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