Sunday, February 06, 2005

[TV] 3 Things to know

At the heart of your show are three things:
The Emotion you want to produce.
Your Central Character.
The Main Relationship.

Know these three things.
It’ll focus the series design.

And be aware - the answers will change.

Look at Friends.
The producers thought Monica was the central character –until they shot the 1st episode. Then it became an ensemble with – at various times Rachel, Chandler and Joey at the heart.

The main relationship? Starts as Ross and Rachel, moves to Joey and Chandler, then to Chandler-Monica before settling back on Ross and Rachel (with Joey as occasional third wheel).

The emotion, however, never changes. Friends support each other through the process of growing up. The show wants to make you feel comfortable.

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