User:JasonCarswell/Open Screenwriting Projects

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Work In Progress - To Do List
  • Add opening description of the Open Screenwriting Projects. paragraph
  • Add guidelines and definitions about how to give and take and forking.
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  • Add paragraph saying how nice it would be to thank InfoGalactic in project credits for the Open Screenwriting projects.
  • Add guidelines and definitions about copylefts and how to give and take and forking.
  • Add wiki editing tutorial link(s).
  • Add paragraph about parallels to fancruft in obsessive details, such projects not allowed on Wikipedia, yet evidently permitted on InfoGalactic.
  • Define/make guidelines for naming and starting stories or elements + provide good and bad example(s).
  • Define/make "Open Screenwriting Projects" header.
  • Define/make "Open Screenwriting Projects" format/layout and guidelines + provide example(s).
  • Define/make "Open Screenwriting Projects" stories" format/layout and guidelines + provide example(s).
  • Define/make "Open Screenwriting Projects" elements" format/layout and guidelines + provide example(s).
  • Input my existing offline stories + elements.
  • Create tabled list of projects, stories, elements featuring sortable metadata columns
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  • finish Projects paragraph + set up table
  • finish "Screenwriting glossary and tools" list
  • finish "See also" list
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  • When presentable contact "michele" at Mycroft ( msv @ 36d.us ) regarding all things AI, logic, and situation analysis and strategy, and in particular consulting on the "Foiled Again" (working title) screenplay, the working title she came up with (2018-03-24), to protect the real title, domain names, etc.
  • Contact altminerd@gmail.com , some anonymous crypto dude, as he's looking for a logo.
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TO DO: Add opening description of the Open Screenwriting Projects. paragraph  Welcome  (If professional screenwriters want to correct or improve any part of this project I'd be grateful.)
As this project develops, enjoy and share these ideas to good to waste.  This may become a joint project in conjunction with something like Voat.com for folks to rank submissions.
Hollywood is terrible, unimaginative, propaganda.  How many cop shows do we need to either respect or fear the police and authority and the "justice" system's monopoly on violence.  Why won't they ever discuss bottom up solutions, like democratic worker directed enterprises (worker cooperatives) where the profits are shared and the employees may fire management?  Why are no Earthships in movies?  How come it's all about the individual struggle and so few about building and defending communities, etc. etc. etc.  Commercialism won't fulfill you.  Hollywood rarely offer solutions to improve our relationships and/or lives, whether overtly or subtly in passing.  But you already know this.


Origins

So far as I know this hasn't been done online before. (But I haven't looked either, yet. If this already exists out there, please let me know. I don't need to reinvent the wheel.) There may be a trial and error learning curve, especially if people's efforts overlap on projects. Above all keep it orderly and respectful and be sure to clearly note and sign your edits. Feel free to add links and information to any similar projects, screenwriting resources, or whatever you think belongs.


Open source work

TO DO: Add guidelines and definitions about copylefts and how to give and take and forking.
TO DO: Add wiki editing tutorial link(s).
TO DO: Add paragraph about parallels to fancruft in obsessive details, such projects not allowed on Wikipedia, yet evidently permitted on InfoGalactic.


Project types

The screenwriter's ultimate goal is to hand off a completed script. Because this does not happen instantly, for the purposes of this project, there are two paths to reach that goal:

  1. Develop story summaries in polished complete steps, progressively growing your project's length. You, like many professionals, may skip some of the summary variations. (For example, with approval to write a script from an elevator pitch, there's no reason for the variations between unless they ask for it or it helps your process.)
  2. Sketch out elements and fill it in, if possible or if you so wish. Sometimes all you have is a really good but uncompleted idea or concept, and those partial portions or sketches we're calling "elements" here. (If professional screenwriters want to correct or improve any part of this project I'd be grateful.)

Naturally variations, revisions, and forks are welcome in this wiki project.

There is no "right" way. Some uniquely original sketched elements may be subjectively better than some polished story summaries.

The various types of project documents (or wiki URL pages, also known as "articles" in encyclopedia terms) require proper formatting to be a part of these Open Screenwriting Projects.

Story summary variations and definitions:

  • Logline, aka elevator pitch, a 1 or 2 line plot summary
  • Outline, a 1 or 2 paragraph plot summary
  • Synopsis, a 1 or 2 page plot summary
  • Treatment, a long form (usually 10 pages) summary
  • Script, usually 90 to 120 pages, usually equals 90 to 120 minutes of screen time
  • Technical breakdowns, post script analysis for production departments (ie. locations, props, wardrobe, makeup, lighting, SFX, VFX, post, etc.)

Elements, are good ideas but not enough for a script, nor formatted as story summaries (see above).

  • Character ideas,
  • Cinematic concepts,
  • Cinematic devices,
  • Cinematic elements,
  • Plot devices,
  • Plot ideas,
  • Story sketches, in raw point form.
  • Story ideas,
  • Story elements,
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If you aren't sure how best to start or what you likely need to proceed, you might check out these references and filmmaking essays (ie: "Pitch, Outline, Synopsis, or Treatment?")

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Project formats

TO DO: Define/make "Open Screenwriting Project" format/layout and guidelines + provide example(s).
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Projects

This table list features all submissions to the Open Screenwriting Project thus far:


Screenwriting glossary and tools

  • Reference: "Pitch, Outline, Synopsis or Treatment?" [EDITED]
  • Logline, aka elevator pitch, a 1 or 2 line plot summary
  • Outline, a 1 or 2 paragraph plot summary
  • Synopsis, a 1 or 2 page plot summary
  • Treatment, a long form (usually 10 pages) summary
  • Script, usually 90 to 120 pages, usually equals 90 to 120 minutes of screen time
  • Technical breakdowns, post script analysis for production departments (ie. locations, props, wardrobe, makeup, lighting, SFX, VFX, post, etc.)
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Discussion about Open Screenwriting Projects

Please feel free to discuss anything at all about this project on this Open Screenwriting Projects discussion page.

Please feel free to discuss anything at all about InfoGalactic on this page.

Please feel free to discuss anything at all in general on this Open Screenwriting Projects general discussion page.


See also

References

External links

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