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 :
The 400 Blows (1959)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
The Revenant (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
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