Filmmaking

Haven’t been on here hardly at all over the last few years. I’ve been writing regularly and seriously since October. I’ve completed 3 scripts that I’m happy with but haven’t gotten any luck with production. The smart decision would be to enter the scripts into contests, and because that’s the logical choice I’ve decided instead to invest $2000 in film gear and a computer capable of editing 4k footage. I’m very excited because this will not only allow me to learn how to direct, but I’ll have the ability to reach an audience much easier. After writing on and off for about 9 years, I’m really just excited to see my stories unfold on screen. Part of the reason I’ve decided to pursue screenwriting rather than book writing is the efficiency of scripts. You can write a 90 page script in a few days, but a first draft of a novel always took me 3 months. Anyways, I’m going to try and post here daily for updates. I have a tendency to disappear from social media but this is the on account that’s always been significant for me. Have a great Friday.

20 thoughts on “Filmmaking

  1. Dear Thomas,
    Sooo proud of you! I’m praying for your success in this filmmaking avenue! Hurray for great ideas!

    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards

  2. I was just thinking about you earlier today wondering where you’ve been! Good to see you back 🙂 I’ve been busy finishing my degree some not on here on any regular schedule myself lately, but I’m trying to keep it up lol. Good luck with your film making endeavors 🙂

    • Thank you. Have you considered formatting them and attaching the scripts as PDF documents on google drive? They would be easier to read that way. I’m not ready to film anything beyond my own material right now but I’d be able to read them more easily.

      • You got it.

        Save your script as a PDF. You can do this for free on MS word or most script software such as final draft.

        Go to google drive and click new file > upload. Select the PDF of the script you want to upload. Click on the 3 dot elipses in the top right hand corner. Select ‘Share’. Select an option (can view, can edit, can read) and click ‘get shareable link’.

        Once you do this you can attach the link to your blog post so your followers can check out your script. You can write about your process on here and attach the script for readers to view.

  3. Updates? 😝 I started film school then was told it wasn’t marketable. Sigh. I have over screenplay and one book. I am writing my proposal now. Wish I would have continued the film degree. I’m not done yet though; just took a really long time out. 😝

    • Hey Joe. That’s alright from what I understand you don’t need a film degree to make movies. I can relate – I didn’t write a word for 3 years and since October I’ve completed 3 scripts. Just posted a new update, hope you enjoy as I’m looking forward to your own.

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