13

A Work In Progress

By Wes Ball

Introduction

“The evolution of A Work in Progress was a real roller coaster,” Wes Ball said about his 2002 B.F.A. Thesis film. “It all began with my previous live-action short, Jacob: The Movie, a pretty ambitious student endeavor that ignored everyone’s concern about ‘scope.’ In the end, it had its flaws and I made my mistakes, but I accomplished a lot and gained some confidence in myself. Still, after the scale of Jacob, I decided I wanted to go back to basics and tell a very simple story as well as I could. Of course,” he added, “because of the way I am, I couldn’t just sit on keeping everything simple. I knew the story needed to be simple, but I wanted to try something new, something challenging, something ...

Get Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect, 2nd Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.