Screencraft’s Anatomy of a Scene: How to Introduce Ensemble Characters

Ken Miyamoto at ScreenCraft uses the film The Big Chill to break down the anatomy of a scene and story that introduces multiple characters of an ensemble cast. He uses three questions as a guide for the discussion:

  1. What is the moment of characterization?
  2. What does this tell about the character?
  3. How is this used for drama later?

Read the full article here: How to Introduce Ensemble Characters

Side note: The Big Chill has a fantastic soundtrack. If you’ve never heard it, it certainly worth the listen.

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