A completed script! 08/30/2011
Ahhhh... relief. I have finished the first full draft of my script and I have to say it feels really good! I am really excited to have the entire story laid out so that I can now begin breaking down each scene. Our instructor just showed us a feature within Celtx (the scriptwriting software) that allows us to easily complete scene breakdowns. We can breakdown the characters, props, sound effects, costuming, etc. within each scene. Something that use to take hours to complete can now be done in a matter of minutes. Hallelujah! :)
Now that I have my script complete, it is also time to start the location scouting. I need to contact various people and ask their permission to film in their facilities. The hardest location I need to lockdown will be a hospital... where 90% of my story takes place. I recently watched a student film where they filmed in an ambulance AND a hospital. It gave me the confidence I needed to seek out those types of locations myself. "All things are possible until they are proved impossible." I recently received the contact information for the head of marketing at one of Joe's hospitals here in the cities. I emailed them to see about shooting there next quarter. I will update with their response. This would be an ideal location because it is accurate to the story, close to school and close to Joe for when we need to borrow his wheelchair and hand cycle.
Kickstarter Update: I have only one week left to receive pledges for my film! A lot of people have been spreading the word about Joe's story, which is so great to hear. :) I am so happy that I decided to start a Kickstarter campaign. I think that having an actual budget to work with will improve the quality of my film and the effectiveness of the story. If you still haven't seen the Kickstarter video, check it out here!
Along with breaking down each scene and starting to find locations, we need to find someone to read our scripts. We are supposed to find someone who knows nothing about our story and ask them for feedback. I plan to send my script to one of the producers from my internship. A person whose opinion I trust that I know will give me an honest and thorough critique.
That is all for now! Updates soon :)
Here is my journal where I can reflect on the creative process in the development and production of my senior film.