DZ-38: Excelling at Exposition (Part 2)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-38.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow can exposition twist your story in new directions? In the second part of Draft Zero’s two-part episode on “Exposition”, Stu & Chas take an even deeper look at this notoriously challenging part of screenwriting. For many stories there are pre-existing facts (or given circumstances) that need to be communicated to […]

DZ-15: World Building Rules, Okay?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-15.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow does setting up rules help you build a world? In our most epic/longest episode yet, Chas and Stu tackle world building in films. Specifically, how the rules make something a world and not just a setting. Starting with world-centric genres like sci-fi and fantasy, we also cover horror, crime drama and – […]

DZ-08: Status Transactions and the Power of Washing Machines

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-08.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow does a shift in status or power reveal character? Stu and Chas explore an idea they both came across studying theatre: status and by extension (or juxtaposition) power. Is a story where a character changes status or experiences loss (or gains) in power more compelling? In order to explore […]