A bronze-age pottery bowl depicts goats leaping
Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.
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In1906 J. Stuart Blackton made the First animated film
- Humorous Phases of Funny Faces
In 1911 Winsor McCay is the first to use a process called Keyframe Animation
- Little Nemo
In 1914 First film combine live-action footage with hand-drawn animation
- Gertie the Dinosaur
In 1928 The first Disney cartoon is released which features
synchronized sound effects
- Steamboat Willie
In 1937 The first-ever cel-animated full length, full- colour feature is released by Disney
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
In 1995 First ever full-length CG feature film
- Toy Story
In 2001 The film is the first to attempt photo-realistic synthetic
humans in CG
- Final Fantasy The Spirits Within
The way of storytelling
- Have an Enemy and a Hero
- Stories need a good guy and a bad guy.
- Conflict Situations
- Conflict is how the friction between the enemy and hero manifests.
- Mine your personal experiences
- Whether or not you are telling a real story directly based on personal experience, you can always look to your life for inspiration when coming up with new stories.
- Add Surprise
- A story with no surprises is boring.
- Engage your audience
- Great storytelling requires you to connect with your audience, but much of how you captivate your audience depends upon the mode of storytelling you’re using.
- Visual connection
- There’s a reason children’s storybooks are mostly pictures, and that so many of the greatest stories ever told have been made into movies.
What makes a good story?
- Dramatic content (Conflict, Tension, Surprise, Extraordinary characters or character behavior, Controversy, Mystery Suspense)
- Theme: central topic, Subject.
- The plot is most often about a conflict or struggles that the main character goes through.
- Story Structure At the beginning, jump right into the action. In the end, wind up the story quickly.
- Characters Before you start writing, know your characters well.
- Setting Set your story in a place and time that will be interesting or familiar.
- Point-of-view To figure out point-of-view, ask yourself “Whose story is it?”
- Style and Tone Use language that feels right for your story.
- Fiction stories – Fiction stories are based on made-up or imaginary events.
- Fairy tales
- Adventure stories
- Historical fiction
- Love stories
- Horror stories
- Bedtime stories
Character Roles in Stories
- Protagonist: The main character of the story is the protagonist.
- Antagonist: The villain of the story is the antagonist Love interest: The love interest is the protagonist’s object of desire.
- Confidant: This type of character is the best friend or sidekick of the protagonist.
- Deuteragonists: These characters often overlap with confidants. A deuteragonist is close to the main character, but the story’s main plot does not directly correspond with their own character arc.
- Tertiary characters: Tertiary characters populate the world of the story but do not necessarily link to the main storyline.
- Foil: A foil character primarily exists to bring the protagonist’s qualities into sharper relief.