You’re A Storyteller Using Found Objects

In documentary films, you’re a storyteller using found objects. You still have to have a story arc and all the elements that make a good story. It really helped me mature as a storyteller.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Garth Stein Quotes (Author of The Art of Racing in the Rain). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/194531.Garth_Stein [Accessed 7 Dec. 2019].

The Audience Wants To Work

In storytelling, the audience actually wants to work for their meal, they just don’t want to know that they’re doing it.

A-Z Quotes. (2019). TOP 25 QUOTES BY ANDREW STANTON | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/29798-Andrew_Stanton [Accessed 3 Dec. 2019].

You Can’t Translate A Book Literally To The Screen

I’ve been a fan of movies longer than anything else. One thing I learned a long time ago is that you can’t translate a book literally to the screen. It won’t work because it’s a different medium. And it would be the same in reverse.

A-Z Quotes. (2019). TOP 25 QUOTES BY ANDREW STANTON | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/29798-Andrew_Stanton [Accessed 3 Dec. 2019].

Storytelling Is Joke-Telling

Storytelling is joke-telling. It’s knowing your punchline, your ending. Knowing that everything you’re saying from the first sentence to the last is leading to a singular goal.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Andrew Stanton Quotes (Author of Finding Nemo). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3142503.Andrew_Stanton [Accessed 3 Dec. 2019].

The Torture Is Working The Idea Out

To me, the torture is getting the idea, working the idea out — its general plot, structure and story. But once I know that, I can write a screenplay in two, three weeks. It’s the difference between writing it and writing it down. It becomes pleasurable for me and flows easily because I’ve done all the spade work beforehand.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Woody Allen Quotes (Author of Without Feathers). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10356.Woody_Allen [Accessed 1 Dec. 2019].