2011 Production Log Entry 3: Scripting

Saturday, April 16, 2011 (3 hours)

Today I worked on the script for a few hours; I got the first scene done, up until the first music video.  I found a transcript of the original movie online that will help with writing the dialogue while keeping it faithful to the original movie.  I also started ripping the movie from a DVD to a file so that I can use it while editing as well as scan through it for a reference.  I also plan on creating a storyboard with screenshots from the original film to aid in shooting.

I’ve now hit a wall since I need to watch some scenes from the movie and the disc is still ripping in my computer, so I’m going to stop for now.  I looked online for the scenes I needed to watch but could only find fan-shot re-enactments at the Puente Hills Mall in California, which was where the Twin Pines Mall scenes were shot for the original movie.  People have too much time on their hands!  Oh, wait…