Pixar: The Secrets Of Their Storytelling Craft

Room: Tuke Cinema
Time: Saturday 10:30am

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Pixar Studios is the most successful filmmaking group in the history of Hollywood. The biggest key to their success? Their understanding of and commitment to story.

In this presentation, Scott Myers distills his DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts course “Pixar: Craft of Storytelling” to seven narrative dynamics evident in the studios’ movies:

  1. Special Subculture
  2. Sires & Siblings
  3. Separation
  4. Strange Sojourners
  5. Small Story / Substantial Saga
  6. Stumbles, Switches, & Surprise
  7. Sentimentality

See how Pixar filmmakers use these narrative instincts and learn how you can adopt them when crafting your own stories.

Screenwriting for Film and Television

The Primary Colours of Story

The Primary Colours of Story

In this session, David Baboulene demonstrates the link between the way the mind works and the way stories grip and engage us; and how you can use this knowledge to create power in your stories.

The Primary Colours of Story Part 2: Character Contrasts

The Primary Colours of Story Part 2: Character Contrasts

Without character, you have no story. In this session, David Baboulene discusses the primary colours of character so that you can write with greater clarity, depth and brevity.