Saturday, January 20, 2007

What The Fuck Is A Step Outline Anyway?!

I don't have much more to offer beyond that question really. Currently we're producing our step outlines that will provide the blueprint for the entire script. They will "give us power" over our scripts. Allow our creativity to flourish under the control of a structure. But how in the name of all that's good do you write one? You must distinguish between dramatic moments and scene description, you must create set up, event and consequence for each "step" (of which there are on average between 60-100 per step outline), you must...

Oh fuck it. It's a complete pain in the tits. And I really haven't got a handle on what it is I'm doing.

How the mighty have fallen!


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