Session #3 January

SUMMARY

Role:

I was the screenwriter for this project, but I also served as the group’s director.

Intention (SMART Goal):

By January 28th as part of my film class project I will develop my screenwriting abilities by utilizing techniques taught to me in the “Big Packet” to set the tone and emotion of the characters nonverbally using written dialogue techniques.

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s):

Warren Ellis, I love his writing in Castlevania and Ironman 3, this style of character focused writing contributes lots

Training Source(s):

I got most of my techniques for screenwriting from the large packet provided to us by our class, but also by Trope Talks by OSP, and the story telling advice features in Running the Game by Matt Colville.

Project Timeline

Pre Production: January 4th – January 21st

Production: January 24th – January 25th

Post Production: January 26th – February 2nd

Proposed Budget:

~ 5 Dollars for a bar of chocolate and tin foil

PRODUCTION – ACTION

The (FILM Creation):

Skills Commentary:

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

Reactions to the Final Version

Self-Evaluation of Final Version

What I Learned and Problems I Solved

Grammar and Spelling:

Spellcheck

Editor

Production Session #2

SUMMARY

Role: Director

Intention (SMART Goal):

Practice working under non-ideal circumstances and making choices accordingly

PRE-PRODUCTION – INQUIRY

Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s):

Peter Jackson and the Lord of the Rings films

Training Source(s):

http://capitalcomtech.info/2016/12/05/every-story-is-the-same/

POST-PRODUCTION – REFLECTION

21st Century Skills:

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

During the course of this production I demonstrated the ability to problem solve on a heavy time limit. 10 scenes to film on a single 30 minute film day with no time to reshoot, I decided to cut a non-necessary scene from the screenplay to reduce it to 9 scenes, I cut all audio in exchange for ADR in post production because we couldn’t get the audio deck to record, and we filmed scenes out of chronological order to save time moving the cameras we took all shots that had similar camera position in groups and did them in that order.

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

In our group we all had our own jobs and did them to the best of our abilities and helped each other out when there were gaps in knowledge. For example, when our film was far too bright on set, I showed our cinematographer how to adjust the aperture with the thumb wheel.

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

I used the handout given to us about story structure to construct the story board of our film, this resource helped me immensely.

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

This film helped me operate effectively under a great time crunch, this skill will really come in handy in college.

Reactions to the Final Version

Quite frankly I was a little disappointed we couldn’t execute the full vision I had for the film, but I’m happy with what we did with the time we had.

Self-Evaluation of Final Version

I was very involved in the audio production and not Involved in directing any of the editing, I hadn’t even seen the film until the presentation and thats a big mess up on my behalf.

What I Learned and Problems I Solved

I learned that moving forward that I need to be involved in all of the jobs during production, as I am the director and I need to help maintain the vision of the film across all of the roles in production.

Grammar and Spelling: Spellcheck

Editor: Henry