Sunday, May 30, 2010

A movie moment :)

So I'm working on my outline for the screenplay I'll be writing for school. It's edifying, but frustrating at the same time - I can be creative and adventurous, but I'll only ever be satisfied when I see my work portrayed on screen.

Like I said, frustrating.

Still, if I can visualize the scenes, at least in my own mind, then I have some sense of what the finished product will be like. But that's about the extent of it, right?

The other day, I was listening to the Florence & The Machine album for the first time when I came across a song that I totally love. I set it to replay and enjoyed the track for the next hour, considering my screenplay the whole time. Then, totally unexpectedly, I realized that the song would be 110% brilliant as the soundtrack for one particular scene. I'm talking make your knees shake and your neck sweat brilliant. I grinned like a moron and very nearly cried at the thrill of it...

So since then, I've been replaying the song and the scene in my head on a continuous loop. I've so got to get this thing written! Even if for no other reason than to give at least one beta reader the same rush that I got.

Any volunteers? :)


Keri said...

Writing a screenplay is really interesting. Whenever you write a script, you're writing for a different medium so you can never have full control over the outcome.

I've had to train myself to think differently when writing film scripts or play scripts and tell myself that the outcome will be different from what I imagined than say, writing a novel or short story where it stops at the words and I have more control.

Best of luck with your screenplay! I wrote one (well, one and a half) for Script Frenzy in April, so I know the drill. Have fun with it and you'll fly through.♥

Rebekah D. Hay said...

Very true! I've definitely had that in the back of my mind for a while and it is pretty frustrating.

Still, the way I see it, if they can't make it better than I imagine it (which, if we're aiming for the same audience and given their expertise, they should be able to do) then I can always play with the footage of the final product and make my own scene the way I want it:)

For my own private enjoyment of course:p

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prashant said...

Best of luck with your screenplay!
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