Thursday, May 15, 2008

Yo!

Ok my main news is scripped. I thought it was high time I dragged myself away from word (utterly prehistoric) and tried out one of these new, free online scriptwriting software thingies and yeah I'm already a fan (mmm yes I'm easily pleased) - apart from the fact that I can't magnify the page or cut and paste from other scripts (- hey there's always the possibility you might want to cut and paste whole scenes from previous scripts into your current one - I've done that before.) But I hear they're 'working on it...

So while that's going on, I alerted the producers to a potentially massive script 'issue' - you see - all this treatmenting and this and that really means nothing because when you actually sit down and hammer it all out and read it back and see whether the story 'works' - that's where it clicks. And yes while the final two thirds of the story are positively pulsating with feverish emotional excitement the first third is put to shame. In fact the first third can just be chucked out the window really. Yet probably those 30 pages had to be written just to understand why they needed to thrown out (and this is perhaps why treatments sometimes don't always work too) So yo! I feel like yo yo-ing to day. Yo!

So I've given myself another fortnight. Yo! And I did ask for more money but I don't think they heard me. Yo! Maybe I'll shout.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you're interested in cut-and-paste (and auto-suggest of characters, scene headings, etc.) plus a host of other goodies, check out Zhura (www.zhura.com). They've already figured out a lot of the issues you're talking about and are another free online screenwriting tool.

Elinor said...

Yo-ho-ho!

Far Away said...

yes I'll try zhura next time.



Yo! El

Anonymous said...

Zhura figured it out, but runs incredibly slow if you're writing anything remotely long.

Far Away said...

does it? Scripped gets a bit slow on firefox - I've noticed better on IE.
And weird things happen with Scripped: pages jumping around - there's this odd feeling of someone lurking..which I'm sure is unlikely..

Hmm...

Far Away said...

and a huge downside to the online scripting progs is when they go offline without any notice.
Right now (10.48, may 28th )unable to access my script at all..

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr