NOTE: TO BE EDITED AND UPDATED.
Things to be included in this weeks blog post:
- A short script and a short film I have made (with my group) with minimal dialogue relating to the Show and Don’t Tell theme.
- A synopsis for the short film.
- A storyboard for the film.
- A description of the skills being learned and used.
- Show an example of these being used professionally.
- Demonstrate you own example of how you used the skills.
- Evaluate your use of the skill with reference to the professional example.
This week we divided into groups and were tasked with creating a script for a short film as well as creating the film that relates to the theme of ‘Show and Don’t Tell’. Myself and my group worked very well together to divide up the work equally so that it was fair and all the work being produced was off a high quality.
The Skills I learnt this Week:
This week I learnt how to write and properly layout a screenplay/ script with the help of my group. We then used this to create a short film based on the theme of loneliness. It was interesting learning how to ‘show and not tell’ as we were limited to only using a maximum of 5 words throughout the entire piece. During class we g
Short Film examples that utilise the theme of showing not telling:
Script for the short film:
EXT. WALKWAY BY THE DANE JOHN – DAY
On the walkway of Dane John Gardens sat at a bench, a girl walks away from her relationship with her boyfriend purposefully. This leaves the boyfriend devastated.
INT. SMALL ROOM – DAY (FLASH CUT)
The boyfriend is sat on a chair at a table in a small white room.
SCOTT (the boyfriend) is introverted. He is upset and confused.
(Gets out a notebook and puts it on the table. He begins to write rhetorical questions, tears them out of the book aggressively and puts them on the wall.)
His head is down, mid-shot of him writing. This cuts to a close-up of the pen on the paper. This continues with a series of shots with the room slowly getting smaller as thoughts are put on the wall.
Cut to exterior. A text message comes up on his phone from friend. He smiles and puts his phone away, wipes face with relief. Puts phone in pocket, gets up and walks away from camera.
Cuts back to interior. Scott takes the thoughts off the wall in another series of shots. He then takes the last thought down reading ‘Does anyone even care about me?’ and writes something at the bottom and re-pins to the wall. The shot lingers on the page revealing that it says ‘Yes’. Fades to black.
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Mario O. Moreno and Kay Tuxford , (1800), Sample Screenplay Page [ONLINE]. Available at: https://www.writersstore.com/how-to-write-a-screenplay-a-guide-to-scriptwriting/ [Accessed 21 October 2016].
Radek Sienski . (2010). MEMORIES . [Online Video]. 4 January 2010. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HDu87TGy0&nohtml5=False. [Accessed: 21 October 2016].