DZ-25: Coincidences, Contrivances & Giant Eagles

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/dz-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow do screenwriters get away with using coincidences in their stories? Remember that time in THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS when Bruce suddenly – magically – returned to Gotham, and you were like “WTF?!”  Well, it turns out that many of the best films have moments that are just as […]

DZ-21: Scene Transitions and the Hook

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-21.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow can scene transitions do more than just move from one location to another? Stu and Chas look at one of the basic building blocks of a script: scene transitions. Transitions don’t just move you from one scene to another in a slick way, they can help you compress time, […]

DZ-19: Car-Crash Characters

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-19.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow do you make unlikeable characters compelling to watch… in drama? Stu and Chas revisit a topic from a year ago: how do screenwriters make unlikeable characters compelling? This time, we turn our focus to dramas and analyse how AMERICAN HISTORY X, YOUNG ADULT, NIGHTCRAWLER all make their a**hole protagonists compelling to watch. We expand our […]