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Adv Story Telling week 2

  1. 1. COM 597 Advanced Multimedia Story Telling Scott Macklin [email_address]
  2. 2. Convening Community through Stories <ul><li>Course Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Define key concepts to successful storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Explain different processes of producing multimedia stories (story development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution platforms) </li></ul><ul><li>Apply a community-centric lens to the development of multimedia stories </li></ul>
  3. 3. Convening Community through Stories <ul><li>Story Analyst “coverage” form </li></ul><ul><li>Log Line </li></ul><ul><li>Brief </li></ul><ul><li>Plot Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Idea </li></ul><ul><li>Story </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Dialog </li></ul><ul><li>Production Values </li></ul>
  4. 4. Convening Community through Stories Learning Identity Practice Meaning Community Learning as becoming Learning as belonging Learning as doing Learning as experience * Etienne Wenger
  5. 5. community stories Tendekai Mufunde, football player, Harare Miriam Balang, food vendor, Johannesburg: Gabriel Agu, shopkeeper, Lagos: Data Idea Stranger than Fiction http:// = lLPUmYiVgbw
  6. 6. the play is the thing <ul><li>Say what the story demands </li></ul><ul><li>Arc of inquiry and discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Action-Idea </li></ul>Aristotle’s Poetics
  7. 7. structure and direction
  8. 8. Logline / Action-Idea <ul><li>Conveys the dramatic story – throughline </li></ul><ul><li>Who (protagonist – character) </li></ul><ul><li>What (goal) </li></ul><ul><li>What obstacle (antagonistic force) </li></ul><ul><li>Take-aways </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use character names </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use analogies to describe the story </li></ul><ul><li>Keep loglines to single sentence </li></ul>
  9. 9. Logline / Action-Idea <ul><li>A boxer who’s afraid he’s a loser is offered a chance by the world champion to fight for the heavyweight championship, but must learn to believe in himself with the help of his lover before he can step into the ring. </li></ul><ul><li>A starship captain with the help of his friends must overcome his fear of growing old to stop and enemy from his past bent on destroying the earth. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Logline / Action-Idea <ul><li>After a twister transports a lonely Kansas girl to a magical land, she sets out on a dangerous journey to find a wizard with the power to send her home. </li></ul><ul><li>After learning his farther was murdered a brooding prince struggles with whether or not to kill the culprit, his uncle – the new king. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 7 basic plots <ul><li>Overcoming the monster </li></ul><ul><li>Rags to riches </li></ul><ul><li>The Quest </li></ul><ul><li>Voyage and Return </li></ul><ul><li>Rebirth </li></ul><ul><li>Comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Tragedy </li></ul>
  12. 12. story elements <ul><li>Protagonist (hero) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Character flaw </li></ul><ul><li>Antagonist (hero’s opponent) </li></ul><ul><li>Life-changing event </li></ul><ul><li>Battle </li></ul><ul><li>Ally </li></ul>
  13. 13. documentary themes <ul><li>The Journey (walled city) </li></ul><ul><li>The Process </li></ul><ul><li>The Biography </li></ul><ul><li>The Current Events or Issues </li></ul><ul><li>The Event </li></ul><ul><li>Historical compilation </li></ul><ul><li>Natural history </li></ul>
  14. 14. storytelling approaches <ul><li>Sequence-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Character-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Narrated </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted </li></ul><ul><li>Inductive </li></ul><ul><li>Deductive </li></ul><ul><li>Personal reflexive </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental or Hybrid </li></ul>
  15. 15. documentary themes <ul><li>The Journey (walled city) </li></ul><ul><li>The Process </li></ul><ul><li>The Biography </li></ul><ul><li>The Current Events or Issues </li></ul><ul><li>The Event </li></ul><ul><li>Historical compilation </li></ul><ul><li>Natural history </li></ul><ul><li>Other (write in a category) </li></ul>