"Action is character. What a person does
is what he is, not what he says!'' -F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Ninety-Minute Classroom
Script Writing Assignment
One of the suggested video assignments in the cybertext is a mood piece.
In this assignment students are expected to create a compelling mood through the use of video alone. Students, used to relying on dialogue or music to do the job, find this one of the more challenging assignments of the course.
The following, which is intended as a 90-minute in-class written assignment, will help pave the way for doing the mood piece. Before the assignment, students are asked to read or review the chapter in the text on script writing, paying particular attention to the shot-by-shot film-style script format.
The purpose of this assignment is to convey a strong mood through video. You are to write a three minute script using the shot-by-shot film-type script.
First, select a mood you want to convey:
At the top of the script write the mood you have selected. Clearly write out the full script while adhering closely to the proper format. You may use any of the following:
In addition, you may use any basic set and hand props that you would expect to find in the house that you have described. In doing this assignment adhere to these 10 points.