PLANNING A PROJECT <ul><li>FINDING A STORY </li></ul><ul><li>FINDING A PROTAGONIST </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOPING A STORY ST...
FINDING A STORY <ul><li>NEWSPAPER STORIES </li></ul><ul><li>LIFE EXPERIENCES?? </li></ul>
FINDING A PROTAGONIST <ul><li>‘ Without character you have no action, without action, no conflict: without conflict, no st...
FINDING A PROTAGONIST-2 <ul><li>Phil Parker (The Art and Science of Screen writing)  suggests all characters in any dramat...
<ul><li>Dominant Impression – created by the character, dependent upon age, sex, mannerisms, physical appearance, clothes,...
But beware !!!! <ul><li>You won’t make a believable character simply  by adding these elements </li></ul><ul><li>NARRATIVE...
Most important…. <ul><li>How a character acts in a crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>A character is defined by ACTION </li></ul><u...
CONTINUOUS EVALUATION OTHER – key points which struck you about the task. Personal thoughts and feelings. <ul><li>TARGET F...
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Film Making Part 1

  1. 1. PLANNING A PROJECT <ul><li>FINDING A STORY </li></ul><ul><li>FINDING A PROTAGONIST </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOPING A STORY STATEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOPING AN ENDING </li></ul><ul><li>STRUCTURING THE STORY </li></ul><ul><li>TREATMENT AND PITCH </li></ul><ul><li>SCRIPT </li></ul><ul><li>STORYBOARD & AUDITIONS </li></ul><ul><li>SHOOT, SHOOT, RESHOOT, LOSE HAIR ON HEAD. </li></ul>
  2. 2. FINDING A STORY <ul><li>NEWSPAPER STORIES </li></ul><ul><li>LIFE EXPERIENCES?? </li></ul>
  3. 3. FINDING A PROTAGONIST <ul><li>‘ Without character you have no action, without action, no conflict: without conflict, no story;’ – Syd Field (The Screen writer’s Workbook) </li></ul><ul><li>What makes a good character? </li></ul><ul><li>How can this be expressed in a screenplay so that your work stands a much better chance of being original, imaginative and enjoyable? </li></ul>
  4. 4. FINDING A PROTAGONIST-2 <ul><li>Phil Parker (The Art and Science of Screen writing) suggests all characters in any dramatic form have three essential aspects : </li></ul><ul><li>Outer presence – ‘dominant impression’ </li></ul><ul><li>Inner presence – ‘dominant attitude’ </li></ul><ul><li>Context – ‘world of the character’ </li></ul><ul><li>So what should the screen writer consider when constructing a character? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Dominant Impression – created by the character, dependent upon age, sex, mannerisms, physical appearance, clothes, grooming, movement, style of speech etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Dominant attitude – of the character is based on their intelligence, knowledge, personality, temperament, likes, dislikes, beliefs, fears, goals, self image etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The world of the character – based on relationships with friends, colleagues, lovers, cultural background – class, education, place of birth, ethnicity, personal history- significant events in their life / their personal ‘back story’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. But beware !!!! <ul><li>You won’t make a believable character simply by adding these elements </li></ul><ul><li>NARRATIVE SIGNIFICANCE </li></ul><ul><li>Does the audience really need to know that the character has a fear of ducks or loves the colour blue?? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Most important…. <ul><li>How a character acts in a crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>A character is defined by ACTION </li></ul><ul><li>How would your character behave under pressure? </li></ul>
  8. 8. CONTINUOUS EVALUATION OTHER – key points which struck you about the task. Personal thoughts and feelings. <ul><li>TARGET FOR NEXT ACTION/ IMPROVEMENTS TO MAKE – How can you use what you learnt here? </li></ul><ul><li>HW 13B & 13 A – Mon 6 th Oct </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation chart </li></ul><ul><li>Log ready </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum one film viewed and analysis of key scenes completed </li></ul><ul><li>HW Tuesday 2 dec </li></ul><ul><li>All these tasks need to be completed in your logs and separately evaluated in this chart as well. </li></ul><ul><li>NARRATIVE/EVENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Watched ‘Ice cream dreams’, ‘Stripes’ and ‘Hard Labour’ ‘First time it hits’ Textual analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Mood boards </li></ul><ul><li>City of God </li></ul><ul><li>World cinema task </li></ul><ul><li>How to plan a film project lecture by MNA </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper stories </li></ul><ul><li>Character theories and character intros analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi Driver and/or Usual Suspects – textual analysis of 2 key scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Create a character for one of your newspaper stories. Place them in the world of the story/ in a crisis. Pitch this to the class. Get feedback and record this feedback . </li></ul><ul><li>Suzanne Vega storyboard activity – visualisation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Lion & Slave – Story Structure – Film making Part 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Character Profile </li></ul><ul><li>World of the film </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment 1 and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment 2 and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Final treatment and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Films and characters which inspired your treatment (atleast 3 films and several characters.) </li></ul>DATE 11 th Sept 11 th Sept 16 th Sept 18 th Sept 22 nd Sept 23 rd Sept 1 st Oct 1 st Oct 2 nd Oct
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