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!

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

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

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.

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! :)

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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    Blaine Brown

    Writer and master of all things tech. I also play a lot of video games.


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