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Script writing & story board (Grade 10 Movie Project - Class work)

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This is to teach students how to create and format their own scripts and story boards.

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Script writing & story board (Grade 10 Movie Project - Class work)

  1. 1. SCRIPT WRITING & STORY BOARD What you need to know
  2. 2. Tips for starting to writing your script: 1. Some of the best stories are simple but relayed in a completely original way. 2. Collaborate as a GROUP when thinking up your story - each member should come with something to add or propose. 3. Think about the practicalities of turning your script into a story.
  3. 3. 4. Once the script is written it is NOT set in stone - you will go back and change things as you FILM - have a hard copy of the script at hand when filming so you can write down the changes and edit it later. 5. Don’t second guess your story or change it at the last minute. Some of the best movies have stuck with a bad idea and MADE it work. MAKE yours work.
  4. 4. WRITING A SCRIPT  Your script is your bible.  It is the blueprint for turning your written story into a film.  It has to start somewhere  It has to go somewhere  It has to end somewhere.  And in between, the characters actions need to keep the audience’s attention, and carry the story to its conclusion.
  5. 5. EXAMPLE OF A SCRIPT This is a fairly accurate representation of how the director uses the script. Pay attention to: • Where the UPPER CASE is used • How dialogue shown • The alignment of different parts of the text • What information is conveyed
  6. 6. Script template
  7. 7. THE STORY BOARD The Story Board helps you to:  Gain a better idea of how each shot will look by showing the effects that the different angles and types of shots will have on your story.  Create a linear story progression that aids with planning that will in turn,  Ensure a smooth, well thought out shoot day with no surprises…
  8. 8. EXAMPLE OF A STORYBOARD • Pictorial version of the script • Communicates clearly what is needed in each shot • Eliminates confusion and mis-understanding
  9. 9. Story Board
  10. 10. Psycho Gone with the Wind

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