TAKE A SHOT
In class we have done a Treatment and a Mise-en-Scene on The Story of Your Life. In film making, there is a process, First, you have the pitch, where you sell your story to a producer. Second, you have the treatment, which summarizes the story on the whole. Last, then, is the script: the place where your story comes alive.
Now it’s time for you to put flesh to the bones of your story. Looking at the example above, you need to write a 1-2 page script that demonstrates what you know about plotting, shots, lighting, dialogue, and sound. For the assignment, take a moment from your Treatment — something different than your Mise-en-Scene — and show “the moment that you see.”
Since it is only one page, you need to think closely about:
- Linear — tells the story from beginning to end
- Delineated — tells the story from different perspectives
- Back, Front, Side
- Diegetical — dialogue
- Non-Diegetical — O.S. (Off-Screen: music, voices, sounds)
Like all literature, the scene is the place you make an impression. You have looked visually at a moment in your film; now let your words create the vision and tone. What would this moment in time look like, sound like, feel like? You have limited space: leave an impression!
You will be graded on the following:
- Overall Tone — The impression you leave
- Attention to Details — follow the example closely
- Demonstration of all the factors fitting together (you do not have much space — be wise)
Do the Assignment on Google Docs and share to firstname.lastname@example.org.