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-21: Scene Transitions and the Hook

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-21.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow can scene transitions do more than just move from one location to another? Stu and Chas look at one of the basic building blocks of a script: scene transitions. Transitions don’t just move you from one scene to another in a slick way, they can help you compress time, […]

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 […]