The 22 Rules to Perfect Story Telling, According to Pixar

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Hey all,

I found something on my Facebook timeline which stood out today:

"Back in 2012, now-former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted a series of pearls of narrative wisdom she had picked up from working at the studio over the years."

View them all here: The 22 Rules to Perfect Storytelling, According to Pixar - Mic


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  • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
    Years ago when I was still on a screenwriting track, I had a chance to attend a small group talk with one of the development (read: story-finding and developing) execs. He had an amazing story - not only do they really focus on character development, but everyone in the company has a chance to shine.

    If their story artists found a really cool way to animate something (say for instance, Sully's fur in Monsters, Inc. or the water effects in Finding Nemo), they'd set about creating a story that could really show off their team's skills.

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  • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
    Those are great. I noticed George R. R. Martin also has some of those same rules as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author joavjolub
    Pixar are master storytellers, each movie is a work of art that complements the culture inspired by it. Seeing finding Nemo and the variety of life and characters in the sea is amazing just as you see Cars and each car had a different character that supports her background.

    When writing, even for marketing, always support the main idea. always complement the other aspects of the movie/product.
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