Thursday, January 28, 2010

At Least I'm Trying...

So, working at a relatively new "Mobile Office," one I've only been to once before and I do like this place and would probably make it a regular stop if it were only closer. In the spirit of trying new things, I decided to try a "Cinnamon Dolce Latte," which Starbucks claims is only 90 calories... good right? Wrong! It was entirely too sweet and really didn't taste too good, which is bad since I do really like Cinnamon. So it's back to the Extra hot mocha.

Got some things done yesterday, need to power through some stuff here today. New announcement coming on February 1st, so lots to do to get ready for that. Hopefully today, which has started off a little slow, will turn into something good... I need a little good for a change.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Kick in the Butt CAN be Good!

Had coffee today in downtown Silver Spring with fellow filmmaker/blogger/distributor/everything Sujewa Ekanayake, down from Brooklyn NYC. When it comes to ultra low budget filmmaking in just about every aspect, he's your man. I have his site listed on the side of this blog, "DIY Filmmaker Sujewa"a site, you should check out whenever you get a chance.

We first met when he was living in the area a couple of years ago and have stayed in touch ever since. Every time I meet with him, I get pumped up about the small, truly independent filmmaker/business.
He's got a lot of great ideas and just some good insight into making this level of filmmaking work. It's great to bounce ideas back and forth and he always makes me feel like, "Damn... I know I do a lot already, but I have to do more!"
So that in mind, keep a look out here and at, Triple Sticks Productions for some news over the next week or so. I've felt the kick in the butt, now I'm going to do some major work!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kind of Funky... And Not in a Good Way...

Just kind of a weird vibe today. I HAD to be out of my apartment early today because they're doing some work on the pipes, oh by the way thanks to the guy busting out the Jackhammer early this morning right outside of my window!

So I hit a mobile office to do some work, but still feel like somethings missing today. It's a gray, slightly wet day. It just has one of those "funky" day feels about it. Nonetheless I'm going to try to turn it into something positive!

That starts with taking some time to go back and start working on the second draft of my new script. Tweaking is the order of the day, trying to make sure everything I initially wrote really makes sense and sounds a good a second time around as it did the first time coming out of my head. I think I have a good feel for dialogue, it flows quickly at times, but I just have to make sure it really holds up draft after draft. I also like to allow the actors to get a hold of their lines and really work on making their character their own, so some things may change if I end up being the one shooting this.

OK, well time to get to work, enough babbling here... I hope wherever you are, your day isn't as "funky" as this one has started out!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wow... What a Change!

So at a new mobile office... probably not one that I'll go to too often because it's out the rotation area, but I really dig it. In addition to a ton of space, in the middle of it all are these long family style tables with tons of outlets so everyone can sit down and use there computers. It's kind of a cool way to do work!

Good news, wrapped up the first draft on the new project. It took about a week to hammer it out and I like it... at least right now lol. What will happen next is I'll take about a day or two away from it so I have a fresh set of eyes to look at it and then I'll go through and start editing, tweaking and making it a really strong project. Don't know how many drafts I'll have to go through... I'll knock out as many as I feel it needs until it's ready to go into production. This is a project that I will probably do myself. It's small enough and will allow me to get my hands dirty if you will.

Got a bite this weekend from an agent who wanted to see some writing, so I fired off the spec script for "Hung" that I wrote. It's pretty funny and I think it's a good representation of my writing. It also is a hot show right now, so maybe that will make me more interesting to him. This is the first time, after sending out hundreds of emails, that I've had an agent go past the typical, "Thanks but no thanks," letter, so while I'm not getting my hopes up, I am keeping my fingers crossed.

OK, time to get some more work done... hopefully I'll have some more news for you all later this week!

Friday, January 15, 2010

OK, so I'm at one of my mobile office's knocking out some writing and more. While it's been a busy week, I need to keep pushing and get some more writing done this weekend.

It's funny a lot of people ask me where my mobile office is and to them I say, "That's why they're mobile, so I don't have any one in particular!" lol

I don't want to be so predictable... I like the idea of hitting on the run... one day it might be here... the next another place. All of the offices in the rotation right now, have different energy and depending on what I'm working on or what the day is like usually depends on which one I'll be hacking at.

So today, it's about doing some blogging, sending out some emails and some work on my new project, which over the next couple of months I'll be able to get into a little more.

Anyway so I don't just let my coffee get cold and my ideas grow stale, it's time to settle in and do some good work... until next time my friends... Ciao!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Location, Location, Location...

Day two of working on my new project and getting a lot done. Yesterday was a really good day writing, hoping for more of the same today.

Started out with a good workout... little healthy breakfast... hairs cut and then changing up my writing location for today, let's see how this place does in terms of giving me that energy I love when I write.

Have a cup of coffee with me. Listening to a little George Michael on "Pandora Internet Radio," deep in thought all day long... hopefully all of this will help inspire.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sleepless in Silver Spring!

So as usual, I came up with what I believe is a pretty great concept for a project just as I was trying to drift of to sleep... which didn't happen!

Restless hours, lying in bed thinking and thinking about this idea. It may not have been great for my physical health, but mentally it was pretty stimulating.

It's led to furious work today... which means down the line... something big for TSP!

Back to the grind... although in the case of this idea... it doesn't feel like a grind at all! Remember my theory... when you have something to write, write it and let it flow, because you never know when you'll have that idea and energy again.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Really... Season's Greetings?

OK, the first blog post of the year and I'm already in a "Ba-Humbug" kind of a mode! lol I went to one of my mobile offices and it was closed down... then had to stand in line at the pharmacy and argue with them for a bit... then when I finally get to my new mobile office, I stare up and see the "Season's Greetings" banner. It's butt ass cold, nasty-dirty snow everywhere, I can't write at a decent table today and you get the drift.

But this is going to be a more positive year than last, more exciting things coming our way here at Triple Sticks Productions, so I'm going to throw out all today's early hiccups and get excited... about something... anything!

OK, maybe I need another cup of coffee before that... bottom line, this will be a great year... today... not the best, but alas it IS still early!

P.S. Did I mention I spent 5 and half hours on the phone the other day with tech support for two minor issues that in the end took all of three minutes to take care of? Wait... positive... positive!