Learning Objective: to identify and integrate features of

Learning Objective: to identify and integrate features of

Learning Objective: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Show Dont Tell Exploring

Themes Aim of this session To experiment and think about using a different form e.g. scriptwriting. Explore how a single image or a series of images can have explicit and implicit meanings. To explore ways of Showing Not Telling using film To explore a brief/commission in an original and creative way risk taking. Placing visuals in your readers head.

Visual Representation Visual representation of a theme e.g. Loneliness Groupwork Film, Documentary or series of images/photographs that depict loneliness in the narrative. Once you have a film script, storyboard backed by your research you will then write this as piece of non-fiction: article, memoir or reportage. L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief

Show, dont tell. L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Rewrite three of these lines to SHOW He felt tired. She loved him. They loathed one another. The children were bored. Grandmother came home drunk. L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief

Showing Answers Questions Subtly Grandmother fell over. Why is she falling over? Is she ill? Has she been drinking? Why has she been drinking? Does she always do this? Did something happen that caused her to get drunk? Remember, your reader is working through these kind of questions in their mind. We enjoy being active in making these connections when reading. L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief

Discuss: Why is B better than A? A They went to the park and he said to her that it was going to be okay. B The lights from the road reached the childrens slide, but the swings where they were sitting were in almost complete

darkness. A dog shuffled past, sniffing briefly, before running back off towards the road. The wind swelled. It will be alright you know, he said. Yeah she replied, her hair falling over her eyes. No, really it will be alright. I said okay, didnt I? she snapped, pushing off and swinging high into the starless night. L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Showing Vs. Telling in Film We are going to watch a small selection of short films

for each one, please make notes on the following ideas: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Themes Characters needs Plot Visual signifiers (symbols) Use of colour

Use of sound L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Showing Vs. Telling in Film 1 https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_Msrdg3Hk&nohtml5=False L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Showing Vs. Telling in

Film: Discussion Share some of your notes/ideas with people on your table. I may ask you to share one or two with the class, shortly. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Themes Characters needs

Plot Visual signifiers (symbols) Use of colour Use of sound L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=gryenlQKTbE&list=PLEv1DPaIN TKsHCwDWH-mnAD7T9ddwwEUT&index=2&nohtml5=False L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief

Showing Vs. Telling in Film: Discussion Share some of your notes/ideas with people on your table. I may ask you to share one or two with the class, shortly. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Themes

Characters needs Plot Visual signifiers (symbols) Use of colour Use of sound L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HDu87TGy0&nohtml 5=False L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief

Showing Vs. Telling in Film: Discussion Share some of your notes/ideas with people on your table. I may ask you to share one or two with the class, shortly. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Themes Characters needs Plot Visual signifiers (symbols) Use of colour Use of sound L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief The Screenplay Layout INT/EXT Place/Location Day or Night Description of scene: where? describe place; who is there? describe character/s feelings, needs and

wants; why they are there, time of day. INT. Office - DAY. A box-room office. One desk occupies most of the space. The walls are pallid and brown. A fan spins begrudgingly. OSCAR is stood in the doorway. Write a short example of your own which SHOWS a moment in your day so far. L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief The Structure of a Screenplay

Please ensure that you retain a copy of this. L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Theres no business like show-business Your task today will be to make a movie. The movie will be the epitome of Show, dont Tell because: - it will be one continuous take - it will have a maximum of 5 words of dialogue - it will be correctly scripted

L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Your Task: Making a Movie 1. Come up with an idea (based on the question) 2. Write a synopsis with a clear beginning, middle and end. 3. Use The Beat Sheet to help you structure your story arc. 4. Writing the 5. Write the screenplay (1 pg. A4 = 1 minute) 6. Storyboard your shots. 7. Shoot

8. Show L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief The Brief A national charity is running a campaign bringing attention to the way loneliness can affect the lives of teenagers and young adults. You have been commissioned to write a 300 word fictional account, using a central character, to show the devastating effects of loneliness. This will be used in the campaign. You may choose the form and content of the piece but it should create an impact

on your audience. Take the theme and brainstorm ideas for a short film which SHOWS a fictionalised or non-fiction account. L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Synopsis Using your mind-map, write a synopsis of the script. Keep in mind that there can be no dialogue. Consider how you can SHOW ideas and emotion through: Location People

Objects Posture Camera angle Framing L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Narrative Considerations Whose story are you telling? The characters motivation: Getting your character up a tree and down again. Beginning: Need

Middle: Need confronts obstacles End: Need fulfilled or denied L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Synopsis Using your mind-map, write a synopsis of the script. Keep in mind that there can be no dialogue. Consider how you can SHOW ideas and emotion through: Location Objects Posture

Framing etc. Share your synopsis with your partner. What is the best bit about it? How might it be improved? L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Create a Production Team Read each others synopsis. a) b) Choose your favourite one (or come up with a new one as a team).

c) Discuss how you could improve on the narrative, characterisation and, most importantly, the show dont tell aspect of the story. d) Create a group plan/mind-map If youre stuck, consider: Think of an opening image image or or central central image image and and use use this this to structure

the piece, piece, whether whether aa story story or journalistic piece or poem etc. Think of an Extended Extended Metaphor. Metaphor. Word Choice synonyms write write down down aa Word Word Pallet Pallet in your plan (for the script).

L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Using the Beat Sheet L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Write Your Screenplay Remember, it must SHOW not TELL the narrative and ideas behind the piece. It must be THREE MINUTES long (1 pg. A4 = 1 min). You must all be involved in writing it. It should contain symbolic objects and places.

Avoid clich (e.g. a clock to show its late) L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Storyboard L/o: to identify and integrate features of screen writing and respond to a brief Film Theme: Loneliness Take the notes and the experiences from film making and now write a journalistic piece from the brief on Loneliness.

A national charity is running a campaign bringing attention to the way loneliness can affect the lives of teenagers and young adults. You have been commissioned to write a 300 word fictional account, using a central character, to show the devastating effects of loneliness. This will be used in the campaign. You may choose the form and content of the piece but it should create an impact on your audience. Write your account.

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