One of the parts of the program that was most valuable for me was the distinction between needs and objectives.
One of the most useful parts of the process, was hearing audience reactions to the scene, and getting that on tape so that I can later go over what worked as funny and what didnít play through.
Sceneplay did a GREAT job! In their hands, scenes suddenly came to life. Pages of earnest dialogue transformed into vital, personal moments. Instead of characters self-consciously speaking the storyís theme, the theme was revealed naturally through action. The whole process gave writers new possibilities and a more authentic place to draw from.
The Film School
It got me to think more deeply about my characters and their motivations.