Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Summer is almost over which means it is time to get back to work.
But is it really work that we will be shooting two short films on the 7th of October?
So what did you do all summer? Words Pictures Movies has begun focusing more on the feature film ever present in our minds. We've discussed all kinds of things from style to story and believe we are getting ever closer to creating the greatest movie ever. In the meanwhile we will continue to produce ever more entertaining short films for you, our faithful audience.
So with any luck the middle of October will see the release of two shorts films through such websites as Google Video, YouTube, MySpace and several others. Keep your eyes glued open to this blog for more news!!!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Procrastination: To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness. To postpone or delay needlessly.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
There's a movie in your head. It's a really, really good movie. You watch it over and over again in your mind, and every time it just gets better. If only you had the chance, this movie would gross more than Titanic, Star Wars, and Shrek 2 combined. And the critics will LOVE it. We're talking another Citizen Kane here!
Do not make this movie. You will fail. You will make the worst piece of crap humanly imaginable. Why? There are a number of reasons. You have no money, for one. No experience, for another. What you'll end up with is a movie that's absolutely nothing like the one in your head to anyone but you. Every time YOU watch it, your head will fill in all the gaps, and it'll be great. But to everyone else, they'll see something that kind of touches on the outline of something that might be great, if they could see how the dots really are supposed to be connected. Which they can't.
So what do you do? It's a simple process:
Step 1. Start making the movie in your head. Just because you don't know what you're doing, doesn't mean it's not a great idea. And hey, you gotta start somewhere.
Step 2. Look at the movie you've started to make. Figure out what works. Figure out what doesn't work. Work with people. Try to get an honest opinion out of them. Most importantly, don't worry if what doesn't work is a result of people not getting what's in your head. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. Save it for a future project if you like it so much.
Step 3. Put a new movie in your head. The new movie has all the elements that work best from Step 2. Beyond that, the sky's the limit. The important thing is to not throw out what's good, because it doesn't match an initial pre-conceived notion.
Step 4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 until a movie exists.
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