DZ-46: Organising your story around Point of View

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-46.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat questions do you want your audience asking at any given time? Waaaaaaaaaay back in DZ-5, Stu and Chas examined how shifting narrative point of view (i.e. what the audience knows in relation to the characters on screen) heightens emotions in any given scene. We’ve now taken that micro […]

DZ-42: One-Shot -Split, Character Worldview & Macro POV

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-42.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadWhat screenwriting lessons can be we learn from SPLIT? In our first (and perhaps last) one-shot, we take a close look at the M. Night Shyamalan’s SPLIT. Rather than having one topic with many examples, we use the one example to look at many topics. Well, okay, a few […]

DZ-35: Driving Characters or Character Driven?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-35_mix_v02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow can films maintain audience interest without stakes or plot questions? Continuing their focus on “character”, Stuart and Chas take a close look at films that may be considered character-driven… or rather character studies… or just plot-lite films? Whatever you call them, these films —CHEF, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, and AMOUR — let their plots […]