This week we chat with AWGIE winning screenwriter Ray Boseley. Ray has worked in almost every facet of the industry: as sound editor for two short films Drive and Compo, directing hit Australian TV series such as Round the Twist and Crash Zone, and writing everything from kids' animations like Sumo Mouse and SheZow to features like Return to Nim's Island. Ray has also written and assisted in the development of the animated series Get Ace, netting him an AWGIE for animation last year. Ray takes us through his entry into screenwriting in Australia and the process of writing for TV.
A quick note: This episode was recorded in 2014, because of this the format of the show is slightly different from more current episodes. Since this episode Ray has also started working on Pirate Express.
Next week week we sit down with US based cinematographer and camera operator Greg Harrington to discuss his journey from a traditional start to securing work overseas, and filming live events.
Points of Discussion:
- Breaking into through attention gained at National Screenwriters Conference before getting involved in kid’s TV and then sitcoms
- Writing for TV animation, and the structure of a 15-20 minute program.
- Principles of storytelling and the way they are utilised in a variety of formats from Film to TV to short Animations.
- The difference between writers rooms for Rays work and the writers rooms for other TV shows.
- The process of developing an episode from outline to final script.
- Working with large groups of writers.
- Advice for young writers trying to find their way into studios.
- Taking a script into production.
- Dealing with rejection as a writer.