Question by Ozzy B: What is the plot structure for a 10-20 minute short film? Do you use a three act plot structure?
Do you use a three act plot structure like in a feature film, or do you just use beginning, middle, and end?
Answer by Red70
Beginning, Middle, and End IS a three act plot structure.
And yes, you ALWAYS use a three act plot structure with any sort of story.
First, introduce your character in his or her situation
Give this character a main desire
Then uncover a problem
That’s Act I
This character needs to fail at fixing the problem several times
The character battles against this problem a final time, and wins or loses
Pretty simple. It’s coming up with an idea that’s the tricky part.
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