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Most everyone in film and television agree on a fairly simple rule: it’s all about story. Everything else — from wardrobe to sound to score to art direction to cinematography — can be downright breathtaking, but if the story isn’t there, it won’t amount to much.
Still, even if the rule is simple, the reality isn’t. Almost everything you could ever hope to do, in life, is far more simple than telling a story well.
So you say you have to crawl around under houses and re-connect sewer pipes that are on the verge of breaking? Continue Reading »
We’re at the “plot points” stage of episode #4, where we debate what happens to whom, how we match it to the events of the era, and what we have the means to attempt. For example, in this next episode, we’re very confident that Reverend Laud, in a flash back scene, needs to give a pretty spirited Whig (read patriot) sermon. Else why would Silas ever hire him for the Courage pulpit? But, wait, why would Laud be giving a liberty sermon when he can’t wait to be ordained into the King’s established church? Continue Reading »