Sunday, November 25, 2012

EURO: Horror Writing with Frazer Lee and USA: Exposition Transcripts November 25, 2012


#Scriptchat TOPIC:
EURO: Horror writing with guest Frazer Lee @frazer_lee
USA: Exposition: Too Much vs Too Little

EURO moderator: Teenie Russell @teenierussell
USA moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb and Zac Sanford @zacsanford

EURO CHAT:

@teenierussell: It's #scriptchat O'Clock! Mwahahahaha Join us at your own peril as we talk about #horror writing with @frazer_lee #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 7:59 pm        



 
@TaroJ: Hi #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:01 pm        



 
@Bang2write: #scriptchat #screenwriting #TVwriterschat #movies Got 1 of these? Check out my list & pitch me -- LAST WEEK! http://t.co/qwjG6LLF
November 25, 2012, 8:01 pm        



 
@teenierussell: If you haven't already, you can read @frazer_lee 's bio here - http://t.co/w5xvL4Ec #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:02 pm        



 
@YVONNEGRACE1: RT @teenierussell: It's #scriptchat O'Clock! Mwahahahaha Join us at your own peril as we talk about #horror writing with @frazer_lee #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:02 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: Hello boils and ghouls, lock your windows & bolt your doors... it's time for the #horror! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:02 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @frazer_lee: Hello boils and ghouls, lock your windows & bolt your doors... its time for the #horror! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:03 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @frazer_lee Hi Frazer, thank you for joining us tonight. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:04 pm        



 
@teenierussell: Got any questions for @frazer_lee on writing #horror ? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:04 pm        



 
@Merlange: RT @Bang2write: #scriptchat #screenwriting #TVwriterschat #movies Got 1 of these? Check out my list & pitch me -- LAST WEEK! http://t.co/qwjG6LLF
November 25, 2012, 8:04 pm        



 
@RelishContent: RT @teenierussell: It's #scriptchat O'Clock! Mwahahahaha Join us at your own peril as we talk about #horror writing with @frazer_lee #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:05 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell Hi Teenie, it's my pleasure, thanks for having me! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:05 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @frazer_lee I have a question: how is writing horror different to another genre in terms of vocab? Do you change it? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:06 pm        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @teenierussell: Got any questions for @frazer_lee on writing #horror ? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:07 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: Just me or do modern horror films substitute genuinely earned scares/suspense for sudden loud noises? @teenierussell @frazer_lee #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:07 pm        



 
@TaroJ: Hi @frazer_lee, what inspired you to write horror, have you always been a fan & what film set you on that path #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:07 pm        



 
@loifeisgreat: RT @scriptcat: You a tortoise or hare? Learn patience on your #screenwriting journey. Scriptcat's tips: http://t.co/aQ4IG1Md #scriptchat #onwriting
November 25, 2012, 8:08 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell It's all about pace, action-slasher-horror needs punch & brooding, creeping atmos needs a more subtle build. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:09 pm        



 
@USDannyDyerFan: RT @Bang2write: #scriptchat #screenwriting #TVwriterschat #movies Got 1 of these? Check out my list & pitch me -- LAST WEEK! http://t.co/qwjG6LLF
November 25, 2012, 8:09 pm        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @jeannevb What's the US #scriptchat topic tonight? Also, your Thanksgiving food looked amazing.
November 25, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @DanDoolan lol, yeah a lot of horror movies are guilty of the soundtrack sting to get a cheap scare! :) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @TaroJ Hi there. I've been a fan for as long as i can remember. The Hammer and Universal double bills on UK telly started me off #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@velk: @WriteCoachKiki US topic tonight is 'Exposition: Too Much vs Too Little' #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @frazer_lee @DanDoolan why do they feel the need? Is the fault in the script not scary enough? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell to that end i find writing to music helps enormously, to help get mood onto the page and scares into punctuation! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:13 pm        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @velk: @WriteCoachKiki US topic tonight is 'Exposition: Too Much vs Too Little' #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:13 pm        



 
@TaroJ: How did the feature Panic Button come about, sounds like a fantastic premise was it a spec that got picked up? Or a commission? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:13 pm        



 
@theblcklst: We're now on Instagram. Tweet us your writing related photos, we'll share them with the world. #scriptchat http://t.co/VeIsqVls
November 25, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @frazer_lee do you have a favourite track or does your soundtrack change depending on what you're writing? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell @DanDoolan It smacks of someone forgot to insert a scary gag per 10mins & they're picking... up the slack... BAM! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@teenierussell: MT @frazer_lee It smacks of someone forgot to insert a scary gag per 10mins & theyre picking... up the slack... BAM! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: I suspect it's often a lack of creativity/genuinely creepy ideas. "Loud noises are scary right?"@teenierussell @frazer_lee #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @TaroJ Producers had seen a spec of mine & commissioned me. I drafted from their initial treatment, then more drafts ongoing. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:17 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: What do you think it takes to earn those genuine scares? @frazer_lee @teenierussell #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell Changes depending on project/sequence/scene & make playlists for certain moods/projects. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:19 pm        



 
@teenierussell: There seems to be a lot of crossover between Horror and Thriller, where is the line? @frazer_lee #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:19 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @DanDoolan A character the audience is emotionally invested in approaching their doom unknowingly like a lamb to the slaughter:) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @frazer_lee Wow, was it a long process? And are you still pushing that original spec script #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:22 pm        



 
@Gimme_Credit: The Feature Winners for our 11th and Final Cycle are now listed on our website. Congratulations!! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:22 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: RT @frazer_lee: @DanDoolan A character the audience is emotionally invested in approaching their doom unknowingly like a lamb to the slaughter:) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:23 pm        



 
@teenierussell: MT @frazer_lee character the audience is emotionally invested in approaching their doom unknowingly like a lamb to the slaughter #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:23 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @DanDoolan ...or a lengthy walk through a dark space :) Also, keys never go into doors/cars when there's a killer nearby! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:23 pm        



 
@100_Day_SP: What are your favourite horror scripts? @frazer_lee #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:23 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @frazer_lee @dandoolan are there any horror cliches you see that annoy the hell out of you? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:24 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: For me it's cats jumping out of cupboards or mobile phones suddenly and mysteriously having no signal. @TaroJ @frazer_lee #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell Thriller usually has very human threat & not overt blood/violence VS Slasher: human but kinda 'super'human & gory #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:26 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT: ‏@NamingJasonC I think the dialogue in many horrors tend to scream its message rather than just speak it(think 1950s B Movie #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:27 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @frazer_lee @teenierussell so in a slasher would you say the actual death is more important than the suspense leading up to it? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@robinbellwriter: hello #scriptchat and hello @frazer_lee I created a horror anthology web series @TwistedShowcase so very interested in this chat
November 25, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @frazer_lee: @teenierussell Thriller usually has very human threat & not overt blood/violence VS Slasher: human but kinda 'super'human & gory #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell Supernatural horror the easiest to divide out from thriller because of human vs paranormal antagonistic source. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @TaroJ The spec was optioned but not produced as yet. i did 9months & 4 drafts on Panic Button, then the movie novelization. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@ijoda07: Hello #scriptchat - better late than never.
November 25, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @frazer_lee yes, there is no doubt that The Exorcist and The Omen are horrors #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @robinbellwriter Hi Robin #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @ijoda07 Hi Jo! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: How do you ensure characters are emotionally engaging? @teenierussell @frazer_lee #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @100_Day_SP Hi! Love CatPeople & if i'm ever in need of inspiration i go back to Shelley's Frankenstein novel it has everything! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@teenierussell: We're half-way through Euro #scriptchat with #horror writer guest @frazer_lee Come join us with your questions! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:32 pm        



 
@grahaminman: Go Into The Story | History of Misheard Lyrics | Opus No. 13 [video] http://t.co/XDIjsz0I #Scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:32 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @TaroJ Yes the mobile signal is a killer & so hard to avoid these days! We had to get creative with the phones in Panic Button:) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:33 pm        



 
@LibertineFilms: RT @grahaminman: Go Into The Story | History of Misheard Lyrics | Opus No. 13 [video] http://t.co/XDIjsz0I #Scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:33 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell @NamingJasonC A lot of 50s movies screamed it out loud. This was the birth of rock & roll after all :) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:34 pm        



 
@robinbellwriter: @frazer_lee is there a market for extreme horror in the uk? Or are we too British for it? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:35 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @robinbellwriter Hi Robin, i'll check it out sometime, cheers! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:35 pm        



 
@ijoda07: @frazer_lee @TaroJ Do u think huge challenge of horror is making it believe able? ‘Specially as audiences hve “seen it all b4”. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:37 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @TaroJ In a slasher you must have the innovative payoff. Without that tension? it's just a noise. The 2 need each other to work. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:37 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell They sure are, a couple of gems too. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:37 pm        



