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【情報】2014美國舊金山 BABSCon 編劇訪談內容翻譯 (新增第二日內容)

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來自美國西岸舊金山 BABSCon 的編劇訪談情報終於出現啦!



2014.4.18 ~ 20 於美國舊金山所舉辦的 BABSCon (Bay Area Brony Spectacular)馬聚活動,邀請到許多重量級的特別來賓出席與西岸馬迷們共襄盛舉,除了主角群配音員幾乎全數到齊之外,編劇團隊與會的成員也相當眾多,雖然對於是否會有第五季或最新電影版相關情報等眾所矚目的話題可說是隻字未提,但能有機會與編劇團隊直接互動仍是相當難得,現在就讓我們一起來看看國外馬迷們在這場座談會中對編劇提出了什麼樣的問題吧!

 
本次出席的編劇有:

Josh Haber
M.A. Larson
Natasha Levinger
Amy Keating Rogers
Meghan McCarthy

Does Hasbro have any plans on G4 Movies other than Equestria Girls?
孩之寶是否有計劃要推出除了 EQG 以外的 G4 小馬電影作品?

Meghan: Anything is a possibility, Meghan wants to do a pony movie but it's up to Hasbro.
梅根:任何事都有可能發生,梅根本人雖然想做以小馬為主題的電影,但最終還是要看孩之寶的意願。

(That is probably the biggest one.  Make it happen Hasbro!)
這才是大家所想要的啊!孩之寶快實現它吧!

More Derpy?
是否會有更多的小呆?

Meghan: A definitive yeah
梅根:絕對會!

Will there ever be a Celestia focused episode?
將來會有以宇宙公主為主題的集數嗎?

Meghan: Perhaps, there are potentially some things that will happen in the near future
或許,在不遠的未來有些潛在的事情會發生

Amy Keating Rogers: If you want to learn more about Celestia and Luna's past, grab the Journal of the Two Sisters book releasing soon.  
如果你想知道更多有關宇宙公主與露娜的過去,就趕快去訂一本即將上市的「皇家姊妹日記本」(她趁機推銷自己寫的新書!商品連結請點此

Will we see any Spike and Cutie Mark Crusader combo stuff?
有機會看到穗龍跟可愛標誌童子軍一起登場的集數嗎?

Spike has a few fun things coming up by the end of the season.  Not so much Cutie Mark Crusaders, but Rarity may be involved.
穗龍在最第四季末尾會有許多有趣的演出,雖然沒有太多可愛標誌童子軍的戲份,但是應該會有珍奇。(跟珍奇有關的集數應該是指 S4E23 Inspiration Manifestation)

Will Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon ever be reformed/Show some decency?
銀湯匙和珠玉冠冠會有改邪歸正的時候嗎?

Meghan: Maybe, though we can't say right now.  Meghan likes how villainous they are and wants to explore why they are that way.
或許,雖然現在我們還說不準(或不能透露)。梅根喜歡她們倆在劇中使壞的行徑,也想要探索她們為什麼會變成這樣。

Will we see more of the mane six's family in future episodes?
在未來的集數當中還有機會見到更多 Mane 6 的家人嗎?

None in season 4 as far as they can remember.
至是第四季是不會有了

Any Plans on Revisiting the Diamond Dogs?
有計劃讓鑽石狗再登場嗎?

In human form yes.
有!是以人類的樣貌登場。(相信大家都已經看過 EQG 2 的預告片)

(幫珍奇推鋼琴入場的就是鑽石狗的人類型態)
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What's in the box?
盒子裡有什麼?

M.A. Larson: Gwyneth Paltrow's head
M.A. Larson 表示盒子裡裝的是「葛妮斯派特洛的頭」(知名美國女演員)
(呃,我覺得裡面裝的是彩虹之力)


Who does the tiny things in the background?
誰負責背景的各種小細節?

Background characters are generally handled by the animators/storyboarders, not the writers.  The scripts would be too large if they detailed every little thing.  
背景角色一般由動畫師與分鏡師負責,而不是編劇。如果太過深究每樣背景細節則腳本會變得過於龐大。

Something you loved but had to get rid of in an episode.
有沒有你喜歡但是必須割愛無法放入劇中的事?

