Hamptons International Film Festival > Storytelling: Pixar’s 22 Rules for Hollywood
The beauty and magic of film lies in the elusive art of fantastic storytelling. Can it ever truly be captured or nailed down? In this piece from Movieline.com, it seems that Pixar Animation storyboard artist Emma Coats may just have come up with one of the best lists we’ve seen in a while. For all of our screenwriters, directors, producers and so many more, pay attention to this list – it just may help you hone your storytelling skills.
One of our favorite rules from this Pixar list is:
“#12: Discount the 1st thing that comes to mind. And the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th – get the obvious out of the way. Surprise yourself.”
Look over the list and tell us your favorite rule – you can tell us in the comments and/or on Twitter. Remember, surprise yourself!