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RayW
Posted: February 11th, 2011, 8:45am Report to Moderator
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Consider suspending normal procedures for special projects.

The precedent has been established:
- Normally, anyone submits whatever they would like reviewed and critiqued and Don posts it ten to fourteen days later.
- Challenges seem to have their entries posted much earlier.
- Sometimes they're even anonymous.
- The SS community bears a weighting toward content and theme more for shorts, while features receive more spelling and grammatical fine tooth comb attention.

A whole new set of rules may evolve from this.
Just consider it.
Maybe even make entries anonymous to minimize tender feelings.
Once a project gets rolling everyone's two cents will metamorphosize the base idea.
Eventually that can be revealed.

I support that an interesting idea, poorly executed initially, can be teased forward.



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khamanna
Posted: February 11th, 2011, 9:39am Report to Moderator
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I'm in love with the idea too - reworking a script using all the feedback.
--this way a rewrite is ensured (even though only for a script that has potential) and some of us are too lazy to rewrite for the sake of rewriting (I rewrite but don't repost).

Anyway, that would be very exciting I think.
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Since Rick doesn't like the idea of a competition, it will be run as a regular OWC. The fun difference this time will be that the challenge will actually be to write something for a real producer/director who is actually looking for something specific to shoot.

It should be lots of fun. Just remember, if you don't like the theme/genre do not send in a pisstake!!!!!!!

Friday February 18th will be the anouncement and Friday the 25th will be the due date!  


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RayW
Posted: February 11th, 2011, 10:51am Report to Moderator
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For those whom cannot seem to help themselves, we could take the fun out of submitting pisstakes by finding competitions that cater to humor and comedy.

A separate category can accommodate the p!ssers.
Make it gold.

2011's a bust, but there's plenty of time to prep for 2012.
http://www.lacomedyshorts.com/lacs2011/shorts/submit.htm


Also:
Toronto Giggleshorts Festival in 2011
Jamuary 28. 29 30
Submit Deadline is Jan. 17th 2011
http://www.giggleshorts.com/giggle-submit.html

Maybe next year, clowns.




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One question - will it be anonymous?
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Quoted from khamanna
One question - will it be anonymous?


Yes.
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After reading all the discussion, here's my two bob's worth (though it don't mean jack as its all decided anyway...?)

I see the points about making sure we get decent scripts done for Rick to look at. But any type of competition and next round thing would've have been too formal for this site. If we wanna try our luck in that we can pay money and enter real comps.

I understand Phil's thinking about avoiding too many unpolished scripts - but if the writers here are keen enough to produce something special for Rick to do, then i guess they'll apply extra discipline and make sure its spot on.

I don't necessarily agree that scripts done quick are gonna suffer for being ripped out - sometimes that initial flash of inspo needs to done to preserve the 'magic'. You could write the thing on Day One and just spend all week making any adjustments to it before submitting.

Anyway, it all sounds good!!

Cheers stevie


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dogglebe
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Here's a really cool idea:

Make it a 2WC.  Everyone submits anonymously.  After they're posted and so much time is dedicated to reading/critiquing them, Rick picks the best four (or however many) scripts.  

The four writers are given another two weeks to tweak said scripts and resubmit them.

Rick picks the best of the four for consideration to produce.


You're welcome.

Phil
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mcornetto
Posted: February 11th, 2011, 6:56pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from dogglebe
Here's a really cool idea:

Make it a 2WC.  Everyone submits anonymously.  After they're posted and so much time is dedicated to reading/critiquing them, Rick picks the best four (or however many) scripts.  

The four writers are given another two weeks to tweak said scripts and resubmit them.

Rick picks the best of the four for consideration to produce.


You're welcome.

Phil


Phil,

Rick doesn't want the advantage of seeing how the writers develop their stories because he believes it would be divisive.  He would rather give everyone a chance by considering the scripts after the writer had one week to work on it.

If we want to do a tournament, we'll have to wait until another OWC.

Or we could give everyone one week to write a script.  Then after getting comments, give everyone (who wants to continue) two weeks to do a rewrite.   That isn't divisive and it gives everyone a chance to develop their stories if they want to.  
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dogglebe
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Everyone could rewrite their scripts, but only the four would be considered.


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mcornetto
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Quoted from dogglebe
Everyone could rewrite their scripts, but only the four would be considered.


Phil


What's this four thing?  You know Asians wouldn't like that - four is an unlucky number - it means death.  
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dogglebe
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Then make it three.  I hear it's a magic number.




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mcornetto
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How about none to as many scripts that continued are the ones that would be considered.
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jwent6688
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I'm all for the One Week Challenge. Let Rick figure out what he wants and thinks would be the best criteria. We'll give it our best seven day shot. If one grabs him, he can work with the writer over several weeks to get the script ready.

Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if we see a serious upswing of scripts submitted this go around. Adding more time, just adds more scripts. If I logged onto the site one and a half weeks into a two week challenge... I could krank out a ten page script in three days. Would it be good? Of course, Cuz I wrote it.

James


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RayW
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How about Rick pick three or four (wink) and then we all re-write those and then pick from the re-writes.
That's how the biz goes anyway.



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