Week3_Story_Lecture

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Week3_Story_Lecture

  1. 1. Week 3The Three Act Structure
  2. 2. Hemmingway’s 6 Word Short Story
  3. 3. Hemmingway’s 6 Word Short StoryFor Sale.
  4. 4. Hemmingway’s 6 Word Short StoryFor Sale. Baby Shoes.
  5. 5. Hemmingway’s 6 Word Short StoryFor Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Used.
  6. 6. Hemmingway’s 6 Word Short Story For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Used.The beginning, middle, and end.
  7. 7. William Goldman Adventures in the Screen Trade screenwriting is carpentry."The single most important thing contributed by the screenwriter is the structure.”
  8. 8. Robert McKee Story“A story well told must be a vehicle for emotion. The audience has to be moved.”
  9. 9. Syd Field lots of booksThe Paradigm
  10. 10. Unity themepurpose POV
  11. 11. Act 1 If you put a gun onstage in Act I, you must use it by Act III. Anton ChekhovIf there is something wrong with the third act, it’s really in the first act. Billy Wilder
  12. 12. Act 1This is where you set it all up. This is the hard work.
  13. 13. Act 2Complications
  14. 14. Act 3Resolutions
  15. 15. Seven Easy Steps to a Better Story Once upon a time … And every day … Until one day… And because of this … And because of this … Until finally … And ever since that day … Brian MacDonald, Invisible Ink
  16. 16. “Build it up. Deconstruct it. Rebuild it.” Mark Kennedy
  17. 17. Zen

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