Day 21, 2/27

1. Storytelling 101

We are going to do a crash course on story structure by looking at a handful of Pixar short films.

  1. exposition: establishes the location and characters before the story begins
  2. inciting incident: the conflict that deviates from normal events.
  3. rising action: as the stakes increase, the conflict intensifies.
  4. climax: a solution is found! the viewer is given some catharsis.
  5. falling action: where intensity declines, leading finally to the…
  6. resolution: that ties up the story nicely and helps clarify the themes, morals, or lessons learned