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Monday, December 12th, 2005
6:17 pm
Good books
Hello, everybody.
If anybody of you learns filmmaking in universities or works in professional filmmaking companies, give me, please, titles of best (!) tutorials in movie directing, editing, and screenwriting.
I'm not in USA now and can't buy such books in shops. I've seen many such books in american e-shops, but I can't buy all of them. :)
Sunday, December 5th, 2004
10:45 am
Hey there, I'm new to the community. A friend and I are planning on putting on "Seussical" sometime in late May - has anyone had any experience with this show? I guess what I'm mostly asking is, does anyone have any suggestions for designing a plausible AND functional "vortex"-like thing to be planted up center? Basically, the Cat in The Hat, who appears in almost every scene (more to serve continuity purposes than anything else), appears out of (or through) the vortex everytime he comes on stage. I've been racking my brain to figure out an affordable and largely simple way to build this sort of beast. But having any sort of basic idea would be nice.

Ugh, well, any any any help at all would be greatly appreciated on this very important matter.
Wednesday, June 16th, 2004
5:48 pm
mac lovers & haters watch this video - divx
Tuesday, February 24th, 2004
8:07 pm
After a loooooooong time
Wow. I am a total idiot. I forgot to add this community to my list.
Well, hi, all.

Recently, the whole thought of film festivals have come to mind. Now, being a college student, I withdrew from the Ohio University Film Festival becasue it... well... costed money. Does that mean I suck? I don't know. After so long, I don't put my material out there. Maybe I don't know how to sell myself.
Does distance matter with festivals? Travel time? Or do you just do it and leave everything to fate?
Wednesday, January 14th, 2004
5:20 pm
Hi...I'm new here....
But I'm doing some research on Tartuffe...I'd like to set in in modernday (location non specific) I have no desire to change the script but changing the time could have some unwanted implications (the mention of the kng at the end) that might jeperdize the intergrity of the scrpit.

I am only doing a scene from it...possibly the table scene. You're thoughts on this would be gretl appreciated.

Current Mood: creative
4:39 pm
Hey, I'm spamming my new community:


If you are into good theater, but can't stand the commercialism of Broadway, this is the place for you. K, Thanks :-)
Thursday, December 12th, 2002
3:21 am

I'm a second year theatre/media student @ Charles Sturt University, Bathurst in NSW, Australia. I directed Sondheim's "A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM" earlier this year and am looking for a new piece to direct as my 3rd year major work.

What I'm after is a comedu (which has some singing, or is open to having songs put in) that's comic, entertaining and good for a young crowd. Something to keep them in stitches, whilst being visually catchy. I'm not really after anything well-known (like Fame, Lil Shop, Oliver, etc..) but preferably a play written by an "unknown" (bad term, sorry). Any suggestions? Anyone written a good play? Or even a big play that hasn't been done much.

Has anyone here ever directed an original musical? Care to share what it was.

Add me as a friend and discuss if you can help me at all.

Thanks, Brendan
Sunday, September 22nd, 2024
10:23 pm
comments suggestions?
Heres a little screenplay i wrote. Ignore the lack of formatting. Please comment on this, i would love opinions...

Shots of a city and different aspects of life...

Hello, my name is society. I thrive when you gain, i suffer when you ignore.
Amist all the commotion, i seem to be forgotten. I am the majority, the minority
and the mediocrity. I am not god, they are the gods. Our story begins with Joseph

ext. day---a street
A young boy is walking home after a seeminly normal day. His expression is solem, his footsteps determined.
Joseph walks into his room, and quickly stands on chair.

the chair his kicked and joseph hangs..

and so Joseph is no more. I am moving on, society is moving on.

cut to:

A young girl is riding her bike down the street.

This is Trina. Tina enjoys riding her bicycle.

Tina walking to a convenience store and buys a pack of gum

but what was Tina doing an hour ago.

A quick shot of someone snorting cocaine.

I am going to shun her. She has done wrong. Tina has gone against
that which is expected of her. She has lost her trail.

Tina walks into josephs house. She sees him hanging their, lifeless.
Her expression is that of defeat, not remorse.

She knew that noose wasnt strong enough to hold them both.

Trina calls for josephs mother. She arrives and they both stare at Joes corpse.
Just then the camera follows a man going by the window.

He merrily walks along to the bank and deposits a large sum of money. He then goes home
and is welcomed by his loving family

The Farringtons are an average family. I appreciate them
They live as i say they should. They shall reap the benefits of my

Just then it is revealed that the narrator is actually a homeless man preaching to himself...

If there ever was a more perfect society, it cannot be better than I.
Freedom fuels the greed. man fuels the fre.....(mumbles off)

The homeless man walks away into a dark alley..

Sunday, August 18th, 2002
10:43 am
i just wanted to share this with everyone .. i think its soo cool!!!

watch how good they are!!!

Friday, August 9th, 2002
5:25 pm
Check out my info and pass it around…..Thank You!!!!!
Monday, July 8th, 2002
1:26 am
Hey, i think I'll join the ridiculously by saying "Hi, I'm new" I'm mike, i'm 17, I make movies. its what i love to do and what i will do for the rest of my life. Currently I'm in Colombia making a movie i wrote about family life, unity and relationships. I'm trying to mature. Its a rather darker picture than my usual work. i hope to use this group to meet some interesting people that can help me or i can help along my long road. I dont care about fame, i dont crave attention, and i really dont have issues regarding myself do to a lack of attnetion or support in childhood, i just want to tell stories, mine and others in the best way possible. I hope this groups cool. Thanks.

Current Mood: awake
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2002
2:58 am
If anyone gets bored, check out my new website, tell me what you think..


Current Mood: vball tired
Friday, June 28th, 2002
3:35 pm
I have pins and needles in my fingers, I can barely see, but I have a new highscore.


I love Quadnet.
56834 off the great million. Then I'll scream.

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, February 12th, 2002
10:46 pm
Brand New Member...
Hey im a young director myself, if anyone would like to trade their own short films, or view mine, let me know.
Monday, December 10th, 2001
5:59 pm
Hey there - I originally joined this community under the name edgar. I'm using this other username - overly_dramatic - as a kind of online dramaturg's notebook for a production of 'Trainspotting' that I'm currently directing for the University of Canterbury Drama Society in Chrsitchurch, New Zealand. If you're at all interested in what I'm up to, feel free to have a peek. It's fairly sparse at the moment, but it should be a bit fuller after a day or two.



Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2001
7:32 pm
hello all... ummm.. 5 of you or whatever.

i just joined this forum. i'm a theatre director.... just fresh out of NYU trying to make some good work. anyone wanna make some experimental art?


Current Mood: artistic
Friday, July 20th, 2001
3:19 pm
I just made a webcomic. Check it out if you want, here
Sunday, July 15th, 2001
1:00 pm
10 Weeks Inbetween
So I'm thinking of producing this play that I wrote at college. Putting it on AT COLLEGE, I wrote it SOPHOMORE-JUNIOR year of high school. I have no idea how one would go about getting permission to start a journey such as this. Maybe I should go elsewhere.... the local high school.... I don't know.
12:02 pm
I'm So Tired
I don't really know why I joined this forum; I'm not really a director. But hey, if you want me to be, I'll be the best for you (I think I got that from AI; Hey Jiggolo Joe, Whaddya know?) Anyway, yeah. Maybe I'll write stuff in UCSD. who knows. Let the creative juices flow baby!

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, July 14th, 2001
10:00 pm
The Beginning
Hello? Anyone out there... ?

Testing... testing.... one, two- okay, this isn't funny anymore. Yes, no? No?
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