Notes, reminders and more details on story, character and conflict …
(module 7) Acting: A Natural Way of Life … or is it?
If one was going to try to judge Johnny Depp’s performance in Edward Scissorhands compared to Tom Hanks (READ MORE)
(Module 3) The Freytag Experiment
Gustav Freytag was a German novelist from the Nineteenth century who explored formulas in stories and novels (well before Blake Snyder and his “Save the Cat” series), and he found that similar narrative patterns existed (READ MORE)
(Module 3) When “Story” is the Genre
Did you know that there is more to story-genre than comedy, drama, horror … (READ MORE)
(Module 2) Response Post due Jan. 25
Response post (story, character, baggage) After reading chapter one on story, character …
(Module 2) Writing a More Concise Story Summary
Capture the essence of the story. Is it a drama, a tragedy, a psychological thriller? Tell your audience about the setting …
(Module 2) Reviewing Films – Six First Steps
We will continue offer tips and thoughts throughout the semester on critiquing film and writing reviews.
(Module 2) Conflict? What Conflict?
Conflict must exist … or the story isn’t engaging (Read more)
(Module 2) Everyone Needs a Hero
What makes a hero? You may be one, and not even know it …(Read more)
Module 2: A Matter of Character
What’s in a Character and why do characters matter? (Read More)
Semester Project: Extended Character-study Analysis
You may choose any film character (featured in at least three films) to examine … (READ MORE)