Thursday, January 12, 2012
It's 9:30am. I Am Writing. Explain.
Dunno. It's weird. My sleep schedule is all over the place. I dozed off for two hours last night, so now I'm up.
And writing the vamp script. It's pretty cool, because you know how there are some great characters out there in movies/TV that you really don't give a shit if they're doing anything, they're just entertaining to listen to? You LIKE them so much you could just watch them shoot the shit?
Like, for me, an example is Kirk/Spock/McCoy on Star Trek. These guys had some funny conversations, even when it wasn't integral to the plot. You could just tell they liked each other, and the dialogue was so well written(and the characters so fleshed out) that they were a joy to watch.
Not to blow my own horn, but these three guys(and the fourth about to join them--but I've written some scenes with him)--they strike me like that. They are coming up with their own lines, stuff that makes me laugh out loud. And it's not like I sat there and thought, "What can this guy say that's clever?"('cause believe me, I BEEN there)
A few times these guys are talking in my head faster than I can type, and I'm a fast typist. This is writing when it's good.
On the other hand, I somehow forgot how to spell the word TWELFTH. I sat and looked at TWELTH for like 60 seconds, and finally had to spell-check it. Fuck, getting old sucks.
*Also ended up watching, over the past 2 weeks, the entire original Battlestar Galactica series on Netflix. Man, forgot how much that show meant to me when I was growing up. My brother and I worshipped that series.
And it's still pretty well-written. Donald P. Bellisario wrote a bunch of episodes(he's one of the golden gods of television--he's done so many of the greatest shows ever on TV that if you don't know who he is, you probably are under 20 years old), and even directed one or two.
When the new version was on Sci-Fi, I watched it and assumed they had RADICALLY changed the original. Not just the female Starbuck, but this whole Cylons that look like humans thing.
Well, it's amazing how much of the new show borrowed from the old. WAY more than I thought, from outright storylines to the fact that they DO mention Cylons might be able to look like humans.
* Got an awesome new lens for my Canon T2i--shoots some GREAT video. It's a Tokina 11-16mm f2.8. My uber-cheap movie kit continues to grow. I think I'm one more lens away from having everything I need to shoot a good-looking DSLR movie for peanuts.
So maybe there's an outside chance of me shooting 2 movies this year, one on the Red, and one on my DSLR.
* Saw MI4 at the theater. It's fun. Massive plot holes, but fun nonetheless. And yes, the Dubai building sequence is just as ridiculously-great as you have heard. My hands were sweating during that sequence, no shit.