Inside Out

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school."  (Source: IMDB.com)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Joy changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Joy, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Joy prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Joy uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Joy ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Helping Riley Cope

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Issue: Circumstances vs. Situation
Overall Story Problem: Inequity
Overall Story Solution: Equity
Overall Story Symptom: Aware
Overall Story Response: Self-Aware
Overall Story Catalyst: Sense of Self
Overall Story Inhibitor: Instinct
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 3: Being
Overall Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Main Character Throughline

Joy

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Past
Main Character Issue: Interdiction vs. Prediction
Main Character Problem: Inequity
Main Character Solution: Equity
Main Character Symptom: Ability
Main Character Response: Desire
Main Character Unique Ability: Destiny
Main Character Critical Flaw: Truth
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Future
Main Character Signpost 3: Present
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

Sadness

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Memory
Influence Character Issue: Suspicion vs. Evidence
Influence Character Problem: Desire
Influence Character Solution: Ability
Influence Character Symptom: Aware
Influence Character Response: Self-Aware
Influence Character Unique Ability: Falsehood
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Fate
Influence Character Benchmark: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Teammates

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Understanding
Relationship Story Issue: Interpretation vs. Senses
Relationship Story Problem: Perception
Relationship Story Solution: Actuality
Relationship Story Symptom: Aware
Relationship Story Response: Self-Aware
Relationship Story Catalyst: Conditioning
Relationship Story Inhibitor: State of Being
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Consequence: Understanding
Overall Story Cost: Memory
Overall Story Dividend: Past
Overall Story Requirements: Conceiving
Overall Story Prerequisites: Learning
Overall Story Preconditions: Conscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Present

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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