by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) This year’s Oscars will certainly go down as one of the most memorable in history. It’ wasn’t the first time we’ve seen a surprise ending at the Academy Awards, but it certainly was the most shocking. Surprise endings can be tough for storytellers. First, they take a certain amount of cleverness and... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Stories are usually built around two journeys. There’s an external journey that encompasses the plot points of the story. In this journey, the protagonist has a clear photographable goal. They are searching for someone, some place, or some thing. When they achieve the goal, the audience has no doubt that the story... Continue Reading →
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.