Learn why character introductions are a vital part of showcasing your skills as a writer, and how great ones pull readers deeper into the world you're creating.
Brad Johnson discusses how Deus Ex Machina can impact your script using 'Lord of the Rings' as an example.
Brad Johnson looks at the unreliable narrator in film, and how Fight Club is a perfect example of how to use this tool in your own screenplays.
Brad Johnson looks at the meet cute and how to best use it in your next romantic comedy using Bridget Jones's Diary as an example...
Brad Johnson explores the Trickster Archetype and its use in film using the movie 'Beetlejuice' as an example.
Brad Johnson discusses what makes a compelling monologue in your screenplays, using 'Jaws' as an example.
The mentor archetype is perhaps the most straightforward archetype in storytelling. Brad Johnson explains how it's implemented in 'Star Wars'.
Brad Johnson discusses the Shapeshifter archetype and Harry Potter.
Brad Johnson discusses the importance of opening scenes of movies, and how to write an impactful one for your script, using 'Children of Men' as an example.
The second most important character in any story (and sometimes even THE most important) is the antagonist, or in terms of archetypes, the Shadow. And while this character is often referred to as the villain, it’s important to remember that they aren’t necessarily a bad person. They’re simply the person, or force, whose goals...