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-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 […]

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 […]