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Solid Advice About Storytelling (mingled with nonsense)

Solid Advice About Storytelling (mingled with nonsense)
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United States

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Solid Advice About Storytelling (mingled with nonsense)

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English


Episodes

Was Toy Story 4 One Movie Too Many?

7/19/2019
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Mark and Brian spoil the heck out of Toy Story 4 and discuss whether it was a worthy add-on to a perfect trifecta of films or a foolhardy venture back into the ring. Story Babble Live (Free - No Ticket Needed) August 9, 2019 ay 7:00 pm. 1818 E Southern Ave, Suite 5 Mesa, AZ 85204 Toy Story 4 imdb Metamorphosis, Short Film

Duration:00:33:30

Marshall Trimble

7/12/2019
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Mark and Brian interview long time friend and Arizona’s Official State Historian, Marshall Trimble. Here’s a guy who knows how to tell a story! He should. At 80, he’s had a lot of experience, and just keeps getting better. marshalltrimble.com

Duration:00:34:03

Yesterday The Movie

7/4/2019
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Mark’s brother and law partner, Wayne Arnett, joins Storybabble for a discussion about the movie Yesterday. As a Beatles aficionado, Wayne fills in the gaps and offers his incorrect opinions about the movie. Yesterday on IMDb Summer Wind on YouTube Summer Song on YouTube

Duration:00:46:49

National Public Radio

6/25/2019
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You might not recognize Steve Goldstein and Mark Brodie on the street, but if you’re an NPR listener you’ll instantly recognize the velvety voices of these veteran news reporters for KJZZ. They give Mark and Brian a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making and delivering the news, discuss the National Public Radio stereotype, and offer several critiques of Brian’s haircut.

Duration:00:47:13

Baby Boomerang

6/20/2019
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Brian interviews Mark about his award-winning documentary, Baby Boomerang. And you can watch it free at markarnettfilms.com.

Duration:00:39:08

Columnist Chuck Sigars

6/12/2019
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Mark and Brian talk to Chuck Sigars about his life as a semi-syndicated columnist, his writing process, and his days as an actor which were recently revived in the much-touted independent film Winning Dad. Find Chuck Sigars' work on his website. ChuckSigars.com Read his blog about his appearence on Storybabble here.

Duration:00:31:35

Jurassic World & Movie Relationships

6/3/2019
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Mark and Brian use Jurassic World to examine the many relationships that exist in a typical movie, how they add depth and texture to a story, and how all relationships, no matter their significance, need closure for a satisfying ending. Documentary film about stop-motion animator Phil Tippett "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should." Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum)

Duration:00:39:03

The Power of Lying

5/25/2019
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Mark and Brian discuss Mark’s stint in the hospital resulting in the loss of his gall bladder but the discovery of a transcendent state in which he heals his spirit animal with a little white lie. This gets them thinking: What are our fictitious stories if not lies that have the power to heal? Links: Dan Harris' Book 10% Happier

Duration:00:42:00

Roma

5/13/2019
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Mark and Brian talk about Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA, 2018 Winner of Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director. While the pace of the film was considered glacial by many, including Mark and Brian, those who stick with it will be rewarded. The film is discussed in detail, so watch it first on Netflix if you’re the kind of person who beats up someone for spoiling a movie. (True story, unfortunately. There’s a link in the notes.) NOTES: Brian was amazed at how they got the dramatic shot of...

Duration:00:50:29

Who's the Victor?

5/7/2019
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Mark and Brian talk about their first collaborative writing project - “Who’s the Victor?” - Westwood High School’s senior class play for 1979. It was unconventional and a little pretentious, but it was a place to start. The play’s composer, Brian Larson, joins the conversation which asks the questions, “Where do you go to be bad?” Everyone has to start somewhere.

Duration:00:36:41

Notes from Camille

4/15/2019
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Mark tells a story about how he and his wife, Camille, fell in love. Camille is there to make sure he gets it right. Giving and receiving notes is an important part of writing or telling a great story. Here’s some advice on how to do both with grace.

Duration:00:31:47

Just for Clicks

4/8/2019
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Author Kara McDowell discusses her YA book Just for Clicks. She talks about her journey to getting published and explains millennials to Mark and Brian. Just for Clicks at Amazon Just For Clicks at Barnes & Noble Visit Kara’s website at karajmcdowell.com. You can also find her on Twitter @karajmcdowell and Instagram @karajmcdowellbooks Watch Mark Arnett’s short film, Clicks on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QY2v1PB-4Os

Duration:00:56:13

Writer's Block

4/1/2019
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Brian explains that the key to overcoming writer’s block is to write the scenes you love, and new ideas will follow. Mark’s trick is to clean his garage so that his mind will work overtime to come up with something great to write so he can stop cleaning the garage.

Duration:00:28:03

Three Acts

3/23/2019
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Brian explains to Mark the “Three Act Structure" that great storytellers use to craft great stories. Mark doesn’t get it.

Duration:00:57:25

Free Solo - Not Grow Old

3/17/2019
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Brian and Mark discuss two recent fantastic documentary films, "Free Solo" and "They Shall Not Grow Old."

Duration:00:37:51

Disneyland

3/11/2019
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Mark reports on his three-day Disneyland adventure with his three seven-year-old grandsons. A place built on story.

Duration:00:56:07

Sports

3/2/2019
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Brian and Mark discuss the story elements in sports that lead us into caring about the outcome of an otherwise meaningless activity.

Duration:00:38:16

Bonus Fake News

2/21/2019
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Listen to Mark and Brian produce the short Fake News.

Duration:00:22:10

Fake News

2/21/2019
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Brian helps Mark rewrite, perform, and produce his short script, "Fake News."

Duration:00:36:10

Kate Mower Photo Shoot

2/15/2019
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Professional photographer, Kate Mower, shares her story and secrets to better photography.

Duration:00:38:39