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Besser notes

PostPosted: December 8th, 2013, 12:39 pm
by JoshYellow
Does anyone have notes or a recording of Matt Besser when he was here the last time?
He talked about the pattern game aka cloverleaf.

Thanks!

Re: Besser notes

PostPosted: December 8th, 2013, 1:51 pm
by hujhax
Hmm -- these are probably not the notes youre looking for...

:mrgreen:

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Re: Besser notes

PostPosted: December 9th, 2013, 10:28 am
by happywaffle
hujhax wrote:"bumblebee!" "Rimsky-Korsakov!"


Never challenge Peter Rogers to word association.

Re: Besser notes

PostPosted: December 10th, 2013, 4:10 pm
by bradisntclever
The pattern game is one of my favorite topics. You haven't lived until you've spent an entire three-hour class practicing it. Josh, email me if you have any questions in particular.

Re: Besser notes

PostPosted: December 10th, 2013, 4:19 pm
by bradisntclever
hujhax wrote:Hmm -- these are probably not the notes youre looking for...


Yeah, he returned to Austin in October 2011 to promote Freak Dance at Austin Film Festival and did a brief lecture at SVT. If anything, it seems like an evolved version of the lecture from your notes. I remember him talking about premise-based scenework vs. organic scenework and spending a lot of time on the pattern game. There was a lot of work explaining the concept of going from "A to C" in the pattern game, primarily.