Ep. 45 – Music that sounds suspiciously like the music from ‘Drive’

David and Cargill discuss if/when to get permission for copyrighted content in your work. (Note: we aren’t legal experts and you should always speak to a lawyer if you have any questions)

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Ep. 44 – Always deliver on your idea

David and Cargill discuss how to approach short stories, and share their favorites.

  • Short stories mentioned:
    • The Labyrinth by Jorge Luis Borges
    • “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison
    • The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
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Ep. 43 – Give them a dog

David and Cargill discuss how to make a character likable and touch upon the difference between tropes and cliches.

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Ep. 42 – The Pauper Principle

David and Cargill talk the Pauper Principle and how it can be used to create a connection between your audience and a character in your story.

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Ep. 41 – Old wisdom, shared perfectly

David and Cargill talk about why voiceover generally isn’t a good idea for horror films, and why your film or story doesn’t need to have revolutionary new ideas to share with the world to be great.

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Ep. 40 – They’re fine with it

David and Cargill talk about how to approach a screenplay when your villain is the protagonist.

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Ep. 39 – Bury it in conflict

David and Cargill talk about the best way to do “info-dumps.”

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