What could be better than a good story? It seems to me that our civilization is built on the stories. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values.

The most effective way to communicate the information between humans is to tell a story. The only thing that changes over time is the variety of mediums through which the story is recorded and narrated. From the storytelling around a campfire to complex interactive narratives which employ different means of media nowadays we have passed a long way. That means that we mastered the storytelling a lot and we always had enough time to adapt to the new technologies, but in a modern world, the progress is so fast that our task is to explore new ways faster and tell stories more effectively.

With that said, I want to start from the basics, which are still true and proceed to the modern ways to tell a story.

The essential parts of every story are:

  1. Plot
  2. Characters
  3. Narrative point of view

And every story can be framed into 3 parts:

  1. The Setup (The Hero’s world before the adventure starts).
  2. The Confrontation (The hero’s world turned upside down).
  3. The Resolution (Hero conquer’s villain, but it’s not enough for Hero to survive. The Hero or World must be transformed).

In the scope of my FMP, I would like to concentrate on the cinema and interactive storytelling where the storyline is not predetermined.

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