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The Story Toolkit

Bassim El-Wakil & Luke Lyon-Wall

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Bassim El-Wakil & Luke Lyon-Wall

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Podcast by Bassim El-Wakil & Luke Lyon-Wall

Latest Episodes

#84: Vikings — Telling a Legacy Through the Generations

This week we talk about the excellent historical drama, VIKINGS starring Travis Fimmel and Linus Roache and how it arcs a story through generations. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

59 MIN2018 APR 23
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#84: Vikings — Telling a Legacy Through the Generations

#83: Murder on the Orient Express — The Delights of the Whodunnit

This week we talk about the recent adaptation by Kenneth Branagh of Agatha Christie's famous Poirot novel, "THE MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS". Full of the fudge, we talk about Branagh's interpreation and reminisce a little on the 1974 version starring Albert Finney. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

58 MIN2018 APR 13
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#83: Murder on the Orient Express — The Delights of the Whodunnit

#82: Santa Clarita Diet — Crystallizing the Central Dramatic Question

This week we return to Santa Clarita for the second season of SANTA CLARITA DIET! We talk the joy of watching a long-form series opening up slowly and the potential for writers to examine their own expectations as an audience to learn how to manage and satisfy those expectations for their own work. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

53 MIN2018 APR 7
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#82: Santa Clarita Diet — Crystallizing the Central Dramatic Question

#81: The Marvellous Mrs Maisel — Timing and Rehearsal in Comedy

This week we get to the joy that is the Amazon series, THE MARVELLOUS MRS MAISEL starring Rachel Brosnahan. We talk about how important rehearsal and timing is to comedy, something that plays out across the first season. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

61 MIN2018 MAR 30
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#81: The Marvellous Mrs Maisel — Timing and Rehearsal in Comedy

#80: Doctor Who: Blink — Horror and Step-Down Imagery

This week we finally address a topic some of you have asked for: Horror! And we take a look at the genre through the lens of a terrific episode of DOCTOR WHO... BLINK! Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

60 MIN2018 MAR 24
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#80: Doctor Who: Blink — Horror and Step-Down Imagery

#79: Frasier — The Character Design of Martin Crane

This week we look at the late John Mahoney's terrific and iconic performance as Martin Crane on FRASIER and how that character worked into the show's cast dynamic. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

54 MIN2018 MAR 16
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#79: Frasier — The Character Design of Martin Crane

#78: Thor Ragnarok — The Fun of Playing with a Polarised Cast

This week we finally get to THOR: RAGNAROK, the wonderful Action Comedy by Taika Waititi! We talk about how the film wonderful polarises its cast, simply and efficiently, driving dynamic scenes all the way to its climax. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

67 MIN2018 MAR 10
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#78: Thor Ragnarok — The Fun of Playing with a Polarised Cast

#77: Brick — Making an Original Choice

This week we talk about Rian Johnson's wonderful independent film noir, BRICK, and how its originality stems from the choices he made. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

60 MIN2018 MAR 2
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#77: Brick — Making an Original Choice

#76: Inside No9: A Quiet Night In — Turning Story Without Dialogue

This week we take a look at a single episode of the anthology comedy series, INSIDE NO.9; it second episode from its first season, "A QUIET NIGHT IN". The episode is a short, 30-minute farce about a burglarly in which there is no dialogue. A joy from start to finish, we breakdown each of the turning points in the episode. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy. 1. First Criminal breaks in (+) 2. Second Criminal breaks in (+) 3. They discover they’re not alone (the maid) (-) 4. The little dog starts barking (-) 5. They kill the little dog (+/-) 6. The wife puts on Eastenders so they can’t get the painting (-/+) but they’re not noticed 7. The wife and husband fight (-) sub-plot 8. The wife and husband go out to the pool to argue (+) 9. They cut out the painting but don’t have a replacement (+/-) 10. They makeshift a replacement but the painting is trapped beneath the wive’s heels (+/-) (cross cut with 11) 11. The wife and husband’s marriage seems over (-)...

