Thursday, February 10, 2011
Daily Productivity Blog #6
Today I took the following actions in pursuit of the cinematic storyteller's craft:
1) I worked all day.
2) I walked three miles from work to my edit bay.
3) I took a still frame of what I would consider to be the anchor image in each scene of my short film. I arranged them in Photoshop and created what is in effect a comic book out of them. I shuffled them around. I cut scenes. I arranged them in chronological order, reverse chronological order, hyper-anachronological order. You get the picture. I may have found a structure that works. It works on paper at least. But after working into the wee hours of the morning when I have to get up and put in a few hours at work tomorrow, I actually feel rather dissatisfied. I completely re-cut the film's sex scene and I'm not sure I like it. At all. But my time had run out if I'm to get any sleep tonight and so I left the new verson of the film compressing with a bitter taste in my mouth... (cont'd at bottom)
4) I'm going to study Rockwell if it's only a fleck of paint.
5) I'm going to read a fable.
(cont'd) ...so I'm going to go brush my teeth now.