Episodes

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August 26, 2018 2:09 PM DZ-53: Antagonists! (Part 5) – vs Audience
What if there is no antagonist?
2:26:08
June 28, 2018 10:08 PM DZ-52: Antagonists! (Part 4) – vs Systems
How do systems pressure your characters to change?
2:16:09
May 31, 2018 12:48 PM DZ-51: Antagonists! (Part 3) – vs Nature
What changes in your story if your antagonistic forces can’t be bargained with?
1:52:21
April 19, 2018 10:31 PM DZ-50: Antagonists! (Part 2) – vs Self
How can characters be their own antagonist?
1:47:54
March 31, 2018 12:08 PM DZ-49: Antagonists! (Part 1) – vs Humans
What makes a strong human antagonist?
1:20:58
February 28, 2018 5:59 PM DZ-48: One-Shot – Blade Runner 2049 – Agency vs Choice
Can your characters be given choices and yet still be deprived of agency?
1:53:34
January 11, 2018 6:49 PM DZ-47: Backmatter – A Lost Jedi, White Knighting, and Writers-On-Set
Will Director Stu allow Writer Chas on his set?
2:21:34
December 19, 2017 2:52 PM DZ-46: Structure & Point of View
What questions do you want your audience asking at any given time?
2:25:10
October 27, 2017 4:13 PM DZ-45: Arguments of the Scene
How can you dramatise your theme on a scene level?
2:21:06
September 17, 2017 9:46 PM DZ-44: Marvel, First Acts and Establishing Characters
2:07:28
July 8, 2017 1:44 PM DZ-43: Driving Sequences – Character and Plot Intensity
What gives your sequences their intensity?
3:16:18
April 26, 2017 11:04 PM DZ-42: One-Shot -Split, Character Worldview & Macro POV
1:52:49
March 24, 2017 7:28 PM DZ-41: Theme and Worldview
2:32:39
February 4, 2017 3:26 PM DZ-40: Tactics and Scenes
How do tactics make your characters and scenes more dynamic?
2:15:50
January 15, 2017 4:18 PM DZ-39: Backmatter – Hitting LA, Receiving Feedback, and a Roguish One
1:29:40
December 6, 2016 1:58 PM DZ-38: Excelling at Exposition (Part 2)
1:52:47
November 23, 2016 2:53 PM DZ-37: Excelling at Exposition (Part 1)
How can you successfully integrate exposition into your story?
1:46:36
October 30, 2016 5:28 PM DZ-36: Backmatter – Time Risk and Fixing Movies
1:07:25
October 6, 2016 7:02 PM DZ-35: Driving Characters or Character Driven?
1:20:50
August 14, 2016 9:23 PM DZ-34: Game of Choices - Decision Making and Character Implications
How does the experience of a character's decision impact our feelings towards that character?
1:26:24
July 15, 2016 10:04 PM DZ-33: Protagonist vs Hero – Dawn of Character Function
1:58:19
June 12, 2016 4:06 PM DZ-32: High-Tension Sequences
2:23:13
April 10, 2016 1:24 PM DZ-31: Tools for Better Dialogue
How does dialogue serve to reveal character?
2:04:54
February 28, 2016 2:26 PM DZ-30: Oscars revisited – Spotlight and Carol
1:43:36
January 25, 2016 5:44 PM DZ-29: Showdowns & Scene Structure
1:41:29
December 21, 2015 5:52 PM DZ-28: Containing Your Script
1:55:34
November 15, 2015 9:39 PM DZ-27: Competing views on Screenplay Competitions
1:42:12
October 31, 2015 1:57 PM DZ-26: Horror and Collaboration- Wolf Creek 2
1:48:33
September 15, 2015 1:59 PM DZ-25: Coincidences, Contrivances & Giant Eagles
1:40:27
August 4, 2015 2:18 PM DZ-24: Forging story rules in TV pilots
2:05:36
July 6, 2015 3:27 PM DZ-23: LIVE – Starting A Career In Film And Television
1:46:00
June 11, 2015 3:37 PM Z-22: Romantic Comedy, Actually
How can studying RomCom clichés teach us to subvert them?
1:40:22
May 8, 2015 12:01 AM DZ-21: Scene Transitions and the Hook
How can scene transitions do more than just move from one location to another?
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April 2, 2015 7:38 PM DZ-20: Writing Strong Secondary Characters – Trinity, Bechdel and a Bamboo Killer
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March 1, 2015 7:08 PM DZ-19: Car-Crash Characters
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January 22, 2015 6:43 PM DZ-18: Michael Bay – F*ing the Frame and P*ing the Page
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January 6, 2015 10:38 PM DZ-17: Where’s my gold-plated ensuite?
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December 16, 2014 7:07 PM DZ-16: Masters of Time and Whitespace
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November 4, 2014 10:28 PM DZ-15: World Building Rules, Okay?
How does setting up rules help you build a world?
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October 22, 2014 2:19 PM DZ-14: Writing For Actors & Old Underwear
How can we make our screenwriting more appealing to Actors?
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October 5, 2014 5:11 PM DZ-13: True That – Tips from Tarantino
1:25:13
September 16, 2014 6:00 PM DZ-12: Craft, Career and Coffins
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July 31, 2014 1:47 AM DZ-11: Clash of the MacGuffins!
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July 8, 2014 10:37 PM DZ-10: Midpoint Reversals and The Ride
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June 23, 2014 8:47 PM DZ-09: Characterising Introductions
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June 10, 2014 11:51 PM DZ-08: Status Transactions and the Power of Washing Machines
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May 26, 2014 10:54 AM DZ-07: On Rewriting – How much Bull is left in the Hustle?
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May 12, 2014 10:29 AM DZ-06: Key Scenes and Unlocking the Story
Can one scene be the key to unlocking the whole story?
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April 27, 2014 5:02 PM DZ-05: Shifting audience point of view and heightened emotions
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April 14, 2014 12:58 PM DZ-04: Catharsis and the Post-Coital Cigarette
How does the end of certain films make your soul shudder?
1:25:26
March 31, 2014 10:53 AM DZ-03: Making unlikeable protagonists compelling
1:20:10
March 17, 2014 11:28 AM DZ-02: Do the Screenplay Gurus score big at the Box Office?
1:33:01
March 1, 2014 12:26 PM DZ-01: Do Screenplay Gurus win you Oscars?
1:40:38