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Writing a treatment

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Writing a treatment

  1. 1. Writing a Treatment CREAT ING YOUR TREATMENT
  2. 2. WHAT SHOULD MY TREATMENT INCLUDE? PART 1 . Your treatment should result in a multi media presentation that outlines the following; 1. A Working title and log line 2. Introduction to key characters 3. Who, what, when, why and where 4. Act 1 in one to three paragraphs. Set the scene, dramatise the main conflicts. The setup 5. Act 2 in two to six paragraphs. Should dramatise how the conflicts introduced in Acts 1 lead to a crisis. The conflict. 6. Act 3 in one to three paragraphs. Dramatise the final conflict and resolution. The resolution. 7. Where your inspiration has come from (analytical and technical reference to movies and film genres).
  3. 3. Wh a t s h o u l d my t r e a tme n t i n c l u d e ? P a r t 1 . First you must write down as many ideas as you can for your next big blockbuster. You can get inspiration from anything from newspaper to TV shows or perhaps you can base your film on a true story. Once you have your big idea, present it to a producer. A producer is always looking out for good story ideas. They know what the target audience is looking for in a movie. You know you have to sell your ideas to producers. You must persuade them and convince them of your big idea so you can get funding to make your film.
  4. 4. T i t l e a n d L o g L i n e The title should make it clear what genre your movie will be. Example: Die Hard, Love Actually A Log Line is an extremely condensed synopsis of your movie - something that would appear in a TV Guide description. No more than three sentences. It needs to GRAB your attention. 1. A logline keeps you focused as you write 2. You need a log line to sell your script SPEED ( 1 9 9 4 ) AN LAPD COP DISCOVERS A PSYCHOPATHIC CRIMINAL HAS PLANTED A BOMB ON A CROWDED BUS, PRIMED TO GO OF F I F THE VEHICLE DROPS BELOW 50MPH. HE BOARDS THE VEHICLE AND HELPS THE HAPLESS PASSENGER WHO HAS BEEN FORCED TO TAKE THE WHEEL TO KEEP A CONSTANT SPEED TO AVOID A DISASTER. ACT ION THRI L LER, STARRING KEANU REEVES, SANDRA BULLOCK, DENNIS HOPPER AND JEFF DANIELS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ( 2 0 0 8 ) THE AL L -SINGING, AL L -DANCING STUDENTS EAGERLY LOOK FORWARD TO GRADUAT ING FROM HIGH SCHOOL . BUT FOR BASKETBAL L PLAYER TROY AND HIS BRAINY GIRL FRIEND GABRIELLA, THE CELEBRATION I S A BI T TERSWEET ONE AS THEY PREPARE TO HEAD OF F TO DI F FERENT COLLEGES AND LIVE SEPARATE L IVES. TEEN MUSICAL SEQUEL , STARRING ZAC EFRON, VANESSA HUDGENS AND ASHLEY TISDALE
  5. 5. I n t r o d u c t i o n / A c t 1 • Introduce the main characters • Establish the primary environments • Convey a distinct mood or atmosphere • Establish the time period • Illustrate a routine or way of life • Provide any relevant back story (events that transpired before the story began). • Introduce the antagonist
  6. 6. HOW DO I PRESENT MY PI TCH? 1. Ensure that all content for the pitch is in appropriately titled • Treatment and Inspirations • Storyboard • Promotional items 2. Link all of the content together in a prezi ready to pitch your idea to the class. This will be filmed and the .mov should go into a blog post titled Pitch. 3. Gather all feedback from peers and teachers and suggest in a post titled ‘pitch feedback’ how you will alter your ideas and why.

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