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 PLAY below 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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