The article presents a framework of storytelling principles used in Hollywood films to help librarians make compelling and interesting videos for their users. It mentions that dramatized and non-dramatized are library video's two basic types. It states that an effective story contains the structure, the most significant component in the construction of a story, and conflict, which occurs when something prevents the character to reach his or her goal. It suggests that the first act of the film should hook the attention of the audience as most viewers decide whether they like or dislike the film in the first ten minutes.
Original Publication Citation
Lo, L.S. (2011). Design your library video like a hollywood blockbuster: Using screenplay structure to engage viewers. Indiana Libraries, 30(1), 67-72.
Lo, Leo S., "Design Your Library Video Like a Hollywood Blockbuster: Using Screenplay Structure to Engage Viewers" (2011). Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications. 27.