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-44: First Acts and Establishing Characters

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-44.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow can your first act effectively establish your character journey? First Acts are hard. They have to set so much in motion, especially setting up characters. To help them understand how to write effective first acts better, Stu and Chas turn their analytical gaze to a franchise that has […]

DZ-43: Driving Sequences – Character and Plot Intensity

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-43.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadWhat gives your sequences their intensity? Chas and Stu are joined for the fourth time by the inestimable Stephen Cleary – this time to take a deep dive into sequences. A real deep dive. A 3+ hour deep dive. Stephen postulates that sequences can compel the audience in […]