We now have our own Meetup Location located in a spacious venue in the heart of Brooklyn.
In close proximity to the G train and the J, M, Z trains ourMeetup space is located at 701 Willoughby Ave between Markus Garvey Blvd and Throop Ave.
We are currently reading and reviewing all screenplays online and discuss their realization at our weekly meeting.
Feel free to add you Screenplays. Also consider to copyright them.
1. PDF format
2. numbered pages
3. the name of the file should look like this: "name of script" - "author's name" - "draft # or date"
Once you selected a screenplay that you want to review click the "<<" in the upper right corner and enter your name. You can now make comments and highlight the screenplays.
All other members will be able to see your comments.
Whenever you update a script please use the Crocodoc tools to highlight the changes you made so that other members don't have to read through the entire script again.
We will always work on the most recent version of a screenplay. All screenplays are organized by "date added" hence newer versions will appear on top.
Here's the link:http://personal.crocodoc.com/Jf3QBTT
Please bring screenplays and/or notes of your own ideas of projects that you want to realize within the DFS to the meeting.
Collective Filmmaking - The DFS
At every meetup we encounter a good amount of new members. Personally impressive is the amount of skill that is brought to every meeting and finds expression in screenplays, trailers and narrations that we review.
Towards the end of the meeting we agreed on the concept of Collective Filmmaking: Writers, Directors, DP's, Actors and everybody who wants experience in Filmmaking is welcome in the DFS and will ultimately be part of our crew in production.
- The most interesting aspect about the concept of Collective Filmmaking is that it offers lots of opportunity for creative expression, meaning that we can have each of our Projects directed/photographed/produced etc. by different members of the group.
- And if a director happens to be interested in acting or let's say the photography of another project he can rotate to be an actor or cinematographer or another [maybe minor but nevertheless] essential role in our production that collectively will make the film happen.
- In this concept several Projects can be in production simultaneously. We will also reuse locations and actors in our projects, i.e. if a location happens to match scenes in two separate projects we will combine the shooting schedules of both projects. Additionally we will cast globally, meaning one casting call will serve many projects at a time.
The most important aspect in this collaboration is that we present roles and compromise where it is necessary. Obviously our films will have no, to a very low budget and an aspiring Director/Actor/Producer/DP or Screenwriter could at one point have the task of sweeping the floors or carrying heavy equipment or working late into the night, hardly getting any sleep at all. All of this has to be understood and accepted in order for the project to be made.
Regardless our Projects can turn out to be professional looking independent films of incredible performances, both in front and behind the camera and a strong, supportive crew if:
We will work hard and do whatever is necessary to make each other's lives and production easier in order for our Projects to be successful.
I encourage everybody to work on stories that you want to tell, read screenplays in order to learn how to write them.
Think about profiles and backstories for your characters and also possible shooting locations.
If you need an extraordinary/exotic shooting location propose it with your project and our members will get thinking if they or somebody they know lives or has access to a location fitting the proposed description.
Also keep in mind that your life is short, the TV not your friend and that you have to work, observe and educate yourself in order to create something of social value (which is everything anybody in our society likes & loves).
Remember that you are not a Superhero who has been given extraordinary power that makes you stronger, more talented and better then everybody else.
After all the process of making a film after all is real and not like the film itself fiction or imitation of reality.
In the Dead Filmmakers Society we work for each other.
Here your work and time is a precious currency.