You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

Story Line

Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:06pm

Post 1 of 11

FiveIronFrenzy

Force: 464 | Joined: 25th Dec 2003 | Posts: 438

Windows User

Gold Member

Hello one and all! Since I have learned from you all, and finished a test video, using lightsaber, and masking effects, I have decided to finish my thought out plan. Make a movie (dramatic music)! Me and a group of friends are currently working on filming a movie, but I need ideas for a good storyline. The script I can do, but the storyline is a bit unsteady. I am looking for a funny, but very cool action movie. Not nessicarily a Star Wars movie, but something that can involve lightsabers, and space ships. So if anyone can give ideas, it will be great!

-Nathan (Filming Freak)

I just got a Shotgun Mic! It is awesome!

Edit: If anyone can give very cool ideas, I will include you in the credits. And if anyone wants to have a part in making the movie e-mail me. Using the mic, premiere, and AlamDV2, I think we can accomplish somthing great!

Email: SKA_GUY13@hotmail.com
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:51pm

Post 2 of 11

Gibs

Force: 1663 | Joined: 21st May 2002 | Posts: 1611

CompositeLab Pro User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

I'm not trying to hold you back or anything, but just trying to give some helpful advice. If you've only done one test video, I wouldn't recommend making a big movie right away. You're going to need lots of experience, and so I advise you to do some more tests and stuff before just diving right in and trying to do something too big.

Having said that, I can't think of any specific ideas for a good storyline, but it is a good idea to think unconventionally. There are so many things that are standard in movies today, and it's a lot neater if you do something original. Maybe style your whole story in a unique way or something like that. And then once you come up with a good idea, do some tests related to that to see if you can do what you are trying to do.

Hope this helps. smile
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:54pm

Post 3 of 11

FiveIronFrenzy

Force: 464 | Joined: 25th Dec 2003 | Posts: 438

Windows User

Gold Member

Yes, yes, yes! I knew someone would say that. Thank you! I do need to do more tests. But I am experianced in Adobe Premiere also. So the filming with go as planned, but the effects will have to wait.

Also, I am not looking to do a spectacular movie.
I will use basic effects.

Thanks!

-Nathan
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:55pm

Post 4 of 11

Amadeus0

Force: 300 | Joined: 8th Feb 2002 | Posts: 121

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User

Gold Member

You state that you have basic scripting abilities. I will recommend a book (or two) for you to read that might help:

http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0805016260/002-4167375-6992837?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=I2SO4B7GF1LB0T&colid=YB9MAWS9XQ1S

http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/1879505495/002-4167375-6992837?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=I2QDVDR7GSPYZD&colid=YB9MAWS9XQ1S

I have not read either of those two books, but I have read "From script to Screen" by the same people, and it was a good read. In fact anything by Linda Seger I would feel safe in recommending.
Posted: Sat, 27th Dec 2003, 8:57pm

Post 5 of 11

FiveIronFrenzy

Force: 464 | Joined: 25th Dec 2003 | Posts: 438

Windows User

Gold Member

Thank you I will check those out in the future!
Posted: Sun, 28th Dec 2003, 12:19am

Post 6 of 11

CoolKabe

Force: 1559 | Joined: 26th Nov 2001 | Posts: 413

Windows User

Gold Member

This should help you in the making of your story:

http://baalbek.20m.com/photo2.html

I HIGHLY recommend you download Ian Pegler's "Scriptmaker." It lets you easily type-up a professional looking script without much effort at all.

-Hope it helps,
Adam Kabe
Posted: Sun, 28th Dec 2003, 2:41am

Post 7 of 11

AndrewtheActorMan

Force: 1859 | Joined: 31st May 2003 | Posts: 1477

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Who needs a proffesional "SUPER-DE-DUPER SCRIPT-MAKER 2oo4!"?

Open up Microsoft word, appleworks, wordpad, notepad even, and WRITE! EVEN A PENCIL AND PAPER!

You dont need a proffesional script maker to make a script! Just write! WRITE! WRITE!


get my point? lol

Andrew wink
Posted: Sun, 28th Dec 2003, 4:05pm

Post 8 of 11

CoolKabe

Force: 1559 | Joined: 26th Nov 2001 | Posts: 413

Windows User

Gold Member

AndrewtheActorMan wrote:

Who needs a proffesional "SUPER-DE-DUPER SCRIPT-MAKER 2oo4!"?
No, you don't need it, but it does help the typing part of the story, and it's free. I only suggested it because of that. Besides, the same page also has other free tools to help in writing.

-Later,
Adam twisted
Posted: Sun, 28th Dec 2003, 9:50pm

Post 9 of 11

FiveIronFrenzy

Force: 464 | Joined: 25th Dec 2003 | Posts: 438

Windows User

Gold Member

I love Word!!! Word is the BEST!!! As a matter of fact I was using it today for a script!
Posted: Mon, 29th Dec 2003, 3:29am

Post 10 of 11

Pooky

Force: 4834 | Joined: 8th Jul 2003 | Posts: 5913

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User FXhome Movie Maker

Gold Member

Try OpenOffice, almost exactly like word, but FREE. Supports Word formats as well.
Posted: Wed, 31st Dec 2003, 1:11am

Post 11 of 11

AndrewtheActorMan

Force: 1859 | Joined: 31st May 2003 | Posts: 1477

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

CoolKabe wrote:

AndrewtheActorMan wrote:

Who needs a proffesional "SUPER-DE-DUPER SCRIPT-MAKER 2oo4!"?
No, you don't need it, but it does help the typing part of the story, and it's free. I only suggested it because of that. Besides, the same page also has other free tools to help in writing.

-Later,
Adam twisted
Yeah, i know... not saying it wasnt good