It happens a lot between drafts, but you need to axe things a lot to make it fit into 22 minutes.
這在撰寫草稿時經常發生,需要砍掉不少事物才能讓劇本保持在 22 分鐘的長度。
  
M.A. Larson: Luna Eclipsed had a very different Luna for the first draft from the second draft, becoming a much better character.  
M.A. Larson 表示,Luna Eclipsed 第一份與第二份草稿中的露娜是非常不一樣的,在二份草稿中她變成了一個很棒的角色。

Pinkie was supposed to do a konga in The Best Night Ever, but it got cut, then was cut again in Pinkie Pride.  
本來碧琪在 The Best Night Ever 有打康加鼓的橋段,不過被剪掉了,然後這段在 Pinkie Pride 當中又被剪掉了。

Will we ever see Pinkamena again?
還有機會再看到碧琪以「直髮」狀態登場嗎?

It's certainly a place they know they can take her.  Perhaps if something inspires them.
編劇知道這有發揮的空間,或許等到他們有靈感的時候。
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Personal Questions, Writing Careers, ect
接下來是針對編劇本人的提問

Favorite episode to write was?
最喜歡撰寫的集數是?

Josh Haber: Leap of Faith
M.A. Larson: Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 
Natasha Levinger:  Pinkie Pride
Amy Keating Rogers: Testing, Testing
Meghan's: Season 4 finale and Party of One

How do the writers get along when writing new episodes? Do you work in teams or by yourselves?
編劇們在撰寫劇本是如何分工的呢?是團隊作業還是各別寫作?

Everyone joins together a few times each season to discuss ideas, browse the internet, and eat lunch.  Only Meghan is around all the time as head writer, with each other writer splitting off independently.  
每一季所有人都會集合起來開會一同構思點子、上網、吃午餐。 只有身為總編的梅根會隨時都在,其他編劇們則是分散各別寫作。

How do you deal with negative feedback?
你們都怎麼應對負面評價?

The worst thing to do is read the comment section on a post online.  It's weird on this show because everything is delayed by a year.
最糟的事就是去閱讀網路上的討論串。這個節目比較特別,因為所有事都延遲了一年。
(這段我有點不懂為什麼會這樣說,不知道是否因為第一季剛開始時 G4 小馬並不紅,一年後很多人陸續入坑才開始回頭看的緣故)

Amy says it's a total bummer to see the negative stuff.  At first everything is positive, but people analyzing the episode too deeply usually ruins it as more people jump on the bandwagon with the few tiny issues.
Amy 認為看到負面評價感覺很差。起初幾乎都是正面評價,但通常毀於人們開始過度深入分析每一個集數,許多人就因為一些小問題開始隨波逐流的批評。

They understand that people are very attached to the characters, but so many people are involved in each episode it sometimes changes a lot.  They do their best to not let the feedback influence their writing. They are fine with people being critical, but non-constructive feedback isn't helpful.
編劇們可以理解馬迷們對於劇中角色非常投入,但當許多人過度投入某集時情況往往就變了。編劇們盡可能避免讓負面評語影響寫作,他們樂見人們對於劇情有自己的想法與評論,但是毫無建樹的批判是沒有幫助的。

Is writing professionally as fun as it is writing fanfiction? Or is it just for the money at this point?
以編劇為業是否跟寫同人小說一樣有趣?還是只是為了賺錢?

None of them would be here if it wasn't fun, but there are times where it is stressful with the deadlines and general writers block.
如果編劇不有趣的話他們就不會坐在這裡了,但是遇上截稿期限將至或掉入寫作瓶頸時總會讓人倍感壓力。

Do you ever get stuck on an episode script?
在編寫劇情腳本時有「卡住」的經驗嗎?

Meghan: If you are stuck it means something was wrong.  Things flow much easier when everything is the way it should be.
梅根:如果寫到卡住代表有些地方不對勁。當所有細節都各自到位時就會變的順暢。

How do you get out of writers block?
如何跳脫寫作瓶頸?

M.A. Larson: Banging your head against the computer until it's done
M.A. Larson:用頭去撞電腦直到有靈感為止

Josh: Writers block comes when you want everything to be perfect, but sometimes you just have to put something down to keep it going, and change it later when inspiration comes.  
Josh:會遇上瓶頸通常都是因為你想要所有事物都臻至完美,有時總是需要一些妥協事情才能繼續下去,可以等到有靈感時再回頭做修改。

Who would you be best friends with from the show?
會跟劇中的哪個角色成為最好的朋友?

