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Pixar’s Emotional Core: The Essential Element in all Successful Stories

At a Glance

  • This webinar will help you find the emotional core of your story using Pixar’s stories as the example
  • Learn the master storytelling techniques Pixar uses in all of its films
  • Discover the one storytelling rule that trumps all others

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

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 known as “the heart of the story.” Through screenshots and in-depth analysis, Karl will guide you through the master storytelling techniques Pixar uses to hook all of us into the story. He will also explain what makes us care for the main characters and inspires 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 have ignored it, or improperly used it, fizzled at the box-office.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The one and only storytelling rule that can never be broken
  • How to find the emotional core of your story, as well as the plot’s engine
  • The four elements that create a strong emotional connection with your characters
  • The three essential throughlines in a story including the one most writers ignore
  • How to make sure the stakes in your story are truly emotional
  • The key to keeping the reader hooked until the end of your story

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Writers who want to maximize the reader’s emotional response to their stories
  • Writers who want to go beyond the basics of the craft
  • Writers who want to learn how Pixar creates masterful stories
  • Writers who want to take their writing to the next level
  • Writers who struggle with their rewrites
  • Analysts and creative executives who want a deeper understanding of the craft of storytelling

Product Details

  • Date available: 07/18/2013
  • Publication date: 06/21/2013
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

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Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

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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...

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Details: Take your writing to the next level! Without the proper foundation, you cannot connect with your readers on an emotional level. In this collection, you will have a variety of intensive tools and techniques for instilling emotion into plots, characters, dialogue, and settings in order to achieve that WOW! feeling in your story. These tools will keep you focused on the heart and soul of your work so that plot, character, and theme create a unified story.