3-3: Experiment with Form (SF)

Posted on: by Michael Tringe

Key Points

Experimental Form Ideas

  • Combine or split episodes if it makes sense
  • Withhold information – don’t tell the audience everything
  • Provide multiple perspectives of the story
  • Consider non-linear storytelling as a structure style for your series
  • Explore alternate reality perspectives like dream sequences
  • Consider any effects that may work for your story


Brainstorm and write down some experimental form ideas for your series.

Written by Michael Tringe

Mike Tringe earned his MFA in Film Production from USC and has worked at Creative Artists Agency Film Sales (Paranormal Activity, Black Swan), Vuguru, Michael Eisner's multi-platform studio, (The Booth at the End (Hulu), Don't Ask, Don't Tell (Snag), Little Women Big Cars (AOL), and Blip Networks (300 million monthly views, Smosh, Annoying Orange, Nostalgia Critic).

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