University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Story Development and Documentation

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Instructor:
Bertran de Saint-Jean


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA82 June 9, 2012
Crs #:
111
Date:
Sat Jun 09
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
2 hrs
Credits:
2
Attendees:
3/30
Room:
122
Course Category:
Humanities
Track:
No track assigned
Description
A class addressing the development of a story from a theme, motif, or handful of story elements, as well as developing documentation for stories. We will also address how to pare down/build up a story, and where to break large stories for episodic telling. Activities will include: · Introduction to theme/motif indexes · Redaction of a large/epic story to its minimum structure · Building a story out of a handful of story elements · Finding the natural breaks in long stories · Tips on finding/developing documentation for stories The first hour will be introduction to general principles/questions, the second hour will be practical demonstrations of the process where we will take an epic tale and reduce it to its skeleton, and take a story fragment and build it out.