 
@NamingJasonC: @TaroJ @frazer_lee #scriptchat For me, not turning on the light & going into the cellar with a torch carrying batteries that WILL fail.
November 25, 2012, 8:38 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @frazer_lee I guess that was the major criticism of Human Centipede 2, have you seen it do you think it works as a horror #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:38 pm        



 
@ijoda07: @NamingJasonC @TaroJ @frazer_lee Yeah. Why do they ALWAYS do that? Haven’t they seen a horror movie before? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:39 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @DanDoolan Character biogs essential. Ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances need building from the ground up. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:39 pm        



 
@writingnewman: Happy sunday friends. If you get a sec, check out JACK BOND in BOND ME TWO TIMES, a ridiculous parody. #scriptchat nhttp://t.co/EihF5Bm7
November 25, 2012, 8:41 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @robinbellwriter Hell yeah, just ask the FrightFest, Mayhem or Dead By Dawn audiences what they're digging on. It's a wide genre #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:41 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @ijoda07 @namingjasonc @frazer_lee That's one of the reasons Scream worked so well, it was the 1st to question the clich├ęs #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:42 pm        



 
@jeannevb: "Exposition: Too Much vs Too Little: RT @WriteCoachKiki: @jeannevb What's US #scriptchat topic tonight?
November 25, 2012, 8:42 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @frazer_lee yet I see a lot of horrors where I don't care about anyone. Is it easier to overlook that in horror? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:43 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: RT @frazer_lee: @DanDoolan Character biogs essential. Ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances need building from the ground up. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:43 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @ijoda07 Suspension of disbelief is required from the audience for paranormal stuff sure. But Bourne is kinda unbelievable too:) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:43 pm        



 
@robinbellwriter: @frazer_lee shit forgot to #scriptchat my last tweet
November 25, 2012, 8:44 pm        



 
@RWWFilm: @jeannevb @WriteCoachKiki Great topic. Looking forward to it! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:44 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @ijoda07 @NamingJasonC @TaroJ Ha ha, very true! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:44 pm        



 
@jeannevb: @RWWFilm psst #writingsprint? #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:45 pm        



 
@davidskaufjord: RT @theblcklst: We're now on Instagram. Tweet us your writing related photos, we'll share them with the world. #scriptchat http://t.co/VeIsqVls
November 25, 2012, 8:46 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @TaroJ @ijoda07 @namingjasonc Agree Scream was timely & fresh, a winning blend of humour & horror while still keeping it scary #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:46 pm        



 
@ijoda07: @frazer_lee yeah seems like horror sets up big chain of coincidences - dead mobiles, no power, etc - #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:46 pm        



 
@ijoda07: @frazer_lee if 2 convenient, I lose interest. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:47 pm        



 
@SarahAlexis4: RT @GoIntoTheStory Screenwriting News (November 19-25, 2012) http://t.co/RHRsflWh #screenwriting #scriptchat #scriptnews #movies
November 25, 2012, 8:47 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT: ‏@matttreacy there are very clear rules that define the horror genre. Hasn't anybody watched the 'Scream' movie?#spellsitout #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:47 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: With so many films being made do you think it's harder to do completely original horror these days? @frazer_lee @teenierussell #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:47 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell If the intent is grand guignol gory spectacle then it's cool, that kind of audience wants an easy horror fix. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:48 pm        



 
@velk: @ijoda07 @frazer_lee That's true for all genres—too neat a package always feels a bit tetchy. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:49 pm        



 
@TaroJ: Asian horror seems to have been a big influence on the last few years, it really has its own style and pace #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:49 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @ijoda07 Important to make protagonist work hard, crawl over huge obstacles to reach finish line (where maybe they die anyway) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:50 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @DanDoolan You're only as original as what scares YOU i think. Fear can be universal my short On Edge is about a dentist visit:) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:51 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @velk Good point. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:51 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: RT @frazer_lee: @DanDoolan You're only as original as what scares YOU i think. Fear can be universal my short On Edge is about a dentist visit:) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:52 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @TaroJ Yes, a lot of brooding menace and true chills coming from Japan & Korea. Spain's modern Gothics are interesting too. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:52 pm        



 
@HoodedMan: #amreading again "DV Filmmaking from start to Finish" by Ian David Aronson. Though slightly outdated it's still a useful book #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:53 pm        



 
@TaroJ: So with just a few minutes to go, what horror scripts should we be reading #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:54 pm        



 
@robinbellwriter: @frazer_lee @taroj did you see sleep tight at this years frightfest? Anyone wants good horror seek that out #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:54 pm        



 
@NamingJasonC: #scriptchat What is your favorite horror? Me it, The Exorcist (will never date) and Deathwatch (disturbing as hell).
November 25, 2012, 8:55 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @frazer_lee You're only as original as what scares YOU... Fear can be universal my short On Edge is about a dentist visit:) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:55 pm        



 
@teenierussell: I'm currently watching XMen 3, that's #horrific #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:55 pm        



 
@HoodedMan: "Your life as a filmmaker awaits. Let nothing stop you" - Ian David Aronson #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:55 pm        



 
@rfamovie: RT @elizabethkarr: NYC #scriptchat: Writer/Director Simon + I will be in #Brooklyn Dec7 @RFAmovie @PhilipKDickfest Opening Nite. Plz come! http://t.co/2aEhRPQJ
November 25, 2012, 8:56 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @TaroJ Old classic: Cat People, definitely. Postmodern horror: Mulholland Drive #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:56 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @robinbellwriter i missed it, but will see it, i heard good things #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:57 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: RT @teenierussell: I'm currently watching XMen 3, that's #horrific #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:57 pm        



 
@HoodedMan: His point, like mine is that anyone can be a filmmaker today, if they have the will and the ability #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:57 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @frazer_lee interesting, I've never seen Mulholand Drive as horror #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:58 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @NamingJasonC If i had to choose, i'd go for The Haunting (Robert Wise) because it does so much with so little #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:58 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @NamingJasonC 2 great choices by the way! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:58 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @NamingJasonC Exorcist for me too, and The Ring. I love Halloween but it doesn't actually scare me, I prefer spooky than gory. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:58 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell Horrific indeed! X-certificate :) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:58 pm        



 
@teenierussell: I'm really enjoying American Horror Story, little doses of horror at a time. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:59 pm        



 
@TrendingUpdate: RT @TaroJ: @NamingJasonC Exorcist for me too, and The Ring. I love Halloween but it doesn't actually scare me, I prefer spooky than gory. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 8:59 pm        



 
@Osumpinkgirl: RT @HoodedMan: "Your life as a filmmaker awaits. Let nothing stop you" - Ian David Aronson #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:00 pm        



 
@DanDoolan: RT @teenierussell: I'm really enjoying American Horror Story, little doses of horror at a time. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:00 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell The diner sequence is F***%^g terrifying. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:00 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @teenierussell even the title sequence is scarier than anything else on TV #scriptchat #AmericanHorrorStory
November 25, 2012, 9:01 pm        



 
@teenierussell: Thank you so much to our guest @frazer_lee Lots of great tips! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:01 pm        



 
@robinbellwriter: #scriptchat fave horrors - the descent, martyrs, inside, eraser head, mulholland drive, the fly, brain dead, eyes without a face, suspiria
November 25, 2012, 9:01 pm        



 
@robinbellwriter: #scriptchat probably forgetting loads there
November 25, 2012, 9:02 pm        



 
@EvaKnoet: Damn, missed another #scriptchat :(
November 25, 2012, 9:02 pm        



 
@NamingJasonC: Ooo. BBC's creepy Crickley Hall's just started. Thank you @frazer_lee for yor time & @teenierussell for hosting. G'night. #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:02 pm        



 
@frazer_lee: @teenierussell Thanks everyone. Stay scared & screenwrite scary x #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:02 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @frazer_lee I need to watch it again now just for the diner sequence #mulhollanddrive #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:03 pm        



 
@teenierussell: Thank you everyone for joining us tonight. Next week we'll be talking about Dialogue! #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:04 pm        



 
@teenierussell: Later tonight USA #scriptchat will be talking about Exposition: too much vs Too little #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:04 pm        



 
@teenierussell: Make sure to catch the transcript in the morning for both sessions. Goodnight :-) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:05 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @EvaKnoet the transcript will be up in the morning :-) #scriptchat
November 25, 2012, 9:05 pm


USA CHAT:


 
@jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK talking Exposition: Too Much vs Too Little
November 26, 2012, 1:00 am        



 
@jeannevb: It's ON... talking exposition RT @IngridElkner: I take it theres no scriptchat today then? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:00 am        



