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Solid Advice About Storytelling (mingled with nonsense)

Story Babble Mark Arnett & Brian Nissen: writers, producers, actors

    • Film Reviews
    • 5.0 • 98 Ratings

Solid Advice About Storytelling (mingled with nonsense)

    Sonny Carter is Dead

    Sonny Carter is Dead

    Mark and Brian review and try to fix Brian’s first stab at writing. Sonny Carter is Dead (1972) is the story of a fictitious football superstar who (no surprise here) dies on the field. (Incidentally, the only NFL player to ever die on the field was Chuck Hughes, a wide receiver for Brian’s beloved Detroit Lions in 1971) 

    • 35 min
    Metaphors

    Metaphors

    Great storytellers from Jesus to Modern filmmakers used parables or metaphors. Why not just tell the actual story you want to tell? The Point, an animated film from  the 70s might offer a few clues. 

    • 22 min
    Are the movies you love gay enough?

    Are the movies you love gay enough?

    Simon Nissen talks about the portrayal of gay men in cinema. Are these portrays doing right by the gay community? 

    • 39 min
    Ben Tyler: Arizona’s playwright

    Ben Tyler: Arizona’s playwright

    A consummate and versatile actor, Ben did a lot of the heavy lifting for Citrus Valley Playhouse from 2004-2008. But long before we came around Ben had made his mark on Arizona entertainment. Whether it was as a writer and cast member of the Wallace and Ladmo show or the creator of the wildly popular sketch musical GUV! or countless other creations, Ben has distinguished himself as Arizona’s playwright. He’s got some good advice and great stories.

    • 46 min
    Hamilton: Masterpiece or Disasterpiece

    Hamilton: Masterpiece or Disasterpiece

    If you want to hear two old farts try and make sense of a rap musical, well, then, this episode is for you. 

    • 41 min
    Does your art have passion? - Ryan Woodward

    Does your art have passion? - Ryan Woodward

    In the world of animation, Ryan Woodward is the ultimate utility man. He’s an A-list character animator, effects animator, and storyboard artist. Check out his social media (@ryanwoodwardart) and you’ll quickly discover he has a massive following for all the right reasons. He’s an iconoclast who refuses to settle.

    • 35 min

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98 Ratings

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Love this podcast! Very entertaining and have learned a lot about storytelling!

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Editing episode was fabulous

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