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Max Adams
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AFW launched Max video courses in 2020. Then I got derailed during 2020 [um, who didn't?] and postponed release of video courses following the first release, Dynamic Writing, until 2021.

2021 video courses will start release in 2021 shortly.

If you have watched a video course and have follow up questions or want to discuss, this is the spot to do it. Also this is the place to ask questions about upcoming 2021 video courses.

All the video courses are listed on the main courses page at present and Dynamic Writing is online (yay!) and available now.

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H Raven Rose
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I completed Dynamic Writing (going to review), and it was stellar. Is Mastering Story Momentum similar except addressing the narrative drive of the story? Ty.

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Max Adams
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@h I am so glad you enjoyed it. Do I have reviews enabled for video classes? A review would be very cool if they are enabled. My head is still a bit spun out from some of the design work around here and I do not know if that is on or not. Let me know and I will go in and enable reviews if they are not on.

Mastering Story Momentum is different. Dynamic and Visual Writing are about creating visuals and motion on the page to strengthen impressions of the film or pilot for readers. If they can see a movie, they can buy a "the movie." If they cannot, they generally will not.

Mastering Story Momentum is a different animal. Momentum is a structure class. It is not about making things visual or dynamic on the page. It is about structuring scenes, sequences, and acts to build momentum and to sustain rising narrative dramatic story tension throughout the script toward a strong climax. It is all about structure and narrative dramatic tension.

I'm so glad you enjoyed Dynamic. Very cool.

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Max Adams
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@h I went and checked and reviews were not turned on yet. I activated those and if you hit the course in your "my classes" link, you will see the spot to post reviews.

Thank you so much. I appreciate the review.

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H Raven Rose
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Haha, @seemaxrun. I meant that I am going to review the content so that I get an even better grasp of it (not leave a review, though that is a terrific idea). Thank you for clarifying what Mastering Story Momentum is about. It sounds terrific. Thank you!

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Max Adams
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Oops. You are welcome and might I suggest you post a course review too? (smile)

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H Raven Rose
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@seemaxrun Hahaha. Yaaaas! Done. PS. It would be great if you made a script notes/screenplay analysis course for screenwriters. Ty. 🙂

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Max Adams
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@h Very cool. Thank you for the review. It's up! 

I will keep the reviewing course idea on file. Right now the emphasis is on current online courses and on finishing and releasing scheduled 2021 video courses — after that I can start looking at new course creation. 

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H Raven Rose
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@seemaxrun You are welcome for the review. That class was outstanding! I totally understand your need to finish the videos for the current course curriculum. I will be excited to take the Mastering Story Momentum course. Cheers.

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Max Adams
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Ah, and while we are speaking of reviews, now that reviews are live, @curtis and @lorie I would love reviews from you if you have finished the Dynamic Writing video course and enjoyed it.

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hey @seemaxrun i haven’t finished yet! i’m slow! i promise a review when i’m done.

 

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Max Adams
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I'm looking at new microphones (again) for the clips. Collar mics are just not close enough to my mouth to maintain strong enough volume — also the ones I have are wired and I fight with the wires a lot. So I am looking at head set wireless mics. Part of me wonders if that's going to look weird on camera. Part of me thinks, if it'll get the volume up and I can stop talking into my collar and mud wrestling wires every time I need to break this is a really good idea.

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@seemaxrun I wonder if a good boom mic out of frame would work.


   
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Max Adams
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I'm trying to keep production costs reasonable. 

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H Raven Rose
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@seemaxrun Have you thought about a snowball or similar mic like the solopreneur content creators use? Some of them are super high quality in terms of audio captured:  https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Snowball-Microphone-Textured-White/dp/B000EOPQ7E

Ps. You could likely get something for $50 or so.

Pps. The blue yeti is spendier yet has neat accessories like a boom arm:

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Yeti-USB-Microphone-Silver/dp/B002VA464S

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Max Adams
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They're nice but I'm not sitting at a table or computer doing a podcast talking into a microphone.

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H Raven Rose
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Oops, okay then. I figured you could hack a boom setup or similar with an arm. Will look forward to future videos, and I thought the audio was fine; I only have fucks to give for the content (which was stellar). Good luck!

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Max Adams
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@h Aw thanks. 

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H Raven Rose
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@seemaxrun Is it possible to preorder the Mastering Story Momentum course? I just tried to buy it and the cart had a PayPal api call problem (saved a screenshot for you). Thank you!! Peace, H

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Max Adams
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@h It is supposed to be possible to preorder Master Story Momentum. I am unsure why you encountered a problem ordering it I will look into that it should not have happened. I will send you a direct Paypal request for the preorder purchase price and add Mastering Story Momentum to your classes.

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Max Adams
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@h That is sent and coming to you via billing@theafw.com — do you have pop up blockers on? Because that will stop the cart from working here.

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H Raven Rose
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Hey Max, Got and paid the bill. Thank you. I don't think it is a pop-up blocker issue (as I was able to purchase a previous class). Look forward to whenever the course is posted!! So excited about the topic of story momentum. Woohoo~* Peace, H

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Max Adams
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@h I am pretty sure you purchased the first class through the Thinkific servers. We're on the AFW servers now which are a different set up so a popup blocker that didn't cause problems during the first course purchase could definitely be an issue now — and that caused another student issues with a sale so is my go to "check this first" thing right now. 

Your new course is in your courses list in your my-courses page. 

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H Raven Rose
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@seemaxrun Will bear that in mind for the future (and be certain to check for pop-up-blockers). Thank you for going the extra mile to take payment and arrange course access. You are a rock star infopreneur!

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Max Adams
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I think I have this microphone thing worked out. The new microphone is tiffy but appears to work just fine IF it doesn't have to share its sound card with ears. Which works fine doing the video classes.

The plan is to shoot a lot in November and December and get the video courses up. I have five to go and am not sure I will finish all five in November and December but I'm going to give it a shot.

This also means I am probably going to bump November online classes in order to concentrate on the vid courses. The vid courses are way behind and I don't see how I'm going to be able to get them done and carry the online courses in November too.

Onward —

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