 
@jeannevb: Apologies to my followers who aren't writers...but if you ARE, join us for the next hour of #scriptchat talking EXPOSITION
November 26, 2012, 1:00 am        



 
@JoelMarkHarris: RT @jeannevb: Apologies to my followers who aren't writers...but if you ARE, join us for the next hour of #scriptchat talking EXPOSITION
November 26, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@ThousandBayonet: RT @jeannevb: Apologies to my followers who aren't writers...but if you ARE, join us for the next hour of #scriptchat talking EXPOSITION
November 26, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@zacsanford2: I'm a little late, but I'm here! Can't wait to talk about exposition and how horrible it is. :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @jeannevb tuning in to you now #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@FilmIndustryPro: RT @Screen3Twit: Keep #writing, #acting, #directing, #producing, #filmmaking & watching!Prioritize whatever makes you unique. #Screenwriting #Scriptchat #Art
November 26, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: For the #screenwriters out there, happening now! rt @jeannevb It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK talking Exposition: Too Much vs Too Little
November 26, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: Haha RT @zacsanford2: Im a little late, but Im here! Cant wait to talk about exposition and how horrible it is. :) #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@chasffisher: Hey guys, have a great #scriptchat. Got to sit this one out as I have a fast approaching deadline and 50 pages to get through.
November 26, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@Whyvoni: RT @jeannevb: Apologies to my followers who aren't writers...but if you ARE, join us for the next hour of #scriptchat talking EXPOSITION
November 26, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: Exposition usually gets a negative wrap, but I think it depends on how it's executed/delivered. Sometimes it's necessary. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@COrangeo: RT @Screen3Twit: Keep #writing, #acting, #directing, #producing, #filmmaking & watching!Prioritize whatever makes you unique. #Screenwriting #Scriptchat #Art
November 26, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@RWWFilm: Evening everyone. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@jeannevb: Let's talk exposition re: descriptors, character's intro, dialogue, etc .... starting with the descriptor of ea scene - GO! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@zacsanford2: I watched an episode of CSI for the first time ever the other night... Exposition City... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@jeannevb: @chasffisher happy writing! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: Sometimes you have to get across certain info/rules of the world, especially when you're building a world in your script. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@scriptdreric: RT @jeannevb: Apologies to my followers who aren't writers...but if you ARE, join us for the next hour of #scriptchat talking EXPOSITION
November 26, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @SarahAlexis4 Exactly. It's not the amount of exposition, it's the necessity of the exposition. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@rebelshea: First draft, zero exposition. Second draft, lots of exposition because none of my readers knew what the hell I was on about. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: Part of exposition is knowing when to give your audience some credit to make connections/figure things out on their own. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@zacsanford2: You know that character that does nothing but ask questions? Don't do that. It makes exposition too easy & on the nose. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@scriptdreric: Do you think when a movie/show is so plot-heavy that such on-the-nose exposition is almost unavoidable? @zacsanford2 #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @zacsanford2 I have been pulled up by readers before for too little when I thought it was way too much already #neednewreaders #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: RT @SarahAlexis4: Part of exposition is knowing when to give your audience some credit to make connections/figure things out on their own. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 Like Ariadne #Inception #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @scriptdreric You can do exposition even in plot heavy scenarios where it isn't on the nose. Inception has a lot of expo... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: RT @zacsanford2: You know that character that does nothing but ask questions? Don't do that. It makes exposition too easy & on the nose. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @scriptdreric But I didn't feel like "Okay, here they go to explain everything..." #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@PatrickS: @zacsanford2 Although the newbie who needs things explained to him can be a very useful tool if not overused. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @zacsanford2 Or having a character say "You're my brother/sister, I love you & I want you to be happy". No-one talks like that!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: Info being delivered by some talking heads isn't a good way to deliver exposition. I try to pepper it in in interesting ways. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: Personally, I can't stand it when it's exposition heavy. Often it takes me out of the story. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Exactly. RT @SarahAlexis4: Info being delivered by some talking heads isnt good. I try to pepper it in in interesting ways. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @SarahAlexis4 And trying to find a way to do it without dialogue can be even better. Really make it part of that character. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@jeannevb: @zacsanford2 hold down the fort...#teenissuesn #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@dwacon: I was late because Google Chrome went catatonic over TweetChat. Oh, wait... was that too much exposition? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Problem is, too many amateur scripts get to a scene or a story beat where it just becomes an exposition dump. Spread the info. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: I don't want exposition to kill my story’s momentum and the urgency of reading/watching to see what happens. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@PatrickS: I tend to go too lean on exposition, then get notes back saying 'why did this happen' and 'what does that mean.' #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @jeannevb No problemo... smack 'em around a little if needed. :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @SarahAlexis4: I dont want exposition to kill my story’s momentum and the urgency of reading/watching to see what happens. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @IngridElkner Absolutely, if it can be done through dialogue, especially subtext, and character's actions, that would be great. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@scriptdreric: @zacsanford2 I think heavy exposition can work if the character explaining does it with lot of attitude, a la Raiders #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: Not a movie but Boardwalk Empire did an unbelievable job with story this season - the Easter episode. Highly recommend. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @zacsanford2 Slow release actually makes the story more interesting, but making the reader work harder is a gamble #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @zacsanford2: Problem is, too many amateur scripts get to a scene or a story beat where it just becomes an exposition dump. Spread the info. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: Nice. lol RT @zacsanford2: @jeannevb No problemo... smack em around a little if needed. :) #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@mr_kiyongkim: i was watching episodes of fringe recently, and they do a good job with all their exposition. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: RT @PatrickS: I tend to go too lean on exposition, then get notes back saying 'why did this happen' and 'what does that mean.' #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 Do you think in certain genres there's a bit more leeway for the amount of exposition? Like sci-fi and fantasy? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@PatrickS: @zacsanford2 I think a lot of times people do that to try to figure things out on the page. I call it 'writing to yourself.' #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@zacsanford2: The easiest way to spot bad expo. Look at scenes and see if there is more than two lines where a Q&A happen.s :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@dwacon: Too much: Character explains she eats too much fast food. Just right: Fat Burger cashier holds out large bag, “Saw you coming…” #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @WriteCoachKiki Do you understand all of what they say in Boardwalk? I need a translator half the time :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @SarahAlexis4 Sometimes you have to setup the rules of the world, but like you said, sprinkle it in and don't just dump it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @PatrickS If it is your own draft and you're trying to figure things out, fine. But in the rewrite that should be done away. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: RT @zacsanford2: The easiest way to spot bad expo. Look at scenes and see if there is more than two lines where a Q&A happen #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@ActorSelenaB: :) @WriteCoachKiki I'm a newbie to #scriptchat, but I have to agree. I often find myself bothered by it in films. I like to figure it out.
November 26, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @SarahAlexis4 What, like scrolling text at the start? hahaha #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 Yeah, I once read somewhere to try to avoid questions as much as possible. Find another way. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@scriptdreric: @zacsanford2 That's RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK of course... he pulls down the chalkboard and is like, "You really don't this sh#t?" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner Agree with you. This season they're doing lots of history lessons. I zone out. Think it's a mistake. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: @dwacon very nice explanation. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@Whyvoni: @SarahAlexis4 Yes for sci-fi/fantasy. I need it in #DoctorWho! I don't get what's going on half the time! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@dwacon: Too little: You get notes asking questions that you thought should be obvious. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @Jamie_LD there's a reason I'm not a father. And after hearing birthing stories this weekend, I may be impotent. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: @ActorSelenaB welcome. Join right in. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 @SarahAlexis4 Fair point about Raiders.The scene where Indy explains the Ark to the govt agents is a total exp dump #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @ActorSelenaB Hi - nice to meet you! I know - I LOVE when they let a piece of info drop that I wasn't expecting. Love it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @IngridElkner haha #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Signs of an amateur screenplay: Too many exclamation marks or question marks. :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@jeannevb: @zacsanford2 back... thanks! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: @zacsanford2 lmao. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@johnarusso: Hi #scriptchat folks! Awesome chat to follow.
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@jeannevb: And too many passive verbs & -ings RT @zacsanford2: Signs of amateur screenplay: Too many exclamation marks or question marks. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @zacsanford2 It can be one of the most exhilarating parts of rewriting vomit draft. Exposition moments become solid writing ops. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @RWWFilm @zacsanford2 @SarahAlexis4 There are people who don't want to work for the info. Are happy with info dump in a film. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@ericnjones: One of my pet peeves is when I see REPORTERS spout exposition in a script cause the writer found no other way to relay the info #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @jeannevb Whew! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: RT @ericnjones: One of my pet peeves is when I see REPORTERS spout exposition in a script cause the writer found no other way to relay the info #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: Show, don't tell. That is how you put in exposition and hide it at the same time. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @jeannevb No problemo. Hopefully you got them under control. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @zacsanford2 Ya think????? Really? Oh no!!!!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@ericnjones: Is exposition EVER any good? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 I guess if you're going to have an exposition dump you need to make it go down smoother by masking it in some way #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@zacsanford2: I tend to vomit a first draft and put too much expo, even in my comedies. Best thing is to find how to go about another way. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@rdlln: WRECK IT RALPH explained a story world rule subtly via a PA announcement in Game Central Station #itworked #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @Jamie_LD: Show, dont tell. That is how you put in exposition and hide it at the same time. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: Thanks. RT @johnarusso: Hi #scriptchat folks! Awesome chat to follow. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @WriteCoachKiki Me too! I zone out, only come back to at the end of scene. But I often can't tell you what the scene purpose was #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @johnarusso Hello & welcome! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@zacsanford2: So how can one go about and make sure they're not taking a big ol' dump of exposition on the page/scene. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner Someone wants to be smart. I leave the room or FF. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@johnarusso: #scriptchat This is tv but Sopranos and Entourage always have exposition going on w naked people onscreen. Distraction: smart or lazy?
November 26, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: RT @dwacon: Too much: Character explains she eats too much fast food. Just right: Fat Burger cashier holds out large bag, “Saw you coming…” #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: Great question. RT @ericnjones: Is exposition EVER any good? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@RexSikesMovieBT: Screenwriting tips & suggestions w Darren Foster http://t.co/HKJhXHFx @RexSikesMovieBT #scriptchat #script #screenwriter PLzRT
