We talk a lot about stories and how to build them during our meetings at the library, and one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time is the “Pixar in a Box” series that you can take for FREE at the Khan Academy. If you’ve never taken a course from them, I’d recommend it now. It’s easy to navigate, has amazing information and professors, and you can learn about almost anything.
I love the look of this “Pixar in a Box” course. It has simple lessons, exercises that build on what you’ve learned, and best of all…it’s from the people at Pixar!
While not every story has to work exactly the way the movies run, Pixar has a great track record of writing scripts that hit the heart, tell an amazing story, and usually find a way to make us see something in ourselves. Maybe this would be a fun thing for our group to try out over a number of sessions? We’ll have to wait and see.
If you’ve done this course–or any other at the Khan Academy—would you recommend it? Let us know!