QUACKCAST 444 - 3point landing

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2019

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Endings… getting them right is SO very hard. We've chatted about this before but this time Tantz has a number of good methods to make them ...



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QUACKCAST 443 - sticks and stones

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2019

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Based on Banes' newspost about the latest Dave Chappelle comedy special, this Quackcast talks about the way audience reception to it has been somewhat divided based on ...



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QUACKCAST 441 - Cooperation = cool

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 27, 2019

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Cooperation Vs Competition. For decades the mantra was competition is good: it produces progress and makes things better… Well that's actually false. Competition is what you ...



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QUACKCAST 440 - Character tropes VS characterisation

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 20, 2019

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Today we compare and contrast two ways of making characters: starting with a pure archetype and building it with tropes, or creating a character organically through circumstance ...




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QUACKCAST 438 - You just don't get it

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 6, 2019

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Sometimes your audience just doesn't pick up on the clever symbolism, the hints, the metaphor, the underlying themes and all the artistic cleverness in writing and ...



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QUACKCAST 437 - Old Warhorse

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 30, 2019

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Today we cover the interesting trope of the “old warrior”. This was based upon a newspost Banes came up with last week. He was thinking of Captain ...



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QUACKCAST 431 - Political messages in your work

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 18, 2019

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*Cover-art from the movie poster for METROPOLIS, not Atlas shrugged :)

This Quackcast is about having political agendas in your work and expressing them well!
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QUACKCAST 427 - Betrayal

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 21, 2019

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Betrayal is an interesting thing to use in fiction. You can have betrayal of your nation, your organisation, friends, lovers, religion, beliefs, self. In stories it can ...



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QUACKCAST 425 - Pay-off or rip-off?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 7, 2019

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In this Quackcast we chat about set-ups. pay-offs, and rip-offs. To make your climaxes and endings more satisfying you have pay-offs for audience expectations: set them up ...



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