Topic: The Screenplay Challenge

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What it is:

This challenge is similar to The Animation Challenge, only instead of doing a short animation you write a short screenplay.


How it Works:

The next judge picks a theme and a deadline.  If you want to participate, write a short screenplay around the theme, upload it to Dropbox or any similar file sharing website, and post a link in this thread.  Once the deadline is reached the judge picks a winner.  That winner becomes the new judge.  The minimum length is 1 page.  The maximum length is 10 pages.  Also you must publicly release your screenplay in this thread.


Current Challenge: Against the Odds


Winners:

Keeping the Balance- HoldingOurOwn

After the Storm- OneDouglas

Not What it Seems- tenny1028

Finishing the Race- HoldingOurOwn

Bad Advice- OneDouglas

Character Development- funmiproductions

Shocking Twist- OneDouglas

The Chosen One- HoldingOurOwn

Atoning for Past Transgressions- Cooked Cat

Mafia Scene- HoldingOurOwn

Urban Fantasy- OneDouglas

The Forth Wall- HoldingOurOwn

Hard Sci-Fi- OneDouglas

The Unsolvable Mystery- OneDouglas

An Unexpected Event- RemnantMedia

Heroic Sacrifice- HoldingOurOwn

Dreams- Jasper

Paradox- OneDouglas

Last edited by OneDouglas (January 3, 2017 (05:43pm))

Re: The Screenplay Challenge

Is there a minimum or maximum length to the script?

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-PushOverProductions

Re: The Screenplay Challenge

This looks pretty fun. I may participate some time.

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Re: The Screenplay Challenge

Legocloniac477 wrote:

Is there a minimum or maximum length to the script?


The original post has been updated to answer your question.

Re: The Screenplay Challenge

This is such a cool idea, I love it. I hope to enter many of these to sharpen my storywriting.

I'm back.

Re: The Screenplay Challenge

I think this needs to be pinned to the top like the Animation Challenge. I'm thinking about entering this.

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Re: The Screenplay Challenge

Thank you for this category.  A great first topic!

Re: The Screenplay Challenge

Does the format need to be specifically for Lego? I mean descriptions that would apply to human beings but not for little pieces of plastic.

"I wear black even when I'm not animating. I'm like a walking funeral parlor."
-PushOverProductions

Re: The Screenplay Challenge

Legocloniac477 wrote:

Does the format need to be specifically for Lego? I mean descriptions that would apply to human beings but not for little pieces of plastic.

No.  The screenplay can be written however you please.

Re: The Screenplay Challenge

Here is my entry, entitled "The Divine Pendulum".  It is designed with brickfilming in mind, although whoever animates this would require a large crowd.  Anyone is welcome to reach me if they'd like to animate this.  This is in plain text, and I calculated a 6-page script in txt format (the maximum allowed) as 288 lines of text (not including title page).  Dialogue must be 40 or less chars per line and narration has a limit of 70.

The link is below.  Good luck to all other entrants!

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https://app.box.com/s/xd948ftlfombj8xnfec2kx8b1kd1hpgj

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Re: The Screenplay Challenge

HoldingOurOwn wrote:

Here is my entry, entitled "The Divine Pendulum".  It is designed with brickfilming in mind, although whoever animates this would require a large crowd.  Anyone is welcome to reach me if they'd like to animate this.  This is in plain text, and I calculated a 6-page script in txt format (the maximum allowed) as 288 lines of text (not including title page).  Dialogue must be 40 or less chars per line and narration has a limit of 70.

The link is below.  Good luck to all other entrants!

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https://app.box.com/s/xd948ftlfombj8xnfec2kx8b1kd1hpgj

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Great entry!

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I have an idea… I just need to figure out what to do with it.

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Re: The Screenplay Challenge

OneDouglas wrote:

Great entry!

If you are the first judge, it may be fair to only comment on the scripts themselves after the deadline.  Since this is the first contest, are you the judge?

Re: The Screenplay Challenge

HoldingOurOwn wrote:
OneDouglas wrote:

Great entry!

If you are the first judge, it may be fair to only comment on the scripts themselves after the deadline.  Since this is the first contest, are you the judge?

Good point.  Yes, I am the first judge.

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I'm anxious to read others' submissions, but no one has as of yet!

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I'm working on mine.

"I wear black even when I'm not animating. I'm like a walking funeral parlor."
-PushOverProductions

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Deadline is Saturday!  Time to get those entries in soon!

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I'm working on it!

I'm....................................... A brickfilming noob.

Re: The Screenplay Challenge

One Douglass, you will be choosing the topic every time, yes?

Re: The Screenplay Challenge

HoldingOurOwn wrote:

One Douglass, you will be choosing the topic every time, yes?

The next theme gets chosen by the winner.