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by prodos
Jan 09, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: How to Understand Impact Character Signposts?
Replies: 5
Views: 7489

Re: How to Understand Impact Character Signposts?

Good afternoon Stephen, Have you come closer to finding an answer to your questions since you posted them? A little bit. I wrote to two Dramatica experts (not Chris Huntley or Melanie Anne Phillips) and asked for their response to the issue I raised at the beginning of this thread. My original quest...
by prodos
Dec 23, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: How to Understand Impact Character Signposts?
Replies: 5
Views: 7489

Re: How to Understand Impact Character Signposts?

G'day Jeff, Thanks for your viewpoint ... ... I think you're right about "B". The impact character's purpose (dramatica-lly speaking) is always to affect, influence, change the main character ... Well, both Approach a) and Approach b) involve affecting/influencing the Main Character. Agree...
by prodos
Dec 23, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: How to Understand Impact Character Signposts?
Replies: 5
Views: 7489

How to Understand Impact Character Signposts?

Good morning. In the story I'm currently working on, the Impact Character is supposed to be in "Fixed Attitude". These are her Signposts: MEMORIES >> IMPULSIVE RESPONSES >> INNERMOST DESIRES >> CONTEMPLATION Here is the Dramatica definition of "Memories" ... The Past is an object...
by prodos
Jul 12, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Is the minimum number of scenes 24 or 28?
Replies: 8
Views: 5825

Re: Is the minimum number of scenes 24 or 28?

[ ... ] Convert that to a real Dramatica quad and you'd end up with the following comparisons: Approach vs. Self Interest Morality vs. Attitude Approach vs. Morality Self Interest vs. Attitude Approach vs. Attitude Self Interest vs. Morality And this would represent the thematic exploration of just...
by prodos
Jul 03, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Is the minimum number of scenes 24 or 28?
Replies: 8
Views: 5825

Re: Is the minimum number of scenes 24 or 28?

Thanks for the notes Chris. The plot scenes number 28 comes from four signposts plus three journeys in each of the four throughlines ((4+3) x 4 = 28). Sure, I follow that. The theme scenes number 24 comes from the six combinations of themes (varations) in each of the four throughlines (6 x 4 = 24). ...
by prodos
Jun 28, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Is the minimum number of scenes 24 or 28?
Replies: 8
Views: 5825

Re: Is the minimum number of scenes 24 or 28?

Thanks Chris for those two links. I found them helpful. However, is it the case that ... Twenty-four scenes are required for a complete Grand Argument Story. If so, why is that? I'm having difficulty finding the explanation within the Dramatica book (even though it's probably staring me in the face....
by prodos
Jun 27, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Is the minimum number of scenes 24 or 28?
Replies: 8
Views: 5825

Is the minimum number of scenes 24 or 28?

Greetings. On page 151 of the Dramatica (10th edition) book it says: Twenty-four scenes are required for a complete Grand Argument Story. On page 263 it says: ... we could order all the Signposts and Journeys for all four throughlines until we set up a Storyweaving sequence for all twenty-eight scen...
by prodos
Jun 25, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Plot Sequence Report: Are the Variations sequential?
Replies: 11
Views: 9910

Re: Plot Sequence Report: Are the Variations sequential?

No, they need not be seen as a sequence, though Armando uses them as one in his technique for building thematic scenes in "Dramatica for Screenwriters." ( http://dramatica.com/theory/armando/s5/s5c21p01.html ) Yes, I've read Armando's notes on that (and have his excellent book), which was...
by prodos
Jun 25, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: Practical Dramatica
Topic: Plot Sequence Report: Are the Variations sequential?
Replies: 11
Views: 9910

Plot Sequence Report: Are the Variations sequential?

Greetings. Here is an excerpt from my Plot Sequence Report: Act two concentrates on "visualizing how an existing idea might be implemented" (Developing a Plan) and is explored in terms of Instinct, Senses, Interpretation, and Conditioning Should these 4 Variations ... ⋅ Instinct ...

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