- What are the possible ways words and images can interact to tell a story?
- How can voice over narration be used as a storytelling device in film?
- What mode of voiceover narration best fits a particular character and plot?
- Complete a 3 – 6 minute narrative short film by the end of the quarter
- Produce a film with advanced sound and picture quality
- Work with Colonial Sound to record original foley effects and a narrative voiceover; if inclined, produce and original music score.
- Work with a crew of 2-4
Steps: (with your crew)
- Identify crew positions (and duties) for pre-production, production (shooting) and post production (editing).
- Write a voiceover script or a screenplay (in screenplay format)
- Draw a storyboard to go with the script
- Pre-produce the film:
- Cast actors
- Find locations
- Schedule voiceover session and shoot dates
- Record a voiceover (in Colonial Sound)
- Edit the film to the voiceover track (adding music and other sound)
- Plan and record foley sound effects (in Colonial Sound) and music (optional)
- Add special effects (as needed) in post production.
- Add titles and credits
- Screen your film in class for critique
Options… This project can take many forms:
- Internal monologue (the character we see on screen narrates the world around them, as it’s happening, in the first person; could include more than one character)
- Retelling the past (Character narrates a past experience, which we are seeing)
- Dream (can be looser, more abstract, or seem very real)
- Poem (narrate a poem you wrote, or by someone else; bring it to life with moving images)
- Non-fiction (record a real person or group of people, rather than an actor reading a script; create images to enhance what they say)