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Old March 23rd, 2006, 07:53 AM   #91
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I'm glad to see some people not only have ideas, but footage as well. Man, this reflections theme is kicking my ass. I got nothing (good) so far... But hey, I still have two whole weeks, which is plenty of time. Oy.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 08:22 AM   #92
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Sticktoitiveness, Robert, that's what I think it's about. For the first week or so, though I had my idea, it felt horrible, and I wanted to give up. At some point I realized just how much time I had left and decided to go ahead with the idea I wasn't too fond of, and it seems to be working out so far. Slow and steady wins the race, mind over matter, that kind of thing; I never knew mere persistence could be so effective, but here I am. Also--can't remember where I read this, sorry--"Don't get it right, get it written" is good advice. You say you have no good ideas, well, get them on paper. That way you actually have something to work with. If it's no good, you can edit it, but we never get to the editing stage if we never write anything in the first place.

Even if you think your ideas aren't good, I say do one of them anyway. If we never get our bad movies out of our heads, we'll never make room for the good ones. And they're probably not that bad, after all. We are our own worst critics, they say.

Might I suggest plugging "reflect" or "reflection" into the search field at http://www.thesaurus.com/? Look through the results, there may be some synonyms that spark an idea or two.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 08:39 AM   #93
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I'm stagnant. 1 week to go nothing shot. I suck.

On the song, try this link. This will replace that song with another. It least this one has visuals...

http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/

badger, badger, badger, mushroom, mushroom....

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 09:14 AM   #94
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One week to go? I thought we had until midnight on the 8th?
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 09:26 AM   #95
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let's take a poll...what is worse, posting something incoherent that only makes sense to you, in your own pea brain, or hanging by your thumbs from the wall of shame?

opinions?
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 09:30 AM   #96
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LOL, Meryem! By far, hanging by your thumbs is worse. Your movies are always great. Finish it up so we can enjoy it!!! :)
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 09:42 AM   #97
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Too late Meryem. I should have volunteered my thumbs like a man.

But there's always next time for the wall. Thank you sincerely for all the encouragement and guidance.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 09:46 AM   #98
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let's take a poll...what is worse, posting something incoherent that only makes sense to you, in your own pea brain, or hanging by your thumbs from the wall of shame?

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So far it looks like thumbs for me. I guess that would be thumbs down huh!

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 09:56 AM   #99
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I'm stagnant. 1 week to go nothing shot. I suck.

On the song, try this link. This will replace that song with another. It least this one has visuals...

http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/

badger, badger, badger, mushroom, mushroom....

Sean McHenry

AAGGHHHHH!!! Curse you Sean McHenry!

I clicked on your link....silly me.

And to think that today is my birthday. I am spending it with that sweet little ditty stuck....stuck....STUCK in my head all day long.

lol.

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 10:32 AM   #100
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Tell me a story...any story

Far be it from me to criticize any of the contenders for writer's block. I'm not even competing this time around, but I can be a cheerleader on the sidelines (no pom pom jokes please)

Although I have learned that it is typically better to plan the production, and write, stage, shoot and edit with a clearly defined plan...sometimes it is okay to just run around with a camera and see what you can come up with in the edit......even if it is just telling a story, sometimes it is fun to watch (as evidenced by my 2 1/2 year old last night sharing what she learned at last week's library storytime session)

http://homepage.mac.com/lunarparcel/...heater131.html

This would never qualify as an entry, but shot in 2 minutes, edited in 3, online in 10 minutes - start to finish - I actually favor it considerably over my entry for DVC #1.....

..but think about what you could do with 2 more weeks to go.

Just grab a camera, drive around and do some pick up shooting for the next 4 days, even if it is just interviewing your neighbors about UFO sightings.....and that still gives you a week and a half to have fun with the edit.

In the end, it is true...the Wall of Shame is only made out of balsa wood, but it really is cool to be able to say you entered, competed and posted something for everyone to see and maybe even enjoy - no matter what it is.

YOU CAN DO IT....RAH RAH RAH.

Enough pep for today...I gotta go get some coffee.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 10:57 AM   #101
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I panic prematurely... In that case, Wow, only 2 weeks left...

I feel better. I will repeat my earlier message in 1 week.

Badger, badger, badger. A snake! A snake!...

If you can't live with that one in your head, try this one...

http://www.rathergood.com/moon_song/

These scary creatures were used in some Quiznos spots some time back. There were stories on the net (Google Sponge Monkeys) about small children breaking into tears when these things came on. I thought the damn things were real roadkill.

Now you'll be seeing things as well as hearing them. Good luck with that. I'm already warped as previous contest entries will show so these no longer effect me.

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 08:20 PM   #102
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I have ideas and a few things written down. I'm going to try to get a more detailed script finished tonight.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 10:31 PM   #103
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In reality, I have about 3 legal pages with notes for the final scene. The thing won't be chronological, a bit like Momento I suppose. I have a great finish, I just need the stuff in the middle and the stuff at the front. Sounds easy huh?

Anyone done yet?

I wonder if Dylan has access in Africa? That reminds me, why do elephants wear red sneakers? So they can hide in the the cherry trees. Ever seen an elephant in a cherry tree? See how good it works!

Fade In:

Interior, House, Evening

Wide

Some Nut
(smiling)
"Yeah, let them get that tune out of their heads"

He stands up and begins singing.

Some Nut
(like an insane chipmunk scampering to the fridge)
"We love the moon, cause it is good to us"

...

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 11:40 PM   #104
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Fade In:

Interior, House, Evening

Wide

Some Nut
(smiling)
"Yeah, let them get that tune out of their heads"

He stands up and begins singing.

Some Nut
(like an insane chipmunk scampering to the fridge)
"We love the moon, cause it is good to us"

...

Sean
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Old March 24th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #105
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(as evidenced by my 2 1/2 year old last night sharing what she learned at last week's library storytime session)

http://homepage.mac.com/lunarparcel/...heater131.html

This would never qualify as an entry, but shot in 2 minutes, edited in 3, online in 10 minutes - start to finish - I actually favor it considerably over my entry for DVC #1.....
Johnathan,

Miranda is a lot more watchable and entertaining than my last entry in DVC4! I'm glad you are disqualifyng yourself so the rest of us have a chance!
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