This story conference dealt with the HUNTSMAN IN THE WOODS SEQUENCE, a continuation of a story conference they held 6-days prior, which transcript I posted back in November.
This is quite a lengthy document, at 14-pages.
It covered a lot of Disney story techniques that can only be truly understood by reading in context — try to look for the following:
Putting in and exploiting contrast, here between Snow White helping bird in tranquil woods/flowers environment and the Huntsman killing her.
Sequence of events, this causes that — they just don’t force someting to happen without motivation, like why does the Huntsman switch from killing her to letting her go.
Create sympathy for character, in this case by having Snow White helping someone (lost bird) who is in trouble — sociologists refer to this as indirect reciprocity.
If scene is emotionally upsetting, get it over quickly.
Try to avoid subtly in animation.
A direct flow of actions, avoiding stumbling around with dialogue explanations.
Don’t become too overly melodramatic, and you will lose illusion.
Without further ado, click on image below to download/read: