Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I've just completed the roughdraft the screenplay to episode one of the spy serial that I am working on. So far this is what I've learned:

The target finish time for each episode is at ten pages, so I thus write have only a maximum limit of ten pages. This of course following the formula that each page equals a minute of screen time.

Like a good beef brisket, you need to know when to trim the fat and any other needless crap. As I wrote, I would just constantly take a few steps back and trim scenes down to their essence.

I then went over it and eliminated characters and dialog. The less the better. I only have ten minutes to thrill, even far less than that, really.

Now I am off to write episode two. Stay weird!

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