End Nov 2020 News

Hello. My name is Mike.

So, what’s been happening? Well, Twende is rockin’ along and coming together really well. So kiff. Amazed we haven’t shared anything but that’s how we *rolling*.

I’ve submitted my 33-page creative outline for the next Bru & Boegie movie. Have moved on to writing the script, about 6000 words in and I’m surprised it’s kind of coalescing.

I’m afraid I don’t really have much to share here – I mean, I suppose I could share screenshots of a script but I dunno if that’s interesting.

Been watching hours and hours (and hours) of writers talking about process, mostly vids from a YouTube channel that’s a treasure-trove of writing knowledge called Film Courage:

https://www.youtube.com/user/filmcourage

It’s writers and producers talking about craft, structure, common mistakes, industry, what makes a compelling story, etc. It’s been a mini education. They’re all coming at it from a ‘writing for a viable Hollywood screenplay’ angle and nearly all of them are clear that if someone wants to make something creative and self-fulfilling and experimental (like Bru & Boegie), that’s not what they’re teaching but I’m hoping that by listening to these writers talk – which has become like entertainment for me now – I’m internalizing their wisdom.

Normally what I’d do (like with Goldfish music videos and Moosebox etc) is figure things out in boards and use doodles to fast-track the process, but I’m giving script and outline stage a really good go this time as that’s more of a typical process and I know my writing-muscle could use some practice.

Been neglecting my YouTube channel the last few months and that’s dropped off a bit, even though (luckily) it keeps ticking over and bringing in some passive income that I’m thrilled about and grateful for. I’ve almost finished a new Pac-Man 8bit remix track and once that’s done, will do the boards and animation for it. Peeps seem to go for that 8bit pixel art stuff more than anything else I put up.

Anyways. What a year eh? This post has no images, it’s just text. Text text text.

Attitude of gratitude. I’m trying to evolve. Bye.

Edit – ah ok, my pals @ Braintrust put up this rad Twende post. A pic!

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