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Jerry Flattum

About Jerry Flattum

Performer/Songwriter & Writer. JerryFlattum.com - Original songs and production music; ThisIsNotMyPlanet.com - Freelance Writer & Screenwriter; GlobalEntertainmentInThe21stCentury.com - eBook covering the convergence of global entertainment & technology redefining the question, "What is entertainment?" Pursuing 2nd Masters in Music Production for Visual Media (Masters Liberal Studies; BS Songwriting). Scripts: Watertown, South Dakota (young filmmaker makes an Indie film headed for the Oscars); Celestial Age, a Sci-Fi Action/Adventure about the LHC, time travel, the God Particle and the futuristic “Celestial Age.”

What is a Story?: Character Types – Neanderthal to Alien

It certainly makes for an interesting debate whether modern day characters might be the more difficult characters to create than historical characters. Historical characters already have so much character built in. Whether it’s a Western, the Middle Ages, Rome, or even Neanderthal, every century prior to the current one is rich...

What is a Story: Plot – What Happens Next?

Something happens. What happens launches the film (or story). It could be an explosion, a murder, a bet, an accident, an invasion, a strange occurrence, a mystery, two people meet, getting fired, getting hired, divorce, marriage, declaration of war, press conference, award ceremony, a race, a crime, a bust, an accusation,...

What is a Story?: Conflict – The Foundation of Storytelling

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Storytelling is based on conflict. Without conflict there’s no drama. Drama is conflict. By no means is this a new definition but a confirmation of the very foundation of storytelling. What is needed is to understand the role conflict plays, and...

What Is A Story? An Introduction

From prehistoric drawings on a cave wall to ghost tales around a campfire, from classic novels written by the greatest writers to the latest Hollywood blockbuster, there are many ways to tell a story. But just what is a story? More specifically, what is a story in the context of a...