November 26, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @zacsanford2: So how can one go about and make sure theyre not taking a big ol dump of exposition on the page/scene. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @dwacon Or a bartender just fixing "the usual" with out even saying a thing = heavy drinker #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @johnarusso distractions are a great tool in hiding exposition. I believe @savethecat refers to it as a "pope in the pool". #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@ericnjones: In what genres would exposition be acceptable? Sci-Fi? Historical? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@WriteOnOnline: Writers, please post your goals for the week! http://t.co/RzK4cCcn #writeon #scriptchat #140conf
November 26, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Make the scene interesting. As your MC is hacking apart limbs, have him explain why he does what he does to his protege. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@jeannevb: I take EVERY line & ask "Can I show this in ACTION instead of description or dialogue?" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @ericnjones All genres have exposition... But it is best to bury it as a deep as possible. :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@ericnjones: Great writers should be able to do without exposition even in genres that would normally require a lot of it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@ActorSelenaB: RT @WriteCoachKiki: RT @Jamie_LD: Show, dont tell. That is how you put in exposition and hide it at the same time. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@zacsanford2: I guess my biggest complaint with exposition is that it is ON THE NOSE. Give it subtext and it doesn't jump out as much. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 Make a list of everything you need to explain to set up your world. Then look at where they are in ur script #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@laurjeff: RT @jeannevb: I take EVERY line & ask "Can I show this in ACTION instead of description or dialogue?" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@jillremensnyder: “@jeannevb: I take EVERY line & ask "Can I show this in ACTION instead of description or dialogue?" #scriptchat” amen!
November 26, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@ericnjones: Alex Garland managed to spread out and dramatize the exposition in SUNSHINE #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@johnarusso: #scriptchat the 'walk and talk' is good exposition.
November 26, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@zacsanford2: BRB y'all. Talk amongst yourselves. :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@Whyvoni: RT @jeannevb: I take EVERY line & ask "Can I show this in ACTION instead of description or dialogue?" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@rdlln: Sometimes helps to have a foil character who is brought up to speed along with audience, if done in a clever/interesting way. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @zacsanford2 No matter the genre, you have to believe it is real for it to work #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@scriptdreric: To me, the best exposition comes when a character seeks to know something, and only finds out when they've earned it: #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@jeannevb: RT @zacsanford2: my biggest complaint w exposition is that it is ON THE NOSE. Give it subtext and it doesnt jump out as much. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@adambarken: @IngridElkner Nolan said the reason he made INCEPTION a heist film is because it’s a genre where expo dumps are part of the fun. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@princess_scribe: Hey guys/gals! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@scriptdreric: @zacsanford2 I feel like that's what we've been doin', lol... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @princess_scribe Hiya:) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@jeannevb: @scriptdreric good one #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@PLightMedia: RT @princess_scribe: Hey guys/gals! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@RWWFilm: If you HAVE to use exposition, make sure it moves the story forward as well - make it more than just exposition. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @princess_scribe Hey there, HRH #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@tape6matt: RT @jeannevb: I take EVERY line & ask "Can I show this in ACTION instead of description or dialogue?" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@princess_scribe: @Ludovicaa Hey you! #scriptchat. What have I missed?
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@dwacon: “So Jen… why are we taking this road trip again?” “You remember, we discovered my grandma is wanted for murder.” “Oh, right…” #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@scriptdreric: @rdlln That's a great move as well. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@scriptcat: The late Blake Synder said EXPOSITION is the "Pope in the pool scene" You save the Pope from drowning and you can work it in #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@ericnjones: @zacsanford2 By having more action and less dialogue? Isn't the old 60/40 action/dialogue ratio a good rule to follow? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@DevinLMichaels: RT @RWWFilm: If you HAVE to use exposition, make sure it moves the story forward as well - make it more than just exposition. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @scriptdreric ha ha. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @princess_scribe just bitching about spoonfeeding #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 I think using action, humor, or conflict in delivery of exposition makes it feel less on the nose and in your face. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@scriptdreric: @jeannevb @zacsanford2 Agreed. OTN exposition that comes out of nowhere is one of the most painful things to read in a script. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@PatrickS: @dwacon Hah, yeah, that's the worst. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@princess_scribe: @scriptcat IT's one of his fun techniques, but not the only way he suggested to lay down exposition. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @ericnjones I've never heard any percentages of action/dialogue before... #shrug #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@princess_scribe: @Ludovicaa Oh, my. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: @dwacon lol yep, not exposition at all there. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @RWWFilm Right, it should reveal something that moves the story forward or tells us something important about character. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @adambarken Don't tell anyone, but I haven't seen Inception yet :| Waiting to see it on a big enough screen. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@zacsanford2: To all those who watch CSI... Listen to the dialogue and do the opposite in your writing. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@wcmartell: I like to disguise exposition with conflict - make the scene *seem* to be about conflict, but there's info lurking underneath. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @princess_scribe Hello! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@scriptdreric: RT @SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 I think using action, humor, or conflict in delivery of exposition makes it feel less on the nose and in your face. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@ActorSelenaB: :) @ericnjones I would say yes, when you're trying to feel your way through your script and need to still flush it out. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@princess_scribe: @SarahAlexis4 Hey pretty lady! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: Thats how I feel about iPhones ;) RT @IngridElkner: but I haven't seen Inception yet Waiting to see it on a big enough screen. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@jeannevb: For me, THE DESCENDANTS was ridiculous w the voiceover exposition. I wanted to barf. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @zacsanford2 And the last several seasons of Dexter ;) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@wcmartell: TV comes from radio - so if you watch a lot of TV you have the wrong idea of what writing a movie is all about. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @SarahAlexis4 The Raiders dump gives us Ark info, but it also sets up the Indy/Ravenwood backstory & incompetence of the govt. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@princess_scribe: RT @wcmartell: TV comes from radio - so if you watch a lot of TV you have the wrong idea of what writing a movie is all about. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: @zacsanford2 a lot of the cop shows are thick with exposition. I listen and cringe. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@dwacon: @Jamie_LD “I’m Freddy. I’m gonna get you!” “What happens after you’ve got me?” “The movie ends.” “I guess I’ll start running!” #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@ericnjones: @zacsanford2 There was an argument abt that on the DDP forums. Googled it. Turns out 60/40 is the consensus!!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@zacsanford2: "but it was a book." :) RT @jeannevb: For me, THE DESCENDANTS was ridiculous w the voiceover exposition. I wanted to barf. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@BaloneyBooks: RT @jeannevb: Apologies to my followers who aren't writers...but if you ARE, join us for the next hour of #scriptchat talking EXPOSITION
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@jeannevb: @tape6matt oh yes, dialogue is a big issue #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @jeannevb I don't mind V.O. as long as it adds to the scene and isn't used as a crutch. Had no probs w/Descendents. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@princess_scribe: @ericnjones Thankfully Terence Malik pays no attention to DDP ;) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: I can't stand when characters say something like, "remember when..." for the sole purpose of exposition. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @Jamie_LD And tacky distasteful one-liners at the end of scenes. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @dwacon @Jamie_LD Hilarious! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @zacsanford2 Ahhh adaptations... how not to be able to please anybody!! ;) #scriptchat ;)
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @ericnjones Hmmm, interesting. I'll have to check it out, but take anything on the DDP boards with a grain of salt. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: RT @wcmartell: I like to disguise exposition w/conflict mke scene *seem* to be abt conflict, but theres info lurking underneath #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@ericnjones: @zacsanford2 ... but it's no hard rule & fluctuates with genre, with drama being dialogue-heavy and thrillers, etc... not. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@jeannevb: LAZY writing :) RT @zacsanford2: "but it was a book." :) RT @jeannevb: THE DESCENDANTS was ridiculous w VO exposition. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@dwacon: RT @wcmartell: “disguise exposition with conflict” YES !!!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: @dwacon lol #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @ericnjones Plus, the only real rules in screenwriting is the formatting. Everything else is meant to be broken #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@ChipNotDonald: @jeannevb Couldn't agree more. It was much better without it- after first 5 mins, I wasn't sure I could watch, but then it quit. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: Or unrealistic dialogue where a character says something the other person obviously already should know for expo sake. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @SarahAlexis4 Or when they reminisce about something from an earlier scene. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@Whyvoni: What about movies that do it well? Thinking of Romcoms - Harry Met Sally. LOTS of exposition bc it's 2 ppl talking entire movie #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@jeannevb: @zacsanford2 omg, I couldn't stand it. I kept yelling at TV "SHOW, DON"T TELL" haha #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@princess_scribe: @zacsanford2 AS long as you learn the rules first ;) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@LordBronco: #Scriptchat *try* and make your exposition as visual and audible as possible-And not dialogue VoiceOvers! :-))
November 26, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@jeannevb: @ChipNotDonald yep. I was so relieved when he shut up haha #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@scriptdreric: Exactly: RT @wcmartell disguise exposition with conflict - make the scene *seem* to be about conflict w/ info lurking underneath #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@authorViviAnna: RT @jeannevb: I take EVERY line & ask "Can I show this in ACTION instead of description or dialogue?" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@willentrekin: RT @jeannevb: LAZY writing :) RT @zacsanford2: "but it was a book." :) RT @jeannevb: THE DESCENDANTS was ridiculous w VO exposition. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @zacsanford2 And "don't be boring". #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@jeannevb: @SarahAlexis4 yep. The 2 best friends who know everything about ea other, yet they retell for our sake. #barf #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @WriteCoachKiki Right. That's even worse because we've already even actually seen/heard it ourselves! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@princess_scribe: Graphic novel adaptations can be a gr8 way to study expostition techniques. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@zacsanford2: But I was born that way... RT @IngridElkner @zacsanford2 And "don't be boring". #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@wcmartell: V.O. narration needs to be a different layer of story than what we are seeing or getting through dialogue. Additional info. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@ericnjones: @ActorSelenaB Yes! Then thin it out in successive drafts... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@willentrekin: I feel like "But it's true" or "It was a book" are always #lazywritingexcuses. #scriptchat @jeannevb @zacsanford2
November 26, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@jeannevb: And @wcmartell is here to give us exposition tips. Thanks, Bill! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @SarahAlexis4 Totally lose me when they do that. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@wcmartell: And V.O. is usually *funny* - it has an entertainment value. "Typical monkey funeral." #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @zacsanford2 Maybe that's why Christians are born-again? 'Cos they were boring the 1st time. Keep being reborn until they're fun #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@Christinarose12: RT @wcmartell: V.O. narration needs to be a different layer of story than what we are seeing or getting through dialogue. Additional info. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@throwitfar: #scriptchat I "expose" the crap out of an outline to understand the nuts and bolts of where I am going, and why. Then remove with voracity!
