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Pointers Depot For Good Visual Storytelling

Discussion in 'FILMMAKING, INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY' started by vince, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. tally

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    vince, good one indeed..everything you've written, i agree with...especially knowing the end before you start writing the beginning...
    a writer must be curious, over the top and be ready to explore...
    my lecturer always said...what ifs should be a writer tool...what if this happened...what if i included this..what if this..what if that...
    im afraid to say the nigerian way of story telling is safe...i sometimes wonder if the scriptwriters do not want to offend the public...any way...storytelling is a way of exploring the universe...diversify and go wild
     
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    you story and characters must be believable...
     
  3. Nyla

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    i think humour is also important that is to give reader something to laugh or smile about. Again i feel that piece can tie the reader to continue.
    thanks for this thread, am writing one myself . its been very helpful
     
  4. simini

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    One way to compell oneself to make out an ending before one begins writing is to write the blurb of the movie as it might appear on the cover before beginning writing.
     
  5. simini

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    Hello Vince,

    This is Simini and I am presently working on a nollywood script. Do you have any ideas where to begin if i wanted a director to take a look at it?

    You do well!
     
  6. vince

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    You can start by taking your finished script to a director of your choice.You need to do some legwork.
     
  7. simini

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    Hey vince,

    Thanks
     
  8. Nyla

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    sorry to bring this in here vince, but do you have any idea what the actors are taking these days in terms of fees and also a rough idea how much a low budget movie will cost? thanks
     
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    Am learning something here. Interesting.
     
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    I have no clue,nyla.I am the wrong guy to be asking those questions.
    You will have to go downtown and find out for yourself.
     
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    Vince I can tell from your write-up that you are either a seasoned writer or a well read person ... cuz I am a professional writer and I know the rules of the biz well, ciao!
     
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    I want to be an actist 'star' am conffidend about the qualities i have but i don't know how to contact the filmmakers pls i need ur help
     
  13. audrey

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    why dont you start here in the US:bouncy
     
  14. simini

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    He says he is based in Naija and you're telling him to start from the US.
     
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    Hey vince,

    Do you think we could get a (Nollywood) script writing workshop going? you know, start doing some hands on stuff with writing for Nollywood.
     
  16. simini

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    Help,

    I am working on a nollywood script and i am stuck, precisely, becuase i do not know what the appropriate reaction to a particular situation should be. This is the scenario: a father learns, in an instant, that the guy his daughter brings home as her boyfriend is the son of an enemy from many many years back. When he realizes it, he is with the daughter, her mom, and the guy in question. What would be the accurate/natural reaction of the father. I Cant think of anything that works. You probably will be limited, in coming up with an idea, since you do not know the full story, but just try and brainstorm for me, i beg. Una do well, in advance.
     
  17. vince

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    Won't be a bad idea.We tried it once,though,but it did not catch up.
     
  18. vince

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    That is what happens when you do not develop your characters.Character development is most crucial to proper scriptwriting or any other kind of storytelling style.But it gets neglected by a lot of bad writers in nollywood.If you do not know your xters personality traits,how can you know how they will react in different situations.
    Solution?Go back and develop your main characters thoroughly.
    Since you do not know your own xters,nobody else can know them,and noone will be able to help you with your problem.
     
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    you're writing about human beings, right?

    and you are yourself a human being, right?

    what would YOUR reaction be if you were in such a situation?
     
  20. Nyla

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    i will say he will change his mood either (uncomfortable , quiet or anger) he can excuse himself and go into the bedroom or bar to get a drink or he will be shifting on his seat. you should be able to see it in your minds eye then write it on paper.

    again if he heard it from a phone call and depending onhis character,if he is the rich and humble kind he will tackle it quietly, have a drink, etc but if the character is rich and arrogant kind them he will change his facial expression, then ask the boy alot of questions about his family and tell him to excuse the family cos he has to discuss something with his daughter ........along those lines. visualize the scene.
     
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