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Planning film synopsis

  1. 1. Planning film synopsis <br />Hannah Woolcott<br />
  2. 2. Character <br />What does he want?- He needs to discover himself, help his family and leave his hometown, get over his depression before it destroys his family. <br />What has he done before the story started? – Suffered depression all his life for no reason. <br />What impediments does he have?- alienated from everyone, doesn’t know what to do with his life anymore then he meets a girl more screwed up then himself. <br />
  3. 3. Other characters <br />What connections to other characters does he have?- Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Friends, Girl???<br />Who does he meet?- A girl who’s more messed up then himself. <br />What choices have to be made?- Tell her his problems or leave them to slowly eat away as he knows this is only a summer fling. <br />
  4. 4. Functions <br />Think of Propp’s 7 character types:<br />The Hero – a character that seeks something<br />The Villain – who opposes or actively blocks the hero’s quest<br />The Donor – who provides an object with magical properties<br />The Dispatcher – who sends the hero on his/her quest via a message<br />The False Hero – who disrupts the hero’s success by making false claims<br />The Helper – who aids the hero<br />The Princess – acts as the reward for the hero and the object of the villain’s plots<br />Her Father – who acts to reward the hero for his effort<br />Which are you using? Hero (or is he?) The princess.<br />What is the quest, mission, discovery, realisation? The quest to find himself, however he discovers a girl along the way. The realisation that the relationship they have will never last. <br />
  5. 5. Settings <br />Work?-<br />Home?- possibly bedroom, dark room, not really see much<br />Exteriors?- outside, in park, woods around my area, on a bench, the grove school fields. <br />Locations in this town? Beach, pier, bottle ally. <br />Locations further afield?<br />
  6. 6. Motifs <br />That fit the genre- repeated images of lips throughout the trailer, enhanced colour red. <br />Drawn from location features shadows and darkened colours<br />Repeated in characters- constantly stares at peoples lips when they talk, never smiles<br />What spectacular/memorable moments can you invent? Repeated images of lips at the beginning of the trailer, quick flashes of film then a scene with dialogue. <br />
  7. 7. Narrtive<br />Classic – cause / event / consequence? Not really along that sort of line, I think the cause will be there before the film starts and the event and consequence will all happen once he meets the girl. <br />Classic – situation / reaction? Boy meets girl, fall in love, problems occur. <br />Unexplained event or decisions? Her leaving him without saying anything about it. <br />Parallel stories? A bit like “Its kind of a funny story” but not really. <br />Flashback or time lapses? Possibly back to his childhood<br />
  8. 8. mise<br />Who will the camera follow most? The boy, the films from his perspective <br />Handheld?- A little bit to do like running scenes <br />Use of dark? Shadow? Lighting? Costume?- lots of use of shadows and dark costume, emphasis on red a lot. <br />
  9. 9. Dialogue <br />Voiceover is likely to say…?- If I choose to have one it will be the inner thoughts of the boy telling his side of the story. <br />How much dialogue are you going to use?- I think there’s going to be a lot of silence and music in my film, but there will obviously be some dialogue since there has to be in order to move the story along. However in my trailer I will use very little. <br />
  10. 10. Models<br />What films will it be like? Submarine, 500 days of summer, It’s kind of a funny story<br />What films will it borrow from (and what exactly is borrowed)? “Submarine” the watered down colourand emphasis on red, “500 days of summer” with the unusual love story, “It’s a funny kind of story” with the mental illness and the serious story with a few funny moments. <br />
  11. 11. audience<br />What will it recognise? Hopefully it will recognise the unstereotypical love story element to my film, and the very british watered down colour. <br />What will it ask? – Is this right? <br />What will it have to work out?- Who’s affecting who worse<br />What will it wait for? The moment of realisation<br />What/who will it identify with? Every young person out there hopefully, anyone who’s had a traumatic young relationship. <br />

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