Author: Arthur Vincie

Arthur Vincie

Arthur Vincie has over fifteen years of film and television production experience as a line producer, producer, and director. Vincie has line produced or production managed numerous independent films and is very active in the New York City independent filmmaking community. He has done production work for major television networks, including NBC, ABC, and BBC America. He founded and currently runs Chaotic Sequence Inc., a company that produces shorts and features. He recently wrote and directed the feature film Found in Time, which won the Best Sci-Fi Feature at the 2012 Shriekfest Sci-Fi/Horror film festival.

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Craft Your Script to Fit the Needs of the Moment – The Blueprint vs. The Sales Document

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SO YOU THINK THE SCRIPT IS READY? You think your script is perfect. It’s wonderful, it’s awesome, you could shoot it tomorrow if someone gave you all the money for it. At least, that’s what I thought after I finished the second draft of Found In Time. However, this is rarely the case. Scripts are…

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Trimming that Budget

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The first drafts of the budget are likely to be horrifying. You trimmed out the fat, kept your crew size down, compressed the schedule until it hurts, and you’re still 30 percent over budget. Or 300 percent. At this point, you have five steps to take: Give it another go. You may have missed a…

Lined script from film Found In Time.

The Tune-Up Pass: How To Fix Your Script

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Before you show the script to anyone (except your partner), you must fix the following things. It’s obvious but I’ll say it anyway: your script is the first real contact investors, agents, distributors – anyone who you want to get to – will have with you. Just as you wouldn’t show up to a business…

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What to Look for When Scouting the Set

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You’ll usually start your scout on the set and then work your way outward from there. Keeping that in mind, let’s start by looking at the set: Stuff. What’s there that you can use? What will be getting in your way? Is there somewhere close by where you can stow the junk you don’t need?…

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