Ice Skating and Character Arcs

Sometimes in the sturm und drang of the internet, something flutters to the surface of the cesspit, untarnished and beautiful. Something like Jonathan Van Ness’ progress videos as he learns to ice skate. via GIPHY Jonathan is a charming fifth of the cast on Netflix’s “Queer Eye” and host of the podcast “Getting Curious.” While he is an expert in many things, he is bravely … Continue reading Ice Skating and Character Arcs

Can There Be Too Many Characters?

There are many reasons to include characters in a story, they add a lot!  Character can be the gateway for the audience, they can help define a world, and they can create conflict.

When I worked on TV shows, the phrase ‘character driven’ was synonymous with high art.  I love characters!  Sometimes literally.

But can there be too much of the “good thing” of character?  For me, the answer is yes.

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Why You May Already Be An Expert On Commedia Dell’Arte

Why are you already an expert?  Because you have seen a Marvel movie.  Now I am making an assumption here.  But it is a pretty safe bet that you are at least passingly familiar with the Juggxrnaught that is the Marvel Cinematic* Universe.  *And Television-matic

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