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by Chris Huntley
May 26, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Objective and Subjective Items in Diagonal Pair
Replies: 3
Views: 5153

Re: Objective and Subjective Items in Diagonal Pair

I'm not quite sure how you are determining what is an Objective item and what is a Subjective item in your examples. Is this referencing something Melanie has written on her site?
by Chris Huntley
May 26, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: My Dinner With Andre
Replies: 4
Views: 7649

Re: My Dinner With Andre

I don't think My Dinner With Andre is supposed to be a grand argument story and I think it succeeded well. I haven't seen it in a while, but it was one of the most tedious films I've ever sat through in a theater. (IMO)
by Chris Huntley
Apr 22, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Screenwriting
Topic: How would I write this?
Replies: 1
Views: 3002

Re: How would I write this?

There are many ways to write this, but I'd recommend that you keep it simple and obvious, something like the following: Bob sits at his desk writing in his journal. BOB (V.O) Today I really messed up. I blah blah blah blah blah blah blah -- ... and so on.
by Chris Huntley
Mar 27, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Want to Sync Dramatica files with iPad
Replies: 1
Views: 4056

Re: Want to Sync Dramatica files with iPad

Not at this time. We currently do not have an iPad app of Dramatica.
by Chris Huntley
Mar 21, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Screenplay.com Website
Topic: Difficult to Get to Forums from Homepage
Replies: 5
Views: 24054

Re: Difficult to Get to Forums from Homepage

Done. I've put a small banner that appears on the left side of the home page (and many other pages as well). Thank you again for the suggestion.
by Chris Huntley
Mar 21, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Screenplay.com Website
Topic: Difficult to Get to Forums from Homepage
Replies: 5
Views: 24054

Re: Difficult to Get to Forums from Homepage

Good suggestion. Will do.
by Chris Huntley
Mar 12, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Missing figures in PDF: PRCO and 1234
Replies: 3
Views: 5056

Re: Missing figures in PDF: PRCO and 1234

Yes, figures 11a-11d are missing from the article, though I think the illustrations by Arcus above capture their essential meaning perfectly. Well done.

I'm not sure what happened to figure 14.
by Chris Huntley
Mar 06, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Screenwriting
Topic: Need a bit of advice
Replies: 1
Views: 3205

Re: Need a bit of advice

This is not a definitive answer, but here are the two most obvious possibilities... VERSION 1: Have either of the two siblings read the contents aloud. This would be done in dialogue. Bob picks up the note and reads it aloud. BOB Blah blah blah... OR. Bob picks up the note. BOB (reading) Blah blah b...
by Chris Huntley
Mar 01, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 14001

Re: Introduction

Welcome to the forum, Bob.
by Chris Huntley
Mar 01, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Dramatica v6 Feature Request
Replies: 1
Views: 3637

Re: Dramatica v6 Feature Request

Excellent suggestion. I'll add it to the wish list.
by Chris Huntley
Feb 21, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 12074

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

I'm not sure of the value of viewing it that way, but yes -- that's the way it looks in terms of archetypes. I think it's important to point out that very few stories (apart from children's stories) rely on pure character archetypes. Most stories use simple characters (one or two characteristics fro...
by Chris Huntley
Feb 20, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 12074

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

The best way of imagining element interactions is through the objective characters to which the elements (characteristics) have been assigned. Each level has four quads. The elements have four levels (a total of 64 characteristics). Now, there is a simple way to imagine how to get the 24 scenes. The...
by Chris Huntley
Feb 20, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: From Dramatica > MMScreenwriter
Replies: 5
Views: 5488

Re: From Dramatica > MMScreenwriter

TO EXPORT SCENES FROM DRAMATICA PRO: In Dramatica Pro, go to the Reports window and select either the Story Treatment report or the Treatment and Structure report. Choose the File>Export to Screenwriter... command. I recommend saving the file in your Movie Magic Screenwriter documents folder. TO IM...
by Chris Huntley
Feb 19, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 12074

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

1. Story Goal - The elements of structure/Plot Story Points/Story Goal (pg. 128): "The Story Goal will share the same Type as the Overall Story Concern." - The Art of Story Telling/Stage One: Storyforming/Static Plot Story Points (pg. 203): "The goal will be the same nature as the Co...
by Chris Huntley
Feb 19, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Theory vs. Software - Need help
Replies: 15
Views: 12074

Re: Theory vs. Software - Need help

RE: SCENES Shorter answer: There are many ways to construct scenes. The 28-scene Signpost and Journeys method only looks at scenes at slightly less than act sized resolution and from a plot perspective. It's more like a suggested sense of the major beats in a plot, rather than filmic scenes. Charact...
by Chris Huntley
Feb 19, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Storyweaving vs. Storiesweaving-How many Minds does it take?
Replies: 5
Views: 6113

Re: Storyweaving vs. Storiesweaving-How many Minds does it t

Hey Peter -- The two ways your novel can be storyformed are the two you described: One storyform for the whole shebang or two storyforms (one for each family). If the first family represents your MC's backstory, then the two storyform approach might be a better fit. The backstory need not be fully e...
by Chris Huntley
Feb 19, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: History of Dramatica?
Replies: 5
Views: 6954

Re: History of Dramatica?

The layman's terms were introduced with version 4.0.
by Chris Huntley
Feb 19, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Screenwriter Wishlist
Topic: Future of MM Screenwriter
Replies: 2
Views: 4372

Re: Future of MM Screenwriter

I'll take a listen. Hopefully we can learn from FD's mistakes. Thanks, Sam!
by Chris Huntley
Feb 19, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Using Screenwriter
Topic: The future of MM Screenwriter
Replies: 1
Views: 3640

Re: The future of MM Screenwriter

Hey Sam -- What is it they're talking about?
by Chris Huntley
Jan 27, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Question About MC Growth
Replies: 2
Views: 4469

Re: Question About MC Growth

Hi Geoff -- The change from Do-er to Be-er and vice versa is incidental (though not irrelevant) to MC Resolve of Change. The main change happens at the element level where the MC changes from trying to resolve his personal "problem" by adopting the MC Solution. The GROWTH happens at that l...

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