07 Telling a Tale

Close All Laptops Please

Only the back half of the class may use their laptops.

Close all laptops please

Telling Stories

The Most Boring Story Ever

Why is this story so boring?

I go to the store. A car is parked. Many cars are parked or moving. Some are blue. Some are tan. They have windows. In the store, there are items for sale. These include such things as soap, detergent, magazines, and lettuce. So you can purchase many types of things at stores.

The Most Boring Thing Ever Written (Bradezone)

A Story Needs Characters

The protagonist is the main character; typically the 'good' in the story.

The antagonist is the character working against the protagonist; typically the 'bad' in the story.

Characters Change

A Story Needs a Story

  1. Parts of a narrative:
  2. Exposition
  3. Complicating Action
  4. Rising Action
  5. Climax
  6. Falling Action
  7. Resolution

Exposition

Introduces the characters and dramatic situation that is happening.

A Story Needs a Challenge

Internal conflict is the protagonist struggling with their own issues, while external conflict is the protagonist struggling against others, nature or society.

Conflict Arises

The protagonist faces a major conflict.

Rising Action

Where the protagonist works to resolve conflict.

Climax

Where the protagonist resolves conflict; one or more of them.

Falling Action & Resolution

Shows what happens after conflict is resolved, and the final outcome.

Narrative and A03

For A03 you can work with a topic or message with a more narrative or storytelling nature.

Identifying Narrative

  1. While watching Juno, answer:
  2. How might you define Juno's character?
  3. What was the major turning point? How did you know?
  4. What internal and external conflicts did Juno deal with?
  5. What is the climax of the movie? How did you know?
  6. How did the internal and external conflicts you identified resolve?
  7. What would you say the main theme of the story is?

Juno

Act One: Exposition leading to a turning point.

Shot from the first act of Juno (Autumn)

Juno

Act Two: Complicating actions.

Shot from the second act of Juno (Winter)

Juno

Act Three: Action (climax) leading to resolution.

Shot from the third act of Juno (Spring)

Juno

Epilogue: Closes to the film, reiterates the theme.

Shot from the epilogue of Juno (Summer)

Identifying Narrative

  1. While watching Juno, how did you answer:
  2. How might you define Juno's character?
  3. What was the major turning point? How did you know?
  4. What internal and external conflicts did Juno deal with?
  5. What is the climax of the movie? How did you know?
  6. How did the internal and external conflicts you identified resolve?
  7. What would you say the main theme of the story is?

Today's Activity

Getting feedback from your peers!

Find at least two other classmates to sit and discuss your work with.

Step 1

Introduce your topic or message, along with your audience.

Step 2

Show your sketches or drafts.

Step 3

Show the fonts

Step 4

Summarize your peer's thoughts.

Quiz

There is a quiz on Canvas this week. Please make sure the review the weeks 5 and 6 lecture and readings.

You will have until next week's lecture to complete the quiz.

For next week

Please remember!

  1. Complete Quiz 3
  2. Complete P03 Draft

Telling it Visually

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