Monday, June 9, 2008

Monday Poetry Train (in Motion)

I haven't written any poetry this week... however I DID attend a screenwriting summit this weekend with Michael Hauge, Linda Seger, John Truby, and Sid Field. I was very unimpressed with Sid Field. Not that I ever refer to any of his books... although I did like his Four Screenplays.

As for the others, I definitely took something away from each. Truby is an excellent lecturer on structure and genre, although a little rigid in his analysis.

For today... you'll have to settle for Poetry in Motion. I really dig this video from It was created by a student at Vancouver Film School. I've been obsessed with So You Think You Can Dance lately, and the unbelievable control people have over their bodies.


Anonymous said...

cool poop?

will watch it later maybe with reed

the sid field eh?? mr screenplay, people around here joke about him all the time

Danika / OpenChannel said...

yes, very cool poop!

THE Syd Field. He was really terrible. Disorganized and not very inspiring... quite dull, actually. Any one of the VFS instructors could have delivered a better talk.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

What a disappointment in Syd. I hate when that happens... at least you got something out of the others, so it wasn't totally wasted.

Danika / OpenChannel said...

You know what, though? I found Syd to be inspiring in another way... I love to teach and want to build my reputation and audience. Seeing Syd made me realize that I could do it at that capacity. That I could certainly deliver the goods given the opportunity.

Erin Mogul said...

That's too bad about Syd - the dancing, however, is pretty cool.