freedom--to--be said:

Hi Fia ... I was just wondering... could you give me tips and advice... on writing scripts for CMV's and such. I've just started a cosplay group and well... we have the ideas just not sure how to write them. Do you guys write a scripts or just some notes on a paper? Are you able to help me a bit?

Certainly! I understand the total confusion in the beginning, like what the heck do you start with?
So begin simply with a kick-ass front page:

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Sorry about the swedish. That says “Script”, what script it is for and what version it is (that’s not really important in such inofficial circumstance but I like to keep track)

The normal build-up for us looks like this:

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I’ve underlined the lyrics for extra clearity right now but usually we just bold it, and we write what we want to happen under just that part of the song.
Again, sorry for the swedish, but to take the first one as an example;

"Sound the bugle now - play it just for me
Focus on Eren’s hands, they’re bloody and bitten. Many clips of him biting himself, then Erentitan in profile breathing out smoke.

That scene worked out really well, we followed the script almost to a T, apart from one extra scene we put in, (Eren full body, looking down on his hands) and that’s an example of where it’s important to think a little further when filming.

Will it fit? Will it be too long?

That’s very important to think of, so you don’t sit there editing and the footage isn’t enough/too much. Yes, there can be too much footage, take for example a scene we were planning in the end:

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This is a scene where everyone did the typical SNK salute and then a transition to Eren with a key in his hand over his heart, but it was cut out due to the fact that there was absolutely no time to fit it in!

I believe the term is called “Kill Your Darlings”. It’s sad, but it worked out anyway.

Oh and if you wonder why it’s marked in blue, that’s because Micki did something to keep track, we already filmed those parts. That’s a good way to see what you’ve done so you don’t forget any vital scenes!
(Again, you don’t wanna sit there editing and see you’re missing something. ALL scenes are vital scenes.)

A good build-up for a scene, according to me, would be:

  • Who’s in the picture
  • What are they doing
  • What sort of picture is it (close, far, shaky, panning)
  • Where are they

I took a film class in my old high school and I taught the VändettA team some terms that we still use and we’re synced as fuck when we plan because it’s really easy when everyone understands what we mean.
Now it’s very unfortunate because I don’t know the correct terms in english, but I’m sure you can find basic storyboard templates somewhere!
But the terms are about if it’s a
whole picture:

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half picture:

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or close-up:

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Pretty basic. And there’s extreme versions of these too, you can figure what they look like. Whole picture is veeery whole, half is… idk really know if it’s very far or very close, wow I’m useless there, sorry - and close-up is almost up your nose.

So yeah, less about that, more about scripts.

I’m both the camerawoman and editor. And I can safely say that I’m bossy when it comes to filming, (though more as in I really want to see what goes on behind the camera, check light and white balance and angle, the whole shabang) but the important part is that Cim and Micki KNOWS that and they trust me to do right calls, so it’s all about T-E-A-M team!
But yes as the editor I must know how a scene should play out and if it’s any confusion in the script that I hadn’t written (take Uninstall, I wrote nothing of that but I did the filming), they have to guide me and give me their vision of the scene they’re seeing (and likewise so must I with them).

But a well-written script is the best way to start! Make it as clear as you need, split up the lyrics and the scenes in smaller parts if needed, it’s your shared duty to make the whole group understand what you want!
Oh and just to make that clear - we all write scripts in VändettA, sometimes it’s Micki (Whiskey Lullaby) sometimes it’s Cim (Uninstall), sometimes me (No One Notices Your Brand New T-Shirt) and sometimes it’s all of us (Sound the Bugle). Then again we usually come up with stuff to contribute in each others ideas so. Ye.

………
and then of course we have Adventures at Titan High which was improvised but yah you’ll get there when you have a bunch of friends and a camera and a day to yolo

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A script takes time, so don’t rush it. Listen to everyone’s ideas, don’t be selfish, Kill Your Darlings sometimes, make sure you have access to all the locations you want to have, grab your camera and cosplays and go!

I probably forgot something but I hope this helped!

so i've asked random korean exo fans and tumblr users to rank exo and this is the 'general' result (this is something inofficial btw i just got bored and asked random people)
  • korean ranking
  1. baekhyun
  2. sehun
  3. luhan
  4. chen
  5. suho
  6. chanyeol
  7. kyungsoo
  8. xiumin
  9. kris
  10. tao
  11. kai
  12. lay
  • tumblr ranking (or international ranking if you want so)
  1. baekhyun
  2. chanyeol
  3. kris
  4. luhan
  5. kyungsoo
  6. xiumin
  7. kai
  8. lay
  9. sehun
  10. chen
  11. tao
  12. suho

That is the statement that the Officer Darren Wilson who shot Michael Brown, gave on his inofficial Facebook account.

This is the link to his inofficial facebook : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004476136974&fref=nf

Didnt the police chief himself said that Wilson had no knowledge of the robbery this moment? Absolute Bullshit fake shit…

Spread it so that everybody knows that this is absolute bullshit what he claims..

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Inofficial Zola Jesus video, while waiting for a new official one.

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Robots don’t sleep - Happy People

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Pink Floyd - Wish you were here

This goes out to all my fellow Murani shippers.

I’m sure most (all?) of you have heard of the great blog murasakis-glasses. Now I’d say I’m a good friend of them and their birthday is on Sunday (08/10). So I was thinking maybe we could all do a little something for them on their special day and make it a little inofficial Murani day?

I know it’d make them very, very happy and even though I’m aware it’s on very short notice I hope one or two of you might create something great for them :)

Okay, I’m out.

inofficially tagged by cheshiresden

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

(not gonna write Harry Potter or Tolkien books, that’s too obvious)

"The book thief" by Markus Zusak

"Inkblood" by Cornelia Funke

"A certain slant of light" by Laura Whitcomb

"The broken kingdom, book 2" by N.K. Jemisin

"Percy Jackson" by Rick Riordan

"Feindberührung" by Klaus Berndl

"Hero" by Perry Moore

"The Dwarves" by Markus Heitz

"Veronica decides to die" by Paulo Coelho

"Thirteen reasons why" by Jay Asher

tagging: KORmicky, grumpyfaceurn, LouPhoenix, Ereboners, Damnelves, lillian-raven, majesticcarrot, thelonelyvagabond, sleepychristollow, inksplattersandearlyhours, sopharamiris

inofficially tagged by Snowingblackout

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

  • Harry Potter (especially part 5) by J.K. Rowling
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Ausen
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Little Women (especially part 2) by Louisa May Alcott
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
  • No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole
  • Naked in Death by J. D. Robb
  • Malory Towers Series and St. Clare’s Series by Enid Blython (even if I love more the books which are written only for the German book market)
  • Nina & Nicki Series by Gaby Schuester

snowingblackout hat auf deinen Eintrag geantwortet:inofficially tagged by Snowingblackout Rules: In…

didn’t tag Tess because she was on vacation anyway but good thing you did :3 AND VERY NICE LIST. with stuff I haven’t read. nice!

Haha I’m pretty sure most people don’t know half of these books. One half are classics and the other half are books for little girls or romance books. I can’t deny my past in the love books fandom. ;)

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