It’s Monday, which means another installment of KvibeTV is available, and whether you’ve been writing for a while and are in need of some refreshing, you’re an aspiring writer looking for some beginner tips, or you’re simply interested in cinematic storytelling, you need to check this one out below!
Cinematic Storytelling (Ep.3 / Pt 2 of 4) – Act One: The Setup is the second installment of a 4-part conversation series with Kvibe founder/director/producer Khoa Le and his longtime friend, colleague, and collaborator, Frank Licari.
Licari has been in the entertainment business for over 25 years. Best know for his work in the off-Broadway hit Blue Man Group, Frank has also guest or co-starred on hit television shows like USA Network’s Graceland and Burn Notice, ABC’s Nashville, Netflix’s Bloodline, NBC’s Law & Order, and CBS’s Dellaventura as well as acted in films such as Papa with Giovanni Ribisi, Mena with Tom Cruise, Secrets of the Magic City with Jennifer Lewis, and Walt Before Mickey, which stars Thomas Ian Nicholas and Jon Heder and was directed by Kvibe’s own Khoa Le.
Licari also directed and produced 9-time Grammy winner Jose Feliciano’s 2013 world tour and wrote and produced the fifth season of BTC Starmaker, the #1 TV show in the Bahamas. On top of all that, Frank’s been writing sketch comedy for the past 12 years and is currently the Creative Director and Head Writer here at Kvibe Productions, with several projects in various stages of development.
If you missed last week’s episode, you can find it at the KvibeTV page to get caught up. But if you want to just jump in now, in the first installment, Khoa and Frank discussed how they met, which was during times of desperation on the set of Walt Before Mickey, and some of the mistakes that young or novice screenwriters make most, such as overwriting to compensate for a lack of confidence and writing for purely commercial reasons. Licari also talked about how crucial it is to write a synopsis for your story before jumping right into the screenwriting process and passed on plenty more great advice in last week’s episode. It truly is worth checking out.
In Cinematic Storytelling (Ep.3 / Pt 2 of 4) – Act One: The Setup, Frank and Khoa continue their discussion on screenwriting, and in this week’s installment, they dive a little deeper into loglines, screenplay structure, and what needs to be accomplished in the first act, specifically. The goal of the first 20-25 pages is to, as Frank puts, make sure the audience understands the who, what, and where of the story’s world and characters and to set them up for a seemingly normal, everyday tale before something happens to shake things up, an event referred to as the inciting incident.
Frank and Khoa go on to discuss all that goes into writing the entire first act of a screenplay and why determining your script’s structure early on and giving your characters distinct voices are both so important. They also have some more great screenwriting advice in this episode, so do yourself a favor and give it a watch!
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Frank Licari on numerous film and video projects over the years and no matter the nature of the work, whether it’s a corporate video or a feature film, he’s proven to be an invaluable storytelling and production asset, time and time again.
So, again, whether you’re a screenwriting beginner looking for some advice, a seasoned writer in need of a little refreshment, or you’re simply interested in what goes into the earliest stages of film and video development and telling a story cinematically, you don’t want to miss this episode of KvibeTV!
Check it out below and, if you like what you see, be sure to visit the Kvibe TV page to see more and subscribe, like us on Facebook, and tune in next week. As always, enjoy the show and leave us any and all of your questions or comments below.
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