How to make a good Story PlotCreating a good story plot
Steps-by-step instructions for creating your story
We' ve recently researched some lethal legends of film making and today we're going to fight them with a groundbreaking method to gradually construct the plot of your story. It' s HUGE when it comes to getting to this place where we can make videos after videos that move you. For so many of us it's about making a story that our audiences really connect with.
In the last article we examined the notion of woeful gearing bias, a concept that shows how many of us as film-makers see our equipment, the circumstances and the outside environment as the reasons why our histories do not click. I' ve been spending many, many years trapping myself to get the largest and worst piece of equipment I could get.
Like Ron Dawson (founder of Crossing the 180) said appropriately in the commentary to the last post: "I'm not saying that you made a 180 (pun intended); many of the points you made back then regarding the equipment were deaths. They were talking about choosing the right course for the story you want to tell.
However, I think you all had a more Protestant attitude to using'the best' equipment. As if SM always used the best and most costly equipment in the world (steadicam flyer, L-lenses, rds, etc.). We also owed TOTAL of the woeful gearing bias.
The equipment is by no means the best way to make this link. True and deep history is the sure way to connect with your audiences, connect them to your story and even remember it for a long time afterwards. This whole equipment was, as we (though unknowingly) did not really understand the story.
We' re luckier than most and the work we did was divided, so we took that as a token that we were stories. And we didn't get the character, and what did a good one. Couldn't have been able to tell you how to get in your seats and create an air-tight plot that would make the crowd stick to their seats.
So, we went out to better comprehend the story. And, since we have always divided everything we have learnt and educated is in our dnas, we wanted to create something that not only could we use, but that would make history as easy, demystifying and available as never before. So for years we tried to take this general history of structures - and make it comprehensible and efficient without needing a diploma in movie studies.
After years of experimentation and refinement, what we have achieved is an absolutely easy, step-by-step method to construct your plot, the texture of your story, and we call it the core question. If we apply this approach, we never have to be worried that our audiences will remain committed, we don't have to try to "find the story in the mail", and we can be sure that we can provide strong results for our customers.
Of course, not everyone will like every story we make. But, by making this core question in our video, we know that the right folks - the ones the movie is made for - will remain committed and they will really sense it. With The Final Stitch, a song we filmed for CBS that was broadcast just before the Super Bowl, we created the core question that made such a big distinction between our first release and the one that was broadcast.
But, because I have devised a powerful core question, this play has been shown on TV and taken up by a number of other resources. Okay, so what is this key question and how can you use it to create an air-tight plot for all your story?
Have a look at this clip, which explores every part of the key question so you can make the most of it. Because it is so important, we have divided it up in the following article to make it easier for you to understand each important part.