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Getting Started Posted on 2016-03-01 by Will Newell

I met with my mentor, Dean today. We discussed the various routes people take in developing a film career. Based off of my work, he strongly recommended developing as much writing material as possible. We also covered the standard order a crew is built from a producer with a concept/script to pre-production, and the complications that arise when deviations occur. He recommended several books and films which will be discussed as I process them.

I worked with my student services advisor, Elliot, on developing synopses for 3 films ideas I have. He provided feedback to help me turn them from vague thematic concepts to concrete plot points that can function as a start point for developing a feature length script. I will continue developing them over the next week. I additionaly wrote a brief paper detailing my desires with regard to a career in film.

Films I re/watched :

Casablanca (1942)

The 400 Blows (1959)

Annie Hall (1977)

The Evil Dead (1981)

Delicatessen (1991)

Dazed and Confused (1993)

The Revenant (2015)

The Big Short (2015)

Deadpool (2016)

 

Date of Session: 28th of February, 2016

I read the chapter and skimmed through the synopses/assignments.

Time In: 20:00

Time Out: 21:00

Date of Session: 29th of February, 2016

I left the chapter open as a reference while completing my film career summary and writing out my own synopses.

Time In: 12:00

Time Out: 20:00

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