November 26, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@jeannevb: FYI, @wcmartell is teaching webinar Wednesday on First 10 Pages... #hinthint http://t.co/U3y58EZU ON SALE until midnight #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: I like V.O. when we find out that the character is dead. It works for me then. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@zacsanford2: The character named Exposition in the Austin Power movies has only one purpose... to drop knowledge on Austin/Audience. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@LordBronco: #Scriptchat I'll take a visual audible montage during opening credits to set up a fantasy world anyday of the week.
November 26, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@zacsanford2: RT @jeannevb: FYI, @wcmartell is teaching webinar Wed on First 10 Pages... #hinthint http://t.co/f65nMQbE ON SALE until midnight #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @jeannevb: FYI, @wcmartell is teaching webinar Wed on First 10 Pages... #hinthint http://t.co/IHl9IHXQ ON SALE until midnight #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@tape6matt: RT @wcmartell: TV comes from radio - so if you watch a lot of TV you have the wrong idea of what writing a movie is all about. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@chasffisher: RT @princess_scribe: Graphic novel adaptations can be a gr8 way to study expostition techniques. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: I find that exposition in a draft can also be a matter of how well I understand my story at that point while I'm writing it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@wcmartell: Talking about this in Weds class: Play In A Play - you can show how things are done by giving the audience a dress rehearsal. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @WriteCoachKiki But how do dead people give voice-overs if they no longer have voice-boxes? *age-old philosophical question* #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@ericnjones: @princess_scribe Yes, thank God for that. Love his films, but financiers & the general public don't. Glad he sticks to his guns #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 Basil Exposition. His mother is a man, baby! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@wcmartell: Play In Play: So in MINORITY REPORT we see how the future police work by having them chase someone else in opening scene. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@LordBronco: #Scriptchat A great example of a great Visual Audible exposition opening is Mad Max 2-which oddly enough does use Voiceovers...
November 26, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@LaFamiliaFilm: “Most scripts today are garbage.” John Milius http://t.co/guzLwD7S #screenwriting #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@rdlln: Figure out what your reader needs to know + then find the most interesting, unique, exciting way to tell it #exposition #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@wcmartell: Play In A Play: In LOOPER they show what happens to someone who refuses to close the loop with another character. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 Think there was something in The Muppets where they poked fun at selves for giving us exposition. Made me laugh. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @wcmartell: Play In Play: So in MINORITY REPORT we see how the future police work by having them chase someone else in opening scene. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@wcmartell: Play In A Play: This allows you to SHOW the exposition before it becomes important. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner That's why I like it. Expecting 2c something -- then wham! You want to see the movie again right away. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@ActorSelenaB: :) @rdlln Nicely said! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @wcmartell Great film, handled the exposition well. The second act... Not so much. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@jeannevb: @willentrekin totally agree. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @wcmartell: Play In A Play: This allows you to SHOW the exposition before it becomes important. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@chasffisher: Whenever a scene feels exposition-heavy, I simply ask myself "How do I do this without dialogue?" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@ericnjones: @zacsanford2 Of course, but a lot of exposition = big dialogue blocks & visually, doesn't that scream Amateur? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @SarahAlexis4 I don't remember what it was in The Muppets. Hmmm. But musicals hide a lot of expo in song. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @wcmartell: Play In A Play: This allows you to SHOW the exposition before it becomes important. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@dwacon: @tape6matt @wcmartell [clump] [clump] [clump] [clump] “I think I hear footsteps...”n #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@ActorSelenaB: RT @chasffisher: Whenever a scene feels exposition-heavy, I simply ask myself "How do I do this without dialogue?" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@Secretoriginz: @SarahAlexis4 or when people talk about subject for 1st time after years of issue existing w/no sensible reason 4 sitting on it #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @ericnjones Expo can be one line. So it doesn't equal big dialogue blocks. Just look at police procedurals on TV. Short dia. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@jeannevb: @chasffisher you're supposed to be working on that deadline :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@princess_scribe: Reviews call "Liz & Dick" "unintentionally hilarious." #setsdvr #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@lukeJmadsen: Proofreading for screenwriters! Cover everything not 'covered' by a coverage report at http://t.co/TKRGC3WW #scriptchat #screenwriting
November 26, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @dwacon Those are hilarious! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @princess_scribe starting right there with the name of the movie.. ;) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @jeannevb @chasffisher I was just typing the same thing :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@princess_scribe: @ericnjones Just my op, but I think audiences are a gr8 deal more cinema literate 2day, and expect more viz storytelling #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@princess_scribe: @chasffisher Hey you! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @princess_scribe Omg - I saw the commercials and I was laughing hysterically. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @princess_scribe And don't forget to add the movie on after it... I know the writer who took a pen name. :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@medkno: @ericnjones @zacsanford2 I'm a big fan of scenes sequenced without the need for elaborate exposition i.e through internal logic #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@princess_scribe: @zacsanford2 If I weren't so bloody tired, I might have to Tweet it out ala my SyFy movies #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Remember, readers are dumb, so sometimes you need to explain things. :) #onceareader #alwaysareader #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@IngridElkner: Someone should make a film that's just a person sitting in a room with exposition-laden voice-over. And.... IT'S A FLASHBACK. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@wcmartell: That ends up being an issue: the difference between the intelligence of the audience and, um, the development people. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@princess_scribe: @jeannevb getting ready for my own #writingsprint after din-din @chasffisher @RWWFilm #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@rdlln: Exposition is also about leaving the reader with questions #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@zacsanford2: RT @wcmartell: That ends up being an issue: the difference between the intelligence of the audience andbthe development people. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@ericnjones: @zacsanford2 Is this sarcasm? Can't tell anymore. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@princess_scribe: RT @zacsanford2: RT @wcmartell: That ends up being an issue: the difference between the intelligence of the audience andbthe development people. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@wcmartell: What I find interesting is - when I read a script on a rewrite assignment I skim the dialogue and focus on the actions... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@princess_scribe: RT @wcmartell: What I find interesting is - when I read a script on a rewrite assignment I skim the dialogue and focus on the actions... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner Some movie comes to mind but I don't remember what it is. Not exactly like that - like that concept though. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @wcmartell I admit it, I wrote a note: "I don't know if this is buried in subtext, but I didn't get what you're going for" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@jeannevb: @IngridElkner hahaha I dare you :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@wcmartell: Readers often skim the actions and focus on the dialogue - which should *not* be telling the story. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @ericnjones No, readers are dumb sometimes (not all the time), but it is because of the workload and turnaround time to cover. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@ericnjones: I committed the biggest Exposition crime in my latest script. Just invented a character out of nowhere to explain things. Sigh. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@zacsanford2: VERY TRUE. RT @wcmartell: Readers often skim the actions and focus on the dialogue - which should *not* be telling the story. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@Whyvoni: THIS. RT @rdlln Exposition is also about leaving the reader with questions #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@kimberlyviv: RT @rdlln: Exposition is also about leaving the reader with questions #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @WriteCoachKiki Either a European film or a European remake probably. haha #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@GeoffBreedwell: RT @scriptdreric: Exactly: RT @wcmartell disguise exposition with conflict - make the scene *seem* to be about conflict w/ info lurking underneath #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@jeannevb: @ericnjones admitting it is the first step to recovery :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@zacsanford2: I guess I like comedy as there really isn't as much expo needed as in sci-fi, thrillers, etc. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Plus in comedy, you can make people laugh with the exposition or with smash cuts to explain things. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@dwacon: @WriteCoachKiki Merci mon chern #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@wcmartell: What Zac said - when you have a stack of scripts to read, it's easy to miss things. Better to be a little obvious sometimes. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @jeannevb AND it will be in French. So you have to READ the subtitles of the flashbacked voice-over. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@ActorSelenaB: @ericnjones are you still able to expand on the events surrounding this character? :)n #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@ericnjones: @ericnjones Killing her off after tonight's chat. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner I'm seeing it in my mind - they were figuring out a crime....maybe Tim Roth....? Will think about it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @wcmartell And that's why I say there should be a readers draft and that stuff can be written out in the rewrites, but isn't :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @ericnjones as long as he hadnt spent the previous 23 years in the shower....#scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: Best exposition is just as am wondring abt something it's revealed by dialogue or action.Screenplay needs 2 stay ahead of reader #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @zacsanford2: VERY TRUE. RT @wcmartell: Readers often skim the actions and focus on the dialogue - which should *not* be telling the story. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @dwacon I was trying to RT them but they were too long. Hilarious. Love the Jen and Grandma one. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@zacsanford2: But by having a "reader's draft" where sometimes you're a little more on the nose, don't go OVERBOARD with it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@kimberlyviv: RT @rdlln: Figure out what your reader needs to know + then find the most interesting, unique, exciting way to tell it #exposition #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner @jeannevb And it's time travel so there are four stories going. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @WriteCoachKiki Ooh, he's the murderer w/ temporal lobe epilepsy. There's also a Vincent D'Onofrio film where he's in bed naked. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@zacsanford2: In thrillers I don't mind a bit of expo if the viewer/reader isn't ahead of the story. Then it just bogs things down. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: RT @wcmartell: What Zac said - when you have a stack of scripts to read, it's easy to miss things. Better to be a little obvious sometimes. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@IngridElkner: There we go! That's a great way to conceal dialogue. Disguise it with nudity. The characters' - not yours. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: You often find backstory being exposed in exposition as a way out of actually working to show it or say it in subtext somehow. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@goodfilm: RT @SarahAlexis4: Part of exposition is knowing when to give your audience some credit to make connections/figure things out on their own. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @IngridElkner Uh oh, watch out on tweeting Vincent's name, I received a windfall of followers when I last uttered his name. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@wcmartell: That's one good way to do expo: break it up into pieces and let the audience assemble them. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @IngridElkner #scriptchat.. lol..
