Two Stories Are Better Than One

Involving producers emotionally with your story is one way to involve them financially. And the best stories are actually two stories in one. by David Trottier The first is the outside/action story and the second is the inside/emotional story. To fully appreciate how these two work together and crisscross, we must first understand the motivating … Read more

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Same But Different

I remember being in one of Karel’s seminars once when he said that most movies were ‘the same, but different’. It was something that stuck with me ever since. by Jamie Campbell There is only one Hero’s Journey, it’s a tried and true formula that has been around for ages. So if we all know … Read more

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