Minimal sequence of action

[cross-posted from the StoryCog blog:]

The sequence here which goes from hard light → hard shadow on scrim/Hitchcock gag → using that scrim to turn the same hard light into a soft source is very nicely thought-out. Sometimes demonstrations are about finding the minimal sequence of operations which makes your point.

Thinking about it, usually demonstrations are about finding the minimal sequence of operations which makes your point.

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  1. I agree Jonathan.

    The ideals of ruthless editing and brevity, whether in devising a science demo or writing a stand-up line are very appealing – what doesn’t add, only distracts from your core message.

    Trouble is, I can only develop interactive routines through multiple performances and by then my scripts have grown flabby as I cling protectively onto my accumulated lines and bits of business.

    This is where you need a critical outsider to help “kill your darlings”.

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