Friday, July 20, 2007
Life's like that
That is the sexiest video ever!!! There's a program you can get where you can make videos like that. think it's called Rotoshop, if I remember it correctly. It's based on an old timey animation process called Rotoscoping where you paint or draw over live action footage. I've always wanted to try it but Linklater's film company uses it exclusively and always will, or at least until he's done with that type of film work.
Anyway, this is really my celebratory post because yes, I finished that screenplay finally, and I'm so glad! I've been working on it forever and I think I am really proud of it. It achieved what I wanted it to anyway. I have to fix the beginning though, because I used an older version of my screenplay to finish and I forgot to put on the beginning, oops! Next I'm doing a documentary, as I mentioned before, and I'm also going to be working on my next screenplay, about some vampire lovers. I've always wanted to do the sexy vampire movie, but with like, a message besides "Doesn't this look hot!" One where the vampires were the protagonists, like really sexy hot vampire protagonists, with ethics about their feeding and so on. That being said, it's still going to be a bit of a horror film. I was thinking one of the vampires would be like the bottom, but an immortal bottom, and so in a symbiotic process they both need each other in order to live. And then there's a killer. And then there are also some drunken wetigo hunters who start persecuting the vampires, and this question hanging through the whole film of "Is there really a wetigo somewhere around here?" And maybe the vampire starts turning into a wetigo and so they have to stop the process. I dunno. It's going to be complex.
The screenplay I just finished is pretty good though. I wanted a love story about madness. I think it works. It's funny though, it's REALLY funny, and that's a good thing, because it has to be a bit of a complex feel good. Because you know, movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Girl, Interrupted, are about SANE people stuck in looney bins, like that kind of trauma is okay for crazy people but not for these clearly sane people. And so I wanted to make the point that even for crazy people, some aspects of psych ward treatment are NOT GOOD! Like restraints. Restraints are dehumanizing.
I got sexually assaulted in the psych ward the first time I was in there, it was harsh. I'm pretty much healed from it now, but then it took over four years to get over it. Sometimes life's like that.