What: The Logline Lab
When: Wednesday March 9
What Time: 8 PM EST
What: The Lookbook Lab
When: Wednesday March 23
What Time: 8 PM EST
The logline lab on March 9 was great and had really smart and talented writers in it, which is exactly what I know to expect from those who make it into Max's classes.
I have a couple of screenshots I saved that I can't quite remember. I'm all too capable of deciding what they must have meant, what Max probably meant, and getting it totally wrong. And obviously my memory is failing me. Equally obviously, I shouldn't have waited a month to dive into them.
First -- the juxtaposition situation. Was there an example or examples listed? Twice prior I jumped the gun and got screenshots that I thought were complete, and then a second one that included an example. This time, no examples. Did I miss that one or was there not one given?
Second -- expanding the elevator pitch. Again, I don't know if I saved too soon, and had a waited a bit longer the info would be on it that makes it clear to me, or if I saved the right one and am just a bit fuzzy. Is this card about how to take an elevator pitch and expand it? Or might it be about the elements of an elevator pitch, pared down elements for brevity? Or...?
Thanks in advance. It's a fab lab and I definitely recommend it.
@pooks I'm glad you enjoyed the lab.
Juxtaposition examples included Legally Blonde and Miss Congeniality.
Expanding on an elevator pitch was about focusing on about two follow ups that illustrate a really strong filmic moment. The pitch is the logline, however, if there's more time and someone is interested, a pitcher can say, there is this really cool scene when the Eiffel tower blows up, or something like, to create a visual/action impression of the film for the person hearing the logline. This varies depending on film and who is being pitched. For a director, the emphasis would usually be on something visual. For an actor, the emphasis would generally be on a character moment for the character the actor would play. In a comedy, emphasis would be on something funny. For a horror, something scary. It's just two key moments in the film (script) to have up one's sleeve as follow up AFTER the logline.
@seemaxrun [slapping forehead]
It all comes back to me! Thanks for clearing the dust out of my brain!
Is there any interest in a lab on building websites for writers that project a solid image and make a good impression? I'm looking at another problematic writer website and thinking maybe there is a need.
There is still room in tomorrow night's Zoom Pacing Lab. Grab that!
*The Pacing Lab time has changed from 8 PM EST to 10 PM EST.
The Pacing Lab time has changed from 8 PM EST to 10 PM EST.