Thursday, September 30, 2010

Freedom! And other things.

Gorgeous, isn't it?

That's a project from my friend Eric Thomas - sometimes the simple things are the most inspiring.

In my universe (because I'm a self centered creature, and this is my blog, so there):

Finished working on a season finale of a reality t.v. show.

Beta reading this AMAZING steampunk flavored mystery from a friend across the pond.

Planning and plotting some directions for a super secret project that I can't talk about just yet.

Rearranging some scenery in the novella.

Debating the purchase of some new toys for my shooting kit.

I have to finish up and send off some one sheets this week.  For those who don't know, a one-sheet is a 250 word (approximately) outline of a feature length film.  I tend toward being long winded (if it weren't obvious) and struggle at making one-sheets read like anything more interesting than stereo instructions.

Granted, they don't have to be.  This isn't a logline, pitch, etc.  After a pitch, a producer will often ask to see a one sheet, just to make sure the storyline elements are in place.  That way, they don't read 100 pages of screenplay only to find out you've fumbled toward the end, or don't have an ending at all.

But it doesn't hurt to make the damn thing less painful to read.  Ugh.

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