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Three-Act Structure

Humans have been telling stories for a long, long time. And most stories have a similar basic structure. Simply put, it's the Beginning, the Middle and the End. Not too tricky. In filmmaking, that structure has come to be called three-act structure.

Tripp Robbins

on 7 November 2012

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Transcript of Three-Act Structure

Three-Act Structure the "arc" of a story why not a flat line, like a timeline? beginning end why an arc? beginning end middle end middle beginning 1 2 3 exposition introduction characters setting (time, place) situation/conflict (from "expose") characters
pursuing goal(s) development of conflict new problems/complications resolution conclusion the arc is about change sorta like this... ...but more like this story lines wrapped up? (note difference between "ending" and "stopping")
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