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Scriptnotes, Ep 308: Chekhov’s Ladder — Transcript

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:23:52 +0000

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 308 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show, we’ll be looking at how […]



Dennis Lehane on novels vs. screenplays

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:40:29 +0000

This quote from Dennis Lehane on the difference between writing books and movies is spot-on, but worth a few clarifications.



Logic and Gimmickry

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:03:08 +0000

John and Craig step up to the whiteboard to look at the story logic in our scripts, then examine how tricks and gimmicks can help keep scenes interesting.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_309.mp3




Chekhov’s Ladder

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:03:37 +0000

Craig and John discuss the concept of affordances -- player expectations for what videogame characters can do -- and how writers can apply these principles to their film and TV scripts.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_308.mp3




Scriptnotes, Ep 307: Teaching Your Heroes to Drive — Transcript

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:51:44 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 307 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, Craig, what are we talking about? Craig: Today on the podcast, John, we’re going to […]



Scriptnotes, Ep 306: DRAMA! — Transcript

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:25:15 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 306 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show, we’ll be taking a look at what happens when the drama is behind the camera […]



Scriptnotes, Ep 305: Forever Young and Stupid — Transcript

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:12:10 +0000

John August: Hey, this is John. So, one of the scripts we’re discussing today has a few bad words, so if you’re in the car with your kids, that’s your warning. Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Scriptnotes, Episode 305, a podcast […]



Teaching Your Heroes to Drive

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 15:03:40 +0000

John and Craig explore how story develops from a synthesis of character and plot, and why writers need to continually shift their frames of reference between “inside” and “outside” the experience of their heroes.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_307.mp3




DRAMA!

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:03:02 +0000

Craig and John take a look at what happens when the drama is behind the camera, and the difference between what's reported and what's really going on. We also offer some advice on what one should do, should they find themselves caught up in the crazy.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_306.mp3




Scriptnotes, Ep 304: Location Is Where It’s At — Transcript

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:35:05 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 304 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show, we’ll be looking at how screenwriters describe locations and how those choices impact production and […]



Scriptnotes, Ep 303: 75% of Nothing — Transcript

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:29:01 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. Ira Glass: WBEZ Chicago. It’s This American Life, I’m Ira Glass. Craig: My name is Craig Mazin. Male Voice: [Unintelligible]. Male Voice: I’m [Robert Grolich]. Craig: My name is Craig Mazin. Phoebe Judge: I’m Phoebe Judge. This is […]