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Battling Anxiety/Lack of Belief/Procrastination - all the fun stuff ! :-)

September 13th, 2009 at 10:22 am

So my 7 weekend film-making course starts next weekend ! Yay !

Financially - I have the fee for the course all saved up... so I'm good to go...

Over the 7 weeks, we will learn the basics of making a film, we will then make our own 3 minute film and it will be publicly screened (nerve-wracking !) in a city in Ireland.

During the first weekend, we will learn about script-writing. All the participants will write a 3 minute script. The second weekend, we will get feedback on the scripts and suggestions for improvements.... then we'll all (the participants) get together and pick one script.

I really really really want my script to be chosen !! As will all the participants. I have four ideas written down roughly. I have never written a script before.

I rang the film centre and they recommended a book (which my library is considering buying - it doesn't have it in stock - how frugal of me !)... and some scriptwriting software....

I'm feeling overwhelmed by the physical task of writing the four scripts as I don't know what I doing from a technical viewpoint. I mean I have good ideas but very little knowledge about HOW to write a script...

I'm kinda perfectionist that way and would rather, self-defeatingly, not do it than make a half-assed attempt at one...

but I'm gonna barrel through that inertia over the next 5 days (until next Friday) and bring 4 scripts with me to the course...

coz... I wanna feel like I'm giving it my best shot...

Wish me luck !

8 Responses to “Battling Anxiety/Lack of Belief/Procrastination - all the fun stuff ! :-)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck...I'm sure you will learn a lot! Just do your very best.

  2. monkeymama Says:

    Good Luck!!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Good luck! No matter what happens it's the first step toward your dream life.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Good luck! Just do your best, and whatever happens, chalk it up as a learning experience.

  5. scfr Says:

    It sounds so fascinating! Good luck!

  6. baselle Says:

    Good luck - its good to dare and stretch. Any way to get and read a completed script?

  7. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Thx folks... yes I can download completed scripts from the Internet... which is great...

    I think I'm just blowing it out of all proportion in my head. This is my first attempt at scriptwriting.... of course it won't be perfect.

    My goal is to bring four documents which at least resemble scripts to the course... The first day is all about script-writing for a 3 min film - so I will learn all I need to know then.

    I think the main thing is to bring good ideas. Because if I have a good idea, the tutor will help me to develop it into a professional-looking script.

    I think I'm just expecting too much of myself by expecting myself to produce great-looking scripts off the bat with no tuition.

  8. Jerry Says:

    Much success in your effort, and I hope it leads to a rewarding project for you. That would be really exciting to have your work shown at a film festival like that! I think you are right... the best insurance of a good script is going to come from something as simple as a good idea to start with!
    Jerry

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