How can scenes where characters are alone increase our connection with them?
In this episode, we explore the audience’s connection with characters through the lens of characters being alone.
Chas and Stu breakdown scenes (and their scripts) from AFTERSUN, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and THE EQUALIZER to discuss the significance of solitude in giving the audience insight into a character’s interiority. We talk how big print can reflect character; how finding moments for vulnerability allows characters to drop their masks; and how staging can help these moments occur organically.
Thanks to Chris Walker for editing this episode.
As always: SPOILERS ABOUND and all copyright material used under fair use for educational purposes.
- 00:00:02 – Cold Open
- 00:00:24 – Intro: Character’s Alone
- 00:13:04 – Aftersun
- 00:31:55 – Sponsor: Arc Studio Pro
- 00:34:16 – Sense and Sensibility
- 00:59:59 – The Equalizer
- 01:25:02 – Wrap Up & Key Learnings
- 01:28:34 – Many thanks to our Patreons!
- DZ-99: Scene Questions
- DZ-93: Talismans (Part 1)
- DZ-94 Talismans (Part 2)
- DZ-60: Unfilmables and Unscriptables (Part 1) – Engaging imagination
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