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FORMAT & CRAFT TOOLS; AKA, MAX & MITTENS VS. THE ALIENS

 

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In my Gotham classes, which are beginning classes, I get a lot of formatting questions. I try to keep the answers and examples at least semi-entertaining and this class session, the examples theme is Max & Mittens vs. The Aliens.

I may keep this one. Dunno what the students think about it but it is entertaining me a lot.


Max, what is the best way to indicate time when starting with an opening scene in present time, and then going back to tell the bulk of the story, which has already happened in the past (eventually coming back to that present time scene, and then following through to the end in present time)? It doesn't exactly feel like FLASHBACK is right? Should it be either a transition that lists some time indication; or maybe part of the scene description; or part of the slug line?


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I was sharing this character intro with one of my Gotham classes. It's Andy Dufresne's introduction in The Shawshank Redemption scripted by Frank Darabont. Darabont writes especially great character introductions.


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One of my Gotham students was asking about montages and probably got more than she was asking for when I dug up this clip on Eisenstein's definitions and usages of montage in motion pictures. 


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That time jump response was hilarious! I Love Darabont's character description, and the video was terrific (and probably way more than she bargained for or was intellectually ready to grasp).


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