November 26, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Sprinkle through out. RT @wcmartell: Thats one good way to do expo: break it up into pieces and let the audience assemble them. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner Really? Don't know the movie. Where's he been? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @wcmartell: That's one good way to do expo: break it up into pieces and let the audience assemble them. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner Because who's listening anyway? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Uh oh, could twitter be crashing on us... I've received a couple "twitter is down" notices on Tweetchat. #yikes #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @zacsanford2 haha, you serious? So all those people Googling "Vincent D'Onofrio + naked" will follow me? Weeee! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@ActorSelenaB: @ericnjones oh, no! lol... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: RT @IngridElkner: @zacsanford2 haha, you serious? So all those people Googling "Vincent D'Onofrio + naked" will follow me? Weeee! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@BrittainyCherry: RT @wcmartell: What Zac said - when you have a stack of scripts to read, it's easy to miss things. Better to be a little obvious sometimes. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@willentrekin: RT @IngridElkner: Someone should make a film that's just a person sitting in a room with exposition-laden voice-over. And.... IT'S A FLASHBACK. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@willentrekin: RT @IngridElkner: @jeannevb AND it will be in French. So you have to READ the subtitles of the flashbacked voice-over. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@ericnjones: @zacsanford2 The feedback I've received made me wonder, but as has been said here, I think it's cause there's a lot of skimming #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@willentrekin: RT @IngridElkner: There we go! That's a great way to conceal dialogue. Disguise it with nudity. The characters' - not yours. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @WriteCoachKiki From what I saw, he's lying in a bed in a hotel, and there's a woman in a wedding dress. The whole film. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 bum, bum BUMMMMM #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @IngridElkner I tweeted about this movie called "The First Turn-On". So maybe that was the reasoning.. :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@ericnjones: @wcmartell Very true!!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@ActorSelenaB: Nice! RT @wcmartell: Thats one good way to do expo: break it up into pieces and let the audience assemble them. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: RT @RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 bum, bum BUMMMMM #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: I like this quote from @GoIntoTheStory "Exposition = Death only if a writer shows no imagination in making it interesting" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@wcmartell: That doesn't work with "Ernest Borgnine" and "naked" by the way. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Only 15 minutes left... get in your questions to the #scriptchat community about exposition or tweet out your tips n ticks. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @ericnjones Readers typically need to read and write coverage for two scripts a day. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@lukeJmadsen: RT @rdlln: Exposition is also about leaving the reader with questions #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@wcmartell: I'm sure I have had a naked exposition scene in a script... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner Oy. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@ericnjones: @medkno @zacsanford2 Agreed! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: Sagittarius.? lol.. who will get that i wonder?RT @wcmartell: That doesn't work with "Ernest Borgnine" and "naked" by the way. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @ericnjones The way to keep readers from skimming your script... hook them from page one and every page/scene after that. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @dutchdoescher is the king of naked exposition... :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@jeannevb: @zacsanford2 I love you, Zac #justsayin #comoderatorswoon #alwayshasmyback #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: Doesn't everyone? (I don't think I do) :) RT @wcmartell: Im sure I have had a naked exposition scene in a script... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: @WriteCoachKiki @IngridElkner Are you thinking of Usual Suspects? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Someone like ScarJo could repeat everything we already know if she was naked and I wouldn't care one bit... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @wcmartell It's like naked news. You don't hear the news. You see the spontaneous presence of reproductive organs. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@Indust_Scripts: "I only sound intelligent when there's a good scriptwriter around" - Christian Bale #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@ericnjones: @ActorSelenaB Yes. It's the worst. Really. Will find other ways to dramatize. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @zacsanford2 youre such a boy Zac :D #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @elizabethkarr No, that's very action-based. The Tim Roth one is he is a cunning killer being interrogated in a room. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @elizabethkarr @IngridElkner No, although that's one that I sat through twice in two days. Love those endings. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@rdlln: STARS WARS has a huge exposition dump ... "Long ago in a galaxy far far away" #yadayadayada #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@jeannevb: @WriteCoachKiki @IngridElkner @RWWFilm ...and some blue people & in 3D #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@wcmartell: Commercial Break/Spam: I'm doing a class on first ten pages on Wednesday: http://t.co/kpY1gleq #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@ericnjones: A good movie with LOTS of exposition? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@LordBronco: #Scriptchat Right. Noob question. Coverage in a script is different from coverage from shooting on set. How? Why?
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook - Could listen to exposition all day long. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Yes. RT @shoshido: If the characters operating on a need-to-know basis, is it okay to also leave the audience in the dark? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Get the discount. RT @wcmartell: Commercial Break/Spam: Im doing a class on first ten pages on Wednesday: http://t.co/uOJSlCs3 #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner @elizabethkarr Right! I see it so clearly but can't remember the name. Love Tim Roth. Great actor. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @zacsanford2 If 'naked exposition' tuns up in a screenwriting book, I wanna be quoted & known as that weird chick who spread it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @rdlln But in 1978 that was aNEW thing.. now its done to death #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @jeannevb @WriteCoachKiki @IngridElkner I try to have blue ppl in 3-d in EVERY script. Just good busines sense. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @LordBronco Coverage is like a book report by the reader that summarizes the script and gives thoughts/notes to the execs. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@goodfilm: RT @jeannevb: I take EVERY line & ask "Can I show this in ACTION instead of description or dialogue?" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@wcmartell: You don't want the audience to think you are making up the world as you go along - the world is always that way. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @jeannevb @IngridElkner @RWWFilm and a ship slams into an iceberg and sinks.... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@jeannevb: Sex & The City movie was on TV today. Caught the beginning. Horrible expo dump. They shld have used the show writers. #fail #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@LordBronco: #Scriptchat Coverage as a director is shooting scenes just a couple more times to be sure you have good performance and tech.
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@Whyvoni: RT @wcmartell: You dont want the audience to think you are making up the world as you go along - the world is always that way. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @WriteCoachKiki Hard candy is quite similar, but they peppered in action. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @LordBronco A lot of scripts are passed by execs only looking over the coverage and not reading the script #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: :) RT @RWWFilm: @jeannevb @WriteCoachKiki @IngridElkner I try to have blue ppl in 3-d in EVERY script. Just good busines sense. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@DMinformation: What is the percentage/odds of being a screen writer? #ScriptChat #TVwriterchat
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@jeannevb: DISCOUNT until midnight! RT @wcmartell: Commercial Break/Spam: Im doing a class on first 10 pgs on Wed: http://t.co/5nNQVNKP #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @jeannevb I'd call the whole film a dump. A stinking pile of it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@ericnjones: @jeannevb LOL yes. Gotta up my game!!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@willentrekin: RT @ericnjones: A good movie with LOTS of exposition? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@zacsanford2: #LifeofPi has some expo moments, but it is voiceover as they're setting up the journey & the character backstory. Did it okay. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@willentrekin: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang #scriptchat @ericnjones
November 26, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @jeannevb "So here's what we've been up to since the TV show ended..." #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner Don't know if I know it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@wcmartell: The odds of making a living as a screenwriter are about the same as being a pro NBA basketball player. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@GeoffBreedwell: RT @jeannevb: DISCOUNT until midnight! RT @wcmartell: Commercial Break/Spam: Im doing a class on first 10 pgs on Wed: http://t.co/5nNQVNKP #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: RT @zacsanford2: @ericnjones The way to keep readers from skimming your script... hook them from page one and every page/scene after that. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: Loved that movie. Good one! Yes. RT @willentrekin: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang #scriptchat @ericnjones #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @LordBronco I think you have my email address. Send me an email and I'll shoot you an example of what script coverage is. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@jeannevb: @IngridElkner haha totally! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@willentrekin: And Kiss Kiss Bang Bang isn't only exposition. Also: flashbacks and voiceover. Still: works. #scriptchat @ericnjones
November 26, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@zacsanford2: RT @wcmartell: The odds of making a living as a screenwriter are about the same as being a pro NBA basketball player. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@LordBronco: #scriptchat ohhh- so pitching to studios/directors, you have to establish a couple of bonafides and 3rd party critiques...
November 26, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@goodfilm: RT @RWWFilm: If you HAVE to use exposition, make sure it moves the story forward as well - make it more than just exposition. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@zacsanford2: The problem with VO as exposition, too many writers use it as a crutch. Write it without the VO and see if it still makes sense. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@tape6matt: RT @Indust_Scripts: "I only sound intelligent when there's a good scriptwriter around" - Christian Bale #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @wcmartell That part of the fun. Having the drive. Making the push. Who wants it enough to not give up. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@LordBronco: #scriptchat ... so as to insure that it's worth reading it for real-That's SCRIPT Coverage-totally different beast.
November 26, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @zacsanford2 @wcmartell Except you don't have to be 7' tall. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@ericnjones: @willentrekin Yep - good one! SKYFALL also had a lot of exposition. I was shocked. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@dwacon: The stick-figure slide show in “Human Centipede” was the most hilarious exposition ever... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@taratara2: RT @Indust_Scripts: "I only sound intelligent when there's a good scriptwriter around" - Christian Bale #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@wcmartell: @LordBronco No. The producers have readers who do coverage on your script... and it goes forward or not. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@goodfilm: RT @Jamie_LD: RT @wcmartell: I like to disguise exposition w/conflict mke scene *seem* to be abt conflict, but theres info lurking underneath #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@zacsanford2: "What's that?" "It's the knife the killer used." "How do you know?" "blah blah blah." Hate Q&A as exposition dumps! ARGH! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @WriteCoachKiki You haven't seen Hard Candy??!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@fadeinsoftware: You can still get the best screenwriting software money can buy for 40 bucks with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2012. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@TheMattBishop: RT @jeannevb: I take EVERY line & ask "Can I show this in ACTION instead of description or dialogue?" #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @IngridElkner In comedy I don't always need to know why a character is the way they are. Sometimes the truth undercuts comedy. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @willentrekin @ericnjones Base ur rules on what Shane Black does in his scripts & youre in for a world of hurt #Only1ShaneBlack #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@kimberlyviv: RT @Indust_Scripts: "I only sound intelligent when there's a good scriptwriter around" - Christian Bale #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@jeannevb: OMG!!!!! SEE IT! RT @IngridElkner: @WriteCoachKiki You havent seen Hard Candy??!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@rcosgrove: RT @wcmartell: The odds of making a living as a screenwriter are about the same as being a pro NBA basketball player. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@ericnjones: Couldn't believe that scene between Ralph Fiennes & Judy Dench in the beginning. Exposition galore in an office in SKYFALL #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@jvartus: @ericnjones I can't stop thinking about movies that are ppl "stuck" in a room -- The Man from Earth... 12 Angry Men... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@ChipNotDonald: @wcmartell But for two very different groups of people. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner No, is it a must see? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@wcmartell: @IngridElkner Why? may not have been lack of exposition as much as just not considering the audience when writing. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@DMinformation: RT @zacsanford2: @IngridElkner In comedy I don't always need to know why a character is the way they are. Sometimes the truth undercuts comedy. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @IngridElkner In one script we had an opening on why the character was a chauvinist. Took it out & no reader has complained. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @jeannevb Nothing like a sexy pedophile as an antagonist... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@tape6matt: RT @wcmartell: The odds of making a living as a screenwriter are about the same as being a pro NBA basketball player. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@ActorSelenaB: @wcmartell If that's the case, then how should one use screenwriting as a financial platform? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @jeannevb @IngridElkner Okay - great! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:56 am        



