Wednesday, September 5, 2018

What's Going on Here: Scene structure analysis


Basic scene structure:

X wants [scene goal] _______because [motivation] ________ but [conflict] ________.

The end result of scene:
1.      scene goal is not achieved and situation is worse.
2.      scene goal is achieved but new goal is necessary/new problem created.

More complex scene structure:

X wants [scene goal] _______because [motivation] ________ but [conflict] ________.
Y wants [scene goal] _______because [motivation] ________ but [conflict] ________.

and

X wants/avoids {internal conflict}_________ from Y because ____________ but __________.
Y wants/avoids {internal conflict}_________  from X because ____________ but __________.

^^^ Use the character’s motivation against her/him. Character must be motivated to move forward.
  •     Character believes she/he ‘has control’ but discovers not true during or after.
  •     Character plans to get the better of other but other turns tables (intentionally or not).


consider

X taking ____________ from Y will cause X to _____________.
Y taking __________ from X will cause Y to _______________.

^^^ This is what happened after. The consequence, the new conflict.

add
·         Context - location and enveloping action to intensify action.


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