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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 CHEAT SHEET

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

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