I will be studying the shots used in Ratatouille. There are many scenes in here that successfully evoke emotions in the audience so it would therefore be interesting to analyse the editing techniques used to evoke these emotions.
Summary of story
Clown is found dead in a trashcan during a kid's party.
CSI (clown scene investigation) are called to the scene. They take the body to forensics.
They see a necklace attached to the body neck belonging to a mother.
They arrest this mother. As they are leaving, they are bombarded by parents reporting stolen valuables.
One of the CSI realise that the clown had full site of the kid's mother during the party. He deducted that the clown witnessed the kid's mother stealing from the guests as the entered.
He goes to the house and finds that their valuables are there. This confirms that the other mother is not guilty and that her chain was stolen and used to strangle the clown.
Unfortunately, this idea still isn't clicking for me, I should have my story finished by now, but I'm still not happy with the logic and length of the overall story and the story, although it does make use of CSI shots, does not successfully reference it enough. Writing this story made me realise I should edge it towards a kind of series thing where the 3 clowns that are part of the CSI (Serious, Sad and Stupid) are the protagonists that go round solving murders.