We’ve all seen them: films that rely entirely on dialogue to get a story across. Sigh. So, how can filmmakers stay away from making this mistake?
RocketJump Film School tackled this issue in “Escape from (Dull) Exposition,” which explores the idea of using enticing exposition to engage an audience. In a homage to John Carpenter’s “Escape From New York,” the RocketJump Film School team explains the importance of clothing, props and other visual aids in developing effective narrative set-up.
The above video features RocketJump Film School director and editor Joey Scoma and Video Game High School writer Will Campos. With a suit, a “World’s Best Boss” mug and an eyepatch, Scoma and Campos explain exposition without using boring teaching methods. Check out the clip above.