I'm beginning the reading for lesson 5 today as well as finishing my Werner Herzog assignment.
I had another awesome meeting with my screenwriting mentor and have reuinited with my local mentor today after their 3 week shoot in Myanmar. I was able to see the spot that we filmed a few weeks ago in its final format and almost cried because it looked so beautiful and I remember what a difficult and stressful shoot it was for some involved; It was rewarding, to say the least.
My screenwriting mentor and I now have a "scaffolding" for my screenplay- It's a very basic framework involving an overall story and order of events. I also decided how I want to begin my story and I will be writing the first 2 scenes this week. I had already written a first scene and now I'm going a different direction. One thing that I really like about my screenwriting mentor, Brian, is how he encourages me to develop ideas without developing them for me or oversuggesting things. What I really needed a person who could help me maintain my confidence level in my own ideas and style, nd he does that well- offering ideas around practicality and considerations without controlling or impacting my story too much.
I'll be back next week with my first two scenes!