Up til' 'round 12:15 a.m. last night working on the vidblog on the Storyboard Program - which always
takes a bit more time than one wants - render times - no matter how fast your computer is - is never fast enough. It's like drag racing... you always want to shave some time off that 1/4 mile time - you've never gone fast enough. Ever. Finally said f' it and hit "render all" and went to sleep - praying for a non crash while I slept - the killer of editing that way lol - I hear it all the time - why don't you just do all the edits - then hit render and go to sleep - wake up to finished project - well - lol - because sure enough one will wake up to a project that crashed during some 14 hour render - and you have to start the day off with highlighting all and doing it all again.
I prefer to turtle along. Render in segments.
This weekend starts the search for all the avenues to post audition calls for actors - last time I did this was in Austin - and the three major sites there brought us literally hundreds of talented actors - here in LA will be researching the same type of avenues.
Between writing the script and working on the storyboard over the last weeks solid - I've found - for me - the two platforms help form the movie beautifully - and allows me to easily edit the film in my head - I've already changed 14 items in the script due to the storyboard footage. It's also helped tremendously picking my exact camera shots/angles that the movie needs - which has given me tons of notes to apply to the set design - one set I'll be building will be 12 feet tall -12 feet wide - the camera shots/angles I will be needing - I'll have to build platforms all over the top and side of the set - unless we get a crane - and that cost is out of reach - so - I'll be platform building. One last thing the storyboard is helping with - dialog - yup - dialog - I have always emphatically stated one of the very best ways to test dialog is to get a room of actors to table read the script - one clearly sees what's working - and not. When one hears their script being read out loud - by another voice - it changes everything - Every-time. Every. Time. I tell all screenwriters to do this step - I think about 10% do it. And one wonders why during the edit stage editors pull their hair wondering what to do with all the clunky footage and run-on dialog scenes. Don't believe me - ask an editor - then you'll know. With my storyboard program one can add sound - so we are adding actors voicing their parts over the shots - and hearing the dialog - well - lol - all I can say is - the delete button has been all over the script lol. I love it.
By tonight or Tom'w morn' I'll be posting the storyboard program video and giving lots more info on the program itself.
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