Narrative Conventions in Short Film
Narrative
 Definition by Bordwell & Thompson, Film Art, 1980. ‘A
chain of events in a cause-effect relationship occurri...
Story
 An event told for entertainment which is referenced explicitly in
a narrative. This can include a back story as ...
Plot
 The order of events directly incorporated into the action of the
text.
Narrative Range
Unrestricted
 A narrative which has no
limits to the information that is
presented.
 For example, a...
Narrative Depth
Subjective Character
Identification
 The audience is given unique
access to what the characters
see ...
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Narrative Conventions in Short Film

Here we explain the narrative conventions in short films.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Narrative Conventions in Short Film
  • 2. Narrative  Definition by Bordwell & Thompson, Film Art, 1980. ‘A chain of events in a cause-effect relationship occurring in time.’
  • 3. Story  An event told for entertainment which is referenced explicitly in a narrative. This can include a back story as well as beyond the action. For example, a character mentions an event and this leads on to another story.
  • 4. Plot  The order of events directly incorporated into the action of the text.
  • 5. Narrative Range Unrestricted  A narrative which has no limits to the information that is presented.  For example, a Restricted  Offers minimal information that is presented.  For example, a
  • 6. Narrative Depth Subjective Character Identification  The audience is given unique access to what the characters see and do. Objective Character Identification  The audience is given unique access to a characters point of view such as thoughts, feelings, memories, fantasies etc.