Structure: Boy

Kiwis get film. Even apart from PJ’s blockbuster machine at Weta, they’ve had a good decade, with Whale Rider, The World’s Fastest Indian and more recently, Boy, a film by Taika Waikiki, inspired by his short Two Cars, One Night. by Dave Trendall (structure breakdown) and Karel Segers (notes). Boy is a funny and moving … Read more

Scrivener: The Sexy vs. The Practical

Word processors are designed for writing. We’ve all used Word and similar designer babies but it’s not often we really push the limits of our software. But then, is there any need to push those limits if the program can do what you want it to? by Dave Trendall Does sexy equal practical? The number … Read more

Structure: E.T.

As a young teenager, Close Encounters made the deepest impression on me. Five years later, E.T. became the first movie I ever went to see a second time in the cinema. It made me officially a Steven Spielberg fan. by Dave Trendall (structure breakdown) and Karel Segers (notes). I’m still a big Spielberg fan, although … Read more

Review: Script It!

Script it! markets itself as a ‘script formatting software ideal for the novice writer who is learning the craft of screenwriting’, and in this respect, it’s hard to knock. It’s important before buying any software, to know exactly what you want. by Dave Trendall There are many on the market with equal prices so it’s … Read more