DZ-37: Excelling at Exposition (Part 1)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-37.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow can you successfully integrate exposition into your story? In Draft Zero’s first two part episode, Stu & Chas take an in-depth look at one of screenwriting’s most common challenges: EXPOSITION. For many stories there are pre-existing facts that need to be communicated to the audience — whether those […]

DZ-32: High-Tension Sequences

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-32.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow can you recreate the feeling of cinematic high-tension on the page? Chas & Stu take a close look at sequences of high-tension – the ones that make you lean forward in fear, or jump backwards in terror. Without camera angles, lighting, music or sound, how can screenwriters can evoke those emotions […]

DZ-19: Car-Crash Characters

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-19.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow do you make unlikeable characters compelling to watch… in drama? Stu and Chas revisit a topic from a year ago: how do screenwriters make unlikeable characters compelling? This time, we turn our focus to dramas and analyse how AMERICAN HISTORY X, YOUNG ADULT, NIGHTCRAWLER all make their a**hole protagonists compelling to watch. We expand our […]

DZ-03: Making unlikeable protagonists compelling

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadINT. EPISODE 3 – MIDDAY How do you make obnoxious a-holes compelling? Stu and Chas delve into unlikable protagonists in comedy. How do filmmakers keep us watching characters who should alienate us? To answer this question, Stu and Chas look at the first 20 pages of HOT FUZZ, AS […]