Friday, March 11, 2011

Immersion Week Two- Casting

Week two is done and I've found actors/place holders for nearly all of my characters (at least the more important ones). I love looking for place holders, not only because I get to look back at movies I loved, but also because this is the part where the characters really start to come together. Once I have a face to attach ideas to it makes it easier to round that character out. Look into their eyes and see what they love. What they hate. What they are afraid of. I'm not going to post all of my characters, but I will put up my main people:

My Hero:

This one is funny because he was actually one of my main villains in my last book, but for some reason he seems like a good guy to me now.

My Heroine:

I was really excited when I found pictures of Olivia Wilde. She fits my Heroine perfectly (except for the eyes and the hair, but as you can see I "fixed" that in photoshop).

My Hero and Heroine's son:

When I was first thinking about my Hero and Heroine's son I thought he would just be a side character, but he's really blossomed into a full main character now. Even more so than his mother I think.

My Villain (#1):

It just makes me laugh to have "James Bond" as my Villain ;-)

Villain (#2):

This is my Heroine's direct antagonist.

Villain (#3):

Yep, you probably guessed it. This is the Son's main antagonist.

So those are my Main Characters. Now it's on to week three: The Collage.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Just when I was starting to have hope for humanity…

People are actually doing this on purpose.

"Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2009 video highlights from - filmed on Monday 25 May 2009. Every year daring competitors throw themselves down a death-defyingly steep hill in Gloucestershire, England, in a bid to win a coveted Double Gloucester cheese, and this year's event was no different - with a number of competitors incurring injuries. Local cheese rolling legend Chris Anderson won 2 of the 5 races on the day, and can be seen in the video sporting his usual bright green top and flying past the camera."

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Immersion Week One- Soundtrack

Now that I'm almost done with the edits for "In the Twilight Between" I'm looking ahead to my next project. Instead of going into another marathon editing proses, I've decided to take a break and write something new. Well, actually it will be rewriting a really old story. Even though it's an old idea, it's going to need major over halls, so I'm pretty much starting from scratch.

I'm going to start with my newly dubbed Immersion process. I learn some of this from taking Lani Diane Rich's Discovery Class, and now I'm tweaking it a bit to fit me. The idea is to take a simple little idea and Immerse yourself in it and really fill the creative well. Then once Immersion is done, I'm going to do a month or two typing furiously (think NaNoWriMo in March, April and probably May).

How I'm planning to do this is every week I'm going to gather something more that I need for my story. Week one is the soundtrack. I'm actually a little ahead because I found part of the old soundtrack for the story I'm going to be working on. I've added a good half dozen songs to it now and it think it's rounding out well (and by 'rounding out' I mean it's a little on the schizophrenic/bipolar side, but so are my range of characters).

I've got three main characters picked out so far. My Hero, my Heroine and their son. My Hero is very even tempered and sensible. My Heroine, on the other hand, is a hot tempered warrior who tends to kill first and ask questions later. She also caries around a lot of regret from her past that she doesn't want to deal with. Their son is more like his father.

Here's what the line up looks like:

Bylar - Lisa Gerrard
The Diary of Jane
- Breaking Benjamin
Atlantia - Secret Garden (this is the theme song for the son)
Forgiven - Battlestar Galactica Soundtrack
So Cold - Breaking Benjamin
A Good Lighter - Battlestar Galactica Soundtrack
Two Funerals - Battlestar Galactica Soundtrack
The Shape of Things to Come - Battlestar Galactica Soundtrack
Blow Me Away - Breaking Benjamin (I'm thinking of making this my Antagonist's song)
Main Title [UK Version] - Battlestar Galactica Soundtrack
Forest Veil - Lisa Gerrard (This is my Hero's theme)
The Comforter - Lisa Gerrard
The Circulation Of Shadows - Lisa Gerrard
Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins (This is my Heroine's theme and though I don't care for all the lyrics, the feel of this song fits her perfectly. At least for the beginning of the story)
Sorrow - Gladiator Soundtrack (This one is actually the Heroine's too)
Scars Remain - Disciple
Reunion - Gladiator Soundtrack
Elysium - Gladiator Soundtrack

Now on to Week Two - Casting ^_^