Screenplay Writing: Story Structure for Video

Screenplay Writing: Story Structure for Video

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

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 you know 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. We’ll show you 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 you to have the best information about promoting your video on YouTube, so we’ve put together a free report with everything that you need to know to get the online attention you deserve. We asked screenwriting graduate and storyboard artist Jennifer Albright to compile this helpful guide to the eight east steps to successfully optimize your online YouTube videos to get more views.

Read Screenplay Writing: Story Structure for Video to Write Better Stories for Video.

These simple tricks for story structure will make sure that your movie makes sense. Keep them in mind and you’ll never lose sight of what’s really important in making your movie great. Likewise, an effective, logical story is necessary to draw out the personalities of your characters. Ultimately, your audience wants to identify with your characters. They need to feel deeply for your characters’ hopes and dreams if they’re to really sympathize with them. But characters’ persoanlities 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 you write a story that will make your characters come to life.


  • The 3 Act Structure
  • 3 Keys to an Exciting Story

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