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Pixar's Emotional Core: The Essential Element in All Successful Stories

At a Glance

  • Take your writing to the next level!
  • Master storytelling techniques Pixar uses to hook us into the story
  • Find the "heart" of your story

If you're looking to take your writing to the next level, join UCLA instructor and author Karl Iglesias as he discusses the most critical foundation of all Pixar films: the story's emotional core, also know as "The Heart." Through film clips and in-depth analysis, Karl will guide you through the master storytelling techniques Pixar uses to hook us into the story, make us care for the main characters and inspire us to follow them on an emotionally satisfying journey of adventure and transformation. 

Karl will also illustrate how the emotional core has led to Pixar's record success and how copycats that ignored it or used it improperly fizzled at the box-office.

Topics will include:

  • The only storytelling rule that can never be broken
  • How to find the "Heart" of your story
  • The four elements that create a strong emotional connection with your characters.
  • The three key through lines in a story and how most writers ignore one of them.
  • Finding the engine of your story
  • Structuring your story from the character's perspective

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Product Details

  • Date available: 05/14/2014
  • Publication date: 01/15/2013
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

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Meet the Author: Karl Iglesias

Karl Iglesias is a screenwriter and sought-after script doctor and consultant, specializing in the reader's emotional response to the written page. He is the best-selling author of Writing For Emotional Impact and The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters. He teaches at UCLA Extension’s Writers' Program, where he’s just won the Outstanding Instructor Award for 20...