Right after learning the principles of structure, it will be hard to apply them to your own work immediately.
Better is to consolidate your understanding by applying it to films you know, by watching them and identifying the key turning points.
A breakdown in scenes or plot points is an excellent start. To help you with this, I will regularly publish examples from different genres.
Here is the full list of breakdowns – or ‘beat sheets’:
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.