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SCRIPTWRITER'S ANONYMOUS
NOTICE: These "SCRIPTWRITER'S ANONYMOUS" meetings (which are created by members of the Stumptown Movie Makers group) are currently "non-hosted activities", which means while all members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend, no one in particular is scheduled to act as your host. Thus, those who attend may need to either choose one attendee to lead the meeting, or just cooperate between each of the attendees to welcome each individual who attends, and encourage each attendee to contribute to the discussion, usefulness and resulting value of the meetings. This is your organization, and each of you can help to make it valuable for yourself, and for each of the other members! Hello, scriptwriters! It's time for the quarterly open scriptwriting meeting. The open meeting will have one part consist of critiques of scripts, one part discussion of current projects, working on pitches and log lines and potential brainstorming, and one part discussing writing method and/or networking. Also, those who want something critiqued should bring copies of their work to the meeting. We'll share these copies and read at the beginning. The most we can reasonably critique is between three to five selections, if each selection is 10 pages or less. Bring whatever scene you are having difficulty with or whatever you would like comment on. If people bring work that is more than ten pages, it becomes too difficult to for people to work on all of them. However, if one person has a 3 page short and another person has 14 pages or something, page counts aren't something we need worry about. When everybody starts going over the max it becomes a problem, though. Also, if you are choosing 10 pages from the middle of act II or something like that, a mini-synopsis of the script and telling us what beat that 10 pages come from within the structure is helpful, so we can have some context when reading your pages. If you want to have something read, comment about it in the comments section when you RSVP. The first few people to list they have something they want read will get to go. Otherwise, if ten people show up who all want critiques, we will have to be drawing names out of a hat.

Fred Meyer

3805 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard · Portland, OR

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What we're about

Hello!

We are a unique group of individuals with one general common interest . . . learning how, and actually making our own movies and video productions.

To that end, our Members often help one-another with various "Film" Production tasks. We each learn and grow our personal experience, abilities and understanding through practical "on the job" exposure to "real film production". This is just one way of many we encourage and support our members efforts to learn the Art of Producing Digital Video and of telling stories using video!

Our members various interests may include, (among others) the following:

• Screen writing (Creating the concept, sequence, overview and dialog to tell a story or convey a message)
• Filming Production (Camera work, Lighting, Sound, Set Design, Directing and Producing, etc.)
• Editing (assembly of the captured image & sound elements including adding effects and titles, etc.)

• Acting, Makeup, Costuming, etc.

Making a film can be a fairly basic project, an extremely complex and involved series of challenges and obstacles, or it can be anything in-between.

Our Members enter various film making contests, and we also conduct our own film making challenges. Individual members often find or create their own film making projects and then use the knowledge, labor and tools of fellow Stumptown Group Members to achieve a finished project goal.

Current Stumptown Membership includes beginners, amateurs and professionals.

Whatever your level of expertise, experience and knowledge, if you enjoy being creative and an aspect of producing videos and movies, you should really check us out! Seriously!

Thanks for visiting our web site . . . And if you think you might enjoy joining in our creative efforts, please feel invited to join-up, and share your interests and abilities . . . as we share ours.

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