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Friday, November 22, 2013

Locations

Ok, so the tip of the week is treat your locations as a third character!

What do I mean by this exactly? Well, as creating a strong, well liked character is a tool for the filmmaker to connect with the audience, so is a location. Just look at this picture above. It puts us in an emotional state right away. It creates a mood. It is dramatic. It is beautiful. Mysterious.

When we write, our goal is to put the reader there. To create a place to be. So when we get to the pre-production stage and we're scouting locations, finding the exact place for our scenes to take place is a must.

More on locations in the next post.