#47: The OA — Considering the Emotion of the Audience

This week Luke and I talk about the beautiful Netflix series, THE OA and how it’s format spells the future of TV. Royalty free music from Bensound. Stock image by George Hodan. 4:10 – ‘Synopsis’ – Breaking down the major story beats of the THE OA. 14:19 – ‘Installments’ – Outlining the different temporal genres,…

#46: Band of Brothers: Currahee — Adapting from Real Life

Willard Foxton returns! He takes us through the first episode of the HBO mini-series, BAND OF BROTHERS, discussing the nature of how and why certain choices were made in the production. Royalty free music from Bensound. Stock image by George Hodan. 0-40 – ‘Premise’ – Introducing our special guest Willard Foxton-Todd. 4-40 – ‘Synopsis’ –…

#45: Westworld — Clueing Strategies

This week we examine the HBO series WESTWORLD and how it uses a unique clueing strategy to intrigue the audience. Royalty free music from Bensound. Stock image by George Hodan. 5:12 – ‘Synopsis’ – Breaking down the major story beats of HBO’s WESTWORLD. 12:33 – ‘Clueing’ – Outlining the 3 different ways of clueing in…

#43: The People v OJ Simpson — Adapting from a Single Source

We have a special guest: Willard Foxton-Todd! An old friend and now journalist and documentary filmmaker who has worked on numerous programmes such as REGGIE YATES EXTREME, talking about adapting a drama from a real-world single source. Royalty free music from Bensound. Stock image by George Hodan. 0-50 – ‘Premise’ – Introducing our special guest…

#42: Black Mirror: Nosedive — Contrivance vs Conflict

We breakdown the premiere episode of the third season of BLACK MIRROR, “NOSEDIVE” and examine the qualitative differences between contrivances and conflicts. Royalty free music from Bensound. Stock image by George Hodan. 1:52 – ‘Premise’ – Outlining why we are talking about BLACK MIRROR. 5:23 – ‘Synopsis’ – Breaking down the major story beats of…

#41: The Matrix — Rules of Fantasy

This week we examine the nature of building a fantasy world by looking at the first film in THE MATRIX trilogy. Royalty free music from Bensound. Stock image by George Hodan. 2:51- ‘Synopsis’ – Breaking down the major story beats of THE MATRIX, with reference to The Hero’s Journey. 8:48 – ‘Rules’ – Outlining the…