After all these years of listening to screenwriting podcasts, I decided to make one of my own. It basically serves as my own post-graduate screenwriting program, one that I’m doing myself by making the podcast. So what’s it about?
If you want to know about screenwriting, the first thing most people will tell you is this: Read screenplays. Lots of screenplays. And don’t just read them – analyze them.
I want to know about screenwriting, so I read and analyze a lot of screenplays. And since I was doing this, I decided to share my analysis with the world. Thus the Storylanes Podcast.
Every episode, I do a deep dive into a screenplay. I look at how it is structured, how the pieces fit together, and what makes it special. And I look at how closely each screenplay follows some of the more popular screenwriting models, things like three act structure, Save the Cat, and the Hero’s Journey. (And spoiler warning: a lot of great movies follow those models, but a lot don’t too.)
And because I’m a computer-geek by trade, I developed a tool to help me analyze the screenplays. I use it to produce a chart that maps key elements of the screenplay. You can find each of these charts here on this blog.
I’ve learned a lot about screenwriting from doing this podcast. I hope that it will help you learn too.
So check out my podcast. You can find it at https://storylanes.com.