Exercise 3: Act 1

Part A: Identify the First Act in your three favorite films.
  • Who is/are the main characters, and why do we care about them?
  • Where and when does the story take place?
  • How do we learn what type of movie it is?
  • What is the inciting incident? (how is the world disrupted?)
  • What or who is the antagonist?
Part B: Now dream up what you want to present in the first act of your own film.
  • Ask yourself Who/What/When/Where
  • Try fitting it into the first three steps story spine, and flesh each step out with 3-4 sentences….
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