Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Well it's not everyday I can say this, so I'm going to take advantage.
What did I do this last weekend? I wrote a screenplay.
No kidding. A friend of mine Jim Zimmer who runs his own Independent Film Company called Wellsprings Productions, www.wellspringsproductions.com. He specializes in documentaries and short films. Anyway he's brought me into a short film project called "Larry" and I'm writing the screenplay. More details will be available as Jim says I can tell them. Filming starts in about a week.
That's right, I am a renaissance writer.
About a year ago Jim and I did a short vignette of The Mystery of Hurtleberry House. It was really exciting. Shooting on location, real film making equipment, actors in unions! I had a lot of fun. I also learned a lot about making movies. Primarily that the only people who work all day are the technicians. The rest of us just wait until we're needed. Which isn't as often as you would think.
Mostly my job was to sit and say, "I'm the writer. Talk to me if you need an edit."
I joke, but really I had a great time. One of my favorite experiences.
Unfortunately there were sound issues on the end product, but if you want to see it you can go to
http://vimeo.com/33460510

Mystery and adventure writer C.L. Ragsdale is the author of The Reboot Files a Christian Cozy Mystery Series, and a superhero story called Chasing Lady Midnight. A California native, she loves to "surf" the web to research plot details for her fun, quirky stories. She has a degree in Theatre Arts which greatly influenced her writing style. Working in various fields as a secretary has allowed her to both master her writing skills and acquire valuable technical knowledge which she uses liberally in her plots. A big secret from her past, which is not so secret anymore, is that she used to a major comic book geek. Nowadays she loves to crochet, but she is still a big fan of the old Scooby Doo cartoons.
Cindy posts on her own blog called Short Mysteries and Tall Tales at http://shortmysteriesandtalltales.blogspot.com as well as The Cozy Mystery Magazine on http://cozymysterymagazine.blogspot.com
Her Facebook Authors Page is located at http://www.facebook.com/pages/CL-Ragsdale/219184744858421

2 comments:

  1. What fun! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to hear more details as you are able to share them. :)

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  2. I watched your video - loved it! Wow, now we have a screenwriter in the group!

    ~Nancy Jill

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