Hey all, I\'m really into making movies and whatnot, and since my comic isn\'t finished to show you guys, i wanna post some of my "art" in the form of a script. It\'s kinda weird in the fact that it\'s about a talking cup of coffee, but isn\'t supposed to be totally surreal. it\'s supposed to be silly with a little bit of funny dialogue (that\'s not in there yet, it\'s not supposed to be funny yet)
Here\'s what I have so far, and please give me criticism, i know i can count on you guys.
We see JOHNNY, an aspiring artist, sitting at a table at a generic coffee shop. Close ups show that he is trying to write something, but to no avail. He occasionally writes something down, thinks about it, and then scribbles it out. An ICED COFFEE is sitting on the table next to his paper. Exhausted, he rests his head on his paper, with a sense of failure. A VOICE comes out of nowhere.
COFFEE Hey Johnny, you giving up or something?
Johnny raises his head and looks around for a bit. The place is devoid of any people.
JOHNNY (confused) who said that? COFFEE Right here Johnny. Your vanilla iced coffee. With half and half. JOHNNY (panicked) Oh Jesus I'm schizophrenic. I'm schizo-freaking-phrenic! COFFEE If you were schizophrenic, I wouldn't be the iced coffee you just bought. I'd come out of nowhere, and would probably be a government agent or your college roommate. Besides, you can't pay for one of your visions. JOHNNY That's crap! I have to be schizo, you're a talking inanimate object! COFFEE This is a lot more common than you think. JOHNNY Oh yeah, my friends are always complaining about their steak trying to talk them out of eating them. FOOD DOESN'T TALK. I'm just crazy! COFFEE No one says anything about it, because they think they're going crazy. Most people just eat the thing talking to avoid conversation. You would think people would be more social to food. It's the least they can do, we do keep them living.
Johnny still finds this all hard to swallow. The coffee is making valid points, but it's still a cup of coffee.
JOHNNY Ok, if I'm not crazy, there has to be some explanation as to why you're talking. Are you my subconscious or something? COFFEE Naw, I'm pretty sure your subconscious comes in dreams, and I can assure you this is not a dream. JOHNNY ... Are you a guardian angel or something? Like a messenger of God? COFFEE Johnny, do I have wings? JOHNNY No, but-- COFFEE Then why would you think I'm an angel? I don't have wings, no flowing robes, no harp... I'm a cup of coffee, man. If you're going to compare me to something, I guess you could call me somewhat of a muse. JOHNNY Muse? COFFEE That's right. I saw you struggling with whatever the hell it is you're trying to write, and decided to throw you a bone.
There is a short pause. Johnny just STARES at the coffee (wide shot)
JOHNNY I have GOT to be crazy. COFFEE DAMN IT YOU'RE NOT CRAZY YOU PARANOID BASTARD! JOHNNY (Taken aback) Fine, you're a muse in the form of a vanilla iced coffee. COFFEE -With half and half. JOHNNY Whatever, you're here now. (leans back in chair and puts hands up) Go ahead, muse me up! COFFEE A tangible muse doesn't work like that. JOHNNY I don't think there's such thing as a tangible muse, that's just a figure of speech. COFFEE Damn I picked the wrong guy to talk to. JOHNNY Oh, well I'm sorry I ordered a talking coffee, you think I wanted this to happen? No! I wanted a tasty beverage to help get the creative juices flowing! COFFEE That's just what you got! JOHNNY Wait... Can I drink you still, what are the ethics on that? COFFEE I wouldn't. Do you really wanna drink something you had a conversation with? JOHNNY More like an argument. COFFEE (Sighs) No, no you cannot drink me. JOHNNY Well that was three dollars wasted. COFFEE Damn it by the time I'm done with you you're going to want to put me on your mantle and pass me on to further generations of the Marshall clan. JOHNNY Well all you've been doing now is arguing with me! COFFEE Fine, guidance time. We gotta go to Andy's house. JOHNNY How do you know Andy? And how do you know my last name? COFFEE I'm somewhat omniscient. JOHNNY I think you're either full omniscient or not... There's no inbetween. COFFEE How the hell would you know? If I know Andy, and that you last name is Marshall, and that Susie Derkins dumped you on your birthday in the 8th grade right after you said in your mind "we're going to be together forever," but I don't know what happened to Andy on his seventeenth time seeing that "hobbit" movie in theaters, what makes me not somewhat omniscient. JOHNNY ... I have GOT to be crazy. COFFEE Fine, you're crazy. I'm sick of arguing. Can we go to where I'm supposed to take you?
I mention this in this forum because it poses an interesting question about terrorism and when it\'s right or whether it\'s right at all.
It\'s pretty much about a very controlled society (i think 1984 when watching the preview) and focuses on a masked man who fights the system and causes chaos to try and overthrow the government in favor of his ideals(which, in fact, is the definition of terrorism according to my history book). It\'s kinda cool because the character that\'s masked is masked to make him more of an idea than a person. Really interesting.
It should get a lot of flak when it comes out, but it looks like it can be good. It\'s got Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving in it (Mr. Smith from the Matrix and Elrond from LOTR), and is written by the wachowski brothers, who write really smartly.
Interesting side topic, did you know one of the wachowskis actually had a sex change? He ran away with a professional dominatrix who took him/her on as her slave. Really weird. S/he likes to be called Linda now I suppose.
I smell a remake of Glen or Glenda! hahahaha.
Cuz... Glen or Glenda is a movie about a transexual, and v for vendetta was also based on a graphic novel.
I find out Mitch Hedberg is dead, and then the bassist from Guitar Wolf has also passed yesterday, and then on my way home from getting coffee i freaking get a ticket for passing on the right to turn right when I shouldn\'t have been passing.
My question is, what are the consequences of this? I know it\'s something along the lines of a hundred so dollar fine, and a HUGE spike in my insurance rates (i\'m sixteen and have been driving for around two months), but what I\'m not sure about is if my liscence will get revoked or anything cuz i\'m still in the provisional period.
If anyone knows anything about that stuff (in California) please let me know, cuz i can\'t go back to getting rides.
ok, so i asked about recording methods and got good answers, so naturally now (being a guitarist) i\'d kinda likie to know what effects buckethead mainly useds. I hear he has TONS of toys, but i mean like the stuff that\'s most frequently in his setup both in the studio and on stage.
Now, on to my question: I\'m trying to set up a home studio, but i honestly have no idea what i\'m doing. Right now my setup consists of a M-Audio Duo and a Shure SM-58 Mic. As you can see, i\'m totally lost. I was wondering what programs and physical devices (mixers, mics, etc) you would recommend Travis, and everyone for that matter.
Would anyone be able to clue me into what type of guitar setup Buckethead\'s rocking on either Bansheebot or Cyborg Slunks? It seems like he\'s kind of getting a little more unique tonally (by which I solely mean the quality of his amp, not his actual playing style which we all know is very unique... duh, right, moving on), and I was wondering if it was any massive change in gear.
By the by, not that everyone doesn\'t know yet, but these cd are fantabulous.
While listening to Please Tomorrow, I Really notice the potential the instrumental tracks have on movie soundtracks.
What is your standpoint on this Travis? if someone contacts you wondering if they can use your guys\' music for a low-budget film and wanting your permission so he can submit it to film festivals, are you ok with that?
I\'m planning on filming a project of mine over the summer, and would really like to be able to use TDRS tracks, cuz without them, it\'d be me and my [sarcasm]awesome musical skills [/sarcasm] that would be put on the soundtrack.