• Adventure,  Film

    Psycho House

    I passed by The Royal Academy of Arts today and saw The Psycho house, I then had to take some photos of it and take some selfies with it as well. I am a fan of horror movies. And that’s why I want to make a horror movie myself. I can never forget the ending of Psycho. It’s so creepy. A car being pulled out of the swamp toward you. Isn’t that spine-chilling? And the famous shower scene. Who can forget that? After watching Psycho, taking a shower will never be the same. The Psycho also built on Sigmund Freud’s theory of id, ego and superego. But psychology is being used in most horror movies anyway. Often, the villains are insane for some reason or no reason at all – just pure evil.

  • Entertainment

    Chilling Out

    Time to relax and watch a good movie and eat ice cream. I’m halfway through the film already. When I’m done with the film I will continue to work on my screenplay. I really hope I can finish Act 1 today. But I can’t work on my script constantly. I need to take some time off as well, to restart my energy and free up my mind. I may go to bed late again tonight. Last night, I went to bed around 1 am. I just worked and worked on my screenplay. Today is also going to be the same, I think. It’s good that I don’t have a TV. I can feel, I have achieved a lot since I don’t have a television. So when I want to watch a good film I just subscribe to a streaming service, rent or buy a film. That way, I can control myself when I want to be entertained. If I had a telly it would be difficult for me to refrain myself from turning it on all day long, although I didn’t really watch anything. Then, it would distract me from accomplishing my work. So, it was the right decision to throw the TV away.

  • Music,  News

    Top Up My Energy With Music

    If I get stuck on words I listen to music, to free my mind. Don’t underestimate the power of music. I was so tired before after dinner and after watching a film. Then I listened to music, afterwards. Now, I’m ready to continue to work on my screenplay. The music really tops up my energy. I will work on my script again, until I get tired and go to bed. Music also inspires me, to come up with new ideas, new perspectives, and more. I will not go mad with my screenplay. I will work with it bit by bit. I have now finished the first 12 pages. Then tomorrow, I hope I can write 13 more pages, to finish act 1. It can be challenging, writing my first spec script. But I enjoy every step of it because I love writing. Let’s see how far I can go with my screenplay tonight.

    Tonight, I will just work more on the characters. I will take my time to develop each main character, getting to know them better individually, so that I can write about them more realistically. I think when I know my characters so well I can create a compelling plot more easily. Then, I will finish my script faster. I don’t know yet. If it will work. But, I just have to try. It just makes sense, though. If I don’t know what my characters want, what makes them tick, how they see the world, the environment they live in and the influence it has on them, and so on, how am I going to make people care about my screenplay? So when I take all of these things into consideration I know I have to work more on the characters.

  • Film

    Auditions

    I have been busy with lots of things lately, so I forgot that I have a few auditions coming up this week. I haven’t even practised the monologues, yet. But I still have some more days to practise the monologues. So I will start tomorrow. I’m not quite sure if I want to use my own monologues that I have written for my own screenplay, or just use the monologues from the films that I like? I think I will use the monologues from the movies that I like instead for now. I have an appointment tomorrow. But as soon as I’m home again, I will start practising and practising. 

    Sometimes, I just go to auditions and don’t really care if I will get selected or not. I just attend the audition for the sake of the audition. That’s pretty much it. I was used to getting too excited and had high expectation that they would choose me. But that rarely happened. So now, I calm more down and see it as an opportunity to act in front of casting directors – regardless if they will pick me or not. So now, I look forward to every audition without expecting too much and it seems to work really well. I feel more relaxed and perform more naturally since I don’t expect anything that much. Then, I don’t get too nervous. I get nervous if I really hope they will select me, which makes me focus more on the result rather than the performance itself. Now, I just attend the audition and be myself. That’s it. 

  • Entertainment,  Film,  Video Post

    Inspirational Film

    I deleted my previous blog because I thought I didn’t have time to blog. I just wanted to focus on writing my screenplays. But I couldn’t stop writing blog anyway. I love writing. And it’s my way of expressing myself. So, I just have to keep blogging. I hope, from now on I won’t be deleting it again. It took me time to build audiences. Now, I have to start all over again. But, it’s ok. I like writing. I enjoy writing. I mainly write for myself. I feel like coming home when I start blogging again. It’s a fantastic feeling when you continue to do something you’re truly passionate about. And blogging is one of my top interests or hobbies. So, there’s no other way but to continue to do what I love the most.

    I watched Suburbicon film about a few days ago and loved it! At first, I wasn’t interested in seeing it. A movie set in 50s suburban America didn’t appeal to me that much. But after browsing and browsing through lots of movies, I couldn’t find a film that I really wanted to watch, so I just tried to watch Suburbicon instead. Also because I like the Coen Brothers movies such as No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski. So I thought, I should give this movie a try. Their movies always share the same themes: Money, greed, and consequences. And Suburbicon was no exception. But it added one more sub-theme or subplot which was racism.

    And they managed to weave the whole thing together. So it made sense. The subplot, racism, helped add something more exciting and fresh to the main plot. A new view or perspective for a change which addressed a long-standing social issue racism. It also helped the movie move past act 2 without sagging, which many new writers have problem with it. Me too. So, it’s cleverly written. Although it wasn’t that great, compared to many other movies they have made. But, it’s a good film to be inspired for aspiring writers & filmmakers like me, looking for an easy film in terms of story’s structure to study and learn from. And how to avoid boring act 2. After I have studied many films and screenplays, I think, I am not afraid of act 2 anymore. I think, I can handle it now.

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