In 1990 I graduated from University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BfA) in Cinema. My strength was in scriptwriting.
At work recently we did a film. I wrote a sketch for it called Dates Can be Blind. It’s 4 1/2 pages, so less than 5 minutes. 1 page of script is roughly 1 minute.
I’ve written full-film 100-pagers, but I prefer shorter pieces like this. They tend to be more focused.
The director had an artistic vision for it. I really like collaboration like that… I’m good with plotting and dialogue, but others can have better visual ideas.
Except for my Script Frenzy entries I haven’t had a script filmed since 1990. I also haven’t acted since 1997; now I have again.
Editing was something I hated because of the large and bulky/tedious editing machines. Now the film was shot digital, and quickly edited on a Macbook Pro using IMovie. I really like today’s tools!
It was nice to revisit old creative worlds.