The Story Department

By Bryant Ornes

The Story Department is where I write about the structure of films. I focus on identifying key story elements that serve to carry dramatic action forward so we can see how these films work.

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I’m an artist & writer based in sunny Southwest Florida and (when weather allows) Detroit, Michigan.

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Bryant Ornes

Artist. Southwest Florida.