Posts tagged ‘Jacob Krueger’

November 8, 2012

Crafting a Deliciously Evil Villain

Respected screenwriting teacher Jacob Krueger has put out a new instructional video on how to create the perfect villain. Here is what he had to say:

February 10, 2012

Audiences Don’t Listen to Dialogue

Jacob Krueger has written a great article about dialogue and how, for the most part, audiences don’t really listen to it. Just watch The Artist to see how unnecessary most dialogue is. That isn’t to say that great dialogue isn’t a key component of great scripts. I’ll let Jacob explain:

Remember the first scene of The Social Network? Aaron Sorkin’s spitfire banter ricocheting at high velocity between Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend Erica.

The scene is so brilliantly written, you probably barely noticed that you didn’t understand half of what these characters were saying to each other!

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November 22, 2011

Video: Writing Parallel Stories Effectively

This new video from Jacob Krueger takes a look at effective ways to juxtapose two stories against each other within a script. He uses the example of Blue Valentine and Dead Poets Society:

October 13, 2011

Being Tough on Yourself as a Writer

This video from Jacob Krueger discusses how to develop a healthy relationship with your writing, knowing that the vast majority of what you write down is going to suck. He talks about being tough on your own scripts without totally beating yourself up, either. Take a look and be inspired to bring out the greatness in your next draft: