The obstacles in a film or television series should create the kind of risk, peril or danger that pushes the character to take actions that define what is most fundamentally important or true in a character’s life.
A character should be forced to make a stark, definitive and active choice. As one value is ultimately chosen, the character finally negates or surrenders the other contrasting value. What price is paid for the character’s choice?
When I was in my Master's Program at the UCLA Film School I got a handout with a copy of a wonderful poem, A Passion for the Possible. For me, the poem definitively sums up what the audience is looking for in a character.
Too often characters seem to have emotional amnesia, especially when off stage for a couple of scenes. What's a character's emotional status quo? It's the emotional temperature of the character when he or she enters a scene.
This film is a high-spirited Romantic Comedy romp that is a really enjoyable surprise. It has its flaws, particularly in its rather pat ending is well worth seeing
I came across this item and found it to a perfect recipe for a terrific creative life
Whenever a character is disappointed, rejected, humiliated or spurned (or has a set-back of any kind), he or she experiences a loss. The question is, how does experiencing this loss reveal character? The loss and grief cycle includes these character revealing steps.
#TypesTuesday - Stories that are about issues of loyalty and betrayal.
Voted "Best" Student Film Festival by MovieMaker Magazine, the Angelus Student Film Festival draws entries from graduate and undergraduate students of film from around the world.
In watching the grand drama of the American election play out, it's interesting to look at the candidates' Character Type. John McCain is a classic Power of Idealism character.