loren Eric Swanson: Robert McKee's Story Seminar

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Robert McKee's Story Seminar

A few months ago I read a very influential book called Story, by screenwriter Robert McKee. I entered my notes on my August 28th. Really good stuff. This weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sam Williams and I will be attending McKee's Seminar. On the plane flying out here I watched Spike Jonze's "Adaptation"--a movie about screen writing that actually features a scene depicting McKee's seminar. Here's what we have to look forward to tomorrow.



DAY 1
The writer and the art of story
The decline of story in contemporary film, television, theatre and literature
Story design: the meaning of story, the substance of story, the limitations and inspirations of story structure & genre, the debate between character vs story design.
Premise Idea, Counter Idea, Controlling Idea
Story Structure: beat, scene, sequence, act, story
Mapping the Story universe: Archplot, Miniplot, Antiplot
Shaping the source of story energy and creation

1 Comments:

At Thursday, December 13, 2007 6:03:00 PM, Blogger djchuang said...

Loved that movie Adaptation, I'm a big fan of Nicolas Cage. So jealous of you, that you got to experience the real McKee in person! BTW, director's name is Spike Jonze (not Spike "mo better" Lee)

 

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