Just when I had given up all hope on finding fresh, insightful videos on screenwriting and storytelling, I got this tweet from Warren Etheridge. Well, in response to my contact request. But we’re in business!
What Is A Story?
In this interview, Brian McDonald answers Warren’s questions and the topics are just great.
If you’re a screenwriter or a filmmaker, do you have your own definition of what a story is in your view? Well, I think you should.
The discussion touches on the question whether stories should or can have a moral lesson, and at which point you may become preachy.
You’ll learn why Shakespeare is not literature and why there is nothing wrong with good structure technique.
With thanks to Dana Skowrnowski and Adrian Kok. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on Screenwriting, let us know in the comments. Thanks!
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.
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