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Writers on the Web: Editing a Web Series

Rebecca Norris is a writer, producer, web enthusiast, and creator of the award-winning web series Split with her production company, Freebird Entertainment. Follow Rebecca on Twitter at @beckaroohoo. Can you believe it? All that hard work throughout development, casting, pre-production, and production, and you’re finally here, with a web series in the can! Since I’m currently in post-production on both my web series, Split, and my feature film, Cloudy With […]

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Alt-Script: How To Become a Better Screenwriter

I want you to consider the possibility that the following statement is true: “You can’t learn to be a good screenwriter solely by writing, getting notes on your writing and reading articles about screenwriting.” Although all of those processes are useful, ultimately they fall short of what a screenwriter really needs to make progress. This is because if you want to become a better screenwriter, what you really need is […]

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Must Your Hero Have A Story-Level Goal?

Ivo Raza is an independent filmmaker. His award-winning films have played at dozens of festivals. Visit his website for more information. If you’re like most screenwriters, you’ve probably read a handful of books on the topic (if not a box-full). And you might have noticed that most preach a variation of the following: in order for your screenplay to work, your Hero MUST have a story-level goal. A goal that […]

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Breaking In: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Script Doom

Staton Rabin is a screenplay marketing consultant, script analyst, and “pitch coach” for screenwriters at all levels of experience. “What goes on four feet in the morning, two feet at noon, and three feet in the evening?” That’s one version of the legendary Riddle of the Sphinx.  The Great Sphinx at Giza, which has the head of a man (probably the head of the Egyptian pharaoh, Chephren) and the body of a […]

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Dream Career Toolkit: The Most Risky Choice is Not Making One

Do you ever find yourself unable to make a decision.  Vacillating between two, three or even more choices? The choices seem momentous.  Or, maybe they aren’t huge, but you know that each choice has consequences.  Each choice we make takes us down a road, or further down the road that we are on, and you want to make sure it’s the right road! So, we vacillate back and forth, weighing […]

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At 10:59am on November 25, 2014, VomitFlop said…

Love the Back To The Future reference! Brilliant!

At 11:44am on November 10, 2014, Rotwang said…

Ok I did it in that field you sent, but- where did it go?  It's not on my wall....

At 9:53am on November 7, 2014, Rotwang said…

Hey videos don't show up on our walls in the column anymore. How do I post a video to the homepage or my wall?

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At 5:17pm on October 31, 2014, theDIRTYmidget.© said…

Sorry I havent gotten back to you yet.
Soon come, Mon, soon come.
xo♥∞.

(All the new stuff looks great I tweaked my page a little.)  

At 5:24pm on October 21, 2014, Ian Renga said…
At 11:29pm on October 4, 2014, LizzyQ said…

no worries... we'll just have to see what happens.  It's always an evolving process...

At 2:43am on October 1, 2014, LizzyQ said…

It's October again... so I was wondering... "Monster Mash?"  We never did finish up last year's story... that was a fun one.  We could keep it going; or start fresh again this year... Interested? 

At 10:13pm on September 30, 2014, FroDoh! said…

"...logistics of trading stock."  Ha!

At 9:30am on September 20, 2014, FroDoh! said…

                                       I totally see it!

At 11:13pm on September 16, 2014, FroDoh! said…

Appreciate it, Ian.  The trickiest part was finding sack-worth movie figures with their backs to the camera!

At 12:57pm on September 9, 2014, FroDoh! said…

Gracias, Ian!  (Can you guess who just got actual  Photoshop for the first time?!)

At 6:14pm on August 31, 2014, Rotwang said…

Hahahaaah! In a way I feel good that someone even bothered to spam CW! You've made it to the big time! haha

At 11:12pm on August 25, 2014, FroDoh! said…

Thanks, Ian!  A bit uneven but best I could do in the time available.  It was you who me hooked on GIFs, you know!

At 9:16pm on August 22, 2014, MacSpruce said…

Awesome profile page makeover! 

At 11:28pm on August 20, 2014, MacSpruce said…

Sorry, I neglected to thank you for the video links. I too was a big fan of The Undersea World of JC but didn't live in a place where I could follow through on it. Now, as we teeter on the verge of the sixth mass extinction, we could do a lot worse than to live by the credo, "What would Jacques do?". 

