Story Structure

  • What’s the narrative spine of your piece?
    • The narrative spine, or driving events of our story are Glenn’s chronological journey into the Alfa community, as well as the charity race event coming soon.
  • What are your main characters? What are your plans for getting footage besides boring talking head shots?
    • Our main character is Glenn, but we will also be giving some screen time and interview footage with the people who attend Glenn’s lunch meetings, other Alfa enthusiasts, and Glenn’s neighbors. We have plenty of footage of Glenn’s shop for b-roll as well as plans to capture footage at the CSRG racing event in October.
  • How is conflict driving your story?
    • There is always conflict when an individual decides to pursue passion over a well-paying career. There is a level of overcoming adversity to be found in the pursuit of one’s passion as a lifelong and all consuming career and lifestyle.
  • What kind of change do you wish to unfold within your piece?
    • The change and journey we are trying to take our audience through is the decision to pursue what you are passionate about, struggling through the difficulties, to ultimately realizing your dreams and passion as they come to fruition and essentially become your new reality.
  • What’s the inciting incident and point of entry in your story?
    • The inciting incident of this story is Glenn opening Oliveria Engineering. The point of entry is past, in that the introduction will likely begin with some background on Glenn and the Alfa community.
  • What issues do you foresee making your piece visually strong?
    • This particular piece is visually driven and will have no issues as far as visuals go. We are collecting footage and stills of Glenn, Oliveria Engineering, Glenn’s lunch meetings, the CSRG race event, and possibly some organic driving footage.

1 thought on “Story Structure”

  1. If you could focus on these elements, it could help your piece. For example, the “narrative spine” could be the race, or it could be the story of the how the community formed. However, Glenn’s history is technically “backstory”, markers in time, facts that you can place throughout to help anchor the unfolding of the story.

    Also, the “inciting incident” is probably not the opening of Glenn’s shop?

    Being specific about the change can also help. Right now the language does not mention Glenn or Alfa Romeos or the race….

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