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.
Robert McKee reviews the nominees for Best Picture at the 95th Academy Awards.
Robert McKee teaches the nature of motivation, discussing how much of it writer’s might share with the audience, and how master storytellers employ this key principle.
Robert McKee delivers a mini-lesson on how writers can maximize the purpose of a scene by using it to progress the plots of multiple characters.
Robert McKee teaches the best way to approach the use of exposition when writing a multi-character television pilot.
McKee teaches the importance of listening to your subconscious when writing, and how for talented writers the real story is already written; their job is to get out of its way.