Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story
http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story.html

Start from the end and work back.
Characters are built around a moral imperative. This dictates all of their actions and responses. It can lead to bad choices. Example: Nemo’s Dad (keep the kid safe), Woody/Toy Story (he is the boss).

Tension comes from predictability mixed with uncertainty. We know what the person is likely to do but don’t know how it will turn out. More complicated when you mix characters.

See earlier post: https://viverracapensis.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/pixar-story-rules/

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Posted on May 15, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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