Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it includes extensive insights and advice from industry professionals. Readers will learn the universal patterns of story and narrative used in today’s movies, animation, games, and VR. With over 200 colorful images, this book has been designed for visual learners, and is organized to provide access to story concepts for the screen media professional and student. Readers will discover the story fundamentals referred to by every director and producer when they say "It’s all about story".
Story Structure (Plot). Plot. Setup (Act I). Conflict (Act II). Resolution (Act III). Genres. Story Elements (Character). Character. Character Elements. Character Values/Motivation. Story Telling (The Development). Where Do Ideas Come From? Beginning- Middle-End. Development. Audience. Story Mechanics/Elements. Interactive Narrative.