Robert McKee explains how spectacle is a form of expression while answering this early question from Bass Wakil.
Robert McKee teaches how to decide if your initial premise can be developed into a story that hooks and holds an audience from first page to last.
Robert McKee explains the difference between character traits and contradictions, and how to create a fully formed, compelling protagonist.
Robert McKee teaches the importance of creating empathy in order to make your audience care about your story.
McKee encourages writers to master their craft, but what is the most important aspect to spend time developing? In this video he explains that there are no shortcuts to success when it comes to writing.
Robert McKee teaches the difference between scenes and camera angles, why screenwriters often confuse the two, and explains the essential component of every key moment in a story.
Robert McKee teaches the relationship between spontaneity and reflective analysis when writing a story, and how a balance of both is crucial to creating scenes that work.
Robert McKee teaches the benefits and dangers of breaking storytelling principles, with reference to the Coen Brothers movie THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE.
Robert McKee explains how the principle of taking your characters to the very limits of story applies when writing a comedy.