The opposite of people

Garv posted something that all you would-be writers should check out: the DFILM moviemaker. In 1999, DFILM launched the MovieMaker, which let users create a short animated cartoon on a website and email it to their friends.” From a writer’s standpoint, it is extremely limiting, and that’s what makes it so intriguing. With a limit of three scenes of four different types, two characters and max six 100-character lines of dialogue per scene, how much story can you get across? The limitations force you to get to the bare bones of your story and work with the absolute basics of theater. As an example, here’s Hamlet in three scenes. Not high drama, but a good exercise in composition. Also, the art is all pretty funny.

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