Day 60-62

1. Mark Breakdown

The final project will be due NO LATER THAN January 16th and will valued at seventy-five marks. It should satisfy all of the following components:

  • demonstrates a clear understanding of the hero’s journey (14 marks)
  • 4-6 minutes in duration (8 marks)
  • demonstrate clear storytelling by following the five components of plot structure (8 marks)
  • audio is well captured and clean, recorded with the boom mic and/or Zoom recorder (10 marks)
  • cinematography is thoughtful and effective (10 marks)
  • performances are well considered and directed (5 marks)
  • effective use of lighting, writing, performances, editing, and music (12 marks)
  • have one or more believably implemented special effects/green screen effects (3 marks)
  • completion of the final self-assessment form (5 marks)

2. Write Rough First Draft

You’ll have approximately an hour to write first draft. Struggling with ideas? Check out this helpful video on story structure.

3. Partner Pitch

In the last twenty minutes of class, pitch your concept to your partner. Like we did before, a classic pitch is usually a summary of the story idea in twenty five words or less that conveys the exposition (who, where, and when), the inciting incident (what has happened) and hopefully hooks your audience. You want the excite them on your idea, getting them to exclaim “Now THAT is a movie I need to see!” After you’ve verbally pitched the idea, take a few minutes to read over each script, discuss the merits of each, considering qualitative traits (“your idea is so funny!”) and technical traits (“my idea is on the moon with two robots, which might be too difficult for this project”) to decide on which of the two scripts you want to produce.

4. Revise Script

Edit, edit, and edit some more! Work together to polish it into a final script. It should be around four to six pages long, with a suggested minimum of three and absolute maximum of seven. Time it out to see if it is too long or too short to see if you need to fill it up or edit it down. Please try to complete the final draft as soon as possible and be sure to submit it for printing and review via Teams by the end of the day on Tuesday.

5. Produce Storyboard

Get started on your storyboard! Even if one person has been the primary artist, everyone should be involved in review.