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Building Your Own Complex Character

by Julia B. | Arts FREE

5 Lessons 51:59
  1. 1. Trailer 0:31
  2. 2. Introduction & Personality 11:36
  3. 3. Specificity 11:14
  4. 4. Complexity 15:18
  5. 5. Flaws and Outro 13:20

All ages


NGSS Standards



About the course

A good character is someone we speak about as if they are a real person. We think about them as a real person. The key to building your own complex character is to begin thinking of them as a real human being living in the world. This lesson explores why certain movie characters have been deemed iconic and what we can learn from them. We will also do a number of writing exercises to get you in the headspace of thinking about your character as a real person. Let's start building your character!


  • Art
  • Characters
  • Creative Writing
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Writing


Hi! I'm Julia and I just graduated in May 2020 from SUNY Purchase where I studied filmmaking. I have been a teacher for about 4 years. I have taught both preschool and high school students. While teaching at Gooroo, my areas of teaching fluctuate between middle to high school level film courses and preschool to elementary crafts and educational activities. I enjoy helping students unlock their full potential in order to pursue their passions! My philosophy is to do what you love, take risks, and don’t be afraid of making mistakes (that’s normally when the best lessons are learned!).

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