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Please do not hand these out to those who are not part of our class.

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Writing with dialogue Presentation Transcript

  • 1. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 2. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound
    SCRIPTWRITING
    Describing what the eye sees
    through the camera lens
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 3. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound
    SCRIPTWRITING
    Describing what the ear
    hears on the audio track
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 4. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound
    Simple?
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 5. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound
    Simple?
    The problem is
    WHAT TO LEAVE OUT.
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 6. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound
    Describe the
    ESSENTIAL VISUAL EVENT
    that happens in front of the camera
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 7. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound
    WITHOUT PREEMPTING
    the basic responsibilities of the director
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 8. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound
    Describing what the camera sees means understanding the basic technique of shooting
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 9. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound
    Describing what the camera sees means what separates one shot from another
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 10. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound
    Describing time and place
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 11. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 12. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    The events are brought together as an ASSEMBLY OF IMPRESSIONS w/out reference to time and place
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 13. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    To describe a scene is not the same as visualizing the sequence of images on a screen and then describing it so that the crew can make it.
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 14. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    Take Note:
    The camera is like a robot.
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 15. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    What the camera sees is always
    The Present.
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 16. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    Therefore,the description of what the camera sees is always in the
    Present Tense--ALWAYS.
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 17. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    Always ask the question:
    What does the camera see?
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 18. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    The camera always expresses a POINT OF VIEW
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 19. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    Our first decision:
    INT. Or EXT.?
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 20. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    Second:
    Describe the actual setting.
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 21. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    Third:
    Describe the time and day.
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media
  • 22. 3
    DescribingSight & Sound Describing time & place
    INT. LIVING ROOM. DAY.
    DC94Writing for EdCom Media