Um, will you take the excuse, my homework ate my blog?
It’s true, I’ve too busy to procrastinate. Really.
It’s the start of week 4 in film school and so far I’ve handed in 2 short film scripts – a 3 min black and white silent short and a 10 minute studio based piece which had to be completely rewritten in the space of two and a half days after being ripped to shreds in a workshop (I started a new short today – the first draft is due on Monday). I’ve changed my screenwriter case study from Jonathan and Christopher Nolan to Harold Pinter after a minor freak out about being a absurdist playwright in a cinematic world (yes, Jean, that hang up is going away …), a work and research journal to maintain (chunks of which are handed in each term) and the usual additional reading of hand outs, recommended books and other screenplays.
It’s quite full on. But I’m loving every minute of it. So much so that I can’t bring myself to procrastinate on the blog with it … too much to do.
In brief: My class is an insanely large 20: 6 women, a couple of Indians, a Canadian, a American, a Greek, a Bulgarian, a Serb, a couple of Germans, a South African, a Swede, a handful of Brits, a fella from Portugal and a New Zealander (that’d be me). Only a hand full are newly graduated, the rest of us have been kicking around for a while. And everyone has a different writing style. So very different.
Also, I’ve managed to be late only twice, so far …
Back to it – more later.