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Making Movies that Matter

Watching a Movie vs. Participating in a Story: Where Do Movies Go Wrong?

The goal of great storytelling is to engage the audience’s emotions so as to allow them to enter into a character’s adventures and learn the lessons therein as if it was their own lives.  Here’s a look at some stories that accomplish this, and some which do not.

Running Time: 49 minutes
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Aesop – Essential, Classical Elements of Storytelling

How the elements found in Aesop’s Fables are still the foundation of great stories today.

Running Time: 29 minutes
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Character, Not Characterization

Understanding that the qualities from within a character are the ones that make them most relatable to an audience.

Running Time: 36 minutes
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Choice-Based Plots

Aristotle noted that a great story is “an imitation of  men in action.”  In order to have high stakes and suspense, the choices must be life-changing.  How to create stories that are driven by irrevocable choices of the characters.

Running Time: 48 minutes
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Breaking Down ‘Up’

An up-close look at the genius of Pixar through the mini-movie sequence that masters every element of great storytelling- without dialogue! 

Running Time: 40 minutes
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Writing Visually

The three senses in which a story needs to be visual.

Running Time: 35 minutes
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Creating Haunting Moments in Your Movie

How to effectively use imagery and paradox to create the key moments in your story that will haunt your audience after they’ve left the theater.

Running Time: 38 minutes
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Making Movies That Matter Full Set (8 Podcasts)

Running Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
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Other Podcasts

The Emotional Power of Visual Poetry

Poetic imagery in screenwriting was introduced in the podcast Harnessing the Power of Visual Writing. In this podcast, Barbara Nicolosi delves deeper into the rich concept of writing poetically for the screen. Learn why visual imagery is so powerful in stories, what works and what doesn’t, and the use of paradox to enrich your theme.

Running Time: 26 minutes
$9.95

 
 
 
 

So You Have a Movie Idea

Many people at one time or another have an idea for a movie. But is it a viable idea? In this podcast, Barbara Nicolosi and Vicki Peterson explain all the key elements needed for a commercial film. Learn what Hollywood wants to know about your story.

Running Time: 35 minutes
$9.95

 
 
 
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Harnessing the Power of Visual Writing

Barbara Nicolosi and Vicki Peterson discuss writing in the particular, visual arenas, poetic imagery, visual metaphors and more.
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What Flannery Knew

Barbara Nicolosi discusses Flannery O’Connor’s use of paradox to create haunting moments in storytelling.
Act One Story Symposium, October 2008
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