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Nick Soares
11-27-2013, 01:14 PM
(I accidentally deleted the last topic with this, so I am re-posting it)

Hey guys, so I will be creating these info graphs for filmmakers as I continue my journey with DiGi Distribution.

Check it out. (Ignore some of the spelling, you will get the point though :)

I will make more of these and with more advanced info soon.

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<div style="clear:both"><a href="http://www.filmmakerforum.org/forum.php"><img src="http://www.digipress.us/pics/FFE3.png" title="Financial Filmmaking Education" alt="Learn what to do and what not to do when dealing with finances of filmmaking" border="0" /></a></div><div>Courtesy of: <a href="http://www.filmmakerforum.org">Filmmaker Forum</a></div>

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mara
11-27-2013, 04:49 PM
I like this a lot (and it does seem to be an infographic day!).

I'd like to put one thought/question out there, which maybe belongs in a separate thread, but I was reminded of it by the "bad storyline" point.

The trend over the past decade (or 2?) has been toward more and more people wearing both the writer & the director hats, and I think that this contributes to the weak storyline (which I would also call poor writing) in many movies. I'd like to see more aspiring screenwriters seek out aspiring directors, and vice versa. I think most people are better at one than the other.

Do others on here agree or disagree?

Nick Soares
11-27-2013, 04:54 PM
I like this a lot (and it does seem to be an infographic day!).

I'd like to put one thought/question out there, which maybe belongs in a separate thread, but I was reminded of it by the "bad storyline" point.

The trend over the past decade (or 2?) has been toward more and more people wearing both the writer & the director hats, and I think that this contributes to the weak storyline (which I would also call poor writing) in many movies. I'd like to see more aspiring screenwriters seek out aspiring directors, and vice versa. I think most people are better at one than the other.

Do others on here agree or disagree?

1000% agree!

Jsthompson79
11-27-2013, 05:08 PM
I agree Mara. I'd rather be the Director of Photography or the Director than writer.

payperfilm
11-27-2013, 09:16 PM
I like this a lot (and it does seem to be an infographic day!).

I'd like to put one thought/question out there, which maybe belongs in a separate thread, but I was reminded of it by the "bad storyline" point.

The trend over the past decade (or 2?) has been toward more and more people wearing both the writer & the director hats, and I think that this contributes to the weak storyline (which I would also call poor writing) in many movies. I'd like to see more aspiring screenwriters seek out aspiring directors, and vice versa. I think most people are better at one than the other.

Do others on here agree or disagree?

I absolutely agree. I'm in post on my third feature that I wrote and directed, and the level of creative fatigue is overwhelming. I would urge any director to let someone else write the screenplay or acquire a spec screenplay because you want to be able view the source material as objectively as possible. I consider myself to be more of a writer than a director and would have allowed someone else to direct my projects but feared they would run over budget and become megalomaniacs that would sabotage the projects.

Unfortunately, some of the filmmakers I know feel that if they haven't written the screenplay that the film really isn't theirs. It's sort of the difference between a biological child and adopting a child for them.

mara
11-28-2013, 06:25 PM
Great points, payperfilm. I do think it's important to be selective about who you work with.

I've worked with a terrific director for several shorts and my first feature, and plan to work with her again.

This weekend, a director who I know (much) less well is shooting a short screenplay that I wrote. I wrote a simple agreement that stipulates that the screenplay rights revert to me if she doesn't start and finish by stipulated dates. I don't expect that to be an issue, but if it does, I'm no worse off than I was before. Other than those dates, she has complete creative control...which of course means that I need to be un-controlling. :)