Friday, February 26, 2010

Profwriting site launch

Here are some types being interviewed for the launch of University College Falmouth's new Professional Writing site. Two of them play Dungeons and Dragons on a Tuesday night - OMG one of them is me!

Prof Writing Launch from Learning Space on Vimeo.


(the other one is Gareth)

Also, thanks to everyone who came to the guest lecture on Thursday and let me burble on, it was good fun, and, er, I hope I didn't actively put anyone off screenwriting. Especially the chap I was gleefully telling about the dumpster truck that takes thousands of rejected scripts from various studios every day and DESTROYS THE LOT. He did look a bit crushed afterwards. Still, if you want to be a scriptwriter, you're going to get crushed at some point, so you may as well get it out of the way early on. It's when you know just how difficult it is to get a film produced, let alone made, then write it anyway, that really sorts out the fish from the chips (insert better anology later).

6 comments:

Matt said...

Or indeed, 'batter analogy' as I initially read it...


Was an interesting lecture, despite not being aimed at Broadcasters such as myslef, thanks :)

Tim Footman said...

The Lurkers were there? How deliciously retro.

Vicus Scurra said...

Comedy writer? I didn't laugh.

Ellie said...

... Why did a black-and-white wobbly cameraman creep up on everyone's jaw? Did you notice him? Were you tempted to do one of those punch-the-person-behind-you punches? Because you should've. Go back and do it now.

Also, a genuine thanks, James, for being one of those scriptwriters that gets involved in helping new ones. I can't think of any reason why you'd do that except selflessness.

james henry said...

.... also 'ego'.

Khyan said...

Are you wearing a suede jacket? You're such a writer.