One of the biggest misconceptions about screenwriting is that it’s about dialogue. In fact, it’s usually about trying to tell your story visually, meaning that you ideally want as little dialogue as possible.
Get the fundamentals down or the fancy stuff won’t work.
Today I went to Art Center right after work. It was really good to work and study at the same time. I feel like that it is a bless to be a student again.
During the lecture, I felt that it is really good to just watch the slide show. The color of the drawing are so pretty. I couldn’t take my eyes of them. I felt that I could do it ( inside my heart deeply). I can draw as well as her maybe two years later. I think my big dream is doing something related to storytelling but since I am just a beginner, I want to execute my work by myself. So from the story to the final execution I need to learn those skills.
It feels so good that I find out all the resource within a few months— just go back to school I found everything that I need. The rest of it just —- practice everyday at least 2 hours for my project.
I deeply believe that “good things always happen unexpectedly” — like black swan theory — something unexpected will change the world.
Now I think of Steve Jobs famous quote ” every dots in your life connect each other ” I believe everything happens for a reason.
Since I was young, I have a lot of “fantasy” style of thinking. It bothers me a lot in the past. But for some reason it seems that I am born for storytelling. I love reading since I was really young. When I was in university in Taiwan, I took a drama history class for music department and ended up i spent 99% of my energy to read everything related to drama. In Art Center, I accidentally took storyboarding and ended up spent 99.99% of my energy on that class. When I went back to Taiwan last year, I also taught junior high school kids storyboarding. There were tons of things happened last year. I wrote a lot of poems, novels & illustrations during that time. It seems that I MUST write all the things out of my mind — I need to let all the story out or I could not sleep. After writing all the things out I feel happy and peaceful and self content.
After hearing the lecture, I drove home on 1-5. I kept thinking about all the connecting dots in my life to make me right now. suddenly, I saw beautiful firework from Disneyland just above my head. It was so amazing beautiful that I felt so confident about what I am doing. It seems that God is with me and telling me the answer that I am on HIS way. I felt so warm inside my heart - so peaceful & splendid.
I cried a little when seeing all the firework — it says that I am on the right track and I am on my way home — welcome to orange county :) .
I feel God is with me. God is everywhere and I deeply feel HIM tonight. He is with me. :)