Narrative Project

Written By
Charlie Serafini
Emma Morley
Julien Van Wallendael
Ryan Brand

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SCENE ONE: INT. 1900S FACTORY
TITLES
Fade to SCREEN FULL OF COGS
ESTABLISHING SHOT
The camera zooms in through the turning cogs to reveal a
noisy, Victorian factory. We see the two main characters
busy at work with silhouettes of other workers and machinery
in the background.
CHAR. 1 (female) & CHAR. 2 (male) are both working machinery
to mundane and rhythmic music. Steam shoots from a machine
with a whistle sound and fills the screen which then
dissipates to show a closer view of the two characters.
CHAR. 1 wipes sweat from her brow as she struggles to keep
up with the busy work. CHAR. 2 in the background looks round
at her. CHAR. 1 turns and sees CHAR. 2 looking at her which
distracts her and causes her to stop her work momentarily.
The machinery locks and creates a different sound to the
sound the machine usually makes. An alarm sounds because of
the break in the machinery. The machinery then goes back to
the normal sound and CHAR. 1 deliberately breaks the machine
again to hear the other, more pleasant sound. CHAR. 2 joins
in and creates further musical sounds.
CHAR. 1 carries on pulling the lever to make the nicer sound
and the movement of the lever creates the transition to the
next scene.

SCENE TWO: THE CONVEYOR BELT
The black screen pans down to reveal CHAR.2 helping CHAR.1
onto the conveyor belt. They begin to dance as the music has
changed to a more romantic tune.
The camera is still but the conveyor belt moves and the
Characters dance along so they are always in shot. Behind
them the scenery is changing and we see silhouettes of other
workers dancing along. Various machinery moves past the
camera (parallax). One larger piece of machinery moves past
the camera and then the colours change from black and white
to sepia. Buildings begin to rise up in the distance in a
mechanical motion. The Characters costumes have changed from
work clothes to more dressy costume.
At the point the characters step onto a tower of the
building and the camera begins to move in a continuous

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circular motion around them as they dance.
SCENE THREE: THE MUSIC BOX
The Characters step off from the tower and run towards a
raised platform. As they dance CHAR. 2 lifts up CHAR. 1 and
the view transitions to a view on top of a group of
decorative turning cogs. As the cogs turn, the one the
couple are standing on rises up. The camera zooms out slowly
as the couple rise on the platform to reveal that they are
standing in a music box.
The couple dance round and round to the music gradually
slowing to a stop. The music stops and we fade to black.
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