"A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later." - Stanley Kubrick
So this is it! The final session before we embark on five months of writing. It's been a wild ride and I think we're all dying to get started on the scripting process. Working with a draft will cement things in a way that treatments just can't, and will really give voices to the characters in my head... and characters to the voices in my head.
We had our last round of treatment feedback this week, and will have a chance to follow this up with our mentors next week. Getting feedback from readers who are totally new to the project is a great advantage at this stage - many filmmakers on the course have been living with their stories for years rather than months, but even though this is a relatively fresh world for me it's been reinvigorating to hear from people who are coming to it for the first time.
Ok, I'm off to the panic room for a couple of months. Have a nice summer everyone. I will be spending mine in a dark room, wrestling criminals and housewives.
STORYTELLING FOR THE SCREEN
A blog about The Screen Arts Institute's 'Storytelling for the Screen' course, taught by Stephen May and supported by the BFI.