Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thursday is Thanksgiving!  Like many holidays, it's a chance to escape, even if it's at the dinner table, eating turkey and mashed potatoes. 

It's quiet this week.  Much of the PWC Staff is out of the office, and it's given me some time to think about what's next for Perro Worldwide!  All I can say is, I'm very excited!  There are so many possibilities!

From myself and everyone at PWC, I'm wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Setting and Weather

Today in Boston, it's raining.  Not a light sprinkle, either.  Heavy rain that soaks through the moment you step outside.

It made me think about environment, and how important setting can be for a character.  Often, I imagine rain being the perfect weather condition for Chris Ember.  Something about him being able to turn into water, and at the same time being surrounded by water, is interesting.

Bad weather also adds a new element of danger for characters, and it's a great way to increase the tension of a story, without the audience even fully realizing it.

That's why I find it strange that so many superhero movies are set in the summer.  It's so bland...  So unoriginal.  When I'm writing, I think long and hard about the setting, and weather conditions for each scene.  Not all stories can take place on warm sunny days, and in the world of fantasy and sci-fi, the more outrageous the setting, the better the story!