Notes, reminders and more details on story, character and conflict …
(ch. 12) The Politics of Film
Filmmakers of political cinema are interested in every aspect of what makes a society tick. They invite each of us to examine our predispositions and motivations. Think about it. What are the most important issues (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) The Inciting Incident: Why it Matters
The following article by James R. Hull for Narratives First offers a great snapshot of Inciting Incidents in film and in literature…
(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: A Matter of Character
What’s in a Character and why do characters matter? (Read More)
Module 2: Why Does Story Matter?
Understanding story is step one (Read more)