The 7 Keys of Storytelling: Begin at the End
Before you even begin to tell your story it’s best to begin at the end. In other words, you need to figure out the basics: Define your objective; Identify your audience; Choose your medium; Pick a messenger.In this episode of StoryGuide you will learn how to identify your objective and start shaping your story.
Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling.
Originally tweeted by Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats but produced into a free e-Book by her fellow staff colleague Stephan Bugaj, this eBook ‘expounds’ on each topic in detail. It is not actually Pixar’s rule book of storytelling, but a compilation of some ways in which staff at Pixar have formulated and developed their stories over the years.
Storytelling The Stillmotion Way: Part 2
Via the site: “Today Patrick and his team will be discussing pre-production, and how they use research to develop keywords to guide the production. From conducting pre-interviews, to scouting locations, to developing conflict and story, these keywords will help you develop the four P’s of storytelling — People, Place, Plot, and Purpose — that we discussed in the last segment.”
Source: Still Motion
Storytelling The Stillmotion Way: Part 3
Via the site: “A storyboard is a way to organize and visually represent the main shots of your film.
-Making a storyboard allows you to be more thoughtful aboutcomposition, lens choices, and transitions and to be prepared for the big day.
-In addition, it’s helpful to share a storyboard with clients and your crew in order to let others involved in on your vision, to promote discussion and generate feedback. Sometimes a full storyboard isn’t necessary, and a shot list might be better.”