Archive for July 19th, 2013

July 19, 2013

Finding the Emotional Core of Your Script (and Why That’s So Important)

pixar-logoKarl Iglesias will be giving a webinar on Moday entitled Pixar’s Emotional Core: The Essential Element in all Successful Stories. (You can get a head start by reading Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling as well as the scripts for Toy Story, Toy Story 3, and Cars 2.)

The webinar sounds extremely useful, but its priced at $79, so I thought I’d see what I could learn on my own about central emotions in a script before coughing up that much cash.

In my search, I found an article on GideonsWay that discusses emotion in screenplays and in life. Our characters ultimately want the same things that all of us do, and those desires can be broken down as follows:

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July 19, 2013

Quote of the Day: Hugh Laurie

Screenwriting is the most prized of all the cinematic arts. Actually, it isn’t, but it should be.