  
@zacsanford2: @WriteCoachKiki Yes, a total must see. Hard Candy is one of the few films I've seen more than once in a theater. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@ericnjones: @jvartus 12 ANGRY MEN - good one! But there was no way around that one. The audience needed to know all the facts. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@wcmartell: @ChipNotDonald Yeah - the venn graph of people good at basketball *and* screenwriting is very narrow... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @IngridElkner @jeannevb Uh-oh, I hate those.... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @IngridElkner But in the end, honestly, who is the antagonist of the film? They're both bad people. :) #antiheroes #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @zacsanford2 Wow. Now I really have to see it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@ChipNotDonald: @wcmartell Lucky for my screenwriting career, my jump shot sucks. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: Some ppl IRL have knack for being good story tellers w/ just enough exposition to follow their yarns. Others #notsomuch. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @ericnjones @jvartus 12 angry men never really escapes its stage origins even though it is a wonderful film #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@zacsanford2: And to add to @wcmartell's tweet about good screenwriters, most who even broke in aren't all that good. :) Very few... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@wcmartell: @ActorSelenaB The same way that very small group of pro basketball players does. The other basketball players just play for fun. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@DunnCarey: RT @Gimme_Credit: The Feature Winners for our 11th and Final Cycle are now listed on our website. Congratulations!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: @WriteCoachKiki it's a great movie. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @wcmartell @ChipNotDonald Akiva Goldsman and David Mamet are fantastic basketball players...um....whatever. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @WriteCoachKiki I've had many discussions after the film on who is the real bad guy of the film. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@jeannevb: @WriteCoachKiki @IngridElkner yet the "antagonist" switches back and forth from him to her #brilliant #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@jeannevb: @zacsanford2 except @wcmartell...he's perfect :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: @zacsanford2 I hear that VO should be used as last resort. Thoughts? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@dwacon: In Phantasm, Tall Man explained he was making zombies to work in the mines on Jupiter. Mining a gas giant? Howz that happen? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @WriteCoachKiki Akiva Goldsman and David Mamet are fantastic basketball players...um....whatever. || yes they are #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @jeannevb @IngridElkner @Zacsanford2 Ok - I've got to see this. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@goodfilm: RT @wcmartell: That's one good way to do expo: break it up into pieces and let the audience assemble them. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @zacsanford2: And to add to @wcmartell's tweet about good screenwriters, most who even broke in aren't all that good. :) Very few... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@zacsanford2: hey @chasffisher - I can't find the link to your Kickstarter campaign... can you please tweet it to the chat participants??? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@ericnjones: @RWWFilm @willentrekin Love the way he writes, but These are big action movies. Doesn't always work in other genres, does it? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @zacsanford2 Too true, but I love to see that tiny speck of history. Monsters are not born, they're made. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @Jamie_LD How did I miss this?? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@rdlln: Anyone have any thoughts on/experience with using @scripped is it secure? Free? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @elizabethkarr Try writing the script without the VO and see if it still has the same impact. Some it helps if it adds. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@LordBronco: @wcmartell OK-thank you for clarification. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: Tonight on #tvwriterchat we have a guest talking about writing for reality TV. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @dwacon Love a Phantasm reference in any discussion. You win tonight's #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: Is it bad I have not seen Hard Candy? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @CelluloidBlonde Seriously? (I meant pro-ball though.) :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: Good advice RT "@jeannevb: I take EVERY line & ask "Can I show this in ACTION instead of description or dialogue?" #scriptchat"
November 26, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @Jamie_LD: Tonight on #tvwriterchat we have a guest talking about writing for reality TV. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@jeannevb: @CelluloidBlonde YES!!!!!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@ericnjones: @Ludovicaa @jvartus Very true #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@LordBronco: @zacsanford2 Absolutely, will get on that, and thank you for taking the time. #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @WriteCoachKiki: @CelluloidBlonde Seriously? (I meant pro-ball though.) :) || You're very funny [smile] #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @CelluloidBlonde @WriteCoachKiki Akiva Goldsman is the Bo Jackson of the screenwriting world. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@wcmartell: The script should work perfectly without the V.O. so that the V.O. is additional info, not required info. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@ChipNotDonald: @WriteCoachKiki @wcmartell S/O Mamet, exposition...I've tried to figure out why his dialogue works, but I can't. It just does. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@chasffisher: @zacsanford2 With pleasure sir: http://t.co/Jpfzq8TL 5 days left to help stop #ChildSexAbuse!!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @jeannevb Yeah, I love that. It's a very European thing to keep roles shifting. Also films like La Casa Muda play w/ your head #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @jeannevb: @CelluloidBlonde YES!!!!!! || Oops, guess I had better get on that. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: @ericnjones @jvartus everything needs to be "bigger" for the stage and smaller for the camera #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: @zacsanford2 Personally, I like VO when done well in films. I guess like anything, when it works, it works! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @jeannevb @CelluloidBlonde I haven't either. #shame #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@zacsanford: Please help make it happen for @chasffisher. Only a couple days left and so close to goal. http://t.co/QR0h9Uxf #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@ACEntVegas_org: So true! "@LaFamiliaFilm: “Most scripts today are garbage.” John Milius http://t.co/7tGUAl3l #screenwriting #scriptchat"
November 26, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@zacsanford2: RT @chasffisher: @zacsanford2 With pleasure sir: http://t.co/EGXD5Xee 5 days left to help stop #ChildSexAbuse!!! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@ericnjones: @CelluloidBlonde You're not alone. Didn't see it either. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @chasffisher Just found it and tweeted it just after you posted it. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @ChipNotDonald @wcmartell Besides everything else...I think it's his style. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @elizabethkarr Little Children is one of my favorite uses of VO and they use it so sparingly throughout. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @ericnjones: @CelluloidBlonde Youre not alone. Didnt see it either. || Whew! I was in the corner for a moment there. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: RT "@Jamie_LD: Tonight on #tvwriterchat we have a guest talking about writing for #realityTV. #Scriptchat"
November 26, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @ericnjones @willentrekin Successful exposition is less a result of genre than it is of execution. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@dwacon: @RWWFilm As I celebrate my win…I begin to remember that horrific date I had in St. Louis with Hephzibah at her dad’s restaurant… #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @ericnjones Time to change that fact! Hard Candy is a great film to watch as a screenwriter. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@ChipNotDonald: @WriteCoachKiki @wcmartell Absolutely. It's just interesting to hear- ppl don't really talk like that, and yet somehow it does. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@zacsanford2: So thanks everyone for stopping by for another fun and exciting chat. Now try to hide your exposition in your rewrites! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: Thanks everyone - this was great! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: Yes! rt @zacsanford2 @elizabethkarr Little Children is one of my favorite uses of VO and they use it so sparingly throughout. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@dwacon: @ACEntVegas_org John ain’t been read mine. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@Ludovicaa: I love you Amanda! :D #scriptchat #ErnestBorgnine #naked RT @Morbid_Undead: @Ludovicaa Just all the cool people ;)
November 26, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@jvartus: @Ludovicaa @ericnjones I could only imagine what it would be like to sit in the audience while watching the tension build live. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: RT @zacsanford: Please help make it happen for @chasffisher. Only a couple days left and so close to goal. http://t.co/1YJkNKPa #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@zacsanford2: As always, for those new followers, I'm really @zacsanford -- this is just my alter ego. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @ChipNotDonald @wcmartell A number of shows are trying it on TV - and it can get very annoying. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@elizabethkarr: RT @rfamovie: Invitation for #scriptchat: Radio Free Albemuth Opening Nite @PhilipKDickFest DEC 7. #Brooklyn #Filmmaker Q+A http://t.co/VpaGKQDJ
November 26, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@Whyvoni: G'night all. Was enlightening as usual! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@IngridElkner: Get your 'Naked Exposition' t-shirts here! http://www. fakewebsite . com #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@ericnjones: @zacsanford2 @elizabethkarr Agree about LITTLE CHILDREN. If I remember correctly, it's an omniscient VO, like BARRY LYNDON #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@ActorSelenaB: This was very insightful...nice chatting with everyone! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:05 am        



