Hi Aaron. Thanks for your question. First off, I am a bit confused. I think you may have inadvertently typed the wrong word, unless you really meant I was "adverse" to screenplay writing.
ad·verse/adˈvərs/Adjective: Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable: "adverse weather conditions".
I hope that's not what you meant.
There is no question that writing shorter TV episodes is totally different than writing screenplays. The length of a screenplay allows for, and often requires, a character arc (though action heroes don't need them). And character arcs take time to happen. You don't have that time in a half-hour TV episode, and not much more time in an hour episode (actually 45-50 minutes). But you generally don't need character arcs in TV because characters usually don't arc, unless the series is a continuing, episodic plot where you can arc the character(s) over weeks or months. But most series don't want their heroe's to arc because then they won't be the same character anymore. Instead, TV episode plots bring out deeper layers of the character, and so the characters are "revealed" rather than change. At least that's been my experience in the half-hour episodes I've written.
As to your website, I would love to check it out, but I'm a bit too busy with other things right now.By:
You seem very adverse in the science of screenplay writing as if you've possibly taught in the past. But how do you continually sustain the format you've described about if, let's say, you were writing a series with a less limited time of that a movie? I ask you that because I've currently written a cable TV series and I found the following hard to do in a half-hourly or hourly time frame, though through 10-years of practice and development i think I've finally pulled it off; it took the completion of eight episodes/First Season to successfully do such. Please check it out an let me know what you think at my website: ashincproductions. Your consideration is strongly appreciated. Thank you! -Aaron/AshBy:Aaron S. Humphrey (not verified)
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Having seen the first four episodes of B&C, I am truly impressed by the work that Hutzel and his VFX team have done. It rivals anything in a theatrical picture. The reveal of the Galactica in her glory, complete with armor and weapons, is an unforgettable sequence.By:Marc McKenzie (not verified)
I was an original TPB rdeaer myself so I remember Ninja Turtles as the first kid friendly' adaptation of something. There was this and The Real Ghostbusters, actually I think the Ghostbusters was the first then.I think there was a slight pang of disappointment or confusion over the change but then I was the exact right age to love the cartoon and did. But I can certainly see your point, the first movie felt like a slight return to the original tone, but certainly not with the scifi aspect of the comic books.Even the comic books were a finite thing, as soon as they crossed over with Cerebus the Aardvark I kind of lost focus there (art was really good though I think that was the third book as I don't recall the fourth).The 2007 film version was quite good and certainly captured more of the tone.There, I made up for you, call me loquacious Lee. ReplyBy:Abdulhakim (not verified)
I am stoned and I saw this cartoon. Great CGI!By:Colorado (not verified)
Re your very helpful post called 'How to Turn Word into a Terrific Screenwriting Program (from early 2011); I get it except I wondered why not save as a template (.dot)instead of a document?
Thank-you for your work in putting this together – I have had a couple of books published but am about to attempt a screenplay; delighted to find I can use Word with Styles, which I'm comfortable with.
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I can't speak for Jake, but Finn is a hero whose very existence is unlikely, as he is one of the last humans, if not THE last.By:BiggerJ (not verified)
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