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kidyanna
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Hey guyzos....I need help writing a short movie for a program that i'm in.... no nudity or cursing allowed... so send your ideas....please...i am at odds [Confused]

~*~*~Kidyanna~*~*~ [Hat]

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So, is this a homework assignment?

Wouldn't you rather do it yourself and explore your creative potential?

Sounds like fun!!!

Instead of nudity, how about clothing moving around with nobody in them.

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Simple enough.

Porn star after work. What does she do? She plays D&D with her brother and his friends.

Have fun.

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quote:
The Adventures of George Carlin at the Playboy Mansion

GEORGE
What's up, Hef?

HUGH
Georgie! Nice bathrobe! Would you mind putting it on?

I don't know...too cerebral? [Big Grin]

The best way to get help with homework around here is to have it done already and then ask for suggestions.

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Raia
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[ROFL]
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Make a 10-minute movie about how hard it is to make a 10-minute movie. Heck, it worked for Adaptation.
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Wander around in the woods at night with a camcorder.
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Video editing has taught me that 10 minutes of film is a lot more than it sounds like. And yet 10 minuts of Hatracking is a lot shorter than it feels like. If you want to progress on whatever career this class is moving you toward, you better quit hatracking.
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Teshi
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I had to write a 1000 word story once. I wrote it about how difficult it was to write it. And it was before I had heard of Adaption. I guess it's not that an original idea...

Write a ten-minute long phone call.

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I had to write a 7.5 minute play for my Intro to Theatre class, and here's what might be helpful. 10 minutes translates to about 10 pages of scripted dialogue, but could be less depending on what action is happening. Don't forget to figure the action into your time frame. It goes quicker than you think. I found that on the stage, such a short amount of time really doesn't allow for scene changes--it becomes too choppy. Instead try for one scene. Then again movies and theatre are very different, you can probably get away with a scene change a lot better.

What program are you in? Sounds interesting.

[ March 22, 2004, 06:22 PM: Message edited by: sarcasticmuppet ]

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kidyanna
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No, it's not for a class it's for an after school program that i'm in call rhinoplasty...we produce a local 30 min tv show once a month that airs evey friday... it's a great program and it helps me cause i want a broadcasting major...i want ideas from you all because frankly i have learned that i am no writer.. and that i should leave it to somone else

as always
~*~*~ Kidyanna ~*~*~

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Hey! Skrika03's right! I'm out of here!

:: Stops Hatracking, goes off, has successful writing carrer, wins lots of awards, retires to Monterey, grows old, then, sitting around in his rocker ready to die, suddenly feels nostalgic pain at not having spent more time with Thor ::

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Bob the Lawyer
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You and Thor could stay close if you let him write the screenplay to one of your books.
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Do you want to do a fiction story or a factual one?

If factual, do a ten-minute profile on a local who happens to have a talent, a local legend, a park, an organization, anything.

If not, hmm.

Fiction, in the broadcast sense, is very hard to pull off. Some people in my class last semester did five-minute fiction slots for the magazine show that was our final project. Four did fiction and 2 (including the group I was in) did fact. The fiction ones weren't very funny. They tried, but it didn't really work. Sarcasticmuppet is right---10 minutes of film is A LOT of film.

Story ideas: a day in the life of...
the end of a relationship
the beginning of a relationship
achievment against all odds

I can think of anything else right now...I have a lot on my mind with my own films---e-mail me specifics of what you want, and I can probably help you out more. [Smile]

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Nato
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Considering the name of your afterschool program, you should make a film about somebody getting a nose job.

Or the story of a quarter.. Following $.25 around town as it changes hands, exploring the lives of the people it meets. Watch as it ends up on the sidewalk in exactly the same place it started in the heartbreaking finale.

I made a 35 minute film last spring (A superhero movie about a man who delivered pizzas to those in need). It took about 20 pages of script and roughly two hours of raw footage. It wasn't straight dialogue. As a superhero film, it included several extended action sequences, so if your movie has more dialogue, you might need closer to a 1:1 script to minutes of film ratio. Good luck.

And how did your after-school program get its name?

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kidyanna
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well nato i like your ideas and as for how the program got it's name ...the place that it is run through is called rhino's all ages music club, but i'm not so sure why we're called rhinoplasty

~*~*~Kidyanna ~*~*~

[ March 23, 2004, 04:39 PM: Message edited by: kidyanna ]

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I vote you make a 10 minute video about how mean you are to me. [Evil Laugh]
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you
stryker shall refrain from commenting because i know your true identity and despise it...
~*~*~Kidyanna~*~*~

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J T Stryker
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Love you too
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Raia
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Oh dear. I was hoping it wouldn't get to this. Can't you guys just make peace?! [Wall Bash]
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quote:
Or the story of a quarter.. Following $.25 around town as it changes hands, exploring the lives of the people it meets. Watch as it ends up on the sidewalk in exactly the same place it started in the heartbreaking finale.
That's fine if you want to be just another two-bit filmmaker.
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Here you go [Big Grin]

*man walks into a store which is filled with a large variety of gene pool chlorination items, or in simpler terms, weapons*

Clerk: Welcome to Vorpal Weapons R Us! Cutting off monsters' heads since 1834!

Man: But it's 1173

Clerk: I told my boss that motto wasn't going to work. How can I help you?

Man: Yes, I'm looking for a Vorpal letter opener. Do you sell any?

Clerk:...Vorpal letter opener...Might I inquire to why you would need a vorpal letter opener instead of one of these other weapons which could deal much more damage and still cut off heads?

Man: Well, I got this strange letter from an unknown source, and I think it might be a mimic.

Clerk: What if it's just a normal letter? If you cut off its head, then you won't know who it's from!

Man: Well, I don't know who it's from in the first place.

Clerk: *shurgs* Might be a business letter.

Man: Still, those mimics can be rather bothersome, and I hate having to stab my letters before opening them. Do you sell the letter openers?

Clerk: In all of my years as a Vorpal weapons clerk, I have never met anyone who would want a vorpal letter opener! It's a letter opener! The point of a letter opener is to open letters! The point of a weapon is to kill things. No matter how much you sugar coat it, a sword's use is to stick the sharp end into the soft, squishy thing.

Man: Tell that to the store next door.

Clerk: What store?

Man: The one that just opened that specializes in healing weapons.

Clerk: healing weapons? That has to be the stupidest thing I've ever heard!

Man: What about the Vorpal letter opener?

Clerk: It dulls in comparision! What use is a weapon that heals!?

Man: It healed my broken arm.

Clerk: What arm?

Man: *looks at stump* Hm, I might ask the same question...

Clerk:...Could you deliver this Vorpal Bomb to the healing store then?

Man: Vorpal bomb?

Clerk: Yes, it blows up...and cuts off people's heads.

Man:...Uh...

Clerk: *sighs* If you deliver the bomb, I'll get you a Vorpal letter opener...

Man: I'll be back in five minutes! *grabs bomb and runs out of store*

It isn't ten minutes, but I'm sure something can be fleshed out about tyhe vorpal letter opener.

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