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The 48hr Sci Fi Challenge. 2011… 2012… 2013? So, this article is going to take you through my experience as part of Team Superluminal, in the 2012 Sci Fi London 48hr Film Contest.  Our film, ‘Eight Items‘ came third overall in the competition, out of around 360 initial entries. After the tips section, there’s a […]

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A post with amazing nuggets of gold for everyone – focussing on the effects of an unrehearsed reading of a scene from my script.  This should be useful for writers and directors.  And script readers.  And actors.  And warehouse managers.   I’ve just got back from a break in Wales, where I spent some of […]

5 years, 7 months ago 1
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Previous parts here: 1) Basic ways a director can help an actor. 2) How actors will analyse your script (and why you need to know this). 3) Actors and script analysis (continued). 4) Auditions (and how writers/directors can help).   First Performance. Okay, the grand premiere – after a few weeks of writing about being […]

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Previous parts here: 1) Basic ways a director can help an actor. 2) How actors will analyse your script (and why you need to know this). 3) Actors and script analysis (continued). Auditions. In two days I’ve been on both sides of the auditions process and I think some of the things I’ve learned should […]

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More Script Analysis for Actors – Context, Action and Subtext (Earlier article HERE). Right, the quick update – I’ve been attending acting workshops at ITV West, with the notion that an insight into the process from an actor’s perspective will help make me a better director. Understanding how your actors are likely to approach your […]

5 years, 8 months ago 0
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Script Analysis for actors (‘What is said about your character’) For the past couple of weeks I’ve been learning about script analysis for actors.  If you’ve not read the previous post in this series – shame on you – I’m taking some acting classes at ITV West, with the aim that a better understanding of […]

5 years, 9 months ago 0
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There is much bullshit written about dialogue.  I do not intend to add to the pile but it may be unavoidable. I know there is much bullshit written about dialogue because I have read most of it.  And in that bullshit – the occasional pearl.  Very occasional. — To avoid any confusion, a quick definition […]

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I’m not a professional writer. If I were, I’d probably have something better to do instead of writing this – like sipping a cocktail while paddling around a pool on my lilo. Lucky for you, then, that I’m not a professional writer. I’m on draft seven (or eight) of my first feature script. Starting another […]