The possible sources of a story are very diverse. A story could be derived from a book, a movie, a theater play, a musical or from real life by conducting a series of interviews on people.
For example in a series of police interviews, conducted in the context of a criminal offence, the answers to the what, where, when and who questions present the facts in the case. Answers to the why questions present the motive. Following these results in an interactive presentation of (a series of) these police interview stories will help in creating profiles of criminal cases and profiles of criminal offenders.
As another example, when interviewing someone with an autistic spectrum disorder the answers to the what, where, when and who questions give some impression on that person's view of the world. Answers to the why questions may give some understanding in how that view is organized. An interactive walkthrough of the model results will make translation of that person's perception to your world and back more easy.
The story analysis model(s) discussed on this site have the following common characteristics:
As an example, the event "World War II" corresponds with
time 1940-1945 and location "(almost) the entire world".
In this example the level of detail is very low.
When zooming in the level of detail (granularization) is raised. In the above example, we may distinguish details like D-Day and Operation Marketgarden for events, or Omaha beach, Nijmegen bridge and Hiroshima for locations.
For example, each single event can be associated with zero or more characters from a character layer on top. Each of these associations can contain an answer to "Why does Mr. X participate in this event?"
|Streetview presentation||Not really a story model, but an enhancement of the story by adding presentations in the form of walks / rides along story locations based on Google streetview.||N.a.||Youtube inferno channel.|
|V 1.0||Initial version of a story analysis model.
Both the composer / editor and the presentation generator are implemented in a single spreadsheet application.
|Resident Evil V 1.0 movie series|