Jasmine's pond of dreams

Jasmine's pond of dreams

Sunday, January 27, 2013

10th step The fight to the finish, Storyteller's log

Our character is now prepared to go after their goal. During the course of the journey, their goal has transformed and now they're fighting for something bigger and more important. It is now time for our character to confront their enemy whether it's internal obstacles, external opponents or both. The story has been building to this moment. The audience has been expecting this showdown. They want to know which side will win. Hope or fear?

Time now runs at an accelerated pace and action ramps up. It can be emotional, physical or preferably both. The clock is running out of time. 

Ever wonder why we have a ticking clock? If we feel we have all the time in the world, what to we do? We procrastinate. Am I right? If you feel you're running out of time then what do you do?  You start living now. This applies to storytelling. It makes the story come alive. This is one of the many things that stories teach us.

The seconds are counting down...



00:07 You get the idea...

While this final battle is happening, we're going back and forth between hope and fear. Keep your audience guessing.

1 comment:

  1. Hi

    Glad to discover that you've got a blog as well!
    I'm reading your book "Directing the Story" (second time, dyslexic, haha) and I love it!

    A lot of fundamental insights on storytelling, and how emotionally driven we are :) Actually, something that applies in real life and I never realized myself.
    Big thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with us, young animators!