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Grandma Bear
Posted: February 10th, 2011, 10:07pm Report to Moderator
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Then why were you suggesting a TWC?


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mcornetto
Posted: February 10th, 2011, 10:11pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Grandma Bear
Cornetto found 6 or 7 for the Dark series. I believe we all did rewrites after our scripts were chosen...


You all did varying degrees of rewrites.  Plus I made other small changes as they were being made.  It very easy to find dialogue that shouldn't have been then when you are editing.
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dogglebe
Posted: February 10th, 2011, 10:14pm Report to Moderator
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Not everyone can write a polished/producable script in one week.

I propose that Rick run a 2/3WC, given certain requirements for a ten page script.  He may say it requires a specific location, or a certain cast of characters, or whatever.  To promote the practice of rewrites, the script cannot be submitted until a day or two prior to the deadline.  This way, no one can crank a script out in two days.

I also recommend that a rule be set, saying that only one script per person.

The whole point is to submit a script that is as good as it can be.


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Baltis.
Posted: February 10th, 2011, 10:16pm Report to Moderator
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I also don't want to see a shit gaggle of those absurd "pisstake" scripts some people like to write... I hate those and if it wasn't for me committing ahead of time to reading, and I did, every 1wc last go around I would have passed all of them by.
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Grandma Bear
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No piss takes will be allowed. People that write those will be shunned by the SS community!

I still don't want to see a 2 or 3 WC. We're sticking with the OWC. Rick will know if he sees a script that has greatotential even if a few rewrites will be needed.


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mcornetto
Posted: February 10th, 2011, 10:21pm Report to Moderator
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Why not do something a bit different?  Something like a league competetion in rounds.  Allow the first round to get crit like a normal OWC (hopefully better because it will be used) then pick a number of them to continue on to the second round.  For the second round give the author two weeks to make changes based on the crit for their first round.  At the end of that round Rick should have an idea if any of the scripts will work.  Not only that but he'll get a good idea of how the author works with rewrites - which is going to be essential if he wants to mould it for a festival.    
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Grandma Bear
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Fuck! I hate typing on the iPad!!!

Great potential and pisstakes...


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dogglebe
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I'm not even talking about pisstake; I don't think there would be any of the chance of production is there.  I'm just saying that people should have the chance to produce the best script they can.

In a fairly recent OWC, someone submitted a script in four hours.  And guess what!  It sucked!  Do we really want to submit that?  Or read that?

Supposing Rick says he wants a ten page horror script that takes place in a light house, using only three adolescent female characters.  And he's giving everyone three weeks to write it.  People shouldn't be allowed to submit their script for eighteen days.  If you finish writing your script in six days, you have twelve days to improve it.

Izzall I'm sayin'


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Grandma Bear
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Like that idea Michael!!!


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Baltis.
Posted: February 10th, 2011, 10:25pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from mcornetto
Why not do something a bit different?  Something like a league competetion in rounds.  Allow the first round to get crit like a normal OWC (hopefully better because it will be used) then pick a number of them to continue on to the second round.  For the second round give the author two weeks to make changes based on the crit for their first round.  At the end of that round Rick should have an idea if any of the scripts will work.  Not only that but he'll get a good idea of how the author works with rewrites - which is going to be essential if he wants to mould it for a festival.    


I think that's a good idea.  Only the best of the best get in.  This also takes care of what Phil is talking about too (idiots posting their epics in 4 hours and all)... Well, in a round about way.  I also think that any script submitted before the deadline should be shit canned from the get go.
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Grandma Bear
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Just like the NYC comp was supposed to be beforebthey got too many entries and paid crap readers to read


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Quoted from Grandma Bear
Just like the NYC comp was supposed to be beforebthey got too many entries and paid crap readers to read


Ha, exactly.

I kinda like that idea of the better scripts advancing.  That would add a whole other level to the OWC.
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Scar Tissue Films
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Don't want a competition for this one. Too divisive and who's to say that the very "worst" script couldn't metamorphosize into the "best" given the chance to apply constructive feedback?

Whatever length of time we go for, I insist that everyone gets the same chance.
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But that is why you would judge it after the feedback.  If you think they should apply the feedback then it goes on.
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Scar Tissue Films
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Quoted from mcornetto
But that is why you would judge it after the feedback.  If you think they should apply the feedback then it goes on.


I think the idea is a good one, I just don't want it to be the case that a group of people are suddenly debarred from continuing after the first round.

I don't think it's in the spirit of the site/challenge and it may foster resentment.

I understand that you (and everyone else for that matter) are trying to ensure a certain standard...but I'd rather it was inclusive of everyone at all times.
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