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Dramatic Story Telling

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:06
  • From Story Idea to Dramatic Art 0:45
    • What Makes an Idea Dramatic?
  • Conflict 2:30
    • Conflict
    • Person versus Person
    • Person Versus Environment or Social Institution
    • Person Versus a Task
    • Person Against Themselves
  • Objectives 5:34
    • Character's Objective
  • Super-Objectives 6:40
    • Super-Objectives
  • Obstacles 7:41
    • Obstacles
  • Stakes 8:17
    • Stakes
  • Actions 9:11
    • Actions
    • Examples of Actions
  • Result Directing 10:52
    • Telling an Actor They are Sad
    • Instead Make It Active
  • Three Act Structure 12:09
    • Act 1
    • Act 2
    • Act 3
  • Working With Crew 16:00
    • Working With the Crew as a Director