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Adolescent Cosmetic Surgery

Written by Yolanda Miramontes


Raul Tolentino

RWS 1301
Paul Vierra
The University of Texas at El Paso
12/14/2018
FINAL DRAFT
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1 THERE WILL BE A GIRL WALKING AND WHAT IS THE AUDIENCE HEARING?
0:06 SHE IS SAD (THE GIRL WILL BE YOLI.
SHE IS SAD BECAUSE SHE IS Yolanda: “why am I so ugly?!” “I wish there
UNATTRACTIVE AND UNAPPEALING. was a way to change the way I look.”

2 THE GIRL BEGINS TO LOOK THROUGH Yolanda: “Wow! She has a perfect physique, I
0:12 SOCIAL MEDIA AND SEES ATTRACTIVE bet she’s happy with herself.”
MODELS, WHICH BEGINS TO LOWER
HER SELF-ESTEEM.

3 THE GIRL BEGINS TO LOOK AT HERSELF Yolanda: “I am so ugly, I feel like no one will
0:18 IN THE BATHROOM MIRROR. SHE STILL ever love me.”
IS VERY UPSET BECAUSE SHE IS
UNATTRACTIVE AND DOESN’T FEEL
SATISFIED WITH HERSELF.

4 THE GIRL THEN BEGINS TO CRY AND Yolanda: “I can’t be feeling this way every
0:24 STATES SHE WANTS TO MAKE A time I look at myself, I must make a change!”
CHANGE.

5 THE GIRL THEN GETS IN HER CAR AND Yolanda: “Hello Dr. Tolentino, I am calling to
0:30 CALLS A PLASTIC SURGEON TO SEE IF see if you take walk-ins, so I can speak to
HE IS AVAILABLE. you? Yes? Ok I am on my way!”

6 THE GIRL ARRIVES TO THE CLINIC AND Yolanda: *sigh* “Here goes nothing”
0:36 WALKS IN ORDER TO TALK WITH THE
DOCTOR.

7 THE GIRL FINALLY MEETS THE Yolanda: “Hello, I am Yoli”


0:42 SURGEON AND THEY BEGIN TO TALK
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE. Raul: “Hi I’m Dr. Tolentino let’s get started,
have a seat.”

8 THE SURGEON BEGINS TO EXAMINE THE Raul: “What would you like to change about
0:48 GIRLS FACE AND ASKS HER WHAT SHE yourself?”
WANTS TO CHANGE.
Yolanda: “I want to get lip fillers and a nose
job.”

9 THE SURGEON MAKES THE MARKS ON Raul: “I am marking where the changes on
0:54 THE GIRLS FACE AND BEGINS THE your face will be made.”
PROCEDURE.
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10 THE PROCEDURE SCENE CONTINUES, Raul: Is everything okay?
1:00 AND THE SURGEON ASKS THE GIRL IF
EVERYTHING IS OKAY. Yolanda: Yes

11 THE NEXT SLIDE STATES THE TIME “Three months later”


1:06 PASSED SINCE THE SURGERY.

12 THE PATIENT IS NOW HAPPY AS SHE


1:12 BEGINS TO SEE THE RESULTS MADE.

13 THE GIRL NOW FEELS COMFORTABLE *credits*


1:18 WITH HER APPEARANCE

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Film Nomenclature
Here are some scriptwriting terms you can use. You need to use at least one term in every
scene.

ANGLE: Directs the camera to focus on a person or thing.


AD LIB: Instructs actors to make up and fill in dialogue in the scene.
CUT TO: To go from one scene, or element in a scene, to another very quickly.
DISSOLVE: A film editing technique where one scene "melts" or fades into another scene.
ESTABLISHING SHOT: Use to be used to give an overall perspective of a scene.
EXT. Short for exterior, or outside.
FADE IN: This is the start of the screenplay.
FADE OUT: This is the end.
Fg: Stands for Foreground. Used to place an object or person in front of the scene.
FREEZE FRAME: The image freezes on the screen and becomes a still shot.
INT.: Short for interior, or indoors.
INTERCUT: To go back and forth between to locations, scenes, or elements in a scene.
INSERT: An item that is inserted into the camera view. Usually a note, or picture is inserted so
the audience can either read what is on the note, or see the picture.
Master scene heading: Begins each new scene. It consists of three parts: The LOCATION,
PLACE, and TIME of the scene. For example:
* EXT. PLAYGROUND - NIGHT or
* INT. BEDROOM - DAY
MONTAGE or SERIES OF SHOTS: A number of different scenes shown one after the other.
Used to show a number of events passing in a short period of time.
OS or OC: OFF SCREEN or OFF CAMERA. A character talks, or something happens out of
view of the camera.
OVER THE SHOULDER: A camera shot over the shoulder of a character.
PAN: A camera shot that pivots up and down, or side to side.
PLOT POINT: A turning point, or transition in the screenplay that propels the screenplay forward.
POV: POINT OF VIEW. The perspective view of one character as they look at another character
or thing in the scene.
REVERSE SHOT: When two characters are talking to each other and the camera shifts for one
character to the other.
SLOW MOTION: Self-explanatory.
SPLIT SCREEN: The location of the scene is divided in to two, or more sections.
SUBLIM: A shot lasting less than a second. (The brief flashbacks scenes usually done when a
character is dying and their live flash before their eyes)
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SUPER: A SUPERIMPOSITION. One image merged into another image.


VO: VOICE OVER. Usually used by a narrator of a scene. The character doing the VO is usually
not in the same location as the scene.
ZOOM: A camera focus upon something in the scene.

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