Making it (part 1) – ‘click’ or ‘attach?’

November 12, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  Hi all, This week we consider the dilemma facing writers when submitting a speculative outline of their project to a production company or responding to a ‘call out’ for scripts. Here, I’m talking about the inner turmoil of: will …

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KIcking your can or making a film?

October 1, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Yes, it’s a tin can with the wrapper removed…but to Queen lovers everywhere, it serves up the mnemonic of  the proverbial ‘can’ that is ‘kicked all over the place.’  Whichever way you see it, if you’re a writer, …

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Bereft of ideas? Reach for the camera!

August 23, 2019
Bob Eckhard

( photo taken close to the source of the River Blackwater which rises in the mountains outside of Killarney.) Okay,  first things first. Apologies for this late blog. Also, for the post I missed altogether last week. That said, I …

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Write it once, find three different ways to produce it?

July 18, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Today we begin another mini-series  – this time connected with maximising writing and production.  Inspired by a phrase that Chris Jones used on a Talent Campus session on ‘Social Media’  where he instructed us that when writing a …

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At the heart of every good story is…

July 9, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Last week we considered the importance of structure in providing the framework on which each of our scenes hang. Something that is true for writing in any format as it is for writing animation. That said, my experience …

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What is the value of a produced script?

May 28, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Apologies if you’re searching for part 2 of the writing for animation mini-series – in my defence, I did say it will be a drip feed over the next two months but I can tell you now that …

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Building a TV Series Bible

May 14, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, A few years ago at the London Screenwriter Festival, Jeff Norton did a session on how he pitched his TV Series idea and episodes using powerpoint. In this, concept, characters, plot, theme and story were all portrayed visually …

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Agency – Conflict of Interest?

May 5, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Came across this infographic the other day and thought it might be of interest to those writers who long for the day when they will be represented by an agent. Now, while this deals primarily with writers operating …

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What are the benefits of blogging?

April 30, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Okay, time for a short break from the pros and cons of writing different formats. Instead, let us consider the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of writing a regular blog which (in terms of social media) is a great way to grow your …

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Creating and producing?

February 27, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Fifteen years ago, an interesting insight came to me while attending a less than inspiring seminar about the image of God at theological college.  Suddenly – as an aside – the lecturer stated that God might be better understood as …

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