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Let’s take a look at Arthur Christmas and see what we can learn from this unique and clever film – from clear action sequences and tight story structure, to small acting details that took this film above and beyond our initial expectations.

Lessons to learn from Arthur Christmas:
00:53 Using holds in Action Scenes
02:24 Contrasts – fast vs slow
03:01 Characters – clear attitudes
04:19 Crossing Story Thresholds in the Hero’s Journey
08:38 Starting a film with the theme
09:48 End Scenes with surprises, go the extra mile!
11:44 Symbols in the background
13:06 Use acting reference
14:25 Don’t be afraid of jokes for adults
15:10 Make sure the staging is clear

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