Script and Storyboard
Lesson Outcomes: To plan your video production.
Homework 2: Test Shots
Take a series of test shots illustrating possible locations,
props, costumes, casting choices. You may also want to
film some test footage to check lighting, sound, etc. in
your chosen locations. Upload this to your blog.
Progress Checkpoint – 2/10/15
Your blogs will be assessed at the end of this week.
The minimum expectation is that the following work is complete and on your blog:
All research tasks should be complete (Genre Research and Audience Research)
Script, shotlist (possibly storyboard)
No Crying About Scripts
A SCRIPT IS NOT JUST DIALOGUE SO DON’T TELL ME IT IS.
It is a written description of everything you are going to
The script is a written guide to what your are going to film.
All action should be in the script.
Your script should be in the correct format.
Use Courier size 12 font.
LOCATION – TIME
should be in
capitals, with a
Your scripts will
probably have limited
dialogue so this is a
useful example of
how to write action in
Once you have written your script you can then use
that to create a shotlist.
Consider how you are going to film your action.
You need to give careful thought to the most
effective shot types and angles.
Your shot list should include:
Description of action
Some students don’t take time to do the storyboard properly. So it looks like this. DO NOT
DO THIS. DO NOT DO THIS.
The process of storyboarding is essential to the success of your product. When you
produce your storyboard you need to be thinking about what each shot will look like. You
How you will use shot types and angles to communicate meaning
How you intend to use composition to communicate meaning
The role of mise-en-scene
Use of framing
How you can use camerawork in a visually striking way
Lesson Outcomes: To plan your video
Resources are on the Media Department blog
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