alright, and you may want to bookmark this thread.  I will be updating it every so often with my sample.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 01:36 am
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Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 01:54 am
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Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: wweandmetalmusic on June 22, 2012, 01:55 am
Ya'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 01:56 am
Posted By: tfandmetalmusicYa'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.


Please stay on topic or gtfo.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: wweandmetalmusic on June 22, 2012, 02:01 am
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusicYa'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.


Please stay on topic or gtfo.


You should be happy and not get angry like that. My parents don't have any jobs, they can barely pay for food and for the home and clothes. And people always get angry at me for asking a question about something and being curious, I always get bullied and picked on and I had bad thoughts and memories. And sometimes I get so sad and angry I wish I was in heaven.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: wweandmetalmusic on June 22, 2012, 02:03 am
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusicYa'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.


Please stay on topic or gtfo.


Is it so wrong to ask a question? What is wrong with people these days.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 02:03 am
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusicYa'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.


Please stay on topic or gtfo.


You should be happy and not get angry like that. My parents don't have any jobs, they can barely pay for food and for the home and clothes. And people always get angry at me for asking a question about something and being curious, I always get bullied and picked on and I had bad thoughts and memories. And sometimes I get so sad and angry I wish I was in heaven.
Dude, all I said was stay on topic or leave this thread.  How would you like it if you clicked one of your discussions expecting feedback from a person but instead got asked an off topic question?  It's a general rule of thumb to stay on topic in threads.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: wweandmetalmusic on June 22, 2012, 02:04 am
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusicYa'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.


Please stay on topic or gtfo.


You should be happy and not get angry like that. My parents don't have any jobs, they can barely pay for food and for the home and clothes. And people always get angry at me for asking a question about something and being curious, I always get bullied and picked on and I had bad thoughts and memories. And sometimes I get so sad and angry I wish I was in heaven.
Dude, all I said was stay on topic or leave this thread.  How would you like it if you clicked one of your discussions expecting feedback from a person but instead got asked an off topic question?  It's a general rule of thumb to stay on topic in threads.


If you went off topic in my threads then I wouldn't give a dam.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 02:09 am
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusicYa'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.


Please stay on topic or gtfo.


You should be happy and not get angry like that. My parents don't have any jobs, they can barely pay for food and for the home and clothes. And people always get angry at me for asking a question about something and being curious, I always get bullied and picked on and I had bad thoughts and memories. And sometimes I get so sad and angry I wish I was in heaven.
Dude, all I said was stay on topic or leave this thread.  How would you like it if you clicked one of your discussions expecting feedback from a person but instead got asked an off topic question?  It's a general rule of thumb to stay on topic in threads.


If you went off topic in my threads then I wouldn't give a dam.
Well I do lol.  So I expect you to respect that.  I'm not the only one who would have told you thing, and trust me I said it nicer than most people would :D
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: wweandmetalmusic on June 22, 2012, 02:11 am
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusicYa'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.


Please stay on topic or gtfo.


You should be happy and not get angry like that. My parents don't have any jobs, they can barely pay for food and for the home and clothes. And people always get angry at me for asking a question about something and being curious, I always get bullied and picked on and I had bad thoughts and memories. And sometimes I get so sad and angry I wish I was in heaven.
Dude, all I said was stay on topic or leave this thread.  How would you like it if you clicked one of your discussions expecting feedback from a person but instead got asked an off topic question?  It's a general rule of thumb to stay on topic in threads.


If you went off topic in my threads then I wouldn't give a dam.
Well I do lol.  So I expect you to respect that.  I'm not the only one who would have told you thing, and trust me I said it nicer than most people would :D


I know that you said it nicer. But to get on topic I am not big with zombie apocalypse stuff but nice so far.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 22, 2012, 02:14 am
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusicYa'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.


Please stay on topic or gtfo.


You should be happy and not get angry like that. My parents don't have any jobs, they can barely pay for food and for the home and clothes. And people always get angry at me for asking a question about something and being curious, I always get bullied and picked on and I had bad thoughts and memories. And sometimes I get so sad and angry I wish I was in heaven.
Dude, all I said was stay on topic or leave this thread.  How would you like it if you clicked one of your discussions expecting feedback from a person but instead got asked an off topic question?  It's a general rule of thumb to stay on topic in threads.


If you went off topic in my threads then I wouldn't give a dam.
Well I do lol.  So I expect you to respect that.  I'm not the only one who would have told you thing, and trust me I said it nicer than most people would :D


I know that you said it nicer. But to get on topic I am not big with zombie apocalypse stuff but nice so far.
Lol thanks.  It's going to be more of a comedy than horror, but there will be plenty of gore and stuff.
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: swallowthesun on June 25, 2012, 03:40 pm
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusicYa'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.


Please stay on topic or gtfo.


You should be happy and not get angry like that. My parents don't have any jobs, they can barely pay for food and for the home and clothes. And people always get angry at me for asking a question about something and being curious, I always get bullied and picked on and I had bad thoughts and memories. And sometimes I get so sad and angry I wish I was in heaven.
Dude, all I said was stay on topic or leave this thread.  How would you like it if you clicked one of your discussions expecting feedback from a person but instead got asked an off topic question?  It's a general rule of thumb to stay on topic in threads.


If you went off topic in my threads then I wouldn't give a dam.
Well I do lol.  So I expect you to respect that.  I'm not the only one who would have told you thing, and trust me I said it nicer than most people would :D


I know that you said it nicer. But to get on topic I am not big with zombie apocalypse stuff but nice so far.
It's going to be more of a comedy


*leaves*
Title: I MAY BE WRITING A SCREENPLAY FOR SOMEBODY (CALIMAN COME HERE)
Post by: myownself on June 25, 2012, 07:09 pm
Posted By: swallowthesun
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusic
Posted By: myownself
Posted By: tfandmetalmusicYa'know any good video Animators? For animated videos.


Please stay on topic or gtfo.


You should be happy and not get angry like that. My parents don't have any jobs, they can barely pay for food and for the home and clothes. And people always get angry at me for asking a question about something and being curious, I always get bullied and picked on and I had bad thoughts and memories. And sometimes I get so sad and angry I wish I was in heaven.
Dude, all I said was stay on topic or leave this thread.  How would you like it if you clicked one of your discussions expecting feedback from a person but instead got asked an off topic question?  It's a general rule of thumb to stay on topic in threads.


If you went off topic in my threads then I wouldn't give a dam.
Well I do lol.  So I expect you to respect that.  I'm not the only one who would have told you thing, and trust me I said it nicer than most people would :D


I know that you said it nicer. But to get on topic I am not big with zombie apocalypse stuff but nice so far.
It's going to be more of a comedy


*leaves*
So you didn't like zombieland?