Storytelling Tips From Pixar Studios
Pixar Animation Studios storyboard artist Emma Coats recently shared storytelling tips on Twitter--22 in all. The Pixar Touch blog has collected these items into a single post. It's a good list. Whatever your thoughts are on Pixar, it's pretty hard to dispute that they're really good at telling stories.
Here are three of my favorites:
5. Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.
9. When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up.
19. Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.
Check out the full list, then come back and tell us your favorite. Better than that, tell us what you would add to the list.
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