Creating Compelling Characters

Room: Darwin D05
Time: Friday 6:30pm

with Claudia Myers

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When we think of great films, we often think of memorable characters. You can have a perfectly designed plot but without a compelling protagonist to anchor the story, the script will feel mechanical. The question is how can we go about creating complex characters that hook us into a story and don’t let us go. Fundamentally, how do we create characters others will care about it?

This workshop will answer these questions with practical suggestions and provide a concrete approach to designing an engaging character.  We will also discuss the difference between character and characterization, and archetypes vs. stereotypes. Time permitting we will conclude with some individual writing exercises that will allow us to test our own preconceptions about character.

Appearing in this session

Claudia Myers

Claudia Myers – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Fort Bliss, The Long Road Back, Kettle Of Fish

Claudia is an Award winning Screenwriter, Director and Educator; her latest feature 'Fort Bliss' is released autumn 2014.
Claudia Myers