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Suggestions for future Challenges
« on: June 05, 2013, 02:11:36 PM »
Hey All,

I thought I would start this thread to get all your ideas on what you would like to see in the future challenges.

I feel that Character Development and backstory is probably one of the major factors in making a story "Come to Life"
so I would therefore have to say:-

A Character Bio Challenge outlining a specific type of person. For Example Homeless, Serial Killer, President, Frustrated Housewife, Sex Maniac Etc Etc

What would you like to see in a Challenge?   
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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 02:26:55 PM »
Alex,

That challenge idea, would the challege just be to create the most interesting character?

As for other potential challenges, you could always do a random genre challenge. Just throw a bunch; horror, drama, comedy, crime, war, sports, western, thriller, mystery, blah, blah, blah into a hat and random person gets a random genre.
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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 02:46:15 PM »
Alex,

That challenge idea, would the challege just be to create the most interesting character?

As for other potential challenges, you could always do a random genre challenge. Just throw a bunch; horror, drama, comedy, crime, war, sports, western, thriller, mystery, blah, blah, blah into a hat and random person gets a random genre.

I think getting a Character Bio would really help with screenwriters understanding the Character's backstory and establish their personality. I find as a screenwriter Character Bio's are incredibly important because even though the reader doesn't know the characters backstory, it shows in the writing if the writer doesn't know what the character would think, feel or say in a situation.

Random Genre challenge is a great idea. Thanks MB.

Any suggestions on Challenges can be posted here and hopefully it will give some options for future Challenges.

Regards Alex
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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 04:47:22 PM »
The Random Genre challenge is one I'd love to do.

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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 05:28:30 PM »
i do like the title and logline competition - not sure why as i've been dumped out twice at MP, even getting worse with my second year. >:(

However, the challenge  be set over a short period of time, like a week, it pushes the creativity and may spur someone on to a feature. 8)

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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 12:53:16 AM »
I personally love the 7WC or even better the 6WC like they used to be. It pushes you to write a feature fast. Sure, it will be crappy, but then you take all the comments you get and get going on the rewrites. Sure, sometimes the theme is not something exciting, but you can pick any genre.  :)

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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 01:04:11 AM »
i do like the title and logline competition - not sure why as i've been dumped out twice at MP, even getting worse with my second year. >:(

I feel your pain on that one.

I do enjoy one week challenges. Short time and makes you have to create an entire story within a very short time frame. There are so many different challenges that could be done. Anything from minimalistic budgeted stories, to even high concept, high budgeted ideas. Something like a summer film challenge where you use a large scope and idea and try to come up with a solid large budget script. Any ideas would be welcome and fun.
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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 06:22:32 PM »
Hey, Bombay Sapphire are running the competition. Maybe we could run a contest on the basis of their contest?

It's international too.

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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 02:28:36 PM »
I quite like Alex's idea for a character bio, although I think it would be great to write a script as a character study, rather than having a set story.

A challenge where the main character is a body part would be neat, as well.

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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 06:35:02 AM »
DRIVE IN MOVIE

The challenge is to write a short (10-20 pages) 1950's  sci-fi / monster movie.


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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 10:46:21 AM »
DRIVE IN MOVIE

The challenge is to write a short (10-20 pages) 1950's  sci-fi / monster movie.

Thanks Dave.

Sounds fun though may not be everyone's cup of tea !!!!

Maybe a Porkies type drive-in scene !!!
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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 06:56:01 PM »
How about we have Michael choose this challenge.  But as a prize.,  the winner gets to pick the next challenge?

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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2013, 09:48:07 PM »
Maybe I'll do that for the next challenge - which may start this coming Sunday....

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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2013, 05:20:55 AM »
What ever it is I do like low budget challenges - has the upside of a chance of being produced

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Re: Suggestions for future Challenges
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2013, 05:27:30 PM »
What ever it is I do like low budget challenges - has the upside of a chance of being produced

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