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“I’m from Poland. Sorry, for my English. I read your article about Arrival after seeing the movie. I was wondering about three-act structure of this movie. Could you tell me in which minute – in your opinion – are the act breaks for act I, II and III? I’m have a trouble to do this. For me:
I act ends at 41 min – after Louise return from the spaceship – “kangaroo” scene
II act = 92 min – after they get in contact with aliens
III act is about stopping China from attack on aliens
What do you think?
I bought your book last Saturday and have already read most of it! I have a question about creating a story for a book-signing that I shot on Saturday to promote my friend’s new book.
Using your story formula, I know my hero is the author. But what’s the story? Should the video tell the story of how she breaks into a new genre of writing? Or should it focus on the story of her book? I’m confused.
Can you help me get to step two with my video?
Thanks for reading the book, Babs. Great … Read the rest
It’s nice to see a film that confirms so much of what I try to teach people about video. If only the Hobbit could have confirmed it in half the time.
Let me start by saying that Peter Jackson can direct rings around me (pun intended). Love his work. But the Hobbit is a bloated mess of a movie desperately in search of a story and a hero.
If you weren’t in New York last week, you missed a great Video Conference and Festival thrown by Vimeo.
Lots of great seminars and workshops at the sold-out event. I spoke on Saturday– if you couldn’t make it, here are the cliff notes– plus a whole bunch of links for further reading on story:
How to Use Story: 10 Points from Steve Stockman’s Workshop @VIMEO Festival
June 9, 2012
1. Entertain or Die: Nobody watches bad video. There are too many instantly available alternatives. Remember the Entertainment Transaction: The audience pays (with time or money) the entertainment must … Read the rest
Some of my friends and I shot this film a couple months ago. Since then I’ve read your book, Could you tell us what we’re doing wrong and how not to make videos that suck in the future?
There’s much more good here than bad, Max. But let’s see if we can improve it. It’s 7 minutes long, but everything I’m going to talk about you can see in the first 45 seconds:
First: This is a great looking video. You’ve cut it in a way that makes it clear what’s going on. Good scoring. … Read the rest