Author Archives: Lee Bailes

Nicole Perlman on Guardians of the Galaxy

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On this episode of the SCRIPTNOTES podcast – Nicole Perlman, screenwriter of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – talks about how the film came about, how she was lucky enough to get her big break – elevating herself from non WGA work with indies, to working in the studio system – CHECK IT OUT HERE. The highlights: She won a major… Read more »

Production plan for Open Movie VFX film using Blender

Production plan for Open Movie VFX film using Blender: This video – Open VFX Movies – has a very interesting take on using Blender (the open source 3D programme) as part of your production workflow for VFX films) Screenplay (CELTX) Concept Art (Krita and the GIMP) Storyboarding (CELTX Animatic (Video Sequence Editor in Blender) and Crappymatic (Animation with animated characters) Shooting (prepare… Read more »

Motivation from an unlikely source – that works for me

This is how I need to approach my writing / any meaningful endeavour (making a note of it mainly for myself): (The text below is ‘borrowed’ and changed from the original source – written by Elliott Hulse ) “When you study other successful people, and identify a single activity that you’ve realized supports them in their success… that you think could… Read more »

Customise a link to your Facebook profile

Great Article from Chris Jones (Producer / Director and Author of the excellent The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook book series) – here on how to customise your Facebook profile to aid your social media marketing efforts and help promote your projects: How To Customise Your Facebook URL For You and Your Film

The Optimal Daily Word Target Calculator | Michael J Holley – Writer

The Optimal Daily Word Target Calculator | Michael J Holley – Writer. – is an excellent post on trying to break your goals so that you can make work and your social life coexist…. I like the idea of trying to do this, to set a word count that you can stick by. You’ll notice I’m not that prolific blogging…. Read more »

JUGGERNAUT – A novel by Adam Baker – review

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I first became aware of Adam Baker’s writing when searching from some holiday reading. Shopping sites remember our preferences, and sometimes they’re even correct – sometimes – and this time when searching for post apocalyptic pandemic / zombie fiction it presented OUTPOST to me. At the time of purchase there were only a few reviews. Although the reviewers were divided,… Read more »

Dream within a dream sequences – cliché or not?

I am suffering right now from a flu bug. I don’t sleep really. Hardly ever. When I do, it is usually after days of no sleep, or it is alcohol induced and fleeting. Or when I am ill, as my system is too run down. Anything more than two hours is a great night’s sleep. But this makes me a… Read more »