Okay so, what I wrote the other day was very thin. Very thin. Over the summer I had this fab epiphany while I was out on a jaunt by this large body of water near where I live. I had about five CD”s in the car. I was looking at the water and if I played Chopin and looked at the banks it could have been Wind In The Willows. If I changed that over to Senegalese music it was “the Veldt.”
An oasis in the Veldt. An elephant would have made it Africa? So. When I watched the beautiful cranes that live there — and played some zen flutes it was like a basho haiku? In this way a mood is set.
So, I know what the whole story is about because I wrote it. But, film is done with visuals, music and image. All you get is dialogue to work with. And it moves very fast. Very fast. One page of a screenplay is equal to one minute on film.
How to tell a story that way is what I am going to be doing. So, I’m just tossing around the ideas for what an opening would be like with the leitmotif of the heart? I like that image of the blue sky heart — so that might be an opening frame. As the credits roll. Then, the heart that Teenie is going to see in the sky could float away from that — off by itself. I like all the sky imagery so we might see all of that turn colors? Like day into sunset with same images. Here I would have to decide if I want the stone heart in the cave to appear. I think so. Because that ties the whole together, so we would fade to the heart of stone that Devlin carved.
This could all be done with Photoshop pretty easily — so low cost. In fact I really like that the more I think about it. End of film could close on the stone heart and then become the heart in the sky! How fab! There, I have it!
One of the good things about Celtx is that it is magical! I can link to images that will be needed as well as objects. Really happy about that ability to use the visuals that way. I was doing that as I blogged the novel. So that initial image I saw was this!
Then I made my banner. But my baner was the “escaped heart” — just half of it? I only showed a portion of that in the banner.
SCREENPLAY WORKUP BY VALENTINE BONNAIRE
based on my novel “HEART OF CLOUDS” that I wrote in NaNoWriMo in November of 2009. I wrote it under VB-Demoiselle. So, here is my virtual copyright! I want to send my things to WGA — so, I’m going to. Just as soon as I get some money. That is here!
I joined Screenwritersutopia.com in here under my real name! So, there are no mix-ups. I am also using my facebook page to discuss screenwriting tidbits I learned from the fab people at the Writer’s Conference.
And just for a funny twist?
You see, I do want to get paid for it. I really do. Bigly. Two places I would give money to are the fab Nanowrimo and the other is the Writer’s conference that has given so much to me. So much.