The B&E Podcast #072
“What Movie Not to Make w/ Steve Moody”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
We get together with screenwriter Steve Moody to rag on all of the elements in movies that drive us crazy. In between, we find some useful insights into the things that do work and the kind of perceptions that work for us as screenwriters and artists.
POINT #1: “EVERY MOMENT MATTERS”
-Often we get caught up on “big moments” we envisioned from the beginning of a work. That’s a great point of inspiration but when you leave everything hanging on just a few pieces, the whole thing will fall apart. Be open and discover great things where you didn’t anticipate you would.
POINT #2: “SIMPLICITY OPENS POSSIBILITIES”
-When you begin from a place where you are trying to make something complex and layered and profound you’ve made the task impossible. By starting with a simple idea you help ensure your audience’s ability to follow what you’re doing, then you can layer and find complexity after.
POINT #3: “BE HONEST AND DO IT WITH HEART”
-Avoiding melodrama has a lot to do with not trying to force drama to occur where none exists. Work within your sense of human relationship and put your heart into it. When you combine these elements you may not create the perfect work, but you may really touch a lot of people.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
33 Acres Brewing (33 Acres of Progress Saison) – Today’s Craft Brewery
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.33acresbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School