Week 1 of Film-TV answers.
Growing up and being the only person in my school/socials circles into film making, I’d really want to get a sense of different styles and how other aspiring (or maybe not so aspiring) filmmakers work their camera, editing, writing, organisation and all that jazz. I want to bounce off others, pick up new skills while showing off what I can do. I feel like this class can promote enough competitive edge to bring out the best in everyone which really excites me. I’d also like to get to work in groups with dedicated roles in the film making process. I’ve always made films doing all facets but pumping all your energy into one section while you can rely on others to carry out the rest gets me giddy.
Jasmine’s most poignant point in that lecture was that screenwriting is written based on time. You can get so lost into a piece that you may actually consume all the allotted time you’ve been given. The only way I can describe this is “writing with constraints”. Thinking about the screen time you have really brings another dynamic, as if you’re writing at a loss but as well as with what you’re adding, what you’re leaving out is equally as important in getting a message across.
Not really a point but just reading that script made me really excited. I haven’t written a script in a long time but it’s something about a script that gets passed around the room that creates so much mystery. Sure the directions are there, but a different mind is a different mind. I could read the script and have a complete opposite imagining to the person sitting across from me.
I also noted the indentations of the piece and how they’re so consistent with one another. It makes me think about how this convention was constructed. Like did they have a formula to use that typeface and have it match up to the time translation? Not sure.