Videomaker Magazine Releases Report on Story Structure for Video

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Great movies can be as different as night and day, so it might be surprising that almost every great film uses the same basic technique to tell a story.

Learn about the keys to a great story structure for video.

What do Star Wars and Citizen Kane have in common? On the surface, not much. But underneath, these movies have one important thing in common: They both use the same basic story structure. Don't see it? How can the life of an eccentric millionaire be anything like a rebel fighter pilot? The truth is that almost every movie uses the same basic structure; it's so ubiquitous that it's almost invisible unless one knows what to look for. However, it's the key to making a story interesting.

The best writers know that this basic structure is the way to grab an audience's attention and keep it. This free report, Screenplay Writing: Story Structure for Video, will help explain the simple little tricks that experienced screenwriters know for effective movie writing. They'll show how major movies like Star Wars, The Avengers or Alien put together a story that manages to just feel right. It's no accident that people look upon these movies with such renown. They're all known for being engaging films with big budgets and fancy special effects. But that's hardly the reason that they stick in people's minds. Hollywood churns out dozens of noisy blockbuster movies every year, but most sink into oblivion almost immediately. What gives these special few such staying power? It has to do with a good story.

Videomaker wants everyone to have the best information about promoting videos on YouTube, so they've put together a free report with everything to create a good story structure. They asked screenwriting graduate and storyboard artist Jennifer Albright to compile this helpful guide to the easy way to structure any story to appeal to an audience

These simple tricks for story structure will make sure that a movie makes sense. Keep them in mind and never lose sight of what's really important in making a movie great. Likewise, an effective, logical story is necessary to draw out the personalities of the characters. Ultimately, the audience wants to identify with characters. They need to feel deeply for characters' hopes and dreams if they're to really sympathize with them. But characters' personalities can come out if they aren't given a chance to rise to the challenge; they need a proper story so that they can show what they can do. This free report Screenplay Writing: Story Structure for Video can help write a story that will make characters come to life.

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