DZ-31: Tools for Better Dialogue

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-31.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow does dialogue serve to reveal character? Chas & Stu are joined once again by the renowned script developer and producer, Stephen Cleary. In the first part of our series on writing better dialogue (there will be more!), we take a close look at how dialogue serves character: […]

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, […]