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The Acts

5 minute Film School – The Acts

Tips & Resources, Video

The “Three Acts” principal and how each act is utilized within a story. From the NFFTY Youth Filmmaking Excellence Workshop, “How to Tell Your Story”.

About the Instructor
A sought after filmmaker, instructor and author, Brian McDonald has taught his story seminar at PIXAR, DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION and LUCASFILM. McDonald is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked in both the film and comic book industry for over 20 years. McDonald also works as the story consultant for the University of Washington’s animation program where his book INVISIBLE INK, a book about story construction, is required reading. This book has garnered praise from top industry-professionals. Check out his blog —

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