“F*ck Knows” by Jessica Lucas/
- 25 September 2020
We read through an original script written by Jess Lucas, propose vocal training for Mason and workshop a few ideas for the future of the podcast.
On this episode, we discuss:
- Jess delegates the characters
- A read through of “F*ck Knows” by Jessica Lucas
- Feedback on the script
- Vocal training for Mason
- Ken Burns
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BIG MEDIA COMPANY 0:07
Happy Sunday everyone. And this is screenplay Sunday where we take a few random drunks. And we write a random script today. Joined by grace Paris, Tommy Thomas jacket. Jessica Lucas, Georgie boy and Mr. 97. Please welcome them.
Thanks for having us.
Unknown Speaker 0:26
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Unknown Speaker 0:29
Good, right. Pretty good.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 0:31
A little fumbled over the Thomas. JACK a bit.
Unknown Speaker 0:33
Yeah. Well, did you pay? Thomas?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 0:35
Did you have one I wanted, I was trying to be formal trying to be funny, and then just fact it. But so the idea is that we get one person within the team to write a script. And today, that's Jess Lucas, just how how's the experience been?
Unknown Speaker 0:55
It was harder than I thought. This is a bit much and I don't think I've done a great job at my document. But you know what? The story's okay. It doesn't have a title really.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 1:08
And so JB, we mentioned Yeah, can you explain what we committed to last week in regards to format? Just in general last week.
Last week, we decided that maybe we could have at random sound effect. And I would play it out at some point during the script, I'd have to feel it out. When's the right time to play this out? So the sound effect that has been shown to me play it
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 1:36
surprise, surprise, surprise it can you get maybe tell us what the sound is? Should we know what the sound effect is? Do you think at least?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 1:45
Okay, you went from
the other thing that we shot that we decided was that before we'd read the script, we would guess what the premise was based on the title and at the time looking at the front page, it says title written by author's name
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 2:09
where's the script? In slack by the way Oh, can you chuck it in slack for me?
Yes in slack okay.
Unknown Speaker 2:16
But so is a little bit there on the second page just a little bit have a centimetre and you can see what it's called.
Oh, so you do have a
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 2:24
you just haven't it just didn't format Oh, wow. Yeah, that's some serious formatting issues you've put it in the the action section and once again, this is printed with the demonstration version of failing which is already a lot of points if there was was a point system scoring Yeah. And so the idea last time we had Tony, Tony lodge was in Grace's seat and in Mr. Nye seven seat there was Ryan Shelton. Now what are we doing? What are we doing in regards to who's reading wat and ease this Jess and extension on last week's story?
Unknown Speaker 3:09
Um, it's using the same characters of introducing you just moving
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 3:13
further and further away from
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Unknown Speaker 3:21
The same characters as last week, they introduced a new one. And it doesn't really flow from last week. It's just a different scenario. Okay, that's,
that's okay. Good tonight. We'll go on like then next week. It's, it's fun to try and link up these two maybe Sure. Or maybe
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 3:38
maybe they say it doesn't really make sense for eight weeks.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 3:45
Okay. So from here, just do you want to set up who's playing what character please? Yeah, sure. Everyone get an index card and write it down. Which character? Yeah.
Unknown Speaker 3:55
Okay, Gryphon Mason. You are Dale.
Okay. Great. Oh.
Unknown Speaker 4:03
Josh, you are Baz Grice. Mm hmm. I'm actually no I'm gonna flip this rent. Tommy, you Wendy. And grace you Simon. And then I think I am. Have I've got everyone George. Hang on. No, wait, what's going on?
Unknown Speaker 4:29
Oh my god. There's a lot of characters you
Unknown Speaker 4:31
love. George. You're Simon. Okay, Grace, you're gonna be action and Sammy Josh.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 4:39
So big print action.
Unknown Speaker 4:40
Okay, big print. Gosh. Yeah.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 4:44
And so the ones 97 who's nice, I'm Dale. Dale
says Tommy, I'm Wendy and I always felt like a windy.
