Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jill Chamberlain's Screenplay Workshop - Registration Open

FALL 2010 PROGRAMS:

SCREENWRITING FUNDAMENTALS
5 weeks -
Wednesdays 7-9:30 pm, Sept 8 - Oct 6
$225

SCREENWRITERS' MASTER CLASS
10 weeks -
Wednesdays 7-9:30 pm, Sept 8 - Nov 17
$395

INDIVIDUAL SCRIPT CONSULTATION
A 1½-hour private consultation on your screenplay or screenplay ideas, $70

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION & CONSULTATION PACKAGE
Five sessions, 90 minutes per session, $370

All workshops are
- taught by professional screenwriters
- meet in central Austin classroom
- open to all levels -- from complete beginners to professionals with
scripts ready to workshop

FOR SYLLABI / BIOS / REGISTRATION / INFO:
http://www.thescreenplayworkshop.org

Monday, August 30, 2010

Oldmeal - Adam Gins

Oldmeal from Adam Gins on Vimeo.


I'm in love with this film.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jesus, We're Old






I'm working on a toast to my best friend Karen and reminiscing like mad over the last twenty-two years we've known each other. Has it been that long? Jesus we're old.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Goodbye, Dobie Theater



I saw Hands on a Hard Body, The Blair Witch Project, my first short film The Bathroom, my students first short films and so many more movies on your screens. But most importantly, Mark and I walked down the Egyptian Theater aisle to Sunrise and became man and wife. I will miss you Dobie Theater! So long.

Tim League, You're Awesome

This makes me super excited for Fantastic Fest. Right around the corner!

Austin Pranks the Cast of Scott Pilgrim from poshdeluxe on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

My Teen Angst Stamp

Two weeks before classes start up again at UT. So I've been using my free time wisely cranking out the first draft of Nikki is a Punk Rocker. I'm reliving my adolescence, being in a band, pretending to be a rock star in front of a mirror with my hair brush. All that. I still have a ways to go with the script. It's only a first draft. And like Andrew Stanton says, "Your first draft is shit. And then each draft gets better and better." Hopefully I'm not writing total shit. But regardless I'm having fun.

This is something I would and possibly could make myself if I found the right budget. It's funny because I write a ton of scripts. And some of them I know I'll never be able to make myself. And some of them I don't want to make myself. But this one. I do. It's got my teen angst stamp all over it.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Walter Lehman - 2004

Walter Lehman from Kat Candler on Vimeo.

I used to look at short films as "lessons". This short film was my lesson in realism. Trying to make the characters and dialogue feel as real as possible. What I would do in hindsight.-- make it a lot shorter. And tweak the story a little. But even still, I'm proud of what we did. I came up with the story and then brought in Jerry and Scott (my actors and friends) to develop the script through improv.