I thought this was a wasted opportunity if I'm honest. Someone came up with a nice use of the Youtube site and then blew it with a lame script. How much more effort was needed for this to really have worked? Anyway you decide. Click here as you should probably see it in situ for best effect. And thank you Daniel for the heads up
The simple lesson here is, make sure you write with the rules of your chosen world.
Here we see that Sly is playing a mercenary, a hired killer who never backs down from a fight. And because he's still alive he must be pretty good at it.
Now, the logic of the world starts to wobble. Why would someone want to kill the actor Sly? Surely they would want to kill the character? But let's put away this logic. Let's just say the actors have been so engrossed with the filming that they've taken their work home with them.
But that doesn't explain why Sly chooses to shoot in a completely different direction to the one that the red dots are coming from, or why he then ignores them, perceiving then not to be a threat, but if that were the case surely this makes his reaction inappropriate.
How much better if he grabbed the interviewer as a shield and let her take the shots for him before taking out the shooter/s. Or if she turned out to be an assassin.
Does any of this really matter? Am I being pedantic? No, not at all. You will not connect with people unless they believe in your authenticity to exist, and that means living within the boundaries of the logic of the world you have created.
It's why back stories are so important. It's all about stuff you don't need to know as a viewer, but which if you, as a writer, don't know will under mind your communication
Oh and on a separate subject entirely, check out Sell Sell's blog, thoroughly enjoyed it, hope you do too.