[STILL] Stories and Storyboards

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you are better slept than I am, and I hope that if you are as critically underslept it is for reasons as delightful as mine. I found out Friday I made the Top 100 + Ties and advanced to Round 2 of Creative Screenwriting's Cyberspace Open, which is pretty fun … Continue reading [STILL] Stories and Storyboards

Bits and Bobs

THE BITS: I finished my rewrite/polish of 'TIL DEATH PARTS US, but I'm going to give it one more gander before I call it done. But that'll have to wait 'til I'm done with my current task, which is a mad dash to make some pretty significant but entirely necessary changes to MONSIEUR VALENTINE in … Continue reading Bits and Bobs

The No-Name Movie Blog and Other Happenings

For those of you who enjoyed the Inaugural No-Name Movie Podcast, Matt and I did back in December, we've set up a new home for it over at The No-Name Movie Blog.  Matt and I will both be doing some film-related posts over there, so, if you're interested, hop on over and check it out.  … Continue reading The No-Name Movie Blog and Other Happenings

[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 6: And Now, We Proudly Present…

Having had the opportunity to show LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR to my friends and family Saturday evening (and having survived said showing without any booing or flying rotten produce), I now offer up my short film for the world-at-large's viewing pleasure (hopefully). I must take a moment once again to thank my wonderful cast and … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 6: And Now, We Proudly Present…

[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 5: In the Can

If you were following me on twitter the weekend of September 18-19, you might have seen my flurry of tweets regarding the culmination of post-production on LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR. I could have futzed around with it for many more hours, which could have spanned into days and weeks and probably months, but I realized … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 5: In the Can

[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 4: Shoot Me Now

On May 22nd, with the help of four friends and one sister, we managed to shoot a short film.  It didn't go perfectly, but I'd say it went nearly swimmingly, and for that I am thankful.  We kept the shoot to about four hours, despite a few hiccups.    Here's a quick rundown of some lessons … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 4: Shoot Me Now

[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 3: Spec to Shooting Draft

This pre-production stuff is no joke, people.  I'm itching to get back to writing, to be honest, as after spending about six hours on the shooting draft and shot list on Saturday, I'm starting to feel a little neurotic.  But I'll have to carry on as this is week leading up to the shoot.  On … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 3: Spec to Shooting Draft