Day 45: ScriptTalk Done - Yay!
I finally finished the ScriptTalk™ interview with Joey Adams. It took another 4 hours of solid editing. There is a lot of detail work that has to go into each one of these. If yesterday's editing was the mindless part, today was the precision surgery. There's alot of smoothing out the audio and trimming up the pauses, downloading B Roll and transcoding it, covering up the jump cuts and applying a graphics pass. I'm trying not to go overboard with the details, but I don't want it to look to roughshod either. I am an editor, after all. Part of the problem is I'm shooting it one-camera and I have to pick up the questions afterward. Then it has to be cut together so it looks realtively seamless. I may have to pick up a second camera. It will make the edit go a lot faster (I think), I just don't want to spend the money right now. I'd rather put that toward a script consultant.
In other news, I signed up for NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writer's Month. It's a sort of motivational platform for novelists, although any writer could use the platform to work on their specific project whether it be poetry, an educational property, etc. The point is to use the month of November as a concentrated period of writing. For novelists, the goal is to crank out enough words to form the basis of a novel, 50,000 words to be specific. This averages out to around 1600 words per day. That's a lot of words to come up with everyday for 30 days, so it's fair to say most people who sign up won't make the overall goal. Still, if you can come up with 10- or 20,000 words over the month, that's a pretty good accomplishment. If you do make all 50,000 words, don't expect you'll have an actual novel. Remember, the best writing is the rewriting.
I'll be using the NaNoWriMo platform to give me a break from Come Ups so I can come back to it with fresh eyes after a brief respite, or send it out for feedback, which could take up to 4 weeks to receive. I can use that downtime to play around with the ideas that I discovered regarding the novelization of one of my screenplays or I can begin work another screenplay project. In the case of a screenplay, instead of trying for 1600 words each day, I may go for 5 pages. Whatever you decide, it should be a substantially bigger goal than what you would normally go for. For more information on NaNoWriMo, visit their website at http://nanowrimo.org/.
PS - And when the internet came back, only the title had saved!