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-26: Horror and Collaboration- Wolf Creek 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow does a screenwriter collaborate with a director on an existing property? In this halloween special, Chas (sans Stu) is joined by a very special guest… Aaron Sterns the co-writer of WOLF CREEK 2 — the big budget sequel to the infamous WOLF CREEK, also directed by Greg McLean. Chas […]

DZ-06: Key Scenes and Unlocking the Story

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-06__Key_Scenes_and_Unlocking_the_Story.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadINT. EPISODE 6 – NIGHT Can one scene be the key to unlocking the whole story? Stu and Chas are joined once again by the inestimable Stephen Cleary to explore his idea of ‘key scenes’. Scenes like the diner scene in HEAT. Or the boardroom showdown in MARGIN CALL. These scenes are […]