Unknown Speaker 4:52
So and So Jess. You are Samantha
Unknown Speaker 4:58
Hawk. I really thought they thought having
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 5:01
Give it a little bit of a thought in the meantime.
Unknown Speaker 5:04
We can as Josh thanks, Dale Mason, gross, your Wendy. Okay, this is what the issue is Wendy is Tommy?
Unknown Speaker 5:17
JB you ah
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 5:23
so the idea is guys that like, we don't have professional script writers like what everyone, this is the first go for everyone, potentially and so just this is just as first script so it might you still
Unknown Speaker 5:36
see your Simon? JB
Unknown Speaker 5:38
great yes this is hot. You do need index cards.
Unknown Speaker 5:42
Well I'm Smith I thought I was your Samantha and then always me, Jay but you can also do action if you lie.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 5:49
Right so Yeah, perfect. Okay,
yeah. So just quickly, Mason Did you listen to last week's episode?
Unknown Speaker 6:00
Yes, I did yesterday. Okay.
Unknown Speaker 6:03
What would what episode
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 6:06
no time in the gap with answering that question. You had time to go listen, listen. Yeah,
for sure. say so. You'll know that I'm aware of British.
Unknown Speaker 6:16
Yeah, well, so no, I didn't crack says no, I okay. All right.
I think you could go American because I think I don't mind your American accent sieves are that
Unknown Speaker 6:32
it might be American British. So
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 6:35
international school. I
Unknown Speaker 6:39
grew up in Hong Kong halsy mix now lives in.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 6:42
Alright, perfect. And so we've got the scripts right here. Everyone knows what they're doing. Thank you for being here. And thank you for listening. Let's go from the top. Okay, right.
Unknown Speaker 6:54
All right. fuck knows by Jessica Lucas. Tao walks up to his favourite new jet newsagent, the lucky Baldwin North lot. He's bought a ticket from this store every week for the past three years since he was of legal age.
Unknown Speaker 7:11
Hemet just a quick check on the last week's ticket, just the usual numbers. Thanks. And you know what? How about you chuck in a lucky super six for good measure. Tonight? I'm feeling extra lucky.
Unknown Speaker 7:25
Sorry. The clerk behind the register bas has a huge grin on his face that has kept his business afloat for years and is excited for the day Dale wins so that he can take his new newsagent cut as proceeds to add Dale's lucky numbers to each game. He already knows him off by heart.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 7:43
Alrighty, we've got the usual 16 nine 321 111 24 watch your Powerball gonna be today. Good sir.
Unknown Speaker 7:55
Let's go with lucky number seven. Good choice. Yes, sir.
Unknown Speaker 8:02
The same. Bass proceeds to finalise the tattslotto as annoying customer Simon comes up to check his ticket from last night's troll.
Yeah, bas Bri can you say? scan this bad boy. It's sure last night's winning ticket I can feel it in me bonds.
Unknown Speaker 8:19
Back bas rolls his eyes He always says that.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 8:22
Mike, can you just wait a moment I'm serving down here
Unknown Speaker 8:27
Simon turns out a chat. They always run into each other the lucky boy in North lot
has still going after the big wins oz lotto is not where it's at. You've got to go. You've got to got after the set for life game. Not that many people entering?
Unknown Speaker 8:48
Nah man. 20 k a month isn't enough for my pipe dream. I need the big coin.
Unknown Speaker 8:55
Does his girlfriend Wendy was up with 10 bags of shopping full to the brim with groceries. She's pissed off that Dale left her to go to the newsagent instead of helping with their groceries. Die yo. Once again. You
pissed off to go and buy tattslotto ticket and lift me to do the weekly shop alone. What if I told you about wasting our hard earned money on the lotto? The most you've ever won is 50 bucks.
Unknown Speaker 9:21
Bears feeling uncomfortable begins to help Simon with his ticket while the couple argue a winning siren begins to sound that's
Unknown Speaker 9:31
both man Oh.
