Screenwriting – Day Four

Daily Prompt #17: Inspired by Images

Write down whatever comes to your mind as you look at this image.

 

Take ten minutes.

 

Let’s continue practicing with screenwriting.

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.

 

Now, take something from your writer’s notebook (could be anything!) and turn it into script format.  Have fun!

 

 

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Screenwriting: Day Three

Daily Prompt #16: Writing from Music

Listen to this song.  As you do, write whatever pops into your head.

Music can lead to amazing moments of brilliance.  Try it out!

Today, we’re going to continue studying scripts for the screen.  Specifically, we’re going to watch brief excerpts from the pilot episode of Lost and the movie, Titanic.  As we watch, we’re going to practice how what we see on the screen translates onto paper into script form.

Screenwriting: Day Two

Daily Prompt #15: Responding to Music

Listen to the following song. Feel free to write as you listen (or just listen!)

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.

Google Docs also has a script Add-on. Let’s play with it a little bit!

Let’s check to see if you’ve got it!

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!


[noone] / Source / CC BY-NC-ND

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.