Writing Characters from Scratch

Kasem Kharsa, Artist-Filmmaker

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16 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. About the Class

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. Project Overview

    • 4. Where Do I Start?

    • 5. Alternative Starting Points

    • 6. Harmony & Dissonance

    • 7. Remember The Goal!

    • 8. A Stronger Foundation

    • 9. The World as a Mirror

    • 10. The Iceberg of Character

    • 11. Case Studies

    • 12. 'Batman Begins' Analysis

    • 13. '12 Monkeys' Analysis

    • 14. 'There Will Be Blood' Analysis

    • 15. 'Jerry Maguire' Analysis

    • 16. Conclusion

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26 of 26 students recommend this class
This project is very helpful for me. I had lots of ideas about how to create a character, and I read a lot about it too, but I just didn't know where to begin. This exercise is simple, but yet complex, it helps you give a structure to your character, and you can take it from there. Thank you Kasem Kharsa :)
Its a really clear and useful class. The way of seeing the character development is different from just a "make it grow" adivce
Within the first few lessons, I'd hurdled over major roadblocks I was having my main character, simply because I was being told to look at pieces of my character and paint each one precisely, rather than putting all the pieces together and trying to paint her as a whole.
excellent tool. not only helped me professionally, but spiritually too. I always strongly felt myself as a character in the making and this tool gave me new perspective on life. Thank You.