Week 44 28/11-04/12/2016 # A Big Obstacle To The Final Phase Of Immersion (Write Your Own Screenplay)

– 7 min – And I’m stuck. Yet again. It feels like my very first post, when I was on Day 3 of my journey. Sure, it’s great that you now know how to write a screenplay and have actually written one. And pretty good too, but still just technically and not your own (by… Continue reading Week 44 28/11-04/12/2016 # A Big Obstacle To The Final Phase Of Immersion (Write Your Own Screenplay)

Week 42-43 14-27/11/2016 # Technically, I Have Now Written A Screenplay

– 7 min – The reason I am saying ‘technically’ is because this screenplay I have just finished now, is not my screenplay, in that I have not come up with the story, the plot, the actions or the dialogue. Technically I have ‘just’ written the story I saw happening on screen. This the assignment… Continue reading Week 42-43 14-27/11/2016 # Technically, I Have Now Written A Screenplay

Week 41 07-13/11/2016 # The Screenwriter: The First, But Not The Only Painter Of The Picture

– 8 min – Nobody is an island, making a movie is a team effort. A bold statement perhaps, especially in the light of the movie I am ‘reverse screenwriting’, made by the Coen Brothers, who not only write and direct their own films, but also edit most of their own films, under the pseudonym… Continue reading Week 41 07-13/11/2016 # The Screenwriter: The First, But Not The Only Painter Of The Picture

Week 40 31/10-06/11/2016 # Once You Name It, You Start Getting Attached To It

– 8 min – And they just keep coming: yet another amazingly interesting topic that has risen from doing this screenwriting course. And of course this was already present during the reading of the 20+ scripts, but never in such an active mode. Now that we are faced with putting it into practice ourselves, it… Continue reading Week 40 31/10-06/11/2016 # Once You Name It, You Start Getting Attached To It

Week 38-39 17-30/10/2016 # Immersion Phase 2: Pretending To Be The Screenwriter

– 5 min – So, now that I know that I know how to do this, it was time to indeed jump in and just start doing it. Well, pretending to be the screenwriter that is, in this Phase 2: Reverse Screenwriting, which I briefly touched upon in the previous post. It actually took me… Continue reading Week 38-39 17-30/10/2016 # Immersion Phase 2: Pretending To Be The Screenwriter

Week 36-37 03-16/10/2016 # The Completion Of Immersion Phase 1: The 100-Day Transformation

– 6 min – I cannot believe it, but we made it! To the end of Phase 1, that is. Which is the toughest by far, I am told. Don’t ask me how I got there, those last miles truly were the longest, although thankfully the last scripts to read weren’t. We were spared an… Continue reading Week 36-37 03-16/10/2016 # The Completion Of Immersion Phase 1: The 100-Day Transformation

Week 34-35 19/09-02/10/2016 What Learning To Write A Synopsis Has Taught Me (And Why I Think It’s Indispensable)

– 6 min – “Why do you have to learn how to write synopses? Isn’t this Immersion Screenwriting Course about learning screenwriting?”, one friend asked me recently. And several students in the course also wondered about its relevance. The most clear reason is because you’re going to have to write synopses (and loglines too) of… Continue reading Week 34-35 19/09-02/10/2016 What Learning To Write A Synopsis Has Taught Me (And Why I Think It’s Indispensable)