Resources to help you develop your CHARACTERS
Awesome Articles About Character Development
You can get lost down the Google rabbit hole, or you can start learning about character development with our vetted resources by the best bloggers and vloggers in the screenwriting universe. We’ve written quite a bit about the subject so check out our original content too. And anytime you have some ideas to share, please hop onto the comments.
What is a Character Arc — Definition & Types of Character Arcs
Chris Heckmann’s article for Studiobinder digs deep into the subject: What is a Character Arc — Definition & Types of Character Arcs. The article features loads of video examples from classic movies like The Godfather and Back to the Future.
Vital Videos to Help You Develop Great Characters
The six stages of character development
Spend 15 magical minutes with the brilliant Michael Hauge to learn Screenwriting: The Six Stages of Character Development – IFH Film School – The Hero’s Journey, clip produced by Indie Film Hustle.
How to Develop Good Characters in a Script
Variety Magazine has assembled a fabulous crew of experts to inspire you in this 10-minute video: How to Develop Good Characters in a Script: Tips from Hollywood’s Best Writers.
Writing Strong Characters - The Important Distinction Between Want and Need
Daniel Whidden (Think Story) spends eight jam-packed minutes explaining the difference between “want” and “need” with blockbuster examples – critical for screenwriters to get. Writing Strong Characters – The Important Distinction Between Want and Need.
How to Create Characters
No list of videos would be complete without Tyler Mowery. How to Create Characters gives you, in less than 20 minutes, the building blocks for understanding character development. Voilá!
Character Development with Aaron Sorkin
Enjoy an analysis of master storyteller Aaron Sorkin in this video by Jack’s Movie Reviews on How to Develop Characters. (9 minutes)
The Science of Connecting to a Character
Film Courage does it again with this 9-minute video interview with the insightful Paul Joseph Gulino: The Science of Connecting to a Character.