Event rhythm is the timing, pacing, and trajectory phrasing of the
movement and energy of events over the course of a whole ﬁ lm. It is
found in the temporal, kinetic, and energetic ﬂ ow of story or struc-
ture, of sequences, or of a series of two or more scenes. Each scene in
which a problem is initiated and resolved or a question is raised and
addressed is an event. Sequences in which a series of scenes opens and
explores problems, questions, or ideas are events. A series of events
collected and shaped into a cause-and-effect relationship is a plot.