Flat Characters Versus Three-Dimensional Characters — Travis Seppala

Film Courage: Travis I’m wondering if we can talk about the levels of dimension in a character? So if we can talk about what a three-dimensional character looks like and then one that is two-dimensional and finally just a one-dimensional characters? How does one look flat versus a fully fleshed out three-dimensional character?

Travis Seppala, Author/Screenwriter: I’m not sure how to do 2-D? That’s an interesting concept…1-D and 3-D make sense. 2-D…?

Film Courage: I created that.

Travis: Okay. I guess 2-D is telling me a piece of paper, so there is that. A single dimensional character is somebody that is just kind of there to facilitate the plot. They are there to just basically be a moving piece along the way where they are just an anchor for the story. They are usually somebody who the story is happening to and they are not really making any choices, they are just kind of being…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).






 

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