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Week 5 (Fiction Project 1) – In Depth: Log Line/Step Outlines into Treatments

Fiction Project Guidelines:

153.Fiction Project guidelines// Log line and Treatment due Week 7; screenplay due on workshop date

Textbook / Reading assignments on syllabus):

153.Log Lines

153.Sample Movie Treatment-Lilly

153.Fiction Treatments

153.Setting the Scene

153.Matt-Trey 6 Rules

153.Adam Davidson.The Lunch Date

SCRIPTWRITING by Sam Sloves (pdf)

16th Ed.MES 153 Handout Book

Screenplay formatting guides

Writer’s Store Screenplay Format Guide


153.Screenplay format rules

Short Films to view:  [BMCC Libraries Film Databases – link]

The Lunch Date (1989, dir./scr. Adam Davidson, 11 mins.)

Surprise (1995, dir./scr. Veit Helmer, 6 mins.)

Kom (1995, dir./scr Marianne Ulrichsen, 4 mins.)  (or Here)

Lifted (2006, Gary Rydstrom, 5 mins.)

The Umbrella Man (2011, Errol Morris, 7 mins.)

Sit (2016, Yoko Okumura, 12 mins.)

Feature Film to viewBMCC Libraries Film Databases-link

The Godfather (1972, dir. Francis Ford Coppola; scr. Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo, from the novel by Mario Puzo)  (Swank Digital Campus — off campus link — need to be logged in to BMCC Library to access)

Outlines to Short Films:

Step Outline-KOM

Step Outline-SIT

Tools of Analysis:

Pixars 22 Rules of Storytelling

Elements of Three Act Structure

3 Act Structure Breakdown

Three Act Structure.Jim Soto glosses SYD_FIELD

Core Events-Protagonist.The Tortoise and the Hare

The Seven Basic Plots – Summary

Plot vs Story

Short Film Analysis Worksheet

153.Character worksheet

       Matt and Trey at NYU