Write about my experiences on a pilot?
This has been one of my most enjoyable posts yet. I decided to go with one of my favorite shows on air: Parks and Recreation!
I love this show for SEVERAL reasons, but here’re my top
- female comic leads
Adam Mckay Greg Daniels and Michael Schur
- … uhh… hmmm..ahh
This show’s great for many more reasons but let’s dive into to the PILOT SCRIPT.
And then my computer restarted and since I was an idiot and went with freagin’ notepad for a text editor to take notes on the pilot episode/script, they’re gone…forever..
But I think I wrote down the following main points:
Greg Daniels and Michael Schur (and apparently not Adam Mckay) write a pilot that’s pretty Office-y, which if you’re a fan of the office than great! But I wasn’t …so I didn’t really
- I didn’t know television episodes were written in ACTS (just like Romeo and Juliet..)
- Daniels are Schur are good…really good…I laughed out loud several times while reading. That said, I STILL laughed out loud when I saw the actors/actresses performing the lines even though I knew what they were going to say. Guess it just goes to show that talented writers + talented performers = tv bliss
- PILOTS are exactly what they are: final-first-drafts. The cool thing about tv episodes vs movies is that they can be improved upon, and boy did they. Didn’t really like how “beta” Amy’s character was in the pilot/season 1 for that matter, but I think that was less the script and more a disconnect between writer and actress. By season 2 (hell even the end of season 1) the two entities work in sync and we get the awesome show we know and love today.
Cool! adrienpellerin, you love film, I love film. Describe your FAVORITE SCENE OF ALL TIME EVER.
As I’m settling in Wudaokou, Beijing, and getting to know my roommates, I have come to really enjoy them and, more importantly, admire one of my them, in particular, for his uncanny creativity and imagination. He’s a 20-something Indonesian-Chinese music composer, studying here in Beijing, aspiring to become a famous Pianist.
This post won’t be about his inimitable hospitality or care for people, but about his ingenious awareness.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Roosevelt’s normative stance on making the best with what you have is a great way to describe his attitude. Since our residence is still under construction, it’s rather bare. However, I’m fond of its simplicity and minimalist atmosphere, since it allows for much flexibility and freedom.
Let me start off by saying that I love sitting on the floor, whether I’m working on my laptop, studying, or relaxin’ with friends. So, one day, my roommate walks in and notices my love for this sort of atmosphere and decides to improve it.
"Improve it? It’s the floor, and I’m sitting on it. What do you have in mind?" I ask.
What am I doing with my life??