WHAT'S THE STRUCTURAL BLUEPRINT?
Draft the Architectural Foundation
In the old days, before we were all ‘held a-Twitter’ and had our attention spans splintered by YouTube, Facebook, and Xbox, movies tended to unfold in three acts: beginning, middle, end, with a straight linear narrative—nothing too elaborate or complicated. Today, audiences seem to be able to digest information (aka plot) in fragments, across multiple platforms. The universal themes of stories have remained a constant, yet the way the story is being told continues to evolve with the times. The goal is always the same: grab the audience's attention from page 1, and don't let it go until The End. Keep it suspenseful, surprising, and emotionally compelling. This is what's known ...