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Story Punch

Story Punch is a podcast about learning to tell better stories and interviewing people with interesting stories of their own.
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Sep 21, 2015

Action Scenes can be a great storytelling tool or a mindless waste of the audience's time. How do you make sure that an action sequence serves the narrative and not the other way around?

In this episode we discuss elements of a great action scene. There are some spoilers at the end of the episode for several recent blockbusters but don't worry I'll let you know ahead of time.

Thanks again for listening to Story Punch!

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Sep 8, 2015

What is the story punch?

It's the moment in your story when everything finally comes together for a greater purpose. In this episode we look at the namesake of this podcast and how you can create stories that pack a deeper emotional punch.

Film examples in this episode include Toy Story of Terror, Star Trek, Iron Man 3, and the films of Christopher Nolan.

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Sep 1, 2015

I hand out lots of story advice on this podcast, but do I really put that advice into action? What if I wrote out a single complete story from beginning to end?

I decided to write my own screenplay to find out to find out. Here's what I learned.

On today's episode I discuss the writing process, figuring out the ending, and some of the natural challenges that come in writing a story.

 

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