Thursday, July 16, 2015

Watch this vid while do do other stuff....

Remember when you were a kid in elementary school and you would arrive to class and see that GLORIOUS film projector or TV VCR?

Well this is one of those days.

I'm struggling to finish a script I'm writing for pennies, and so haven't been into writing this blog much - though I have a LOT of posts I want to cover...

Anyway, a huge part of being in the entertainment industry (for me, anyway) is to watch and learn from others... This vid I just watched was very insightful and inspiring... so sit down and watch this while I "grade papers" (write a script about surfer kids)


Next article: Probably about City in Crisis!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Surfs up, Brah! - Writing a script for something you know NOTHING about...

While I would LOVE to only write on my own projects, I more often than not have to write on other peoples projects in order to get credits and/or make connections...

The project currently on my plate is the latter.... and it's not going to be an easy script.

I met the creator of this current project through Mondo. I was hired by Mondo to work on another of his scripts, and it went well (between him and me, anyway) and so he asked if I could help put together a pitch for this other show. Well now we're at the point when it's time to write a pilot, and I agreed to do it. There's a smaaaaall problem though...

The show centers around two surfers.

Oh and it may be translated into french.

But dealing with the first problem... I've never really surfed - other than in Tofino one time... and then it was mostly just me sitting on the board or drowning...

... and I don't know many surfers. I have a feeling though that I need to be adding slang, and that surfer like chit-chat you see in tween Disney shows that take place on a beach.

I'm not going to lie... day one of sitting down and writing, I started to panic.

"Yo brah, lets catch this bitchin wave brah"

I dunno.

So tonight I'm going to download "Surfs up"...

And watch "Chasing Mavericks"....

I HOPE these will give me better insight into surf culture, and let me write a script that doesn't sound as stupid as I'm worried it's sounding in my head right now.

Cowabunga, duuuude.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Mark your calendars! Episode 2 tomorrow!

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Hoping the momentum keeps up... that the next 4 episodes only grow the series. I feel if the viewers get to episode 3, we're gonna have a REAL winner here.

Here's hoping!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

City in Crisis GOES LIVE!

Not going to lie... I was extremely nervous about the release of my first co-created show. The internet is a hard, harsh place...

but July 4th it went up...

While America was enjoying some red, white and blue, City in Crisis episode 1 went up on the Mondo youtube page.

I woke up around 1:00 PM that day (I'm a late riser) and immediately checked youtube. There it was. I scrolled down to the comments expecting a gong show of hate...

You see, the show isn't EXACTLY what I was expecting. While it turned out fine, it wasn't how I originally saw it in my head. So mix that with having seen it a few hundred times, I kind of had no idea if it was working at all. If I had to place bets, I would assume it was a failure.

But the comments weren't half bad... at all... in fact they were mostly positive.

im intrigued, make more!

Sharks voice is gorgeous. PLS make series of this.

I'm just gonna come out and say it, I'd love for just this to be the entire thing. Just every time its the two of them having awkward conversation on a rooftop

I give a greenlight to this

This was great, really fun

Love it. 9/10

I like it - a lot of random dialogue from one topic to the next. :)

Of course there were a few detractors...

how did this idea get passed the brainstorming phase?  Its like they gave a turd consciousness and asked it for some ideas.......

So as of today it is sitting at 41,000 views with 2000 likes and 130 or so dislikes.

So I'd say we're doing okay...


Episode 2 goes up Saturday, and then one every week til we burn out the 5 episodes.