DZ-15: World Building Rules, Okay?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-15.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow does setting up rules help you build a world? In our most epic/longest episode yet, Chas and Stu tackle world building in films. Specifically, how the rules make something a world and not just a setting. Starting with world-centric genres like sci-fi and fantasy, we also cover horror, crime drama and – […]

DZ-05: Shifting audience point of view and heightened emotions

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-05.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadINT. EPISODE 5 – MIDDAY Can forcing your audience to ask questions – and then answering them – trigger an emotional response? Stu and Chas delve into audience point of view – not character point of view! Does your audience know more, less or the same as your characters? […]

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 […]