Building Character: Crafting 3D Characters in a 2D Medium


C Robert Cargill

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Television and film writers often say, “Character is king” or “Character drives story,” but rarely does anyone talk about the simple mechanics that make up a well-designed, fully fleshed out character. Just like any other structural element of crafting a story, there are a series of concepts and hacks that can turn a boring, flagging protagonist into one audiences can’t get enough of. Former film critic turned screenwriter C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Locke and Key) will discuss building a character from the ground up – from initial story plotting to diagnosing weak characters in complete scripts.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Format: Workshop
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner