Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Character development

So, how do you make sure that your audience sees the same character like the one you just created? The answer is easy. You don't.
Besides the easy ones like age, gender or even occupation, it's very hard to make sure that everyone can see if someone is assertive, shy or evil.
Ofcourse you can caricaturize characters but we didn't want to go there. We wanted them to be relatively real.

The most interesting outcome of the session was that the people we asked to describe the character, didn't say anything about the characters being smart or good with animals. Instead they imagined theirselves being that character. "I think he thinks that he's very smart, but his friends know he's not." And even this one: "This girl is from a relatively poor background and moved up on the social ladder. All by herself."

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