Character <ul><li>What does she want? </li></ul><ul><li>to lead a normal life and to not be troubled by people  interrupti...
Other characters <ul><li>What connections to other characters does she have? </li></ul><ul><li>She is a friend. A sister. ...
Functions <ul><li>Think of Propp's 7 character types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which are you using? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Settings <ul><li>Work   </li></ul><ul><li>a restaurant/ bar. </li></ul><ul><li>Home  </li></ul><ul><li>Dull, cluttered, sm...
Motifs <ul><li>That fit the genre  </li></ul><ul><li>cameras, photos on wall, plans, fast pace.  </li></ul><ul><li>What sp...
Structure <ul><li>Invent a 5 part story form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce life EQUILIBRUM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Th...
Narrative <ul><li>Cause / event / consequence  or  situation / reaction? </li></ul><ul><li>Cause, event, consequence. </li...
Mise <ul><li>Who will the camera follow most? </li></ul><ul><li>the villain. </li></ul><ul><li>Close ups  </li></ul><ul...
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Planning Film Synopsis

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

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