Years ago I had stars in my eyes and went to Hollywood. Okay, Santa Monica ... close enough. I worked for a movie studio (20th Century Fox) in their Script Department. I wanted to learn to churn out scripts and make it big.
The only problem was, I soon learned that once you write and sell a script, it's no longer yours. They can do anything they damn well please with your work and it won't resemble your original idea in the least.
Besides that, LA is a HUGE, impersonal, lonely place. I didn't last long there and except for the first couple of weeks after leaving, I haven't regretted my decision to return to Western NY. (And I've never been back . . . although I have been to northern California. Very nice!)
Things have changed. Now you can make your own movies on your computer. Well, I can't. (I probably could if I had the patience to learn how.) But my friend Ellery Adams can! Over the weekend, we finished our third collaboration. A book trailer for Recipes to Die For: A Victoria Square Cookbook.
I came up with the pictures and the script. Ellery tweaked the script (she's marvelous that way), put the pictures together, with the text, and picked out two different soundtracks. I chose the jazz piano one because I really like piano music. (Wish I could've learned to sight read . . . )
Anyway, here's the finished product.
So, do you like it?
BTW, RECIPES TO DIE FOR is available in print and for all ebook formats.