February 14th, 2007

perception

Things to Remember When Writing CSI:

One of the things I did as prep for writing my CSI spec was to get an episode and watch it very closely, making notes of when things happened in the episode, how long the acts were, etc. I chose the 4th season episode "Butterflied" (aka the one where the victim strongly resembles Sara), because of the tight character focus and the focus on one specific crime scene, both things which figure in my spec to a degree.

I got a bonus when I got the DVD home: writer and director commentary track! Very insightful.

After looking through my notes and listening to the commentary, I came up with several general things to keep in mind as I write my spec.

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Gotta write lots tonight.