Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I LOVE Learning!

Hey guys and dolls! Today was the first day of classes. Is it sad to say I had fun at school? Well I so did!

I had a class at 9am. This class is about taking true stories and turning them into screenplays and dramatic stories. The idea isn't just to rehash someone's life on film but to dramatize it and make a compelling movie out of it.

I decided for this class I would talk about the Sherman Bros (PS I am so sorry if you've already read this on my Facebook and Twitter). I'm excited to keep my story in the Disney family. I am also warning you now that I'll be looking for the sad parts of their lives and not just the happy Sherman Bros tales. I'll let you know how it goes.

The other class I'm taking is about writing "spec" scripts for TV. You take an existing TV show and write a what-if script. I chose Family Guy. Ok so it's not Disney but I love animation and how much freedom (and yet restriction) it gives you as a writer. It's like you're free to write what you want but you still have to be true to the characters and the world they live in.

Needless to say I am stoked for this summer! Hopefully I can keep this excitement all summer long.

8 comments:

  1. I'd love to read what you write after you are done.

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  2. Those sound like fun classes! Especially the "spec" script one! I would like to hear what you come up with for a Family Guy what-if!

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  3. I would LOVE to see a movie about the Sherman Bros! What a great idea! :-) Good luck with the projects!

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  4. Good luck in your classes! Hope you post your finished writings!

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  5. Not many people say they like school but I use to love going to school, especially if it is classes you really enjoyed. I went to college and majored in nursing and my favorite class was Anatomy. I love learning about the human body and how it works.

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  6. I really want to hear more about this. I love the Sherman Brothers and enjoy learning about the good and the bad. We are all human so we all have happy and sad moments. Artist especially have more of these moments. Can't wait to meet Richard Sherman.

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  7. I love what the Sherman Brothers wrote. It's great that you love going to school.

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  8. That sounds very cool. I love the classes when I am in them (writing classes that is)....I just lack the motivation to do it. Props to you!

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