What are some of the strategies used in interviewing?
How do you begin an interview?
What is a treatment and why is it used?
What would you add to our treatment to make it better?
Martha: you need to work on your personal statement as well!!
What kind of struggles do teens in Reno have to face? How do teens cope with their life changing experiences? What can people learn from these teens? In Reno, Nevada, four teenagers are going to show their dramatic life situations to describe the conflicts they have had to face. Natalie, at the age of 18, is a senior attending Rainshadow Community Charter High School. She has a lot of potential goals surrounding music and looks up to her uncle, an ex-drummer and an alcoholic. Jonathan is a Mexican student who had to struggle with his parents getting divorced and got involved with gangs. Marisela is a 17 year old teen who had to deal with the loss of a very close friend and has had difficulty realizing her best friend is gone. Martha, a 17 year old teen, had to struggle with peer pressure and focusing on school while so many other things were going on.
The life changing experiences that have occurred in the lives of these four individuals will be shown through interviews with the people who were involved. The film will take the audience on a journey to the prime locations of a teenager's life. This film will show four very different student stories, from divorce to dreams to difficulties to death, in the voices of the individuals who experienced them. Between each story, opinions about these issues will be gathered from outside individuals through street interviews.
Paragraph 2: How are you going to show the information? For more details, click on this assignment link. Go down the page to where you see the Treatment Workshop. You will see the powerpoint I showed in class.
Paragraph 3: Why is this film important to make? Who is the audience for this film? Why are you interested in making this film? For more details, click on this assignment link and you will see my powerpoint.
Reflect on the filmmaking process this past weekend. What was difficult? What was easier than you thought?
How did you do with your reading? W
Think about the different shots that you took yesterday. For each of the following situations, share the shot you would use to capture the shot and tell why.
1. To give your audience the sense of the size of something being very large
2. To show that one of your characters is looking at something in the distance
3. To show extreme detail of an object
4. To show a panoramic scene
5. To give your audience the feeling of looking down on something
6. To shoot an interview, and cause the audience to feel as though they are asking the questions
7. To shoot an interview for informational purposes, like on a news broadcast
8. To show a long hallway
Describe composition. What is it? What are some features of composition?
What are the stages of filmmaking
So, here you are. It's summer, and you're at school. You chose to take this particular course for a reason. The first, I'm sure, was so that you could earn English credit. What else do you know about this course?
What are your expectations for the class?
What do you know about filmmaking already?
How good are you at working on your own, outside the class?