In a recent video, I talked about the concept of every single human being making decisions on actions based on their individual personal menu, and how they always, without fail, go with the number one choice they have.
Even when that choice results in disaster.
Here’s how you can use that concept to help create and place your characters.
Hope this helps!
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Absolutely yes, David. Very helpful. Your Memo Metaphor (MM) is replete with meaning. I think using the MM can do no less than help the actor to more readily discover the appropriate path toward proper character creation. It’s a great shorthand expression of the much deeper concepts that have to do with appreciating what drives a character to do what he must do under the circumstances in which he finds itself.
For me, there’s a sleeper concept in there. You addressed the idea of the character always taking the first choice on the menu. I’m thinking now of what happens when the situation he’s in prevents the character from exercising his first choice and as a result, he gets stuck with having to take his second or, perhaps, even his third choice.
Thank you very much for the great insights you provide, not only in this video but in all the videos in this series. I am profoundly grateful to you for making them available. As the Brits would say, “Brilliant.”
Sorry, David. Obviously, I meant to say, “MENU Metaphor.”
David, Insightful both Professionally & Personally. Thanx for this….really has me thinkin’ forward & backward.
The idea of the “menu” is interesting. I’ll try and put it into practice. Thanks for the video David.