What is Hot Spotting?

A quick and efficient way to progress from thought-tracking to hot-seating when developing characters

Start with a freeze-frame/still image showing a scene. Use thought-tracking to hear the thoughts of the characters. Now choose one of the characters and ask the audience if they have any questions about what that character has said – motives, thoughts and feelings. The character stays within the freeze frame while within the scene but can move while answering. This is similar to hot-seating but it can be a lot easier for the characters to answer as they are already in role within the scene.

Press the PLAY button to jump to the key moment in our webinar to see a short example of hot-spotting in a teacher-training workshop.

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