"Down the Rabbit Hole": Discovery vs. Invention

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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » March 11th, 2011, 8:30 pm

kaci_beeler wrote:
arthursimone wrote:Cackowski teaches, (and I obviously paraphrase), that there's only a few seconds of creation at the top of any scene, then the rest is exploration of the world, characters, reality and relationships that you've brought to the table.

Explore and discover the riches, but the audience can usually tell if you're inventing/controlling something that isn't there. Believability index and all.

Awesome. I can definitely understand where he's coming from, and I think this is pretty much the same idea as Johnstone's Circle of Expectations...though I think he calls it the Circle of Probability now.

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Postby ratliff » March 12th, 2011, 1:33 am

Like Liz, I spent so long on my post (I was at work) that a lot happened in the interim. Apologies for inadevertently repeating points other people had already made.
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