The Ending

The Ending is arguably the most important scene in a film/story.   It is when the filmmaker/writer/creator states what it is they are really saying – it is when they prove their Premise/Controlling Idea/Main Theme.   The ending can lift a mediocre film into the stratosphere or delegate what was great entertainment onto the heap of mediocrity. I … Read more

The Existential Dilemma

An essential scene in all story design where the ‘hero’ comes up against an outside force that shakes the very foundation of his/her/their journey. After analyzing the ‘new situation’ the hero will quit (not an option) or double down the effort to complete the Journey. It will take a new approach and/or a new outlook … Read more