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Class 31: Movie Process IV

You had a blog post due last night. Check last class (30) for details. 5 marks. Today we will work on the following: Complete story development & submit pitch sheet (1 per group) Start work on script/screenplay and storyboarding (every shot must be storyboarded) Do not forget: Shot-by-shot analysis due December 17. If you have … Continue reading

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Class 30: Movie Process III: Pitches, Story Development, Visualizations

Today we will do the following: Take some time to look at storyboards and pre-visualizations I will distribute a handout called “How to Make a Storyboard: Movie Storyboarding Examples”, by Jennifer Albright. The PDF is available for download on the SSD under class 30. We will watch the following video of a pre-visualization from the … Continue reading

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Class 28: Starting the Movie Process: Developing a Story Concept

Today we are going to begin the filmmaking process by brainstorming possible ideas for short, narrative films. We will look at: story structure The One-Liner Pitches Some Notes About Story Structure This content is adapted from Screenwriting, by Raymond G. Frensham, available in the school library. Most popular movies are divided into three acts: ACT … Continue reading

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Class 25: Screenplay Preparation

Summarizing the unit so far: Introduction to film language/grammar/specific terms Introduction to editing: the continuity style Storyboarding activities : Calvin & Hobbes strips, images/cut-outs In terms of submissions you have: Paragraph on a favourite film (not graded) shot-by-shot description of parent-teacher interview (not graded) Short writing piece on a film of your choice related to … Continue reading