M.A. Larson: Applejack (蘋果嘉兒)
Natasha: Fluttershy (柔柔)
Josh: Rarity (珍奇)
Meghan: Rainbow Dash or Twilight (雲寶或紫悅)
Amy: Applejack (蘋果嘉兒)

Of all the characters, who is your favorite character to write for?
最喜歡幫哪個角色撰寫劇情?

M.A. Larson: Rarity (珍奇)
Natasha: Pinkie Pie (碧琪)
 
Josh: Rarity, and Fluttershy because she feels like she could explode at any moment
珍奇與柔柔,因為 Josh 認為柔柔隨時會崩壞所有很有哏。

Meghan: Discord (無序)

Amy: Pinkie Pie, though she likes to write them all starting with season 4.
起初最喜歡幫碧琪寫劇本,但從第四季開始就愛上了所有角色。

To Josh - In Simple Ways we saw Applejack and Rarity switch, would you ever swap any of the other ponies?
針對 Josh 提問:在 Simple Ways 這集當中我們看到蘋果嘉兒和珍奇的角色互換,往後你還會調換其他小馬嗎?

Josh: Pinkie and Twilight
碧琪和紫悅

How do you manage the 22 minute time limits?
你們都怎麼把劇情控制在 22 分鐘內?

When you start a story you plan for three acts, then build it and cut it from there.  
在撰寫故事的時候將架構分為三段,以此為基礎做增減。

M.A. Larson acts it out with costumes and a timer.  Now we know where the princess twilight thing came from
M.A. Larson 則會穿上道具服自導自演並計時。現在我們都知道公主紫悅是哪來的了
(感覺每一條 M.A. Larson 的回答都廚力滿點阿,不過也挺符合他的個性就是)

以上便是此次 BABSCon 編劇座談會的問題整理與翻譯,雖然幾乎沒有關於新一季的情報,但能一窺編劇們的喜好還是令人感到很滿足,隨著季節慢慢接近夏天,全美的馬聚活動也將日漸活躍,讓我們一起期待之後的活動能看到更多關於未來發展的新資訊吧!感謝耐心閱讀此篇文章的各位,翻譯內容如有任何謬誤請不吝指正喔!謝謝大家!
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BABSCon 的編劇訪談終於進入第二日,經過前一天活動的摧殘(?)看得出來賓們都顯得有些疲倦,到底是誰把這種活動安排在一大早的呢?雖然如此,但小馬劇組的編劇們依然很敬業的回答馬迷們的提問,現在就讓我們一起來看看訪談活動第二日有些什麼樣有趣的問題吧!

活動官網:BABSCon 2014
編劇訪談第二日錄影:BABSCon 2014 Writer's Panel Day 2! 4/19/14

On the panel this time around:
此次出席的編劇有:

Meghan McCarthy
Natasha Levinger
M.A. Larson
Amy Keating Rogers
Josh Haber

Future Episodes
關於未來的集數

How often are you told by Hasbro to write a story around a product?
你們被孩之寶要求寫劇情要配合推銷玩具的頻率有多少?

Meghan: Its actually a small percentage.
梅根:其實只佔一小部分

Natasha: She wishes you wouldn't blame them (the writers) when its obvious.
Natasha 則希望當劇情很明顯看得出來是要推銷玩具時,觀眾不要怪罪編劇們。
(基本上我覺得紫悅公主、紫悅的王國、彩虹之力這些劇情發展都透露著極濃的商業氣息)

Is Princess Skyla real?
Princess Skyla 是真的嗎?
(曾經被謠傳為紫悅與藍血王子所生的女兒,是許多人的恐懼)



She is just a toy as far as they know.
就編劇們所知,她只是玩具商品。

Will we see more character development for Spike?
還會看到更多有關穗龍的角色發展嗎?

He has two really good episodes coming up. They see him as a little kid in a way, with the innocent accidents that go along with that role.
他即將有兩集非常棒的演出。編劇們在某種程度上將穗龍視為小孩子,這個角色總是伴隨著一些無傷大雅的意外。
(兩集分別為:Inspiration Manifestation 與 Equestria Games)

Failed pitches?
沒被採用的構想?

Amy: Some of hers ended up as journal passages in the Journal of the Two Sisters book.
Amy:有些沒被採用的構想後來放入了新書「皇家姊妹日記本」當中。(她又在趁機推銷自己寫的新書了!商品連結請點此

Larson: A friendship between Luna and Applejack at the beach.
Larson:蘋果嘉兒與露娜之間一段發生於海灘上的友情。

Are the cutie mark crusaders going to get their marks soon?
可愛標誌童子軍們會得到她們的可愛標誌嗎?

