Last night we were meeting with a wonderful group of filmmakers who were involved in the movie GOSNELL, which was recently released in theaters and had a really good discussion. While we were talking, the subject of why do you need THE FILMMAKER'S ROUNDTABLE came up. What impressed us about this team, was their willingness to listen to constructive criticism. Even as proven film veterans they could see the value of professional review.
One of the leading team members who is a director of photography shared, "This is just exactly what we need to do with our new screenplay and story we have been working on for months. We are at a place where we need someone to evaluate the characters, we need to consider the elements of plot lines, character arcs and we need an outside perspective".
You have probably heard it is sometimes difficult to see the forest for the trees, but when you emerse yourself into creative content it is essential to stand back and allow others to come alongside of you to review what you are doing. If you don't take the time to have your projects evaluated with precision, you are left to answer this question, "Are we as good as we think we are?"
A WONDERFUL GROUP BEHIND THE TABLE
The reason for a table to be "third party adjudicators" just simply makes sense. However, our table is not any more qualified or the best table in the world either. You have to find people with proven track records to truly evaluate what you are doing.
Did you know we have people on our team who have been involved in Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lethal Weapon and large film franchises? We have people on our team who have worked with Richard Donner, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and some of the greatest filmmakers of all time. I am thankful for expertise, because we all get better by playing a better athlete or a better team, right?
This is the key to great filmmaking, great understanding and recognizing a screenplay is based on "what is on the page". If it is not found on the page of the screenplay, the movie will not have the impact the filmmakers desire.
Script doctoring is the final step in taking your screenplay to the highest level. We have some amazing script doctoring who also serve THE FILMMAKERS ROUNDTABLE so stay tuned for future blogs where we discuss this invaluable process in taking content to the highest level.
CONGRATULATIONS BETH LAMBERT
Many months ago we began the journey of working with THE HARVESTER CHRONICLES written by author Dr. Beth Lambert. Beth and Gary live in Johnstown, PA. and have been working since May to secure funding for their screenplay. During this past month, the doors opened and they have fully funded their screenplay! We at the FILMMAKER'S ROUNDTABLE could not be more excited and proud of this family, their prayer team and more.
We are praying for you as you work on your plays, on your books and on your screenplays and if you find yourself needing expertise, we are honored to work alongside of you and your team. Remember this, it will take a team to make a movie, it will require sacrifice and financiers, but don't ever give up.
Keep Working, It's Worth It!
Dr. Kevin McAfee
Dr. K is also called "Coach KMAC" and is a veteran filmmaker, speaker and author and coach who's been coaching hoops in the NCAA for 21 years with Mercer University Bob Hoffman Men's Basketball coach. His unique FILM COACH style is how this blog rolls.
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You will find many pros working together to make movies and we are unified in the excellence of the art!
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