Friday, August 10, 2007

Sort of Finished

I "finished" my screenplay last night. It clocked in at 80 pages, and with movie scripts you figure about a minute a page. That puts this baby at around and hour and 20 minutes, perfect for a Rom-Com.

Unfortunately, I downloaded a free sample of the screen writing software Final Draft, and when I plopped it into that, the thing shrank to 75 pages. Not acceptable. I knew there would be a lot to do to get this thing in shape, but 18 or so more pages sucks. I did finish the thing a week before my self-imposed deadline, which is good, so I have a week to pad this thing with a subplot or character development. I'm thinking I might go the character development route. Get to know the two main characters a little better.

Only a week before the big California vacation. We are driving down the coast of Cali for a week from Seattle to L.A. in 12 days. We have it all planned out and it seems like it's going to be a great trip. We sprang for a GPS in the rental car, which will be nice and save us some time. I hope it's one that you can change the accent on. I want to be told how to get places by an Australian.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!!!


tomsaville said...

If it's anything that stars Scarlet Johanssen, you don't have to worry about character development....he plays the same character in all her movies.

Nick Gibbons said...

I love her characters, if you know what I mean... and if you don't I was talking about her breasts.