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Planning Film Synopsis

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  • 1. Character
    • What does she want?
    • to lead a normal life and to not be troubled by people interrupting and possibly stopping her from success.
    • What has she done before the story starts?
    • She has been told she might not get the exam results she wants and needs to succeed.
    • What has she got going for her/him?
    • Attention to details. Good friends and family.
    • What impediments does she have?
    • Perfectionist. OCD.
  • 2. Other characters
    • What connections to other characters does she have?
    • She is a friend. A sister. A daughter.
    • Who does she meet?
    • A guy who is nice to her.
    • What choices have to be made?
    • choices on judgements of character.
  • 3. Functions
    • Think of Propp's 7 character types:
      • Which are you using?
      • The Villain – who opposes or actively blocks the hero’s quest
      • The Dispatcher – who sends the hero on his/her quest via a message
      • The False Hero – who disrupts the hero’s success by making false claims
      • The Princess – acts as the reward for the hero and the object of the villain’s plots
    • What is the quest, mission, discovery, realisation?
    • Find out about herself and her view of others.
  • 4. Settings
    • Work
    • a restaurant/ bar.
    • Home
    • Dull, cluttered, small.
    • Her bedroom
    • tidy, clean.
    • Exteriors
    • long streets with duplicate houses
    • Locations in this town
    • park, field, dull streets, train station.
  • 5. Motifs
    • That fit the genre
    • cameras, photos on wall, plans, fast pace.
    • What spectacular/memorable moments can you invent? A chase
  • 6. Structure
    • Invent a 5 part story form
      • Introduce life EQUILIBRUM
      • The build up – suspecting the villain
      • The discovery of the villain DISEQUILIBRIUM
      • The chase
      • return to normal EQUILIBRIUM
      • What do audiences think at the start?
      • they do not suspect the villain.
      • What will audiences hope for or dread as the film progresses?
      • they will dread anything negative happening to the main girl and they will hope for the discovery of the villain.
  • 7. Narrative
    • Cause / event / consequence or situation / reaction?
    • Cause, event, consequence.
    • Unexplained event or decisions?
    • unexplained events
    • Parallel stories?
    • Yes, we see the story from the girls side and also from the villains side.
  • 8. Mise
    • Who will the camera follow most?
    • the villain.
    • Close ups 
    • Use of dark Shadows 
    • Handheld 
    • Lighting 

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