 
@jeannevb: Apologies for being quiet tonight...lingering family from the holiday. Thx all for joining in. Great chat. Transcript up soon! #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:05 am        



 
@ChipNotDonald: @WriteCoachKiki @wcmartell Yep. If you're not a master, I wouldn't try it. I've tried to imitate it for giggles, but no luck. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:05 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @zacsanford2: As always, for those new followers, I'm really @zacsanford || Twitter jail? #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:05 am        



 
@LordBronco: @zacsanford @zacsandford2 #scriptchat Twitter occasionally random unfollows people-which apparently happened in your case.
November 26, 2012, 2:05 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: RT @rfamovie: Invitation #scriptchat: Radio Free Albemuth Opening Nite @PhilipKDickFest DEC 7 http://t.co/V2Ghz1ke #Scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:05 am        



 
@princess_scribe: Okie dokie! Time for a #writingsprint #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:05 am        



 
@jvartus: RT @IngridElkner: Get your 'Naked Exposition' t-shirts here! http://www. fakewebsite . com #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:05 am        



 
@ericnjones: @zacsanford2 @elizabethkarr It's been a while, but I remember the narrator being aware of things the characters didn't know. #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:06 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @CelluloidBlonde Nope, just use this one to not annoy my non-screenwriting peeps during the chats. :) #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:06 am        



 
@LordBronco: Ni Ni peep!RT @princess_scribe: Okie dokie! Time for a #writingsprint #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:06 am        



 
@wcmartell: Okay, I'm going to the movies... #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:06 am        



 
@jeannevb: If you want to know upcoming topics, we keep a schedule here: http://t.co/iFZODCDZ #scriptchat
November 26, 2012, 2:06 am