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Scattered Brain

I haven’t written in a while as far as my blog goes. I wanted to let you all know that I’ve been creating and writing screenplays. No I haven’t made it, no, I haven’t won any contests or optioned anything. I’m just focusing on my dreams and career. Now I’m trying to get an actress to commit to a role for a short without money or a crew. All this has taken me into an emotional drive even if down at the moment.

I want my dreams to come true, but I have to keep working on it no matter my mind. If I think about ending it all, I just need to write about it. I know this is not a job for the ones who want to make and think they are a pro. I know I’m not, nor am I going to quit I will get there in time, but if course I wish, it was now. I’m hoping to win some contests or at least get an honorable mention. I hope that I can get an actress to commit, I hope to hope things happen. I want my thoughts no matter how deranged they are seen by others. Not in my action, but by the visions that are placed on the screen. I want for you all to keep rooting me on. I think I will make it. This year is my goal. I have written a few shorts and working on now four features. I know I need to get one done, but my mind is scattered. Either way I’m moving forward.

Check out my shorts Stage32.com

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Celtx or Final Draft Neither

Celtx Software
For screenwriters, many books have tips on writing a script. All have what is thought to be the correct way and format. Well with the ever-changing SPEC way, what is the right way? That I’m still trying to figure out, but if you want to write with the visually correct way,…


Celtx or Final Draft Neither

Celtx Software

For screenwriters, many books have tips on writing a script. All have what is thought to be the correct way and format. Well with the ever-changing SPEC way, what is the right way? That I’m still trying to figure out, but if you want to write with the visually correct way, there are different kinds of software to help you out.

Celtx Online

You may think of the free Celtx or Final Draft. Who wants to pay 100 to 200 dollars for something you can get for free? Celtx may sound like a good choice, but since they went fully online (no software only if you search for it), it’s more distracting than helpful. I saw a question from someone via LinkedIn asking about this issue.

Celtx Mobile

Celtx Mobile

I’ve used Celtx since they have a mobile app, and I’ve used it for screen writing and for comic book writing. I like it because of a semi standard way of writing comic scripts. I’ve used Final Draft but didn’t like it much. While searching for software I came upon a few free ones and others that cost way to much. However, I wanted to write on the fly and on my phone or tablet, what I found was FadeIn.

FadeIn Desktop Software

With Celtx, you can save your work to their cloud, but FadeIn you save to Dropbox. While Final Draft is more for Apple products where Celtx and FadeIn can be used on Windows and Linux machines. I also like FadeIn because the creator took some suggestions and implemented them into the mobile app. I need to suggest a comic book format option.

FadeIn Mobile

FadeIn Mobile

We all want to be flawless in our format and there are those who want you to use Final Draft. Well fade in can import from Final Draft and Celtx and you can export to Final Draft with FadeIn this is perfect for mentors or others who need to edit your work or edit with those you are collaborating with that use the un liked Final Draft.

If you’re looking for a Final Draft alternative the $50 plus $5 for the android app. You will have what you seek. I know this is short and not that wordy review most do. Check it out and try the demo of the desktop software and try out the free version of FadeIn mobile. They have free updates without having to purchase them in the future.

http://www.fadeinpro.com/index.html


Scrooged

I missed posting this before Christmas so here it is.
When it comes to the holiday season and holiday movies, you think of classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and a newer movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. When you think of another classic A Christmas Carol, I like to watch an…


Scrooged


I missed posting this before Christmas so here it is.

When it comes to the holiday season and holiday movies, you think of classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and a newer movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. When you think of another classic A Christmas Carol, I like to watch an inspired version called Scrooged.

This movie when initially seen when I was a kid. The dead old boss wasn’t transparent he was solid, and I think it was the first time I saw a zombie-like creature. It scared me. I do hate scary movies these days, but at times I’ll watch them, but in fast forward. If they need to have my thoughts on them, script and all. Mr. Analyzer.

Bill Murray takes the role and makes it feel like groundhogs day. Where it’s funny at times, and he takes the written words and makes us think. There is a great speech at the end of Scrooged that does this. Dialog can carry a movie if it’s done right. This makes me think of how to make my words easy to understand but emotionally charged and sounds intellectual as if I as a writer knew how to write proper English.

The visuals were great for the 80s. They didn’t do a lot of shots that they had to super impose Bill’s character when showing scenes from the past. They also used puppetry when it came to the ghost of Christmas future.

All in all, great memories with a great flick well-written and acted. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Bill Murray and the Christmas Carol.

Story *****
Dialogue *****
Structure ****
Plot ****
Script to Screen ****
Few Inconsistencies *****

4.5 out of 5


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