This month, Alex and Monica do another historic walk through the world of supporting characters, what roles they play in film and literature (hint: they’re important), and teach us some new words along the way.
Sonya and Hudson (who clearly couldn't get his mic to work right in this episode) take a look at the theme of CHARACTER. They discuss their favorite movie characters, walk us through how to write great characters, and how to apply and recognize those lessons in our own lives.
Hudson & Sonya deep dive into all facets of ADAPTATION—from their favorite book-to-film adaptations (and what makes them great), to learning how to follow their filmmaking dreams while adapting to our their environmental life-changes.
Alex and Monica explore the topic of writing characters with identities different than your own, focusing on tropes to avoid when developing the characters and how to research these identities in order to portray them most accurately.
Monica and Alex host a new monthly segment called "Study Up" where they'll take one topic surrounding our monthly theme, go out and explore it, and come back and report about what they learned. This week, they tell us how they started their first podcast, "Shot for Shot," and the lessons they learned along the way that apply to anyone beginning a new creative endeavor.
Hudson & Sonya talk all about BEGINNINGS this month. From explaining what Mirror Box is and why it exists to exploring how we got started in our filmmaking careers to helping you define the WHAT and the WHY of your creative dreams.