64 MIN2018 FEB 17
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#76: Inside No9: A Quiet Night In — Turning Story Without Dialogue

#75: Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Dense Storytelling Demands Your Attention

This week we go back to STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI to talk about how the dense storytelling makes demands on your attention that means you might miss how it all works together. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

77 MIN2018 JAN 20
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#75: Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Dense Storytelling Demands Your Attention

Latest Episodes

#84: Vikings — Telling a Legacy Through the Generations

This week we talk about the excellent historical drama, VIKINGS starring Travis Fimmel and Linus Roache and how it arcs a story through generations. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

59 MIN2018 APR 23
Comments
#84: Vikings — Telling a Legacy Through the Generations

#83: Murder on the Orient Express — The Delights of the Whodunnit

This week we talk about the recent adaptation by Kenneth Branagh of Agatha Christie's famous Poirot novel, "THE MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS". Full of the fudge, we talk about Branagh's interpreation and reminisce a little on the 1974 version starring Albert Finney. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

58 MIN2018 APR 13
Comments
#83: Murder on the Orient Express — The Delights of the Whodunnit

#82: Santa Clarita Diet — Crystallizing the Central Dramatic Question

This week we return to Santa Clarita for the second season of SANTA CLARITA DIET! We talk the joy of watching a long-form series opening up slowly and the potential for writers to examine their own expectations as an audience to learn how to manage and satisfy those expectations for their own work. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

53 MIN2018 APR 7
Comments
#82: Santa Clarita Diet — Crystallizing the Central Dramatic Question

#81: The Marvellous Mrs Maisel — Timing and Rehearsal in Comedy

This week we get to the joy that is the Amazon series, THE MARVELLOUS MRS MAISEL starring Rachel Brosnahan. We talk about how important rehearsal and timing is to comedy, something that plays out across the first season. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

61 MIN2018 MAR 30
Comments
#81: The Marvellous Mrs Maisel — Timing and Rehearsal in Comedy

#80: Doctor Who: Blink — Horror and Step-Down Imagery

This week we finally address a topic some of you have asked for: Horror! And we take a look at the genre through the lens of a terrific episode of DOCTOR WHO... BLINK! Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

60 MIN2018 MAR 24
Comments
#80: Doctor Who: Blink — Horror and Step-Down Imagery

#79: Frasier — The Character Design of Martin Crane

This week we look at the late John Mahoney's terrific and iconic performance as Martin Crane on FRASIER and how that character worked into the show's cast dynamic. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

54 MIN2018 MAR 16
Comments
#79: Frasier — The Character Design of Martin Crane

#78: Thor Ragnarok — The Fun of Playing with a Polarised Cast

This week we finally get to THOR: RAGNAROK, the wonderful Action Comedy by Taika Waititi! We talk about how the film wonderful polarises its cast, simply and efficiently, driving dynamic scenes all the way to its climax. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

67 MIN2018 MAR 10
Comments
#78: Thor Ragnarok — The Fun of Playing with a Polarised Cast

#77: Brick — Making an Original Choice

This week we talk about Rian Johnson's wonderful independent film noir, BRICK, and how its originality stems from the choices he made. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

60 MIN2018 MAR 2
Comments
#77: Brick — Making an Original Choice

#76: Inside No9: A Quiet Night In — Turning Story Without Dialogue

This week we take a look at a single episode of the anthology comedy series, INSIDE NO.9; it second episode from its first season, "A QUIET NIGHT IN". The episode is a short, 30-minute farce about a burglarly in which there is no dialogue. A joy from start to finish, we breakdown each of the turning points in the episode. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy. 1. First Criminal breaks in (+) 2. Second Criminal breaks in (+) 3. They discover they’re not alone (the maid) (-) 4. The little dog starts barking (-) 5. They kill the little dog (+/-) 6. The wife puts on Eastenders so they can’t get the painting (-/+) but they’re not noticed 7. The wife and husband fight (-) sub-plot 8. The wife and husband go out to the pool to argue (+) 9. They cut out the painting but don’t have a replacement (+/-) 10. They makeshift a replacement but the painting is trapped beneath the wive’s heels (+/-) (cross cut with 11) 11. The wife and husband’s marriage seems over (-)...

64 MIN2018 FEB 17
Comments
#76: Inside No9: A Quiet Night In — Turning Story Without Dialogue

#75: Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Dense Storytelling Demands Your Attention

This week we go back to STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI to talk about how the dense storytelling makes demands on your attention that means you might miss how it all works together. Royalty free music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.

77 MIN2018 JAN 20
Comments
#75: Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Dense Storytelling Demands Your Attention