DZ-10: Midpoint Reversals and The Ride

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-10.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow can the middle of your film pivot so much that it pulls the rug out of your audience? Stu and Chas embark on the first of a series of explorations into the dreaded Second Act. Their first stop is midpoint reversals or shifts, a plot point bang in […]

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-01: Do Screenplay Gurus win you Oscars?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadINT. EPISODE 1 – NIGHT Do Oscar-Nominated screenwriters follow the structural formulas prescribed by the ‘gurus’ and books? Stu and Chas analyse two screenplays nominated for Academy Awards in 2014 – PHILOMENA and DALLAS BUYERS CLUB – to see whether they follow the structural theories espoused by Blake Snyder, […]