Sunday, June 8, 2008

Spec Script Update

Yesterday I managed to get quite a lot of spec script work done. I know I do the right thing in outlining ahead of time but there's one thing I really still suck at: budgeting pages. What I think a scene on the outline will probably take in pages and what it does in reality aren't matching up so fluidly. Looking at my outline I thought I might end up having to cut parts for time but it looks like I'm going to be adding more instead. But the outline I started with is more than 1/2 written now. Progress is nice!

I wish I could find a complete Bones teleplay online so I could check their format better. I can find transcripts, which are useless to me, and I can find the 'sides' that leak out every time they audition a guest-star but those are usually 1-3 pages only. I'd love to be able to go through an old episode and break down scenes, pages per, formatting - everything. Not even Ebay is helping!

2 comments:

LH_Schneider said...

If you find such a script, please, let me know. They're more elusive than the Holy Grail.

Evi said...

I've found them for many other shows, just not Bones.

# Pieces Written

Scripts - 3

4 if you count re-writing Sleeping Beauty, Hillbilly-style, in High School

Novels- 1 + .1 + .7

Can I count my 14 or so mentally composted story ideas? No? Drat.

Short Stories - 2

I'll say two officially, so far (one of those still needs to be typed up)... I lost at least 2 of my old ones and I've wiped the slate clean.

Poems- 3...4? 42?

I won awards for 3. After that I lost count.