Not Feeling the Sunshine

Ugh. My first post in what feels like months and it’s a depressor. Sometimes I think it would be easier to actually be a vampire, then when I missed out on the sun I wouldn’t feel so depressed.

Unless… All vampires are depressed because they don’t ever get Vitamin D! That’s something no one every talks about, depressed vamps. I’ve been inside editing a short film for the past few days (which means all curtains closed and infrequent human contact) and I’m starting to feel a bit surly and out of sorts.

Does this happen to anyone else? Besides vampires?

**update: The film came out great and I got some sunlight.  While I didn’t sparkle, my mood definitely lifted!

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To VO or not to VO

So this is the beginning of a short film I am working on. I’m currently torn between including the Voice Over in the script or cutting it now so they don’t have to cut it on the editing room floor.  If anyone is actually reading this blog and has a thought on whether to keep or toss, I’d appreciate the feedback.

Losing Costa Rica, with VO

INT. PLANE – DAY
Overhead bins pop open. Passengers grab luggage. Little kids squeeze to get off the plane first. The flight attendants wear a plastic smile.

ISAAC VO
People on planes are always happy to get off.

ISAAC turns to the flight attendant when she taps him on the shoulder. Isaac nods but leaves his headphones in and stands up.
The plane is empty.
Isaac grabs a beat up duffel from the overhead bin and makes his way down the aisle as the flight attendants collect trash.

ISAAC VO (CONT’D)
Get back to their lives.

INT. AIRPORT – MOMENTS LATER
Isaac passes the other passengers from the plane as they hug and kiss, happy to be reunited.

ISAAC VO
See their people.

Isaac passes by the baggage claim and stands just inside the airport doors, staring out as they open and close on other passengers moving out into their lives and the blinding light.

ISAAC VO (CONT’D)
I’d rather stay where I was.

CUT TO:

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Losing Costa Rica, without VO

INT. PLANE – DAY
Overhead bins pop open. Passengers grab luggage. Little kids squeeze to get off the plane first. The flight attendants wear a plastic smile.

ISAAC turns to the flight attendant when she taps him on the shoulder. Isaac nods but leaves his headphones in and stands up.

The plane is empty.

Isaac grabs a beat up duffel from the overhead bin and makes his way down the aisle as the flight attendants collect trash.

INT. AIRPORT – MOMENTS LATER
Isaac passes the other passengers from the plane as they hug and kiss, happy to be reunited.

Isaac passes by the baggage claim and stands just inside the airport doors, staring out as they open and close on other passengers moving out into their lives and the blinding light.

CUT TO: