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Watch: Learn the Secrets of Great Exposition, ‘Escape From New York’-Style, From RocketJump Film School

Watch: Learn the Secrets of Great Exposition, 'Escape From New York'-Style, From RocketJump Film School

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?

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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.

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