New York Film Academy 4th day
Writing #1 (Sharri Hefner)
Sharri is our writing teacher. She told us about character arcs, the role of the antagonist and about the ingredients you need to write story that is interesting for viewer to watch. She showed us 3 short films all by Pixar. She explained the principals of how Pixar uses these principals. We watched 'for the birds', 'knick, knack' and 'boundin''
After that we got 15 minutes to write a story with all these ingredients. In that time I wrote 3 stories at which I was pretty amazed. Cause at first i kinda panicked, but before I knew it my pen watt scribbling like it was possessed over the paper on my desk. I wrote 2 stories before going to the restroom. The first I didn't like and the 2nd was ok in my opinion but nothing all that exciting but for now I was satisfied. But when I went to the bathroom I discovered my story missed some essential ingredients. So when I got back I wrote another story. Still not great but all bases were covered.
It was more of a feature film though and not a short which Sharri pointed out. I hadn't thought about writing for a short though. But there were more epiphanies I had. Well I kinda already was aware that my Mise-en Scene didn't have a beginning middle and end. It was more like an observation without any real story. But after talking to Josh yesterday I was still behind my Mise-en Scene. But this class really made me think about rewriting.
Casting Prep (Rick Kostenick)
Rick explained about how to go about when doing a casting. And with a few examples tried to explain how to get the actors you wanted. And things you shouldn't do. Tomorrow we'll have our first and only casting session.
Post Production Orientation (Brad Ben-Hain)
Brad talked about what to expect and what we needed for the post production. We also heard the costs of 2:40 minute film and the developing costs. The film is $20,- and developing that film will be $32,- and you'll probably need a couple of films to make sure you got what you needed. Maybe I should have taken a digital class ;)
Director's Craft #3 (Josh Adler)
Today Josh showed us sow Mise-en Scenes previous students made. And talked more about the importance of a story needing a beginning middle and end. So now I really knew I needed to rewrite my story. The thing I was going to record could have worked when you are very very experienced. And still a lot of experienced director could never pull that of. It's like teaching kids there ABC's and then start with little words and not big elaborate novels. So I felt crappy. But I knew I could work it out. Not sure if I'm sticking with my idea though,… You'll see in a few days! ;)