When I was a drama student in high school, a theater teacher offered this important reminder as we choreographed stage blocking for a scene: “Every story has stakes.” These words were intended as a helpful cue to all the actors on the stage – to focus on conveying the risks involved as a character made […]
Voice Over, Camera Shots, and Conservationist Storytelling
Watching Faith E. Briggs navigate the ruts, inclines, and down hills as she runs through three national monuments – public lands protected under the Antiquities Act – makes for a vivid and immersive viewing experience. Her exploration of what it means to be a conservationist amid the threat of rolled back protections for public lands […]
A Mentor Text Goldmine for Movie Buffs and Writing Workshoppers Alike!
It seemed too good to be true when I first happened upon it: a database with hundreds of free Hollywood movie scripts, ready to download and dig in to for writing studies! I had landed upon The Internet Movie Script Database (not to be confused with the International Movie Database) — an amazing resource for writing workshop. I […]