Oh my god.
Unknown Speaker 9:36
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But you've just won 100 million jackpot
Unknown Speaker 10:02
Simon begins to jump for joy love for joy. Dale's face turns red with anger.
Unknown Speaker 10:07
No that was supposed to be mine. I was supposed to win
Unknown Speaker 10:12
You causing a scene?
Unknown Speaker 10:17
No Wendy No. all I've ever wanted was to give you the fibre you deserve
Unknown Speaker 10:22
five each okay?
Unknown Speaker 10:26
Don't you want that fast and future ready network? Which Don't you want that point to point connection? I was going to give you the dark fibre as this one Joyce Don't you want one? Don't you want to watch Netflix at ultra fast speed with no buffering? Why don't you want this for me? I mean us. That's that's in
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 10:52
good decision. You wouldn't want any one piggybacking off your connection.
Unknown Speaker 10:58
Samantha local hot dog watching from the Baker's delight line with a little boy three year old semi j no this is the altercation and begins to walk over cheesy match scrolling hand excuse me Is everything all right here?
We're okay thank you.
Unknown Speaker 11:17
Wait, did someone just when with when the tattslotto
Yeah, that was me.
Unknown Speaker 11:28
I'm sorry. Y'all use me j looks excited. Oh, she's in head wishes.
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BIG MEDIA COMPANY 11:39
Who sent me Jesse.
Unknown Speaker 11:40
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 11:46
Justice. Push that Jojo
Unknown Speaker 11:50
just pushed. Yes. Money.
What would you buy if you had the money little man?
Unknown Speaker 12:00
I would buy Oh, she's in the world.
Unknown Speaker 12:03
Simon looks around at the people in front of him.
And why would you want cheesy?
Unknown Speaker 12:12
I would buy a big boat and cruise around the Mediterranean. She looks at bass behind the register who has become very fidgety.
And what about you, Matt?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 12:25
Ah, no, I think I'd buy a house in San Fran. Maybe New Zealand, South of France. But actually psycho mates. I think I've made a mistake here.
Unknown Speaker 12:37
Simon, ignoring what bass has said turns to Wendy.
And what about you, Andy?
I would buy jewellery and have ponies delivered to my house every week for the rest of my life.
Well, you know what, guys? I'm gonna make your wildest dreams come true. He trails
Unknown Speaker 12:58
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 13:00
Guys, guys. I need to say something it's very important.
Unknown Speaker 13:05
What is it as
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 13:08
a scam the wrong ticket?
Unknown Speaker 13:11
What do you mean?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 13:13
I confuse the ticket Dale gave me with the one George gave me. And it turns out I was the correct donor.
I didn't think I bought a lottery ticket.
So are you saying this is Dale's winnings?
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Unknown Speaker 13:40
Forget doc fibre here I come can't wait to run an ISP. And
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solid I mean Jagga just for someone who loves to have no fails. And you know be be right and you know proper with everything. How was that experience for you? Oh my god.
Unknown Speaker 14:03
It was funny hearing you guys talk through that.
Unknown Speaker 14:07
I'm not proud of what I've written. I'm not gonna lie.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 14:10
It's a great first go go. You could get rid of get rid of the colon after each of the names that sort of like a the big one from a format perspective. But outside of that, I think it's a great compelling script. Fantastic character development. And any other ways back?
Unknown Speaker 14:31
I loved it. I liked it. I liked it. I wasn't happy with moments personally.
You regret just a couple of them. What do they call it? Like the like when I said and what would you want cheesy? I thought cheesy was a type of oshi but what Simon was actually saying was what would you want cheesy? It was calling someone cheesy, right?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 14:58
Oh no, I thought those were good. Vegemite scroll.
Unknown Speaker 15:01
Yeah, give me
Unknown Speaker 15:03
a name isn't it? What do you want? cheesy?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 15:05
Yeah, no do what do you want like cheesy name was Jessica
Unknown Speaker 15:09
had the cheesy months ago when I hand Yeah,
I was calling Santa cheesy.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 15:14
Was he calling her cheesy? chess?
