Surf’s Up

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Cody Maverick maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Cody Maverick, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Cody Maverick 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: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

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

Overall Story Throughline

The Surf Competition

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Attitude vs. Approach
Overall Story Problem: Help
Overall Story Solution: Hinder
Overall Story Symptom: Support
Overall Story Response: Oppose
Overall Story Catalyst: Approach
Overall Story Inhibitor: Delay
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Cody Maverick

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Delay vs. Choice
Main Character Problem: Pursuit
Main Character Solution: Avoid
Main Character Symptom: Support
Main Character Response: Oppose
Main Character Unique Ability: Openness
Main Character Critical Flaw: Ability
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Present
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

"Big Z" Topanga

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Hope vs. Dream
Influence Character Problem: Help
Influence Character Solution: Hinder
Influence Character Symptom: Conscience
Influence Character Response: Temptation
Influence Character Unique Ability: Closure
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Commitment
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Memory

Relationship Story Throughline

Mentor/Protege

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Obligation vs. Rationalization
Relationship Story Problem: Help
Relationship Story Solution: Hinder
Relationship Story Symptom: Logic
Relationship Story Response: Feeling
Relationship Story Catalyst: Rationalization
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Hope
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Subconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Future
Overall Story Requirements: Understanding
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Preconditions: Memory
Overall Story Forewarnings: Past

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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