Of course, and become alicorns too
當然會,而且她們還會成為空角獸。
(自從編劇們知道馬迷對於空角化很敏感之後就常常用這招耍廚)

What was your favorite song?
你們最喜歡的歌曲是?

Meghan: This Day Aria, and an upcoming song in season 4
梅根喜歡 This Day Aria 還有第四季末尾尚未播出的歌曲。
(BABSCon 舉辦的時間點第四季尚未完結)

Larson: At the Gala
Amy: Smile Song
Josh: Apples to the Core

Any more Doctor Who references?
會有更多「超時空博士」的哏出現嗎?

Meghan: Probably!
可能會!

Will Maud Pie ever return?
灰灰還會再出現嗎?

They love her, and hope she can come back. She should have a spinoff series.
編劇們很喜歡她也希望她能夠再度登場,她應該要有自己專屬的系列。

What do you think of sea ponies?
你們對於 Sea ponies 的看法是?

Amy keeps pitching them and Meghan keeps turning them down.
Amy 一直試著提出有關海馬的點子但梅根一直拒絕。

Larson: Seaponies would be really good friends with Skyla
Larson:海馬一定會跟 Skyla 成為好朋友。

Will Flutterbat return?
蝙蝠柔柔還會登場嗎?

They dont know, anything is possible.
編劇們也不知道,任何事都有可能。

Will changelings return?
幻形怪還會再出現嗎?

Meghan: how do you know you haven't?
你怎麼知道他們沒有出現?
(是阿...就像她在之前的訪談中所說:第四季當中所有的小馬都是幻形怪)


Personal/Past Season Questions
關於編劇個人或是過去幾季的問題

Do any of you have any talents you have wanted to work into episodes?
你們有沒有擅長的才藝希望可以放入劇情之中?

Amy: The Pinkie Pie rap was a lot of fun. She likes making up silly songs and raps.
Amy:碧琪的饒舌歌實在太有趣了!她喜歡編寫好笑的歌曲和饒舌歌詞。
  
Meghan: She likes Soccer, and wanted to add Soccer!
梅根喜歡足球,所以她想在劇中加入足球。
(難怪雲寶在 EQG 當中有踢足球的橋段)  

What characters do you find the most difficult to write?
各位覺得哪一位角色的劇情最難寫?

Meghan: Applejack because she's the most even keel. Its hard to push her to places that are fun.
梅根覺得蘋果嘉兒的故事最難寫,因為她這個角色很中規中矩。基本上很難用她來搞笑。

Larson: Spike because he's a little bit generic.
Larson 覺得穗龍這個角色很普通所以不好寫。

Amy: Spike again. The interaction between the mane 6 is easier.
Amy 也覺得穗龍的劇情很難安排, Mane 6 之間的互動就容易的多。

Natasha: Applejack again
Natasha 覺得是蘋果嘉兒。

Josh: Twilight due to how much needs to go into the character to keep the story solid. Shes more complex and hard to joke around with unlike Pinkie Pie who is more random.
Josh 覺得是紫悅,因為對角色的描寫要有足夠的深度才能讓劇情看起來言之有物,跟隨時可以搞笑的碧琪比起來,紫悅這個角色顯得較複雜。
(尤其紫悅當上公主後更是如此,第四季可以說完全沒有她的日常回,所有發生在她身上的劇情都跟公主脫不了關係,好像已經沒有其他選擇似的)

Favorite characters to write for as a pair?
哪一組角色最適合安排對手戲?

Josh: Rarity and Applejack in simple ways, or Applejack and Rainbow Dash in Castlemania.
Josh 覺得是 S4E13 Simple Ways 的珍奇與蘋果嘉兒和 S4E03 Castlemania 的蘋果嘉兒與雲寶。

Meghan: Also Rarity and Applejack, because they have such contrasting personalities but still manage to be friends.
梅根認為是珍奇與蘋果嘉兒,因為即使她們有著截然不同的個性但仍然可以成為好朋友。

Larson: Lyra and Bonbon
萊拉和邦邦
(她們兩個哪有什麼劇情啦)

Amy: Rainbow Dash and Twilight
雲寶與紫悅

Plots they wrote that were too serious for a kids show
是否寫過太嚴肅且不適合兒童節目的劇情?

Meghan: There was one that they were afraid would make people cry.  No details given on it though.  
梅根表示她們曾經寫過一個會讓人哭出來的劇情,但是在訪談中沒有提到任何細節。
(讓我猜猜:蘋果嘉兒的雙親?寵物過世?永生紫悅!?)

