Writing Movies and Wonder Woman

April 5, 2010

Okay, so got first nine pages of script done. However, made the mistake of going to Script Frenzy forums.

Darn it! Some people are already done with their scripts! I mean, yeah, the scriptwriting format is a lot of blank space, but, wow, amazing that some people are already done.

But hey, that’s cool. Good for them. I’m not doing Script Frenzy as a competition or even as a way to start a new career as a screenwriter. It’s an experiment. And it’s proving quite interesting. The focus in a script is on action and dialogue.

Sp you can only write what an audience would see on the screen. And, since a page of script is roughly equal to a minute of screen time, I’m nine minutes into my movie!

However, at the rate I’m going, I won’t be done with my 100 pages until the end of Script Frenzy, which is April 30th. (I’m also working on some other writing projects). Well, as long as I get those 100 pages done I’ll be a happy camper.

Although this applies to screenwriters, I think some of the things said in this clip are applicable to ALL writers.

Over the weekend watched the animated movie Wonder Woman, which I got from the library.

It was pretty good. Another origin story for Diana, Amazon Princess, but an interesting one. And Nathan Fillion (aka Rick Castle on ABC’s Castle and Captain Malcolm Reynolds of Firefly) did the voice of ace pilot, Steve Trevor, and Diana’s love interest.

I really want that lasso of truth! And the bullet deflecting bracelets. And the invisible plane. And the ability to kick some serious ass and look amazing while doing it. 🙂