FIVE PHOTO STORY CHALLENGE- “HUMAN CAN OPENER”
For this challenge I had to tell a story using only five photos with this Five Point Plot Structure. All images must follow the basic rules of frame composition. This is a great exercise in both storytelling and composition, and I highly recommend trying it sometime.
Here’s the Five Point Plot Structure:
Photo 1: Exposition – Introduction of Characters, Setting (Establishes tone), Relationships (Orient your audience)
Photo 2: Rising Action – A series of events (in this case, one event) that build(s) on each other, leading to the climax. Each beat increases the tension and intensity of a story. This is the start of the conflict.
The conflict of your photo story must center on one of the main types of conflict: Person vs. Fate/God, Person vs. Self, Person vs. Person, Person vs. Society, Person vs. Nature, Person vs. Supernatural, or Person vs. Technology.
Photo 3: Climax – The height of the conflict, the most intense moment of the story, turning point of the story. This is the story’s centerpiece.
Photo 4: Falling Action – The fallout or consequences of the climax. The result of the climax on the story’s characters.
Photo 5: Resolution – This is what your characters come away with from the consequences of the climax. The film’s takeaway moment.
Mind you the images I created were taken in a bit of a rush – 10 minutes. Honestly I would love to work on this excercise a bit more but here’s what I came up with.