“You can’t fix a bad script after you start shooting. The problems on the page only get bigger as they move to the big screen.” – Howard Hawks
- Weekly summary: My post was turned in late – but this will hopefully be the last time that happens. I AM EXHAUSTED.
PRACTICE ROOM (TUTORIALS)
- Set a timer
- Spend up to 30 minutes in this ‘room’
- Watch The Basics Tutorials
- Create an account at Celtx.com
- Watch the Script Tutorials
- Though I sincerely tried, it was difficult to get through each of the tutorials – they were short but also slightly draining. However, I understood them, and am grateful that I have them to refer to.
CLASSROOM (THEORY & ANALYSIS)
- Complete the Sneak on the Basic Filmmaking activity
- This activity easily took over 60 minutes, and was relatively draining. It was not as enjoyable as the previous sneakonthelot activity, and though I learned good information, I didn’t feel completely engaged.
LAB (THEORY PRACTICED)
- Things that act as sources of tension in my life:
- Lack of time
- Familial conflict
- Current politics
- My pets
- Soccer games
- The need to do daily tasks
OUTSIDE (CREATIVITY & THE BRAIN)
- One-sentence scenarios for a 3-5 minute short film:
- I frantically search for my dogs as they run away (and taunt me).
- Timers haunt me as I fail to finish assignments and homework
- The opposing soccer team prevents my team from scoring.
- Covid-19 numbers in Thurston county rise and restrict my soccer team’s performance abilities.
- I attempt to force my eyes to function as they slowly shrivel up due to excess screen time.
- Tensions between stuffed animals rise to all time highs and I have to severely moderate them.
- I patiently wait for time to pass so that I can be an old lady.
- I imagine my friends’ demise while they refuse to respond to my electronic communications.
- How do we build a great story structure?
- Watch Every Story is the Same and find out!
- I liked the video. I will certainly refer back to the video when making films later, and I now have a better understanding of the usual and audience-capturing structure of a story.
- Investigate more of Mr. Le Duc’s Story Circle Resources
- DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS, AFTER YOU ARE DONE
WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED
- I finished this blog post in the course of a week and a half (overdue) – and I believe I have now learned a few different ways to effectively finish my blog posts.
- I need to start my weekly film assignments by doing a quick scan or overview – looking at each of the things I need to do (for the specific blog post), writing a list, and then prioritizing them.
- I’m going to try to aim for one hour of film each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This should allow me to completely finish my film assignments in a timely manner, and should help dissolve some of my lingering stress.
- I have learned that Youtube is an incredibly distracting black hole that I can easily trip and fall into. I need to stay away from its evil clutches (unless I am watching something educational or uplifting).