James Gray is angry. (Audio)

Here is an exceptionally gifted filmmaker, profoundly unhappy with the state of the craft.
At the time of writing, this excerpt of an old CS Magazine interview with James Gray has had 5 views.
Let’s make that 500.

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How to Write a Story? (Video)

All my successful writer friends and clients are writing every day.

Moreover, they are constantly coming up with new stories.

But how do you do this? How can you come up with new material? How to discipline yourself?

This very short but powerful video is not about screenwriting. It is about storytelling. About how to get your creative juices flowing.

Once you have your story nuggets, you can start thinking of adapting them to the screen.

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Video: Truby on Sci-Fi

The other day I stumbled upon this really bad quality video with John Truby talking about writing SciFi. But I liked his simple lesson so much that I decided to start a weekly post on The Story Department with a selection of short screenwriting videos. Enjoy!

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