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Digital Film Program

September 17, 2013
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Scene Board

Here is a link to the scene board we discussed in class.  CLICK HERE FOR SCENE BOARD Script Scene Board Breakdown Sep2013

The Save the Cat! Beat Sheet

 

Opening image (p. 1): Sets the tone for the story and suggests the protagonist’s primary problem. (For a short film, p.1 of a 12 page script)

Theme is stated (p. 5): A question or statement, usually made to the protagonist, indicating the story’s main thematic idea. . (For a short film, p.2 of a 12 page script)

Set-up (p. 1-10): An introduction to the main characters and setting—the background.

(For a short film, p.1-3 of a 12 page script)

Catalyst (p. 12): A major event that changes the protagonist’s world and sets the story in motion.  (For a short film, p.2-3 of a 12 page script)

Debate (p. 12-25): A question is raised about the choice now before the protagonist. Often this section lays out the stakes for the journey ahead.  .

(For a short film, p.3 of a 12 page script)

Break into Act II (p. 25-30): The hero definitively leaves his old world or situation and enters a strange new one. (For a short film, p.3 of a 12 page script)

B-story (p. 30): A secondary plotline that often fleshes out side characters—frequently a mentor or a love interest—who assist the hero on his journey.

(For a short film, p.3-4 of a 12 page script)

Fun and games (p. 30-55): Snyder says this section offers “the promise of the premise.” It’s an exploration of the story’s core concept that gives the story its “trailer-friendly moments.” It’s usually lighter in tone, and it typically builds to a big victory at the midpoint. (For a short film, p.3-4 of a 12 page script)

Midpoint (p. 55): The A and B stories cross. The story builds to either a false victory or (less often) false defeat. New information is revealed that raises the stakes.

(For a short film, p.6 of a 12 page script)

Bad guys close in (p. 55-75): After the victory at the midpoint, things grow steadily worse as the villains regroup and push forward.

(For a short film, p.6-7 of a 12 page script

All is lost (p. 75): Mirroring the midpoint, it’s usually a false defeat. The hero’s life is in shambles. Often there’s a major death or at least the sense of death—a reference to dying or mortality somehow. (For a short film, p.7 of a 12 page script)

Dark night of the soul (p. 75-85): A moment of contemplation in which the hero considers how far he’s come and all he’s learned. It’s the moment in which the hero asks, “Why is all this happening?” (For a short film, p.8 of a 12 page script)

Break into Act III (p. 85) A “Eureka!” moment that gives the hero the strength to keep going—and provides the key to success in Act III.

(For a short film, p.9 of a 12 page script)

Finale (p. 85-110) Relying on all he has learned throughout the story, the hero solves his problems, defeats the villains, and changes the world for the better.

(For a short film, p.10-11 of a 12 page script)

Final image (p. 110). A mirror of the opening image that underlines the lessons learned and illustrates how the world has changed.

(For a short film, p.12 of a 12 page script)

 

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August 2, 2013
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Royalty Free Music Sites

Below is a list of website that you can go to for royalty free music for your films. Make sure to do research now and see which sites you like most.

www.taamusic.com
www.audiosocket.com
Www.mobygratis.com

https://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos

http://socialtimes.com/royalty-free-music_b37470

Www.royaltyfreemusic.com

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