At the heart of every good story is…

July 9, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Last week we considered the importance of structure in providing the framework on which each of our scenes hang. Something that is true for writing in any format as it is for writing animation. That said, my experience …

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Writing Animation – where the action never stops.

June 4, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  Hi all, Today we consider dialogue versus action. One mistake many writers make is to overwrite spoken exchanges. A few years ago I heard a story about how Clint Eastwood – when making the film Gran Torino  – was …

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Writing animation – part 1

May 21, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hello, Today, we begin a 3 part series on writing animation which will be delivered as a drip feed over the next two months as my own project develops (see below). The attached notes on ‘Writing for Animation’ were taken during …

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Building a TV Series Bible

May 14, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, A few years ago at the London Screenwriter Festival, Jeff Norton did a session on how he pitched his TV Series idea and episodes using powerpoint. In this, concept, characters, plot, theme and story were all portrayed visually …

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Open Road to Better Planning?

September 25, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Today’s offering is a follow up on last week’s post about how every script should have two stories within it: – one charting what physically happens in the story (plotline). – the other charting the protagonist’s emotional journey …

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The Writer’s Suitcase?

September 11, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Today’s offering is a follow-up on last week’s post as having caught up with screenwriting guru David Baboulene at the London Screenwriter Festival, he said it’s fine to post all of my notes from his Aristotelian session. Find the full set …

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