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Besser notes

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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.

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Hmm -- these are probably not the notes youre looking for...

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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.
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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.
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