Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Happy to say that the first draft of the script is finished! That makes seven completed feature screenplays that I’ve written, the fourth I’ll actually produce (fifth counting Twinkle Adams’ film “Run”). This first draft comes in at only 73 pages, but that’s not unusual for my films to have short scripts like that at first. By the time we shoot it’ll probably be 80 or so, and with all the action, things should time out nicely.
I should be nervous with this being my first big effects piece, but I actually feel pretty calm. I’ve been spending a lot of time in prayer about the story and such and I’m confident in the skills God has blessed me with, that we’ll be able to pull off this very ambitious project.
The one downside to doing almost everything myself is that the final sequence in the film is going to take a very long time to complete. Many shots will be completely CG, which I can do, but it takes me time to do it right.
I should note that the last 20 or so pages of script were completed using Trelby. It was rock solid and I’m very happy for making the switch. It actually has taken me a while to get used to not having to type set the script to get my count. I used to write for a spree, take a break, and type set to see how much was accomplished. Now the breaks are unnecessary and I can just write. It’s a different mindset to get into, but a very productive one.
I should also add that we’ve started up a Twitter feed for STARS Pictures. The name is stars_pictures