Major project 3: Fiction (100 points)

 

All Other Project Resources Located On Class Server!

 

OVERVIEW

You will work with your new team to produce a 2-4 minute fiction story through the lens of a music video. This project will involve you in writing design documents such as proposals, master scene scripts, storyboards and shooting scripts. Think story!

Stories that are fictions are scripted and designed realities. They represent the constructed reality of their writers, designers, editors and directors. Fiction stories take full advantage of the plasticity of the visual language; they guiltlessly expand and contract time and space, exploit multiple points of view (POV) and move effortlessly through past, present and future moments of characters’ lives. The Great Ape King Kong may never have walked the earth, but don’t tell that to the people screaming in terror watching the movie.

 

DEADLINES

  1. INDIVIDUAL CONCEPT STATEMENT:  November 10
  2. SCRIPT, STORYBOARD & TABLE READ: Monday, November 17
  3. SCREENING OF ROUGH CUT: Finals day, December 02
  4. SCREENING OF FINAL CUT:Finals day, December 07
  5. TEAM EVALUATION Finals day, December 07

 

RELATED DOCUMENTS

 

GENERO.TV OPTION

genero-tvGenero.tv is an optional resource to help you choose your band and specific song and who knows you might just win a few thousand bucks!

Genero (/ˈɡe.ne.roː/). Latin: to create.

Genero.tv launched in 2009 to connect music artists with the growing community of creative filmmakers around the world who are looking for ways to show their talents and grow their careers.

We partner with global artists and record labels so you can make official music videos, and we work with agencies and brands to bring you a wide variety of exciting video projects.

Navigate on over to genero.tv and see if any of their current offerings tickle your fancy! It’s also a great place to to find inspiration both visual and narrative, worth your time to be sure.”

 

 

STEP ONE
CONCEPT STATEMENT

DUE IN CLASS  & THE SERVER (10 POINTS)

You will each write a concept statement and pitch it to the other members of your team. Everyone must do this

 The concept statement has 5 parts.

  1.  What is the log line and title for this film?
  2. In one well-written paragraph, write a succinct summary of your story.
  3. In one well-written paragraph say why this is important for you (why you want to have this concept produced).
  4. What is the target audience for this film?
  5. What are the Lyrics?

 

STEP TWO 

TABLE READ

DUE IN CLASS AND ON THE SERVER (25 POINTS).

  1. Script (Read aloud during your assigned group time, 15 min slots)
  2. Storyboard + Story Arc
  3. MP3
  4. Lyrics

Together your team will write a master scene (writer’s) script of the story the team has agreed upon.  I suggest you use the free program Celtx that takes care of all the formatting for you, www.celtx.com.

Each team will have a table read of their scrip, assigned to a specific time.

Included with the script must be a fiction story arc diagram this is downloadable from blackboard or the class blog project page, map out your story as it would be told on screen.

 

STEP THREE

Produce Your Script/Rough Cut

GROUP JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Once the team has selected a script to produce, each member of your team will take responsibility for different jobs.

Producer/Director: This person is responsible for creating a consistent visualization of the film. He/she will create storyboards and a shot list based on the selected writer’s script. He/she will select and rehearse the actors and work with the other members of the team to assure his/her vision of the film is accomplished.

Videographer/Editor: This person shoots the shots and scenes designed by the director. Once the sound and image assets have been gathered, this person will edit the rough and final cuts of the film.

Designer/Production: Graphics, sound, costumes, setting are all the responsibilities of this person. In consultation with the director, he/she makes decisions about the graphic look of the film (titles, credits), what music and/or sound effects might be used, how the characters will dress and how the sets will reflect the intentions of the director. Preplanning all of these elements is essential to the success of the film, so this person submits drawings and design plans to the director for his/her approval. This person is responsible for assembling a professional-looking production folder that contains all of the scripts, director’s storyboards, releases and design documents.

 

ONE SCENE ROUGH CUT

ROUGH CUT IS DUE ON THE SERVER  (10 points). 

STEP FOUR

DESIGN AND EXECUTION OF FINISHED FILM  

DUE ON THE SERVER (50 POINTS)

 

TEAM EVALUATION FORM.

DUE IN AN EMAIL TO THE IA  (5 POINTS) 

 

THIS PROJECT WILL BE EVALUATED BY THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

(BE SURE TO READ BEFORE YOU START WORK):

  1. Is there a story?
  2. Is the finished film true to the concepts of the proposal and writer’s script?
  3. Is the story one with a clear beginning, middle and end?
  4. Is there a clearly articulated character arc?
  5. Is the finished film of a high enough quality to entertain an audience outside of this class?
  6. Do the shot compositions support and complement the story and its characters?
  7. Does the sound design support and complement the story and characters?
  8. Does the editing create a sense of pace/rhythm that helps tell the story?
  9. Do the graphics (titles, credits, etc.) complement and support the story?
  10. Did the production team control all aspects of the visual language in the frame to complement and support the story?
  11. Did the production team work collaboratively and professionally?
  12. Did the production team take responsibility for their technical and artistic choices as they moved from rough cut to final cut?