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Don
Posted: October 12th, 2018, 3:47pm Report to Moderator
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So, what are you writing?

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Write a 4 to 7 page (not including the title page) properly formatted short script.

Theme: "Creature Feature"
Genre: horror, thriller, suspense, noir, or keeping with the season
Rating: PG (no cursing or excessive violence)
Challenge: Create a three page comic.  Each scene would be one panel of a comic. And there could be one to 7 panels per page.  Visit HyperEpics.com to help you visualize your action slugs.

Submit your script anonymously to SimplyScripts.com/OWC

Notes to the writer:  Be descriptive with the visual cues, but leave the artist some room for creative interpretation.  Also, be mindful of space constraints.  Avoid extended sequence of dialogue/narration so that you don't overwhelm the images.  You only have three pages at your disposal in the comic, so use page one as establishing the story, page two is where the action takes place, and the third page offers the conclusion.  Surprise or twist endings will work well in this format.

Lastly - be bold.  Don't be constrained by budget as anything you imagine can be drawn into a comic format!


One script will be selected by HyperEpics.com from the pool of top Writer's Choices to be translated into a comic.

Note: If your script is selected to be translated into a comic you agree to allow Hyper Epic and SimplyScripts to publish the visual representation of your script to their respective sites. The writer will still retain all rights to the submitted screenplay. Writer will be credited with “Story by”.

There will be a review page emailed to you for you to score the scripts you read.  Please only give scores to scripts that you have read. Please do not rate scripts in your review.

Schedule:
Friday 10/12 - Theme and Genre release
Friday 10/19 - Scripts due 11:59 pm edt
Wednesday 10/24 - Writers Choice votes due
November 10 - Writers Choice and Hyper Epic's choice revealed (

This isn't a contest - it’s a challenge.  There are no official prizes…

You may submit more than one script but it’s better to write one GREAT script than two or three mediocre ones. You may also have a writing partner.
You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until the deadline. Do not put your real name on your script – this is an anonymous challenge.  However, please use your real name when submitting your script.  After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit your script with your name on it.

Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review the other scripts submitted.

Please put © on your title page.

Best of luck and I hope everyone enjoys this challenge.

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Very cool! It’s an interesting challenge and a terrific prize. Count me in!


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Reef Dreamer
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Sorry if I’m being dumb, but on the one hand it says write a standard formatted script. 4/7 pages etc. This I understand.

On the other hand, create a three (different page length ) page comic. So I assume this is a separate document??

I am struggling to see how these match up.

Any examples of this blend that we could see to understand?

Thanks


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Nice challenge, Don!!


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I'm interested in some input from Bill's query.

As one of the uninitiated I kinda get it, kinda don't, re the three page and then optional 4 to 7 page model.

I looked at the website examples and they are strong on the Narrator format i.e., running commentary.

Creature Feature horror comic, but more or less G-rated as well, like Godzilla I suppose. Interesting, but not sure it's up my alley.


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Looks like I'm out as well - it's just hard to come up with anything for this theme. But good luck to everyone else. I'll read as many as I can.
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PG horror?
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PG horror?

Yeah, there's plenty of that. It's like horror-lite I suppose. The Blog, The Swarm, old fashioned horror features like The Day Of The Triffids, King Kong, Godzilla. Only so far a horror comic can really scare you, surely.



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Dustin
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I don't see how anything can be scary if there hasn't been some explicit violence to indicate just how afraid one should be.

A poltergeist is just an annoying joke until it kills somebody. The more violently the victim is dispatched, the more everyone should be afraid.

I may try this... I just need to find the time with everything else I'm doing.

For anyone struggling with the format here, my advice, for what it's worth, is to write a normal script and leave the creators of the graphic novels to take what's important... much like a director does with the screenplay. Our job is mainly story, usually. That's how I'd handle it if I entered this, but I could be wrong.
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We had a PG horror challenge in the past. And the writer's choice was pretty impressive.

But I'm with Libby - it's hard to factor in the comics for me. That's why I won't be able to write for it.
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Here's the link to the selectee which I thought was pretty strong.
https://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-oct09/m-1257215823/s-new/

People noticed a few others as well, I remember Cumbara did well in that too. Don't remember any others, that was way back in 2009.
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Don
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Quoted from Reef Dreamer
Sorry if I’m being dumb, but on the one hand it says write a standard formatted script. 4/7 pages etc. This I understand.

On the other hand, create a three (different page length ) page comic. So I assume this is a separate document??

I am struggling to see how these match up.

Any examples of this blend that we could see to understand?

Thanks


Write the script - 4 to 7 pages.  If selected, the output will be a three page comic.  

Don


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Quoted from LC
I'm interested in some input from Bill's query.

As one of the uninitiated I kinda get it, kinda don't, re the three page and then optional 4 to 7 page model.

I looked at the website examples and they are strong on the Narrator format i.e., running commentary.

Creature Feature horror comic, but more or less G-rated as well, like Godzilla I suppose. Interesting, but not sure it's up my alley.


As Dustin said write a story first and worry about translation later... but for what it’s worth my understanding is that it takes 4-7 pages of script format to tell three comic pages’ worth of story.

A panel is more or less one action sequence, of which several might fit into a traditional screenplay scene. It looks like Don is asking us to break things up so there’s just one action sequence per written scene.

I like the idea and the chance to get it made, but as expected the October subject matter is a tough one for me personally.

For writers who absoluy can’t write squeaky clean, you might be able to have a character yell “$@&#!”



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This is a normal OWC. We write a short based on the criteria. The only difference is what happens with one selected script.

To help the adaptation to a comic, include strong visuals in your script. The wow factor, something cool and stylish. Dialogue should be sparse, your story needs to rely on visuals more. And remember, there is no sound unless it is to be written on the comic panel, far less effective than heard on screen, and the lighting isn’t dynamic.

All that means is we write with a few more restrictions, but the budget is unlimited. You can have literally anything happen, any effect, any time period, any setting. And these shorts will be well suited for animation or even getting filmed if you still keep the budget grounded.

You also don’t have to write that way. The OWC is a short script, and will be read and voted on based on its merits as a short script. If it isn’t suited for adaptation it won’t be picked, but it could still win the OWC.


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Quoted from Don


Write the script - 4 to 7 pages.  If selected, the output will be a three page comic.  

Don


Ah ha. I get it now.

Thanks


My scripts  HERE

The Elevator Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville
Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final
Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.  Third - Honolulu
Ultimate Weapon - Fresh Voices - second place
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