John Bucher is an award-winning writer / director / producer from Los Angeles, California. He has spoken on five continents about story, film, spirituality, and pop culture. He has served as Executive Director of the Damah Film Festival, Director of Story Development for the Global Short Film Network, and currently teaches at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC). He has developed story content for organizations ranging from HBO to the U.S. Figure Skating Association. He can be found at @johnkbucher and tellingabetterstory.com where he regularly blogs about story and culture.
Jeremy Casper is a filmmaker with several awards to his credit. He teaches with John at the LA Film Studies Center and travels with the Global Short Film Network and the Visual Story Network teaching story structure and directing all over the world. Jeremy lives in Los Angeles with his wife Tricia and their two dogs, Sammy and Maddie. He can be found at @jercasper and jeremycasperstory.com.
Many writers think of brilliant plots and then add characters in later. This process can work, but it has a tendency to lead to characters that aren’t fully realized.
In this course, learn how to create unique, three-dimensional characters FIRST and then build story from character.
This process can be used by screenwriters, novelists, playwrights, and all other storytellers.
With about 75 minutes of video content, this course is meant to be easily repeatable, giving you handy tools that you can refer back to whenever you’re creating new characters — or refining old ones.
On Character Will Teach You...
The difference between Character Sketches and Backstory (and why you need both)
How to do character research
How to craft your character's Internal Story and their External Goal
How to create supporting characters and antagonists suited to your main character
AND it will give you access to a private student forum where you can seek and give feedback on the characters you create