DZ-75: Fury Road & Visual Storytelling

How can you do powerful storytelling… without dialogue?

Stu and Chas are joined by filmmaker, podcaster and writer Matthew Brown to deep dive into FURY ROAD and its astounding visual storytelling, both on the page and on screen. We talk about setups and payoffs, given circumstances, image systems, environmental storytelling, and how the relationship between Furiosa and Max is built over the course of the story with very little dialogue (besides Tom Hardy’s grunts and the odd bellow of “MEDIOCRE!”).

You can also watch the complete live stream on YouTube or just the breakdown of the Furiosa/Max fight (which isn’t in the podcast) here.

As always: SPOILERS ABOUND

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RUNNING ORDER

  • 00:00:00 Intro: Fury Road & Visual Storytelling
  • 00:01:07 Why Fury Road?
  • 00:06:17 World Building & Given Circumstances
  • 00:23:19 World Building & Plot Points
  • 00:30:50 Setups & Payoffs
  • 00:35:03 Who is the Protagonist?
  • 00:35:08 Max & Furiosa’s Arc
  • 01:00:44 Stray Observations
  • 01:05:28 Wrap Up

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DZ-74: Midsommar & Folk Horror

What can we learn from folk horror?

Draft Zero return with their next YouTube livestream! Stu and Chas are joined by previous guest (and successful screenwriter) C.S. McMullen for a deep dive into MIDSOMMAR! We analyse the film through the lens of Folk Horror, but tackle broader topics such as horror vs dread, rising tension, transgressions, unfilmables, and portraying toxic relationships.

You can also watch the recorded live stream on YouTube.

As always: SPOILERS ABOUND

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RUNNING ORDER

  • 00:00:00 Intro: Misommar & Folk Horror
  • 00:00:15 Why Midsommar?
  • 00:03:54 What makes horror “folk”?
  • 00:18:20 The First Ritual
  • 00:32:17 Transgressions
  • 01:07:32 Grief & The Ending
  • 01:23:18 The May Queen
  • 01:40:04 Wrap Up & An Exercise

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Many thanks to all our patrons but particularly to Stuart, Jack, Chris, Khrob, and Sandra. They’re good humans.

Please considering rating or subscribing to us on Apple Podcasts or sharing us on the Social Medias! We like finding new listeners. We are @stuwillis and @chasffisher on twitter. And you can find @draft_zero on Instagram and Twitter.

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DZ-73: Selling documents – Development Tools 3

How do I write selling documents differently to development documents?

In developing our stories and scripts, we have probably written some combination of treatments and loglines and outlines. Some of us have probably even sent these development materials out to producers or agencies when “selling” a project — as a step towards getting someone to read or *gulp* produce your material. If so… have you written them differently? Should you have? You probably should have…

In this final part from the epic recording on short documents, Stephen explores how we should craft the words on the page and structure these documents differently when they are to sell the project as opposed to develop the project. Something that Chas and Stu badly need to hear, learn and apply right now.

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Many thanks to all our patrons but particularly to Theis, Jack, Chris, Khrob, Sandra, and Matteo. They’re good humans.

Please considering rating or subscribing to us on Apple Podcasts or sharing us on the Social Medias! We like finding new listeners. We are @stuwillis and @chasffisher on twitter. And you can find @draft_zero on Instagram and Twitter.

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