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My name is Blaine Brown. I am an English Major at ODU with a triple-emphasis in Creative Writing, Journalism, and Professional Writing.

My true goal is to write screenplays for television and movies. I am currently working on animating a cartoon all by myself. This is quite difficult because I cannot draw. I am using the brute force method of drawing where I just do it over and over again until it looks right. This is quite tedious at 24 frames per second. 

As a screenwriter, it is possible to simply sell your work to a movie studio, but before I do that I'd like to get hired somewhere like Roosterteeth, or another web video company. I really believe that web video can be just as interesting and compelling as film and television narrative. Additionally, I think it's more important to have my works be made rather than simply cashing in and letting a major movie studio throw my works on a pile, never to be seen by anyone. The most important thing in life is creation. I'd like to share my works with the world.

 


Joslin Phillips
01/18/2013 10:31am

It's awesome that you are making your own cartoon! Maybe we will be able to see some snippets. You sound very creative, keep it up!

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Kim T. Miller 307T
01/18/2013 3:35pm

Best wishes to you in achieving your goals! I appreciate your tenacity.
I took a theater class this past fall and had a brief introduction to the format of writing screenplays. It appears simple; however, conveying emotion and inflection, and other intangibles that help flesh out characters through that technical of a format seems daunting to me.
I look forward to hearing about the progress of your work! Sincerely, Kim T. Miller

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Mike Harris
01/18/2013 5:17pm

Blaine congratulations on your journey as a screenplay writer. I look forward to reading, and, or seeing some of your work. Hopefully, we can obtain some inspiration here, and broaden our horizons. Peace and grace

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01/18/2013 11:22pm

Thats awesome that you are working your way to a screenplay writer. My cousin graduated from Oklahoma Univerity wanting to be a movie director. He interned for Warner Bros. for a while after school. Best of luck to you, and hopefully we can see a preview of your cartoon.

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01/18/2013 11:37pm

Hi Blaine! Screenwriting is defiantly very interesting. I have taken a class in it and know that it requires a lot of creativity and hard work. I look forward to seeing your work in the future! :)

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Laura
01/19/2013 4:09pm

That's awesome! I would imagine there would be some differences in the styles of writing in your majors? What style of drawing are you going for? Pixar? The old cartoon style or a more Japanese look? You must have patience, that's awesome.

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