18 to 24 May, come on down!
This week’s show-and-tell is a video featuring the intro scene (which has been deleted) along with some narration about deleting scenes.
Just like the last couple of weeks, I’m reviewing the layout. This week I’ve been discovering opportunities for more gags, finding a new point to begin telling the story, devising how to make it look like Gronky has fainted using his current character design, and figuring out once and for all what the hell Pointy is doing in the middle of the desert anyway.
The rewrite is a big job. There’s so much reworking to do that it’s hard to know where to begin making the actual changes.
On one hand I’m getting more and more curious to try stuff to see if it works, and on the other I’m afraid of jumping the gun or getting stuck on ideas that won’t work or having the story unravel.
I’m sure these wil all turn out to be dumb animal fears in the end, but having them hovering around makes the movie look scarier than it really should. It also makes stupid little distractions and timesinks all the more tempting. Progress bars, level-ups and
game achievements come so much easier than crossing shots off a shot list.
Just have to make friends with the moviemaking process again and ease back into hands-on work instead of fretting or distraction-seeking, eh?