I always end each episode of “Radio Film School” with my slogan “If the story sucks, I don’t care what you shot it with.” But how do you make a story not suck? And where do you find good stories to tell?
This week on the show we delve into one of the most important topics we’ll discuss all season. It’s at the core of what we do as filmmakers. Telling stories. Chris Huntley from The Write Bros. talks about the narrative story development theory Dramatica and the connection story has to psychology. We’ll hear from Patrick Moreau of Muse Storytelling and Stillmotion on how they find and tell the kind of stories that have won them five Emmys. We’ll hear from Dan Duncan of Remedy Films on the lengths he goes to tell authentic stories. And we hear from a filmmaker we last heard from way back in the first main episode — Alex Vo from the San Francisco Bay Area shares how he finds real life “Hero’s Journey” stories.
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Music in this Episode
Except where noted, music in this episode was curated from FreeMusicArchive.org. In order of appearance:
- Batched in the Light by Kevin MacLeod. CC BY
- Rewound by Chris Zabriske. CC BY
- In Time by Stellardrone. CC BY
- I am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor by Chris Zabriske. CC BY
- Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar. CC BY-SA
- House of Latin by Mark Stone. Courtesy of Song Freedom. All rights reserved.
- She Does Her Best (feat. Small Colin) by Six Umbrellas. CC BY-SA
- Laserdisc by Chris Zabriskie. CC BY
- I am Running with Temporary Success from a Montrous Vacuum in Pursuit by Chris Zabriskie. CC BY
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