PODCAST: The 5 Key Elements Every Scene Hinges On

Filmmakers are commonly taught to focus on story structure, plot, and formula while screenwriting, with scene writing usually falling into the background of the discussion. This lack of attention can lead to scenes that are underwritten or underdeveloped, and that ultimately won’t serve the story as a whole.

In this weeks episode, we shift the focus away from general screenwriting theory, and discuss the granular principles of scene writing – Constructs that are not only designed to push the story forward, but more importantly to evoke an emotional response in the audience. Topics covered include: introducing conflict, writing with theme in mind, creating emotional undercurrents, and much more.

Below is Episode 58: The 5 Key Elements Every Scene Hinges On

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About Author

Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!


  • Hi Noam, I’m a listerner from Brazil! Your podcast wad my number 1 istened in spotify this year! But that’s not why I’m here.
    I was not able to listen this particular episode in any podcast player, so I came here in your website to try to listen, and it didn’t work either. I’m very interested in this theme of writing scenes!
    Could you check this episode please?
    Thank you for the content, and keep throwing that to us please!
    Até mais!

    • Hi there! It seems to be working for me. Do you mind trying in another browser? Or resetting your cache? Thanks for listening!

  • Andrew Trigg

    Hey Noam — thanks for all the great advice here. I’d love to see your film, but it doesn’t appear to be available in Indonesia and that’s where I am!

    • I’m working on more international territories… Thanks for your interest, and hopefully I can have it out there soon!


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