John and Craig look at how writers manipulate time on macro and micro levels, and the impact of these choices on narrative. We then share our strategies for compressing, twisting, and trimming time in scripts.
We also discuss continuous dialogue, subtext and which kinds of stories are best suited for animation.
Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, we explore which moments in time we’d choose to visit if time travel were an option.
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UPDATE 1-24-21 The transcript for this episode can now be found here.