Balls of Steel: Finding Character Motivation, Conflict and Compassion
In last week's Balls of Steel: Don't F*ck It Up, Fred Bluhm commented, of Slavery by Another Name, as well as producing my first short film, Impasse, and at the vet every other week), and two elderly parents who live a mile from me. If you're spending your energy on meeting their expectations and not. Balls of Steel (TV Series –) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Slapstick ping-pong comedy has very slight bounce. Read Common Sense Media's Balls of Fury review, age rating, and parents guide.Big Gay Following - Balls Of Steel
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Nor is it a Dodgeball: The Ballad of Ricky Bobbyor any of Judd Apatow 's super-silly-yet-brilliant comedies -- though it clearly aspires to join those ranks. Still, it's so good-naturedly inane that it manages not to offend.
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In fact, it may even make you laugh a little. Credit for that first goes to Christopher Walken, who commits to the insanity with such relish that you can't help but let your guard down. Walken's a delight, but it's Fogler who makes this whole enterprise somewhat worthwhile.
He's boorish but likable, a Jack Black in the making.
Her father was declining of Stage IV lung cancer, and her boyfriend was also diagnosed with cancer that very day. She needed to bow out. Be with your family. So, how do you accomplish being there for your family and still being productive?
Set yourself up to write on the go, stay up late at night, or rise early in the morning to get the writing done.
Even if you just write one hour a day, you will accomplish your goals in less time than you think. I guard it for my words. Now for the hard part of the conversation: Ask yourself honestly, at the end of your life, what will you regret? The busier you are, and the more goals you have, the more organized you need to be. Two must-haves for characters is they need to be complex, giving us ways to push them past their comfort zones and make them interesting for actors to play.
Plus they also need to be likeable — to have some quality the viewer can relate to — in order for us to root for them to accomplish their goals and to feel a sense of compassion for them. The reason people have deal breakers in the first place is to draw boundaries to keep them locked in their comfort zones. Stick your characters on the therapy couch and start prying them open.
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Then, take a timer, set it for 15 minutes and just brainstorm all the options of how you could really challenge your character to feel as uncomfortable as possible as they try to achieve their goal.
Come up with as many options as possible for their actions. Turn up the pressure cooker and see what your characters do. Seeing how your character reacts to conflict makes a compelling and interesting story.
Comfort and fear go hand in hand.
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If you do that, the audience will have compassion and root for them to succeed… because they themselves want to succeed. First, write down your own goal. It can be a writing goal or a personal goal. In 15 minutes, write down all the steps you need to take to achieve that goal and which of those steps make you highly uncomfortable.
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Unless you know what it feels like to push past that unsettling feeling, you will never be able to help your characters do it.