Narrative means 'how a story is told'. This could be in film, on television or in print. In media studies, we know that media texts are constructed and mediated. Therefore we know that a narrative has been constructed - designed for a purpose and an audience. There are many ways to do this and you should look at the Media Terminology page to understand how camera, sound and editing are used to create narratives in film:



A little bit of reading to browse through:






















Now see if you can apply all you have learnt to working out the narrative structure of the following 'film' that solely relies on music, sound effects, editing and camera movement to 'tell its story':







If you want to see how a film cam be analysed for narrative structure, go to the page Reading and analysing Film and read carefully the analysis of the narrative structure in The Game. Click here