Lessons from the Screenplay: The Soul of character design

SNAPSHOT[This video examines] two fundamental elements of character design—want and need. Pixar’s film Soul puts these aspects of story structure right on the surface, and demonstrates why they’re so critical to creating a compelling, emotional character arc. (synopsis via YouTube (c) Lessons from the Screenplay) Soul is a beautiful, funny, Continue Reading

The short and the short of it: The beautifully affecting friendship of Chocolate Cake & Ice Cream

SNAPSHOT“My son, Trent, began spontaneously playing a sentimental tune on the piano. My twin brother, Scott, joined in with singing the words ‘chocolate cake and ice cream’. The silly words seemed to lighten our heavy hearts. I came alongside, and we all sang in harmony together. It was just a Continue Reading


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