aaw
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards

Go down

Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards Empty Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards

Post  Admin Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:49 pm

Purpose: To tell a story well by putting each piece in its place.

Basis: It is difficult, in the middle of a script, to figure out what piece is missing or what scene should go where. The solution, then, is to figure out where everything goes before you start writing. This is where most writers discover the power of Notecards.

Directions: Choose the story you like the most from Assignment 6, or among your group members develop a new story. Break it down into events. For instance: A girl alone in her house gets scared by the TV and begins to hear noises; turns out it was her cat. Break down this story into its individual moments (scenes) and write down each scene on a notecard.

Example:
1. Girl on couch gets scared by TV show.
2. Lights go out (power outage).
3. Relaxes when power comes back.
4. Package delivery startles her.
5. Everything's okay.
6. Bump in the night.
7. Goes to the closet to find the problem armed with frying pan.
8. Cat jumps out and runs away.

Now write out the purpose of each scene on the card: 1. Setup the issue. 2. Increase tension. 3. Relax conflict. 4. Knock audience off guard. 5. Let it all cool down again. 6. Present problem. 7. Build tension. 8. Climax.

Try rearranging the different moments of your movie. Does everything make sense? Does it flow? Show your cards to someone else and ask if they follow the story or think something is missing. Look for gaps or holes in your story. Write new cards or remove cards that aren't needed.

Looking Forward: Once your story is fully "fleshed-out" and structured so it works on paper you will start to tell your story in script format.
Admin
Admin
Admin

Posts : 2604
Join date : 2008-09-03

https://artsacademy.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards Empty Re: Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards

Post  roberth Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:58 pm

Girl wakes up to shocking noises (EX. Struggling, muffled grunts and shouts, breaking furniture)

Father reveal in the kitchen w/ knife and reveal of mother on the ground in a puddle of blood (maybe dead maybe not)

Father tells daughter to go to room instead she goes to phone to call for help

Father catches on and then pursues daughter with knife

Daughter stabs Father, Daughter runs out of the house, Police are there, She leads them to the “body” but nothing there except a knife


roberth

Posts : 89
Join date : 2011-09-07

Back to top Go down

Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards Empty Re: Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards

Post  zacharyo Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:25 pm

girl walks down a grassy path at dusk

girl sees strange light. It flickers, and then goes out.

the girl continues a few steps the light returns

girl advances to the light,notices birds flying over head the light goes out girl continues

she walks to the source of the light and notices a lantern flickering

she turns around and bumps into dark clothed figure

zacharyo

Posts : 80
Join date : 2011-09-06

Back to top Go down

Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards Empty Re: Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards

Post  danielr Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:38 pm

1: Zach’s walking home from school with his backpack.
2: Zach takes out a to-do list from his pocket and reads it.
3: He notices that he has to get groceries, and decides to do so.
4: Zach walks to the grocery store.
5: Zach enters the store, and takes a cart.
6: He walks into a nearby food aisle
7: Zach remembers to take off his backpack, and puts it in his cart, revealing that he has a note that says KICK ME on his back.
8: Another customer, Daniel, notices the sign. It clearly bugs him, but he tries to ignore it.
9: After mulling it over, Daniel decides to try and take the sign off.
10: Daniel is too shy to tell Zach, so he tries to do it sneakily.
11: Zach reaches for something on the top shelf.
12: Daniel slowly reaches out for the KM sign.
13: Zach drops something, and bends over to get it.
14: Daniel backs away in order to not get caught, and pretends to continue shopping.
15: Zach goes to another aisle, and Daniel follows him.
16: The aisle is a utility aisle, and Zach checks some brooms.
17: Daniel uses a broom or a grabber to reach for the KM sign.
18: Daniel reaches too far, falls, Zach doesn’t notice.
19: After falling, Hannah walks into the aisle, and lets Zach know that he has a sign on him, and asks if it’s okay to take it off.
20: Zach says please and thank you.
21: Daniel grumbles, and the film ends.
danielr
danielr

Posts : 201
Join date : 2010-09-07
Age : 24
Location : Trapped in cyberspace.

https://www.youtube.com/atanih23

Back to top Go down

Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards Empty Re: Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards

Post  Justin B Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:55 pm

1. girl is dancing and hears a knock on the door.
2. she opens door, no one is there.
3. she grabs bag and walks into the hallway
4. Enters locker room
5. drops bag, takes off shoes.
6. sink cuts on, goes to check, no one is there.
7. cuts off sink, walks swiftly toward bag.
8. she see's a shadow run behind her
9. puts everything inside the bag and sits it down
10. looks in mirror, puts hair up, grabs hair tie out her purse
11. She looks up,and gets stabbed.
Justin B
Justin B

Posts : 161
Join date : 2011-09-06

Back to top Go down

Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards Empty Re: Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards

Post  Admin Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:30 pm

Thanks everyone - grades are entered.
Admin
Admin
Admin

Posts : 2604
Join date : 2008-09-03

https://artsacademy.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards Empty Re: Assignment 7: It's All in the Cards

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum