Exposition in TV Writing (PT24) - Paper Team




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Summary: Alex and Nick take a look at exposition in television writing, from dialogue to prose, action, and meta information.<br> What should be revealed to the audience? How can you give exposition in an organic and entertaining way? What differentiates good exposition from bad exposition? <br> The Paper Team shows and tells…<br> SHOWNOTES<br> Content<br> 1 – What is exposition and what information should you reveal (00:29)<br><br> 2 – How to do exposition in TV: bad versus good exposition, dialogue, prose, and meta (06:52)<br><br> Takeaways and Resources (30:29)<br> Links<br> <a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MrExposition">Mr. Exposition (TVTropes)</a><br><br> <a href="http://www.indiewire.com/2014/11/why-fall-tv-is-choking-on-its-own-voice-over-68365/">“Why Fall TV is Choking on Its Own Voice-Over” – IndieWire</a><br><br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Maggie_Makes_Three">“And Maggie Makes Three” (6×13 – The Simpsons)</a><br><br> <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3518774/reference">“Lizard” (1×01 – Man Seeking Woman)</a><br><br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_(Breaking_Bad)">“Pilot” (1×01 – Breaking Bad)</a><br><br> <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0515256/reference">“Top Banana” (1×02 – Arrested Development)</a><br><br> <a href="https://projectionsystems.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/diegesis-and-augmented-reality/">Fringe’s location chyrons</a><br><br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Through_the_Looking_Glass_(Lost)">“Through the Looking Glass” (3×22-23 – Lost)</a><br><br> <a href="http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Flash-forward">Lost’s flash-fowards</a><br><br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premiere_(Farscape)">“Premiere” (1×01 – Farscape)</a><br> Resources<br> <a href="http://amzn.to/2gPsQAx">“Dialogue Secrets” – William Martell</a><br><br> <a href="https://youtu.be/oIAmwS2hPr8">“Escape From (Dull) Exposition” (Video)</a><br> Special thanks to <a href="https://twitter.com/jasonjcohn">Jason J. Cohn</a> for helping us edit this episode.<br> If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at <a href="http://paperteam.co/itunes">paperteam.co/itunes</a>! :)<br> You can find Paper Team on Twitter:<br><br> Alex – <a href="https://twitter.com/TVCalling">@TVCalling</a><br><br> Nick – <a href="https://twitter.com/_njwatson">@_njwatson</a><br><br> If you have any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us: ask@paperteam.co<br>