Desert Screenwriters Guild
Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Topic: Mini-Movie Method
Chris Soth, writer,director of "Firestorm," pioneered the MMM
When the film industry was born, story-telling changed forever. Traditional Three Act Structure was for the theater. However, movies are shot, edited and projected on reels. Each reel contains its piece, like the chapters of a novel, called sequences or Mini-Movies. The Mini-Movie Method is useful for a Television series.
The Mini-Movie Method is a way of “sequencing” your story.
How would your reels break out?
Take the total number of you pages and divide by 8.
A 120 page script divide by 8 your reels would end/break at pages 15,30,45,60,75,90,105,120.
Review your work and see if that reel ends with an activity that would encourage the audience to want to see the next reel.
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