At 12:52am on August 15, 2014, theDIRTYmidget.© said…

Spacial Delivery !!!!!!!!!!  xo♥∞.

At 8:48pm on August 13, 2014, FroDoh! said…

Gracias, Ian!  That 'drinking from the sandal' pic was the catalytic converter.

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At 3:11am on August 12, 2014, Codename: Spydergirl said…

Good morning Sage!

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The fact that emotions are things that need to be managed and regulated that they are not entirely "self-regulating"  does reflect a deep truth, I think,  about the structure of the human psyche and will.  It's a truth that the stoics perhaps got partly right, but misunderstood, I think.     The deep truth is that we do seem to have the ability to stand back from our emotions,  to reflect upon them, and either endorse or disendorse them.   But that doesn't mean that our emotions are merely things that happen in us, to which we must never give in.   Rather think of our emotions as offering up recommendations to us as to how things stand for us with respect to our cares, concerns, and values.  They also often recommend actions to us.  Both the recommended representations and the recommended actions are at least candidates for our reflective endorsement.    When we accept an emotion's recommendation through reflective endorsement,  we have made the relevant emotion, or at least its recommendations,   fully our own, in a sense, and we have  for a period given the emotions and its proffered up representations and actions temporary hold of the reins of our lives.

I see no reason for supposing that such endorsements are never ever  wise,  prudent or rational.  Of course, it does mean that merely having an emotion or merely being moved to act by an emotion is not yet as such a   fully rational response.  But you don't need to go all the way over to stoicism to admit as much.   Emotions may not deserve to be commander in chief of our souls.  About that perhaps the Stoics were right.  But what they failed to appreciate, I think, is that the emotions have a strong claim to be perhaps the  captains or  majors of our souls.   

Or so it seems to me."

 

Great movie . . . Did I notice anything with the soundtrack?  First it's a mixed tape.  What are mixed tape again?  10CC?  Be quiet, big boys don't cry.

 

Good day to you sir.

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Posted on August 5, 2014 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

How to Drive Two Cars at the Same Time

I was watching In the Heat of the Night(1967) and heard Virgil say that Sam couldn't have driven two cars at the same time.

As Rod Steiger pondered this rarely-contested fact for a moment it dawned on me.   It is quite easy to drive two cars at the same time as long as you have about 30 feet of PVC pipe, 100 ft of 8 gauge steel wound wire and one roll of Gorilla Tape.  For ease of control the wires on the driver's end would be attached to a couple of hard-rubber handles controlling steering, gas & brakes:

WARNING:  Do not attempt this on the open road.  However, if you happen to live in the middle of Australia go ahead and have fun.  And, just like with remote control helicopters it's best to start out with inexpensive vehicles until you dial in the controls.

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Lindsay Lohan Hires Herbie

In the wake of today's collision, sources close to sources close to sources close to the Lohan camp revealed that her handlers have contacted the Special Effects Department at Disney in an effort to secure several of the 'Herbie' Volkswagens that were featured in  Herbie Fully Loaded (2005).

 

One of the heavily-reinforced cars is equipped with ground-breaking accident avoidance technology that was first used on the Mars Rover ten years ago.  Both cars will also feature Google's new Blind Driving Computer.  "All the cars have a limiter at 210 mph," Herbie's handlers said, "otherwise they could lose control.  But they're death-proof up to 400 mph.  So we're confident she'll be alright."  Google could not be reached for comment. 

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

We Might Be Stuffing

   Considering the hundreds of eyewitness accounts in South America of a giant flightless bird and the fact that much of that country has yet to be explored with modern surveillance equipment it is practical to assume that there are still birds out there that could bite our head off.  When we sit down and eat our bird this coming Thursday it's important to realize just why it tastes so good.  When the hunted finally get to eat the hunter there is a sublime molecular response, a sense of total gratification.   Thousands of generations were afraid to go outside without their dogs nearby.  Some even had panthers and tigers to protect them from becoming Diatryma feed, though that elitist method would backfire from time to time for obvious reasons.  

   Today when we give our cats and dogs the giblets and the dark meat we're actually thanking them for thousands of years of protection.  We pay them tributes just like in the Godfather.  So Thanksgiving is a day of thanks on many levels, besides the obvious ones, which include being thankful for Law & Order on TNT and the Snuggie®.

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