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Scriptnotes, Ep 208: How descriptive audio works — Transcript

7 hours agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s episode has some explicit language. So if you’re traveling in a car with children, you may not want to listen to this episode in the car where your kids could hear it. Thanks. Hello and welcome. My […]

How descriptive audio works

John and Craig take a deep look at how descriptive audio for the blind works, with clips from Daredevil and an interview with a woman who does it for a living. It’s a fascinating form of writing, with many of the same challenges screenwriters face.

Genre, Story Tips And Getting A Film Deal With Charles Harris

It’s always good to learn from industry professionals outside our direct area of writing. Today I discuss genre, loglines and getting a film deal with Charles Harris. In the intro, I mention some VERY exciting news! I’ve just hired my husband out of his corporate job to join the business and that gives me more […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 207: Why movies have reshoots — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is episode 207 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig and I were both in New York last […]

Why movies have reshoots

Reshoots used to be a sign that something had gone horribly wrong. But not anymore. John and Craig look at the reasons why Hollywood movies often go back for additional photography, and how the writer is involved.

Watch Your Mouth: IBM's Watson Analyzes Tone

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

IBM's Watson can tell you're being a jerk. News by Peter Derk IBM's Watson has moved on from its game show days, and now it's ready to proofread your emails. Not for comma splices and misspellings. For tone. IBM's Tone Analyzer lets you paste in a block of text, click a button and see just how aggressive you might be coming off. Show More Summary

Digital, Mobile, Global, Indie? The Future Of Publishing With Thad McIlroy

Regular listeners will know that I am a (not so closet) futurist. Today I get to indulge my passion with Future of Publishing author, publishing consultant and speaker, Thad McIlroy. Yes, we both get super excited about mobile, digital, global sales and the creative disruption of indies! In the intro, I round up my time […]

"Suicide Squad" Trailer Gets Official Release

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A day after debuting at San Diego Comic Con (and subsequently leaking online), Warner Bros. gives the people what they want. News by Christopher Shultz We all saw the shaky smartphone cam footage leaked from San Diego Comic Con, giving fans their first extended look at the upcoming Suicide Squad film. Show More Summary

The Winners of The Freeditorial Contest

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : Write to Done

It’s finally time to reveal the winners of the Freeditorial Contest. Warmest congratulations to them! Read on to know more about them, their work, and how they won the Freeditorial contest. Heather Rolland won the First Prize for her story Queen of the Catskills. Show More Summary

Audiobook Production And Marketing Tips with Jeffrey Kafer

I’m super excited about growth in audiobook sales in the coming year and today I discuss lots of interesting aspects with Jeffrey Kafer, award winning voice talent and narrator for one of my latest audiobooks, One Day in New York. In the intro, I mention my tech and health gremlins, the KDP Select page count […]

Please Feast Your Eyes on Volume II of ‘poetry is (Speaking Portraits)’

George Quasha is back for round two of his “poetry is (Speaking Portraits)” project, a “portraiture with poetics” that features over 75 poets individually recorded as they consider evolving views of what poetry is. Vol. II, to our delight, is now online. The idea is doubly interesting in that Quasha plans to return to re-record […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 203: Nobody Eats Four Marshmallows — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is episode 203 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, how are you? Craig: You know, I’m doing […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 202: Everyman vs. Superman — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s episode has Three Page Challenges in it that use some F-words, so if you’re listening to this in the car, there’s a very good chance we will end up using some of those F-words in the podcast. […]

Elaine Kahn’s Women in Public Reviewed at Entropy

At Entropy Alexandra Wuest reviews Elaine Kahn’s Women in Public, the most recent installment in City Lights’s Spotlight Series. Wuest dives in from the outset, sticking the brass tacks to the reader: “Elaine Kahn’s Women In Public is about moms, peaches, bodies, and garbage, among other things. Things that decay. Things that are often undervalued. […]

Everyman vs. Superman

From Wolverine to The Rock, male action heroes have literally gotten bigger over the last decade. Craig and John look at how that impacts story. Is there hope for the the ordinary man in an extraordinary situation? Will we ever get back to Kurt and Keanu?

Gaming, Writing And Collaboration With Nathan Meunier

Gamers love their games, many are addicted and are passionate about the experiences they are immersed in. I think we’d all love to see more of that addictive behavior around books! In today’s show, I interview Nathan Meunier, an author and game journalist, about what we can all learn from gaming. In the intro I […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 201: How would this be a movie? — Transcript

2 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 201 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, our communication can open up to a whole […]

How would this be a movie?

2 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig look at three current news stories from a screenwriter's perspective, discussing how each lends itself to becoming a movie.

Scriptnotes, Ep 200: The 200th Episode Live Show — Transcript

2 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is the 200th episode of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. We are here live, recording this episode for […]

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