Beats – Board – Go!

This time we are doing it “buy the book”. I mean, “by the book.” Anyway… Save the Cat is close to our hearts in title (we have a cute cat of our own!), so we figure it would be good for us. And maybe for the cat.

After “beating it out” we discovered what we’ve been missing all along. Several things, actually. But most importantly, a good sequence and a good villain. And introducing ’em all in the setup, and tying all the loose ends in the finale, and having a strong and compelling opening image. Blake was right – act three is indeed eternally light. Just look at all those empty spaces below! Oh, and I personally had a revelation that a good opening image must contain the entire movie in itself. Symbolically, of course. Or at least set up a crisp overall context where the rest of the movie is taking place. All this in one or two minutes. Gotta think up those pieces now. Come on kitty, help me save’ya.

The model of the world is now beginning to shape up. The entropy decreases. The Doors are about to open…

The Board image

A snapshot of the current Board for Doors

1 comment

    • Sheryl on March 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Schrodinger’s cat! : )

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