I Know Everything - Chapter 406
Chapter 406: Test.
Mission from the Good Lord came a bit too frequently.
Chen Huan was worried that the Good Lord would release a mission about Xin Changkong and it would make it hard for him whether he decided to use Xin Changkong or not.
Fortunately, Good Lord didn’t make his appearance this time.
Xin Changkong came to the small noodle shop the next day.
Chen Huan came back from school and saw him talking with Uncle Shui.
Seeing Chen Huan, Xin Changkong quickly stood up and said in a very stiff demeanor, “Hello, Teacher Lu! I’m Xin Changkong, it’s an honor to meet you!”
“Director Xin, I’ve heard a lot about you.”
Chen Huan said with a smile and shook his hand before he sat.
“I’ll you two talk, I’ll go ask the chef to cook a couple dishes. In this cold weather, eating warm dishes and drinking a bit of beer, that’s the life.” Shui Qingshan laughed and then left.
The two people didn’t speak for a while.
Chen Huan noticed that Xin Changkong demeanor wasn’t like a great director that was once famous.
Even if Xin Changkong’s only success was ‘Joyous Campus’, the box office record and great review was something to be proud of for an entire life.
No one would look down on him.
But now, Xin Changkong was shy and timid like… like an otaku who had been scooped up at home for too long and was out of touch with society.
He didn’t have any conviction in his eyes either, just like some randoms.
If Shui Qingshan didn’t confirm it was really him, Chen Huan would’ve thought it was a fake.
Chen Huan’s first impression of him wasn’t good.
How could a director control the team and shoot his script if he didn’t have any presence?
But it still had to be done since Shui Qingshan called him over here.
“Director Xin, you know the purpose of your coming here, right?” Chen Huan asked.
“Yes, Brother Shui just told me of the general situation.” Xin Changkong replied with a nod.
His voice wasn’t hoarse or a voice that had drank or smoked too much. He obviously was dispirited but didn’t fall into alcohol.
Actually, if he had smelled alcohol or smokes today, Chen Huan probably would just say a few words to him and tell to go back to wait for news.
Chen Huan slightly nodded and took out a piece of paper from his schoolbag, “This is a scene written by Teacher Chu, I’ll give you an hour to prepare for a trial shot!”
Xin Changkong looked at it and saw there was only one line.
“Xiao Yangzi disguised herself as a eunuch in order to sneak out late at night due to wanting to see the crape myrtle earlier. But the palace was heavily guarded and she was still found out and almost got injured by a sword.”
Xin Changkong graduated from art school, he heard Shui Qingshan mention the plot before and comedy was also his strong suit.
But at this moment, there was nothing comedic in this scene but a tense and thrilling atmosphere.
This was a little test.
But Xin Changkong didn’t hesitate as he immediately took a paper to start writing and drawing.
He didn’t think that Teacher Chu, who didn’t show up, was making it hard for him as any careful screenwriter would give a more severe test to someone like him who fell out of grace.
This was already considered good.
If it was anyone else, he probably wouldn’t even be tested.
Xin Changkong would cherish this opportunity and would give his all.
Chen Huan didn’t bother him as he went to the computer room to write the subplots of the script.
‘Princess Returning Pearl’ originally had 24 episodes but in order to go blow for blow against ‘Love Through Different Times’, Chen Huan had to extend it to 28 episodes.
It would be the greatest impact if they went against them each episode.
Chen Huan only knew an hour passed when Xin Changkong came to knock on the door.
After saving the file, Chen Huan went out.
Xin Changkong handed over his manuscript and drawing of that trial shot to Chen Huan and said, “I’ll have to trouble you Teacher Lu.”
Lu Xiaofeng naturally couldn’t review it since it was Chu Liuxiang’s job.
Chen Huan nodded and put the paper away.
After Xin Changkong ate dinner and left, he went to a nearby hotel to stay for the night in order to wait for the news while Chen Huan looked at his one hour work.
He actually wasn’t from the system.
His script came from an unorthodox way as the script and dialogue all came from a finished product.
Now he would compare Xin Changkong finished product to the episode where this scene happened.
Chen Huan was a bit stunned when he saw it.
Xin Changkong actually made it better than the original play.
The original mainly expressed Xiao Yangzi’s anxiety in that situation without any comedic touch.
However, Xin Changkong added some suprising coincidence and merriness to Xiao Yangzi being caught.
Such as Xiao Yangzi witty dialogue with the guards, and the results was it revealed its full potential, which made people worry and couldn’t help but laugh.
This part not only bought out the comedy but also fully demonstrated Xiao Yangzi boldness and fearlessness.
This scene would bolster Xiao Yangzi’s role.
Chen Huan now understood how Xin Changkong was able to shoot ‘Joyous Campus’.
The role of Xiao Yangzi should be exactly how Xin Changkong imagined it.
As a good director, this kind of understanding toward a character was indispensable.
If he couldn’t understand the lead roles or the supporting roles, the movie or TV series that would be made would definitely be bland and lacking depth.
In addition to good plots, a good work must also have good characters.
If the characters in it lacked depth, it wouldn’t succeed.
It was like Song Yan who always wanted to be in action movie but failed for so many years so had only been in supporting roles or extras but Xin Changkong tapped into his comedy talent and his distinctive comedic style that no one had to make ‘Joyous Campus’ a success, then he immediately became the comedy king.
Today’s Xin Changkong was a regressed version of Xin Changkong, if it was replaced by the ambitious Xin Changkong back then, how hard would it be to shoot a classic work?
However, they weren’t shooting a movie but a TV series, which was easier. It was something the regressed Xin Changkong should be able to handle.
Uncle Shui seemed to have introduced him to a good director!
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