Narrative Week 1

Today we looked at story structure and order for use in animation as a format.

The Story: What is told

The Discourse: How it’s told

The same plot can be told in a million different ways by changing the discourse. It can be told in a non-linear order or with a different structure.

“Art is art because it is not nature”

Gothe, 1749 – 1832

Art has a purpose or a reason where life and nature do not.

Structure template (eg. 5 act structure)  can inspire a story and help bring a plot together much like 12 bar blues did for music; it doesn’t kill originality.

“A cage in search of a bird”

Franz Kafka

Narrative structure is a cage in search of a bird being a unique story.

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