Storytelling lessen van Pixar

Emma Coats van Pixar schreef regels, tips of wat wil je neer, die ze daar bij de animatiefilmfabrikant hanteren. Deze selectie vond ik wel inspirerend voor wat ik elke dag doe. Check die hele lijst uit: hierzo.

#2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different.

#4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.

#10: Pull apart the stories you like. What you like in them is a part of you; you’ve got to recognize it before you can use it.

#11: Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone.

#18: You have to know yourself: the difference between doing your best & fussing. Story is testing, not refining.

#22: What’s the essence of your story? Most economical telling of it? If you know that, you can build out from there.”

(Via Kottke)

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