How Do Film Director’s Tell A Non-Linear Story?

– Posted in: Directing Story

When a film director says “non-linear stories” do you really mean “multi-plot stories,” or is it only about manipulating time?

“Non-linear” has to do with story structure, so let’s hear what script writing expert and creative writing instructor, Robert McKee, offers on the subject.

This video will help, film directors, cinematographers better understand both non-linear structure and linear structure.

What do you think a “non-linear story” means?  Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

Here are some of the highlights:

1:24 – When you say “non-linear stories” do you really mean “multi-plot stories?”
1:52 – How do you manage multiple story lines in one movie?
4:43 – re-cap

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