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Old December 31 2013, 09:18 PM   #166
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Re: Fan Film Writer's Primer

Jumping back a bit to Dramatic Structure, and specifically 3-act vs. 5-act vs. other forms, I was working on an episode template for a proposed series and in doing some research on various approaches I came upon a blog which had some posts I thought might be useful to some of you here.
  1. An entry about (link) Arch Plot and Classic Design, which breaks down a three-act story into 11 Story Beats.
  2. In the above, there's a (link) very nice diagram illustrating these points re a motion picture script. It also lists a bunch of alternate terms for the same beats, which should make it easier to align this with other sources you may have read.
  3. And here's (link) a breakdown of Toy Story which illustrates this structure in practice.

I hope this is of some use.
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