26 episodes

Join veteran multimedia producer/designer Steele Tyler Filipek as he helps veteran creators, newbies, and outsiders learn the process of story world creation. Using the same tools he has used for such clients as Microsoft, Sony Pictures, the Walt Disney Company, and Nickelodeon, your dear ol' professor will take you through a step-by-step process to understand the process of crafting narratives that can persist across years and thrive on multiple platforms.

Building a Better Story World Steele Filipek

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Join veteran multimedia producer/designer Steele Tyler Filipek as he helps veteran creators, newbies, and outsiders learn the process of story world creation. Using the same tools he has used for such clients as Microsoft, Sony Pictures, the Walt Disney Company, and Nickelodeon, your dear ol' professor will take you through a step-by-step process to understand the process of crafting narratives that can persist across years and thrive on multiple platforms.

    Interactive Storytelling Basics

    Interactive Storytelling Basics

    We've covered a lot of ground in traditional storytelling and story world design, but now we're shifting gears to interactive design. From video games to social media to branding campaigns to crowd-sourcing, all interactive media function on the same basic five elements. Join Steele Filipek as he uses The Last of Us, Naughty Dog's classic horror game, to help examine the foundational ways that lead to the intersection of narrative and gameplay, as well as the creator and the audience.

    • 31 min
    Aspire to Aspire: Making Your World Aspirational

    Aspire to Aspire: Making Your World Aspirational

    There is at least one way to make your story world exciting for every audience member to jump into, time and again. Listen in as Steele Filipek uses an amazing sci-fi film to showcase how you can do this for your own work! Three prompts and thirty minutes will give your world an exciting launching pad to story universe success!

    • 33 min
    Testing Your Rules (And Your Engines!)

    Testing Your Rules (And Your Engines!)

    You're going to need to put your story world through the ringer to make sure the narrative, characters, fun, and all that other good stuff feel right. How do you make sure that it's all in alignment? Find out, as Steele Filipek takes you through three exercises to see just how well your story world is doing for your characters and your audience, with a case study that is ecto-inspired!

    • 24 min
    Critique, or Eating Your Vegetables

    Critique, or Eating Your Vegetables

    It's a tale as old as time, albeit without singing dishware and a prince that's turned into a beast. There's a classic that's venerated by critics since time immemorial, or a smash hit that you just can't stand, or a box office bomb that gets you thinking, "Why/how did this get made?" Understanding and being able to describe your thoughts on such things will ultimately make you a better creator, as you'll be able to know what to avoid when crafting your own story world! Join Steele Filipek as he details three story worlds that have their detractors (and defenders!) as he provides tools for helping to work through what doesn't work for you, and why!

    • 21 min
    Developing your Dialogue

    Developing your Dialogue

    Almost everybody wants to write good dialogue, but where do you begin? Listen in as Steele Filipek, your lovable host, details three case studies and three ideas about what your characters say, how they say it, and why. With those tools, you'll be able to build out your story world elegantly and craft a nifty turn of phrase!

    Music - icons8.com, specifically https://icons8.com/music/author/ilya-marfin

    Audio Effects - freesound.org

    • 23 min
    Just Suppose You Juxtapose

    Just Suppose You Juxtapose

    What happens when you put two things side-by-side? You get audiences to compare them! Juxtaposition is an easy, clever, and fan-friendly way to help build out your narrative universe. How? Let producer and writer Steele Tyler Filipek take you on a journey through the story world of 2005's Children of Men in order to showcase how you can elegantly use contrast in order to highlight the wonder of your imagination.

    Music - icons8.com, specifically https://icons8.com/music/author/ilya-marfin

    Audio Effects - freesound.org

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

AdamNashGames ,

Essential

This is a must-listen for anyone interested in developing story worlds. Well articulated and actionable, a perfect blend of theory and practice.

Jazzle head ,

This podcast is awesome - so helpful for new writers

I love this podcast. The prompts and exercises are great. I highly encourage doing them. Steele, the host, is entertaining and easy to listen to.

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