Well, in the first pages of chapter 2 from [MCKEE.R. Story. itbooks. New York, 1997.] Mckee present to us some basic elements of which a story should be costituted of. Of course that this is him view of how to write, but despite of that, I consider this book a standard begin on "how to write". So, I'm struggling very funny with the basic elements.
First of all, the so called "event". It's obvious what a event is, but the interesting part of it is that they are, in this context, a synonym for change in the story -of a character or not- and they are "measured" by the so called "values" -like good/bad- and then, a constant path in the story means that nothing interesting is happening, hence this isn't a good story; the occurence of events in the writer's text means that "things are happening" hence you can perceive some movement on the story.
Furthermore, we have the so called "story events" which seems to me more strong (and Mckee pointed out that they are more "meaningful") because deals principally with characters. These kind of events seems to be like inflection points in characters time-line and this interpretation of mine seems to be quite reasonable.
Then comes the next structure, the "scene". Mckee defines it as follows:
A SCENE is an action through conflict in more or less continuous time and space that turns the value-charged condition of a character's life on at least one value with a degree of perceptible significance. Ideally, every scene is a Story event
Well, I understand a scene more or less like a greater structure which is made of both events and story events. But with the Mckee's this interpretation of mine becomes somekind of loose one.
So, my question is: A scene is really a greater structure? Like a set made of events and story events?