It’s that time again. That time when my latest ep of TD is gearing up, and I have something to complain about. This time, it’s blocking. You know, who stands where and what any character is doing at any given moment. AKA action. I’m having the worst time writing the action in TD 19, and I know why. It’s all talking heads. Everyone’s yapping at each other, imparting IMPORTANT INFORMATION, and mostly sitting around while they do it. On TV, you get a two-shot going, or maybe you switch off the over-the-shoulder shots of each speaker in turn, and the visuals become less important than what’s being said.
Which is fine, if it’s only one scene, but I have scene after scene of yammering.
So I try to break it up by having the characters DO something while they yammer, but there’s only so much coffee they can drink.
Oy, I’ve been here before, when the neat little tricks that spice up a scene just won’t come to my brain.