How important are the horse puns for the show?
關於馬的哏對於節目來說有多重要?

They totally hold the show together. They ran a summit where they spent the entire time just writing horse puns.
馬哏是整個節目的支柱,劇組甚至會特別花時間開會討論節目中所有跟馬有關的哏。

Do you ever work with the animators directly to make sure everything happens as you wanted it to?
是否有直接參與動畫製作以確保所有小細節都能忠實呈現的經驗?

The animation staff is in Canada while the writers are down here. Things between the teams aren't completely direct outside of the usual forms of digital communication, but they pull it off really well anyway.
動畫組在加拿大而編劇們則在美國。雖然劇組與動畫組的溝通經常都不是直接而是透過數位的方式進行,不過他們做出來的成品都很令人滿意。

What is your favorite style of comedy?
最喜歡的喜劇風格是?
 
Natalie: Where people are lying and have to keep lying to get out of it
Natalie:當角色說謊然後必須說更多謊掩飾的時候。

Larson: Situational comedy
情境喜劇 (例如:三人行)

Amy: I Love Lucy Style
「我愛露西」風格 (美國電視情境喜劇)

Would you change anything about season 4?
第四季有什麼你想改變的地方嗎?

Meghan is pretty pleased about it so far. Josh wishes it was longer.
梅根目前為止對於第四季非常滿意,Josh 則希望第四季可以再長一點。(誰不希望呢?)

What has M.A. Larson been doing since season 3 while off season 4?
Larson 沒參與第四季的製作,他跑去做什麼了呢?

Wrote a book, and a screenplay for a movie based on it.
寫他的新書,還有為新書拍成的電影寫劇本。

What was your original goal for MLP and how did it change?
你們原先對於彩虹小馬的目標是什麼?有什麼改變?

Lauren's original goal was to create an awesome show for girls with strong female characters. It has been achieved.
蘿倫的目標是創造一部有著堅強女性角色的節目,這個目標已經達成了。

Are we reading into things too deeply?
馬迷們對於事物的解讀是否太過深入了?

They have a general plan, but the story dictates what comes next. It just sort of happens. They put a lot of thought into it, and Hasbro approves and denies things as they come. Its a combination of the two while writing the scripts to make things interesting and funny. The fandom being overly critical is just part of the experience of interacting with art and perfectly natural.
編劇們有總體的計畫,但最終還是由故事來決定接下來的發展,有些事很自然的就發生了。編劇會在劇情上放入很多想法,孩之寶有時接受有時否決,在這一來一往之中有趣好笑的劇情就誕生了。馬迷們對於劇情有著過度的解讀或批評只是在與創作互動時必然會發生的現象,這是很正常的。

With the CMC getting older and their voices changing, will that change how they are written?
可愛標誌童子軍的配音員們漸漸長大,聲音也會慢慢改變,這會影響有關她們的劇情嗎?

Meghan: they are probably skilled enough to sound the same.
梅根認為她們有足夠的專業水準讓聲音聽起來一樣。
(不過其實第四季很多觀眾都聽得出那些小蘿莉們變聲了)

What were you thinking when you were making Sunset Shimmer?
是怎麼創造出落日霞光這個角色的?

Meghan thought of the worst manipulative and evil girl possible in college and ran with it.
梅根想出了一個心機重又邪惡的女性角色並以此為藍本設計

What is your personal favorite aspect of the show?
你們最喜歡彩虹小馬的哪一點?

Meghan: That its about something, and the lesson in each episode dealing with real life conflicts.
梅根喜歡言之有物的劇情,而且每集中的課題都跟現實生活可能面對的衝突有關。

Amy: How happy it is compared to the more jerky shows out there in kids TV.
跟一堆不三不四的兒童節目比起來,Amy 喜歡小馬節目的快樂氛圍。

Josh: You can watch it with your younger kids without having reservations about them being exposed to inappropriate content.
Josh 喜歡這個節目適合閤家觀賞的特質,家長不用擔心孩子會接收到兒童不宜的內容。

Larson: Just how nice it is. He is sick of the cynical stuff. Everything is well timed jokewise
Larson 覺得這節目超棒。坊間常見的那些憤世嫉俗(或嘲諷)式的題材令他感到做噁。小馬節目當中所有輕鬆好笑的橋段都有巧妙的安排。

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