21 episodes

Let's autopsy the screenplays of your favorite films and TV shows. We'll talk the craft you can learn from their concrete examples, as well as the underlying theories and philosophies behind their storytelling structures. Hosted by Carl Albert.
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PopCraft: Screenwriting Carl Albert

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

Let's autopsy the screenplays of your favorite films and TV shows. We'll talk the craft you can learn from their concrete examples, as well as the underlying theories and philosophies behind their storytelling structures. Hosted by Carl Albert.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Shutter Island: Open With Your Twist

    Shutter Island: Open With Your Twist

    Sorry about the sound issues! I've been having some tech problems, but they'll be fixed for next episode.
    In this episode, Carl discusses the power of an opening image and just how to make a twist work.
    Contact Carl @ popcraftpodcast@gmail.com
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/popcraftscreenwriting
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Q3e3WHdA
    Carl's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carldalbert/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@popcraftscreenwriting?lang=en
    Website: https://shows.acast.com/62cf0ef4d548390013d9f6d8
    Shutter Island Script: https://www.scriptslug.com/assets/scripts/shutter-island-2010.pdf
    Main song from bensound.com

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    • 23 min
    Halloween (1978): Slasher Structure and Stakes

    Halloween (1978): Slasher Structure and Stakes

    In this episode, Carl discusses Slasher Structure and the power of suspense.
    Get $30 off Arc Studio Pro @ https://arcstudiopro.com/popcraft
    Contact Carl @ popcraftpodcast@gmail.com
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/popcraftscreenwriting
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Q3e3WHdA
    Carl's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carldalbert/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@popcraftscreenwriting?lang=en
    Website: https://shows.acast.com/62cf0ef4d548390013d9f6d8
    Halloween (1978) Script: https://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/halloween.html

    Main song from bensound.com

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    • 25 min
    Rings of Power vs House of the Dragon: Pilot Episodes

    Rings of Power vs House of the Dragon: Pilot Episodes

    In this episode, Carl introduces the new PopCraft Versus segment and talks about how Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power and House of the Dragon compare using the MICE Quotient.
    Get $30 off Arc Studio Pro @ https://arcstudiopro.com/popcraft
    Contact Carl @ popcraftpodcast@gmail.com
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/popcraftscreenwriting
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Q3e3WHdA
    Carl's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carldalbert/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@popcraftscreenwriting?lang=en
    Website: https://shows.acast.com/62cf0ef4d548390013d9f6d8

    Main song from bensound.com

    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/popcraftscreenwriting)

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    • 44 min
    Everything Everywhere All At Once: 3 Act Structure and Unlikeable Protagonists

    Everything Everywhere All At Once: 3 Act Structure and Unlikeable Protagonists

    In the season 2 premiere, Carl and Naomi Beaty discuss unlikeable protagonists and how Everything Everywhere All At Once grounds the viewer's experience with a traditional 3 Act Structure.
    Get $30 off Arc Studio Pro @ https://arcstudiopro.com/popcraft
    Contact Carl @ popcraftpodcast@gmail.com
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/popcraftscreenwriting
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Q3e3WHdA
    Carl's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carldalbert/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@popcraftscreenwriting?lang=en
    Website: https://shows.acast.com/62cf0ef4d548390013d9f6d8
    The Screenplay Outline Workbook: https://www.amazon.com/Screenplay-Outline-Workbook-step-step/dp/0578299313/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3UGYZOMI49S32&keywords=the+script+outline+workbook&qid=1664304415&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIyLjIzIiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=the+script+outline+workboo%2Caps%2C139&sr=8-1
    Naomi's Twitter: https://twitter.com/naomibeaty?lang=en
    Naomi's website: https://writeandco.com/

    Main song from bensound.com

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Spider-Man: Adaptational Approaches and the Power of Change

    Spider-Man: Adaptational Approaches and the Power of Change

    In the season finale, Carl and Austin talk about the different ways filmmakers have approached Spider-Man and why they made the decisions they did.

    Contact Carl @ popcraftpodcast@gmail.com

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/popcraftscreenwriting
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Q3e3WHdA
    Carl's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carldalbert/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@popcraftscreenwriting?lang=en
    Website: https://popcraftscreenwriting.buzzsprout.com

    Main song from bensound.com



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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Arcane: Seeding Structures

    Arcane: Seeding Structures

    In this episode, the holy trinity of C's -- Carl, Chasey and Caroline -- reunite to talk the (un)usual structure of Arcane Season 1. What worked, what didn't, and why is Carl such a hater?

    Contact Carl @ popcraftpodcast@gmail.com

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/popcraftscreenwriting
    Discord: https://discord.gg/Q3e3WHdA
    Carl's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carldalbert/
    Caroline's Insta: https://www.instagram.com/carolineputs/
    Chasey's Insta: https://www.instagram.com/chaseyridgley/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@popcraftscreenwriting?lang=en
    Website: https://popcraftscreenwriting.buzzsprout.com

    Main song from bensound.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/popcraftscreenwriting)
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    • 59 min

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