“[A good artist is] one with imagination and the ability to tell a good story. How well a man draws cuts no ice with me, if what he’s trying to express comes out vague and choppy.” ‐ Jack Kirby
(Sherman cited in Morrow (ED.) 2004, (vol.1) p. 181).

Thursday, September 19, 2013

OF interest- 3 minutes. and a neat little story/edit.

Ok, interesting: someone has taken a Classic 'Dexter's Laboratory' episode, and condensed the crux of the episode into just under three minutes. The length of your final assessment.

Using the episode itself, it's basically an exercise in editing. With the use of montages, but still keeping a three act structure, conflicts to overcome in act 2, a climax and resolution/return to status quo, we see a full emotional journey and change with our lead, and understand the whole thing.

Keep this in mind when doing yours/trying to edit your previous scripts to three minutes or less. Therein lies the challenge of storytelling.

All the slides should be up at L@GU, will throw up clips from this week's class soon. Still working through the email scripts. Thank you for those who send story beats and short 3 minute scripts, rather than 10 minute scripts and block text pages I have to go through for others...you know who you are haha- you guys are killing me :P

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