Unknown Speaker 15:17
Not cheesy in the sense of her being cheesy, but
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 15:20
it's a nickname cheesy because she had the cheese. Okay, great.
Yeah. Okay, good. So that's okay.
I liked it. I like the amount of dialogue in it. Mm hmm. Okay. Yeah, it was one scene last week. Josh, you sort of took us on a adventure down the street. This sort of just stayed at one spot and Nicola absolutely flooded with dialogue. It's like the phone
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 15:39
booth. You know that film with a
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 15:44
Grace. How did you feel with doing the the big print? It's a lot of pressure, isn't it?
Unknown Speaker 15:49
It is because if you stuff it up, then everyone notices and I feel like I have a problem saying the word news agent. Oh, really? Every time to that word. I just freaked out. So pianos fun.
Unknown Speaker 16:03
I wanted you to have a nice voice. Yes.
There's definite links to last week's scripts with this. Yes. You know, Dale can afford his styles. accesskey.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 16:17
Was Wendy different character,
Unknown Speaker 16:20
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 16:23
Did I have a weird character or? Anyone else? Yeah. Was it was it coding was she called Wendy? Yeah, great. Okay, perfect. So good. Well, I think that was great.
Unknown Speaker 16:34
So talk about Mason's going from like Scottish to Irish to British.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 16:41
Australia. Yeah, there was like consistency, though. That's for sure. It's very hard to keep an accent going the whole time. Yeah. It'd be good to get a little bit of vocal training. Right. If we could work out like if we could find someone to do an hour a week with you to work develop an accent? That would be a lot of fun. Typically. Yeah, I'll do that. Yeah. I would love like an hour a week. You You have training? Yeah. And then from Episode 1000, all episodes of The Daily talk show you join an American?
I'll do that. Yeah. Any? Do you think there's any people who aren't actors that are getting voice training for a different accent? I just want to be the person that can nail an American accent? Yeah, surely. I am. I know an accent that used to live used to live near him. He said to me when he flew, flew into America, as soon as he got on the plane, who turned his accent from Australian to American. And just stay in, stay in it the whole entire time.
Unknown Speaker 17:42
I could do that.
That is something novel about having an Australian accent in not when you're about to walk into six months of filming a TV show. Ah, okay. So it was doing efficient like that. He's not just a con artist. I should ask going over there. I mean,
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 17:58
there wouldn't be something fun about doing an accent. And saying if someone picked up that it was fake. So actually just doing that, like having picked like going to the cafe? Yeah. So because I've never been to say my local cafe. I just do an accent every time I go in there and just see if they can ask about my story. The one thing about
action is I'm trying to try to work out, you know, like, I do a California guy, which I then take on this surfer persona. But what what I'm trying to work out is all that before, no. So you look at an actor who isn't American. How do you Be yourself? And what is your self accent? Like? Where do you reside in America? Because the accent changes? Well, I'm sorry. Yeah, yeah. Like, you could easily make a run secret still. Or someone? I think Li is probably the most known like California accent whereas you get to America, New York, and it's much harder. But then. Yeah, so where does Josh Jensen's normal voice and how he speaks where do you fit in America? That's what we're gonna work out
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 19:09
I think would probably be sort of maybe Montana or something? To be honest, like it'd be a little bit sort of getting close to Canada and where Montana like I just imagined like a bit higher up. Enough you guys feel that? Hey, hey. I mean, I want to hear t J's,
sir for just your Oh, dude. It's like, you know, we've just been treading down the bar. And we're going over to the Kentucky Fried Chicken pretty soon. Okay. You know what I mean? But like that's me, Indiana trying to be surfer dude like from California. Like but then that's not how Americans speak but I'm trying to work out
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 19:53
You sound a me from Conan to me. You know, we kind of in California on a
Unknown Speaker 20:00
Without giving away money. Yeah. Get all this money to blow on a holiday home.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 20:09
It's very good. That's great. He's good. Oh, okay the ryan say Chris thing for a bit of a trip maybe we can eventually have a Ryan say Chris pot. You know the scrape? Yeah.
