Friday, May 6, 2016

Writing the Script, Part 2: May 6, 2016

Focus: How do we write compelling scripts?

(1st hour: Our last banned book presentation)

1. Warming up with a common script pitfall (and how to avoid it)

  • Put your head down when you lose interest.
  • What does this script need?

2. Looking at a sample script and developing/editing the timeline and script for your mockumentary

  • Highlight/underline the parts that grab your attention. What makes them powerful?

3. Setting your own timeline for this weekend and next week

1. Finish your script and aim to record it over the weekend; recording your script will take you approximately one zillion hours.

2. Final mockumentaries are due before class on May 13 (the last Friday of classes); this means that you have six work days left. Extensions will not be granted for any reason. Students usually have one or two nights during this project where they spend a few solid homework hours creating their film (especially when it's time to record the script).

3. All make-up work/revisions must be submitted by Wednesday, May 11. No grades in IC will be changed after this point (this is to ensure that I have time to grade your work).

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