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We’ve all heard about the Hero’s Journey, thanks to Joseph Campbell and Chris Vogler. If you’ve seen Star Wars, you’ve seen a good example of the Hero’s Journey dramatized—a young man who has greatness within gets a call to go on an adventure. After first “refusing the call” he may meet up with a wise old mentor, join a […]

  I got an email the other day from an aspiring screenwriter who had an idea for an unusual structure for her screenplay. She asked whether I thought it would be safer to stick to the traditional three-act structure and “maybe just drop in a few more unusual elements.” Of course it’s hard to give […]

Virtual reality is not just “the next big thing”, and definitely far more than just a gimmick. It’s an entirely new step in the evolution of visual storytelling.  It’s not just 3D and a step forward from film: it’s a new medium. We’ve explored it in our Virtual Reality Filmmaking Toolkit, where you can learn how […]

When I wrote my first screenplay, I bought screenwriting books. Seems logical, right? I wanted to write a good screenplay – so I bought a book about the craft of screenwriting, specifically Story by Robert McKee (both the paperback and iBooks edition). This was a breakthrough for me at the time – however, somewhere between the third and […]

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