Monday, January 25, 2010

Something Other Than the Sausage-making Metaphor

"Writing goes something like this: think of idea, collect material, find the right angle, do something else for a while, get sudden idea and write it down, think some more, plan, organize, think, write, rewrite, proofread, rewrite, proofread, proofread, finalize. Writing feels a lot like wrestling an alligator. A fair amount of violent thrashing is part of the struggle."

6 comments:

markpanik said...

"Editors are like alchemists; we play with magic and we are privileged to witness small miracles of creation when we combine the talents and contributions from everyone involved in the process of making movies."
- Pietro Scali

Mom said...

Both posts got me thinking about how much time and effort goes into writing and editing before we see the finished product. Thanks to both of you for doing what you do (and for doing it so well!) I always look forward to your next work of art!

Michelle Panik said...

Oooh, I love this.

But I wonder if editors feel so beneficent when the director says, "Good. But can you change this and this and this and this?"

markpanik said...

Film is a social artform. If you don't want to collaborate with directors, actors, cinematographers, producers, graphic artists, sound engineers, etc., then you should probably pursue painting :)

Michelle Panik said...

Oooh, I love this, too!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.