Screenwriting: Day Three

Daily Prompt #49: Responding to Art

Look at the image below, then free write for seven minutes about it. See where the image and your mind take you!

Hi folks!

Let’s review the handouts: Building Blocks of a Script and Formatting a Script.

Next, practice formatting a short scene from Toy Story with a partner. The activity can be found on the back of the “Formatting a Script” packet.

 

Now, alone or with a partner, try your hand at writing a mini screenplay for the following scenario:

John heard a strange noise in the closet. As he crossed the room to investigate, he heard Diana scream something terrifying. He tried to decide what to do. Then, he made his decision.

Elaborate as much as you want. Be prepared to share and discuss with the class.

 

 

 

 

 

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Screenwriting: Day One

Daily Prompt #47: Inspired by Images

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Courtesy of Pixabay

Inspired by this image, write for ten minutes. Your choice of topic and form is completely up to you. See where the art and your writing take you.

For this unit, you’re going to learn how to write both movie and play scripts. Since both are meant to be performed and seen, our daily prompts will be both image and music-related.

To start this unit, you’re going to study excerpts from three different film genres and complete the linked activity.  Once you’re done completing the activity, we’ll talk about what the elements of movie scripts are.

 

 

Screenwriting: Day Three

Daily Prompt #18: Responding to Art

Look at the image below, then free write for seven minutes about it. See where the image and your mind take you!


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Hi folks!

Review the handouts: Building Blocks of a Script and Formatting a Script.

Then, alone or with a partner, try your hand at writing a mini screenplay for the following scenario:

John heard a strange noise in the closet. As he crossed the room to investigate, he heard Diana scream something terrifying. He tried to decide what to do. Then, he made his decision.

Elaborate as much as you want. Be prepared to share and discuss your mini script tomorrow.

IMPORTANT: It was brought to my attention the deadline for submitting a creative essay to Creative Communication has changed. The deadline is TOMORROW (Oct. 15th). I strongly encourage all of you to submit. Go to this website to submit. It only takes a few minutes! The link is also available on Google Classroom on your Creative Essay rubric.

 

 

 

 

Screenwriting: Day One

Daily Prompt #16: Inspired by Image

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Courtesy of Pixabay

Inspired by this image, write for ten minutes. Your choice of topic and form is completely up to you. See where the art and your writing take you.

For this unit, you’re going to learn how to write both movie and play scripts. Since both are meant to be performed and seen, our daily prompts will be both image and music-related.

To start this unit, you’re going to study excerpts from three different film genres and complete the linked activity.  Once you’re done completing the activity, we’ll talk about what the elements of movie scripts are.

 

 

One Image: Multiple Interpretations

Daily Prompt

WN #29: Writing from a List

Make a list of what makes you happy.

Write for ten minutes.

Make a promise to yourself to experience at least one of these a day over Spring Break.

 

Here’s the image from yesterday:

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Today, I want you to take the time to write a more polished piece of writing inspired by this image.  You may write in any form.  Your interpretation can be loosely connected to the image.

Once you’ve written a piece, post it on your blog, then share a link to it in the comments below.  I look forward to reading your interpretations!