Project 2-DP-5 Basic Proposal Helper
Compile intended dramatic contents ready for expansion into a proposal.
Find something for each category, but nothing in more than one category
Develop your ideas and intentions
write a brief paragraph on each of the below:1)TOPIC AND EXPOSITION
Write a paragraph that includes,a)Your film’s
(person, group, environment, social issue, etc). b)
(necessary factual or other background information)
2)OUTLINE OF SEQUENCES. Write a brief paragraph on each sequence that showscharacters, an event, or an activity. Include:a)How the expected sequence starts, what its action is, and how it finishes b)What information or persuasion it contributes to the film.c)The agendas or conflicts you expect it to evidence.
3)MAIN CHARACTERS. Write about each main character, including:a)The person’s identity—name, relationship to others in film—and their qualities b)What he or she contributes to your film’s storyc)What this character wants to get or do in relation to the others or to the situation.
4)CONFLICT. What is being argued or worked out in this film? Define,a)What conflict the characters know they are playing out. b)What other important conflict you can see.c)Developments you see likely to emerge.
5)TO-CAMERA INTERVIEWS. Try not to rely on “talking heads.” Well-recordedvoice tracks however provide good voice-over narration or interior monologue. Give:a)Name, age, gender. b)Job, profession, or role.c)Main elements that your interview will seek to establish.
6)STYLE. Shooting or editing style. Comment on:a)Type of documentary you are making, and how this might affect the film’s style. b)Narration (if there is to be any, and by whom)c)Style of camerawork and what it suggests.d)Lighting moods and what they suggest.
7)STRUCTURE. Describe:a)What elements (process, event, journey, seasons?) might structure the film. b)What will probably constitute the climactic point in your story.
8)RESOLUTION. Film endings determine most of their final impact, so describe:a)Changes your characters will probably undergo, and your film’s possible endings. b)What meaning each ending would hold for the audience.
9)YOUR MOTIVATION FOR MAKING THE FILM. What, in your background andinterests, impels you to make the film? (This is your chance to argue that you have theenergy, passion, and commitment to stay the course and make an outstanding film)
See Chapter 7 for more information