They say one line.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 20:22
Yes. That's true.
Guys also one other thing that would be cool whether, you know, I might not be here every episode but
Unknown Speaker 20:30
what about like
I take a week off to work on my accent come back strong. A cinema fact. A cinema fact. Something around screenplay. Big Picture we spoke just before the show started about Ken Burns and I'm sure that's going over Grace's head and Jesse's head. They are either thinking like the Simpsons, Ken Burns from the Simpsons. I think it was Mr. Burns that his name is Ken Burns was my vice principal and
Unknown Speaker 21:02
prime Montgomery burns.
Ken Burns. I mean, I didn't know I just thought it was an effect in Final Cut. I just thought it was called Ken Burns. It was it was in Final Cut. Was Ken Burns effect
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 21:17
in final when they when they turned Final Cut into iMovie. Okay, yeah, they were solid over who is
Ken Burns? And what do you know of him Josh.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 21:25
He's a documentary filmmaker, he looks if you look at a photo of him, he looks like he's wearing a wig. Like he's got like a very, like, dark, dark hair. So thing and he's an older guy. And so he does really long documentaries. But he's, um, his style is in the archival footage and photography space. And so one of the effects is the panning over a photograph. And so iMovie in like the early 2000s had a Ken Ken Burns effect where you would set the start point and the end point and it would do a nice little zoom and pan. plotter any other details on him, TJ?
I didn't know I like that. I mean, that's, that's great. And then the guy's got his own effect like that. Superior,
you don't see make cash have that effect. Like would they have to buy?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 22:18
Surely there's some naming rights things which Yeah, I think so. Yeah.
Anyway, it can burn highly. Well,
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 22:26
it's screenplay Sunday. If you've got any feedback. Hi, at screenplay sunday.com. We're developing this format every single week. I think it's going well. TJ any improvements? Like I know you're saying that you love it. Okay, I don't want to count anything. I
love it. I think I think probably we the the person who brings the script. Yeah, George, I think you do next week? Because we've got Yeah, there's something quite special on I think that we've locked in. And I feel like you'd be great at that. But we bring the nine so it's like flawless in who's got the characters. You know, we learn from our mistakes, Jess, no need to rub?
Unknown Speaker 23:05
Because I did it as everyone's names first. And then I went back in and renamed
Unknown Speaker 23:09
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 23:13
I would have just actually recommended to make it easier for you, you could have just done a bit of a command f find or replace type of thing rather than doing it individually.
Unknown Speaker 23:23
But that would have saved so much time.
Yeah, but yeah, list of whose characters or what? And
Unknown Speaker 23:29
yeah, since I do screenplays usually have a character list.
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 23:32
They do the beginning of the Actually no, sorry, they don't have a character list. But in your um, in like Final Draft or whatever you're using, there's probably GB I'd say there's like a list that you could probably go in and do it at like a global level.
Or it's taking the person six months to land. The job is Kevin and Kevin.
Unknown Speaker 23:53
are in the rating?
Unknown Speaker 23:55
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 23:57
Thanks, everyone. screenplay Sunday. You can watch this as well, or you can listen on your favourite podcast app. Otherwise, we'll see you next week. Have a good one. Should I have some sort of fun ending? Like rather than saying Have a good one just like, keep on writing? Yeah,
Unknown Speaker 24:12
yeah, that's just what happened. Oh, there's something in
and what do you say fade out?
BIG MEDIA COMPANY 24:20
Oh, yeah. Fade Out. It would be good to be able to if I could do some form of fade out. We can do that next time. All right, fade out. It's a bit aggressive to be honest. That was insane. just insane. Insane. Insane. Oh, no, no, I'm gonna say screenplay Sunday. That's a wrap.