Chris Huntley is an Academy Award-winning software developer and Vice President of Write Brothers Inc. Chris is also the co-creator of Dramatica, an acclaimed theory of story and the basis of the popular Writer's DreamKit and Dramatica Pro software. Chris regularly teaches workshops and classes on story structure and development.
While an undergraduate in Cinema Production at the University of Southern California, Chris created several short films, including the award-winning animated short, “Daddy’s Gone a’ Hunting,” which was chosen as the short film screened before the world premiere of the George Romero film, “Dawn of the Dead.” After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema Production, Chris worked for several years in the film industry.
In 1982, Chris went into business with fellow USCinema alum, Stephen Greenfield, and formed Screenplay Systems Inc., now doing business as Write Brothers Inc. Together they created Scriptor, the world’s first professional screenplay formatting software, for which they won a 1994 Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They went on to produce other award winning, industry standard software, such as Movie Magic Budgeting and Movie Magic Scheduling, Dramatica Pro, Writer’s DreamKit, Movie Magic Screenwriter, StoryView, Word Menu and more. Write Brothers celebrated it's 30th anniversary in March, 2012.
(1 comments) Thursday, May 31, 2012 Comparing Seven Different Story Paradigms (6723 views)
This is one of the few articles about narrative structures to attempt to compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges. If you are interested in how some of the most well known story paradigms in Hollywood stack up against each other, READ THIS ARTICLE. It's not exhaustive. In fact, it's simple and straight to the point.