10 Things Character Entrances Can Teach You About Narrative

When a character first comes onscreen, they have to grab the audience’s attention—you can only make a first impression once. An effective character introduction is accomplished not only by directorial decisions, but also by how these first scenes are written. In this video essay, Beyond the Frame looks at a range of character entrances to illustrate ten things these scenes can teach us about narrative.

 

 

video essay by Beyond the Frame


Character Introductions