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Unit 1 Lesson 03


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Unit 1 Lesson 03

  1. 1. Lesson 3 Script Breakdown Digital Video BASICS Schaefermeyer
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Use Final Draft to create a shooting script </li></ul><ul><li>Break down a narrative script </li></ul><ul><li>Use Word to create a scene breakdown sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Break down a documentary script </li></ul><ul><li>Mark a multi-camera script </li></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
  3. 3. Vocabulary <ul><li>Cast </li></ul><ul><li>Extras </li></ul><ul><li>Production notes </li></ul><ul><li>Props </li></ul><ul><li>Scene breakdown sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Scene numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Script breakdown </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting script </li></ul><ul><li>Sound effects/music </li></ul><ul><li>Special effects </li></ul><ul><li>Special equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Stunts </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicles/animals </li></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>The script is the guide for the story, but the script breakdown is the guide for production. </li></ul><ul><li>The breakdown helps you identify what casting needs to be done, what locations to plan on, and how much money is needed and where it is spent. </li></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
  5. 5. Using Final Draft to Create a Shooting Script <ul><li>To make the script breakdown easier for the production, there are two documents that you create: a shooting script and a scene breakdown sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>A shooting script includes scene numbers and revisions. </li></ul><ul><li>A scene breakdown sheet identifies the individual elements needed to shoot each scene. </li></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
  6. 6. Break Down a Narrative Script <ul><li>Movie scenes are not usually shot in order due to the expense involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking down a script is actually breaking down each scene—what needs to be shot, where things are going to be shot, and everything that needs to be included in each scene. </li></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
  7. 7. Break Down a Narrative Script Scene Breakdown Elements <ul><li>The most common system for a script breakdown is to color code each element. </li></ul><ul><li>The information you need to include in the breakdown sheet is as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wardrobe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stunts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extras </li></ul></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS <ul><ul><li>Props </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make-up/Hair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicles/Animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Effects/Music </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Break Down a Documentary Script <ul><li>Read the script and identify what footage is needed to complete the script—still photographs, existing videos, or movies. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of casting, you may need to identify people to be interviewed, identify someone to do the voice over, and identify someone to do location scouting. </li></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
  9. 9. Mark a Multi-Camera Script <ul><li>The director of a scripted shoot marks the script so they know what each camera shoots and when it happens. </li></ul><ul><li>The idea is to get everything prepared beforehand so you can adjust accordingly if needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Marking your script allows you to make decisions before you are on air when there is little or no pressure. </li></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
  10. 10. Mark a Multi-Camera Script (continued) <ul><li>Plan ahead: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify which camera is used to cover which story. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify which tapes are in which machines and when those tapes need to be played. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify graphics. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark timing. </li></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
  11. 11. Mark a Multi-Camera Script (continued) <ul><li>When marking a script for news broadcast: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep marking to a minimum and keep the marking clear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the marks in the same location so you do not have to look all over the place for what you have written down </li></ul></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
  12. 12. Summary <ul><li>The script is the guide for the story; the script breakdown is the guide for production. </li></ul><ul><li>A shooting script consists of scene numbers and revisions. It is used to create the scene breakdown sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>A script breakdown identifies what needs to be shot, where things are going to be shot, and all the individual elements needed to shoot a scene. </li></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
  13. 13. Summary (continued) <ul><li>Cast, Special Effects, Wardrobe, Special Equipment, Stunts, Extras, Props, Makeup/Hair, Production Notes, Vehicles/Animals, and Sound Effects/Music are common elements found in a scene breakdown sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking down a documentary script is much the same as breaking down a narrative script. </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying the camera, tapes, tape machines, graphics, and timing are part of marking a multi-camera script. </li></ul>Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS