The Invisible Ink BlogBrian Keith McDonald born February 18,  is an American screenwriter , director , teacher and author , who lives in the state of Washington. Brian McDonald was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on February 18, He was named after his mother's favorite actor, Brian Keith. He has two younger brothers and a younger sister.
Creating Characters From Your Story's Theme :: with Brian McDonald :: Paper Wings Show #28
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Acclaimed by successful screenwriters and authors, Invisible Ink is a helpful, accessible guide to the essential elements of the best storytelling. Brian McDonald, an award winning screenwriter who has taught his craft at several major studios, supplies writers with tools to make their work more effective and provides readers and audiences a deeper understanding of the storyteller's art. When people think of a screenplay, they usually think about dialogue-the "visible ink" that is readily accessible to the listener, reader, or viewer. But a successful screenplay needs Invisible Ink as well, the craft below the surface of words. Invisible Ink lays out the essential elements of screenplay structure, using vivid examples from famous moments in popular movies as well as from one of his own popular scripts. You will learn techniques for building a compelling story around a theme, making your writing engage audiences, creating appealing characters, and much more.
When Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted out 22 storytelling tips , something interesting happened. It was as if the curtain was lifted to reveal the heart of a mysterious, magical, and inspiring player in filmmaking, and many screenwriters I was one of them , treated this small collection of advice as a lost book of the storytelling bible. Stephan Vladimir Bugaj, who has spent 12 years writing and developing stories at Pixar, has now shared his eBook in which he expounds on each tip. Continue on for the link to the free download. For those of you who have never read Pixar's 22 storytelling tips, go ahead and do that immediately. In a blog post about his eBook , he says:.
I had high hopes after reading this title and must say they were not only met but also exceeded. The version I have is audio, and for this type of medium to attract and hold your attention is not easy, but it does — being a good example of great storytelling itself. Brian McDonald surely fulfills the promise he gives in his title. The book is mainly related to script writing and is filled with useful examples from a number of unforgettable movies, making the chapters easy to understand and remember. But as excited as I was about this book, the question that came to my mind was: how will this help when writing online content?