Project #3 “Editing is a dance of eyes.” For this assignment, you will be making a 2 minute short film without any spoken dialogue. You can use music loops from GarageBand and Soundtrack Pro, but you cannot have the characters speak to each other. They must communicate with their body language, eye contact, or hand gestures. You can have characters “mouth” words, but you will not be able to hear this in the final product. Step 1 – Character Development – “Characters are what they do, not what they say” Create interesting characters that have the following:
Must have motivated actions (for example, if a character steals food from the market, what MOTIVATES that character to make that choice?)
Have flaws or quirks that make them unique (for example, the character is a compulsive liar or is a neat freak).
Go through change throughout the story (this can be a change in opinion, philosophy, environment, etc)
Wardrobe must match the character’s personality or mood that you are trying to create for the film.
Step 2 – Story and Plot Write a treatment (a one page explanation of your story). Your treatment must have the following:
Typed, and double spaced, one page explanation of your story
Fit into a certain movie genre (horror, drama, sci-fi, etc)
Have a “hook” within the first 30 seconds
Have a Cause and Effect relationship
Draw a storyboard to plan out each shot of your film. Your storyboard must have the following:
Each cell represents ONE shot. Do not draw one cell with description that describes multiple shots.
Each cell must be clearly labeled with Shot #, short description of action, and proper use of camera terminology. (example: Shot 1, ES Outside School, Peter walks into Front Door).
The storyboard must be clearly drawn (example: if there is a Close Up, the figure drawn in the cell must appear to be close to the viewer).
Storyboard MUST match your story precisely. There should be no additions or gaps in comparing the treatment to the storyboard.
Has some titles, and some instance of cohesive editing.
Some titles, but lacks cohesiveness. Some extraneous frames are present.
No cohesiveness at all. The project is not finished at all.
*Just like any other project you do for this class, your project should NOT contain copyright music, improper use of language, nudity, nor bad language. Please refrain from inappropriate use of mature content.