Save the Cat!® Video: Ben Frahm on What Makes an Idea Great – Part 1
Ben Frahm, June 7, 2013 3 1 min read 172
Master Cat! Ben Frahm begins his discussion with the importance of your idea being primal in this video from the Save the Cat! one-day event in Los Angeles this past January.
Master Cat Ben Frahm is a screenwriter who was a member of Blake Snyder’s Writers Group and consulted on How to Train Your Dragon. Ben is co-writer of the feature Maybe A Love Story for Warner Bros International, premiering this summer. He is a professor of screenwriting at Syracuse University and also teaches the Save the Cat! online beat sheet workshops and our New York City Weekend Intensive. “If this is your first time selling a script, take some advice from Ben Frahm. Ben has a true gift for concept.” –– Blake Snyder, Save the Cat!® Strikes Back – More Trouble for Writers to Get Into… and Out Of.
- Melody lopez
Quoting the concept King! Primal elements are totally universal!
- Joe Whyte
Primal. Primal. Primal. This is now written on a card and placed at the top center of my monitor. I so tend to begin with a primal idea and then immediately descend into psycho-analysis of the characters that the “primal-ness” goes out the window by page 5.
Thank you, Ben.
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Ben also gave us a lesson on suspense…Will he spill his coke?