Story Structure and Development: A Guide for Animators, VFX Artists, Game Designers, and Virtual Reality

Craig Caldwell

May 30, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 212 Pages
ISBN 9781498781732 - CAT# K30010

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  • Consolidates into one text universal story structure used across the digital media industry
  • Includes enormous visuals that illustrate and reinforce concepts for visual learners
  • Organizes content for faculty to use sections in a non-linear manner
  • Includes chapter objectives, review questions, and key terms to guide the reader


Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it includes extensive insights and advice from industry professionals. Readers will learn the universal patterns of story and narrative used in today’s movies, animation, games, and VR. With over 200 colorful images, this book has been designed for visual learners, and is organized to provide access to story concepts for the screen media professional and student. Readers will discover the story fundamentals referred to by every director and producer when they say "It’s all about story".