INT. ICE CUBES HOME OFFICE. NIGHT
Ice Cube sits in his dimly lit home office, typing out the final words to a screenplay entitled: Friday.
The line reads: "You got knocked the fuck out!"
Ice Cube lolz.
It's not a huge song by any means. And luckily I want to use a marching band version of it, which is only about a minute long (only about 1/3rd the length of the original version). I have a person writing a score that features most of the same instruments, so recording our own version isn't out of the question. Hopefully some of those factors help.
Thanks for the reply!
Also, does anybody know if recording my own version of this song would make any of this easier? Or would I still have to deal with almost all of the same stuff?
It is a long process in my experience. It's a tempting step to want to skip, but it helps so much. It's easier to improvise shots and deviate if you have the storyboards in your head (if that makes sense).
Derek Cianfrance storyboarded Blue Valentine 12 times before they shot the movie and in the end he never needed to use them. So if anything, it will give you a clearer idea of what your film is going to look like and you can take it from there based on your intuition.
Also, I think it's a good idea to touch up your script based on what you found while storyboarding. Often times thinking of the story visually helps you figure out different ways to get information across. Or what the story may be lacking/have too much of.
Thats true. I was also thinking in terms of having that famous persons name attached. It might look attractive to festivals or distributors. I just want more people to see the movie, ya know?
Thanks for the reply. Funding isn't really the problem, though. I'm wondering more about getting is into festivals or getting it distributed. I'm wondering how far having someones name attached could get me, even if you don't end up seeing their faces.