Pictured above is Tony – Woeburn (cowboy hat), and Jason – Union Lt. Colonel Jameson. While filming for a video, we got to talking about the script and Tillie Pierce. We decided to add more of her in a few scenes instead of what Tony called, “a name drop.” The great part is that I had already written those scenes way back in 2015. They were deleted back then because of a time crunch. When I went back into the old script, I was for certain – an amateur. Number 1, is the old scene heading. Yikes. Number 2, is the corrected scene heading.
1). EXT. WHITE HOUSE – GENERAL MEADE’S HEADQUARTERS, UNION SOLDIERS
2). EXT. GETTYSBURG; GENERAL MEADE’S HEADQUARTERS – JULY 1, 1863 – DAY
The story was and still is, important enough for us to get it right, and we kept trying until we did. I always go back to what our Fiscal Sponsor told me. “Tenacity is the backbone of a filmmaker.” www.fromtheheartproductions.com. Tenacity is defined as: “the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; the quality or fact of being very determined; the quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence. I love the definition – “the quality or fact of continuing to exist.” There were so many times when we almost didn’t. But we were tenacious, kept persisting, and so we persevered. But as the story was growing, so were we in our knowledge of the film industry. Our skills were being sharpened and so were our senses. The script was written and rewritten for years. I can’t even count how many times. But I do know it took close to eleven years. We wanted to do this right or not at all. We want to be professionals and not amateurs. What would be the point of creating something that people won’t want to see? Getting as close to excellence is possible. Getting on point with details is a must. Accuracy is also an added bonus. Even with a genre of historical/fiction – the non fictional parts needs to be true.
Take the time and do it right, as art cannot be rushed!
references: google dictionary