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khamanna
Posted: May 17th, 2015, 7:29am Report to Moderator
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I'll do this only if I manage to collect all of my energie for my NYWIFT script rewrite. I must do that one first.
Which leaves me with one or two days. Which means the script will be full of it... you know what.

Good luck to everyone.

LC, I'm glad it's not about blonde men (not into them as well), although it could be two blondes in an elevator...
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DanC
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Hi Guys, and girls,
     thanks for letting me know.  You know what makes this really hard, and I did some research on this last night.  Most bottle episodes that occur happen within a certain reference.  In other words, the writers know what the plan is.

Star trek was famous for them.  They knew they had the entire ship to work with.  Other sitcoms knew they could use the school gym or something like that.

Without any "framework" for the series you are working on, it's really hard to create a series in your mind, then create the bottle from that series.

I could easily put an episode of Friends in this set up.  Or Buffy.  

I wish we had a frame of what the series was like.  If this is supposed to be "real life" we'd know what series we are writing for, right?

Dan

ps Libby, the Pain meds are "fun"  yeah, I hate them.  But, the pain isn't optional, it's too much for any human to deal with.


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DanC
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Quoted from khamanna
I'll do this only if I manage to collect all of my energie for my NYWIFT script rewrite. I must do that one first.
Which leaves me with one or two days. Which means the script will be full of it... you know what.

Good luck to everyone.

LC, I'm glad it's not about blonde men (not into them as well), although it could be two blondes in an elevator...


What are you working on?  If you need anything read, feel free to send me an email.  I'd be happy to read it for you.

Good luck
Dan


Please read my scripts:
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I'm interested in reading animation, horror, sci fy, suspense, fantasy, and anything that is good.  I enjoy writing the same.  Looking to team with anyone!

Thanks
Dan
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Quoted from DanC
Hi Guys, and girls,
     thanks for letting me know.  You know what makes this really hard, and I did some research on this last night.  Most bottle episodes that occur happen within a certain reference.  In other words, the writers know what the plan is.

Star trek was famous for them.  They knew they had the entire ship to work with.  Other sitcoms knew they could use the school gym or something like that.

Without any "framework" for the series you are working on, it's really hard to create a series in your mind, then create the bottle from that series.

I could easily put an episode of Friends in this set up.  Or Buffy.  

I wish we had a frame of what the series was like.  If this is supposed to be "real life" we'd know what series we are writing for, right?

Dan

ps Libby, the Pain meds are "fun"  yeah, I hate them.  But, the pain isn't optional, it's too much for any human to deal with.

I feel you're overthinking this Dan. Look at what is required as Don put up. The restrictions are minimal. Write the story, that's the important part within the setting and low budget/small cast in mind.


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I haven't written a OWC script in a loooong time, BUT...I got it all planned out last night. It came to me like a homesick puppy. So, I'm in!

You know it will be dark. Some, or maybe even loads of violence. Sex. Well, duh! And, of course a twist!...Or maybe it'll be a nice little childrens' story. Or old people stranded in a stuck elevator while one of them is dying. Or maybe a gay comedy. You just just never know!   MWUAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


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Quoted from DanC
Hi Guys, and girls,
     thanks for letting me know.  You know what makes this really hard, and I did some research on this last night.  Most bottle episodes that occur happen within a certain reference.  In other words, the writers know what the plan is.

Star trek was famous for them.  They knew they had the entire ship to work with.  Other sitcoms knew they could use the school gym or something like that.

Without any "framework" for the series you are working on, it's really hard to create a series in your mind, then create the bottle from that series.

I could easily put an episode of Friends in this set up.  Or Buffy.  

I wish we had a frame of what the series was like.  If this is supposed to be "real life" we'd know what series we are writing for, right?

Dan

ps Libby, the Pain meds are "fun"  yeah, I hate them.  But, the pain isn't optional, it's too much for any human to deal with.


You are writing a low to no budget, 5 to 12 page script of any genre set in/or around an elevator.


That's it.

You really do not need to conceptualise an entire series in your head.
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Dreamscale
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Quoted from Grandma Bear
I haven't written a OWC script in a loooong time, BUT...I got it all planned out last night. It came to me like a homesick puppy. So, I'm in!

You know it will be dark. Some, or maybe even loads of violence. Sex. Well, duh! And, of course a twist!...Or maybe it'll be a nice little childrens' story. Or old people stranded in a stuck elevator while one of them is dying. Or maybe a gay comedy. You just just never know!   MWUAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


Yeah...what she said...same for me.  


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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DanC
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Quoted from Grandma Bear
I haven't written a OWC script in a loooong time, BUT...I got it all planned out last night. It came to me like a homesick puppy. So, I'm in!

You know it will be dark. Some, or maybe even loads of violence. Sex. Well, duh! And, of course a twist!...Or maybe it'll be a nice little childrens' story. Or old people stranded in a stuck elevator while one of them is dying. Or maybe a gay comedy. You just just never know!   MWUAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


Or maybe, ALL OF IT, TOGETHER. COMBINED.  Now that's a MUHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH coughs, wait, coughing now, can't breathe.  Really can'....can......no...br
passed out

Back now.

Hey Pia, how's the script coming along?  Were my ideas any help to you at all?  I love the concept.

Dan


Please read my scripts:
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Thanks
Dan
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Am I the only one who is stuck for an idea on this one? I guess I can't come up with something for the sake of coming up with something.

I need a little bit of investment.


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DanC
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Am I the only one who is stuck for an idea on this one? I guess I can't come up with something for the sake of coming up with something.

I need a little bit of investment.


Nope, you are not alone.

My ideas are either too stupid, or far too involved.  I'm having an issue thinking of anything good.  If I knew I was doing this for Star Trek, or CSI or SHIELD, or even Good Wife, then I'd have a better idea.

What throws me off is the series related bottle, which are done in series.  This is a stand alone with no real purpose other then to be a stand alone with no direction.

It's hard to think of something good to great, in 5-12 pages.

Dan


Please read my scripts:
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1427564706/

I'm interested in reading animation, horror, sci fy, suspense, fantasy, and anything that is good.  I enjoy writing the same.  Looking to team with anyone!

Thanks
Dan
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The message in a bottle hint was as obscure as it gets. Well played, Don.

I like the topic. Got nothing so far, but I like it. No crazy boundaries and very indie-friendly. I reckon at least a few will eventually get produced this OWC.

Good luck all -- and to Khamanna with the NYF..T...something rewrite. If you need another pair of eyes to look over it, feel free to drop me a PM.
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Coming up with a good to great idea in less than 12 hours is pretty difficult to impossible, in reality.

Take your time, peeps.  No rush here...we've a whole week, and once you have your idea, the actual writing should be a breeze.

Do I have a good idea?  No.  Do I have any ideas?  Well, yeah...a script set in some sort of elevator.  I'll just take it from there.


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I'd like to commit to the OWC, but the idea I have... without giving anything away, are we allowed to do a script that takes place in/on a LIFT that's NOT in a building but outside?
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Quoted from Dreamscale


Yeah...what she said...same for me.  


Jeff Bush - covered in honey - stuck in a lift with a bunch of gay St Louis Rams fans....



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Quoted from Leegion
I'd like to commit to the OWC, but the idea I have... without giving anything away, are we allowed to do a script that takes place in/on a LIFT that's NOT in a building but outside?


The location is elevator/lift. If the elevator/lift exists outside a building, it seems it would fall within the parameters of the exercise.

Don


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