Friday, 15 January 2016

From Script to Screen: Final Story With Camera Descriptions 15/01/2016

'Taking Notes' Script

All Characters:
Stuntman [A]
Film Producer [B]
Little Boy [C]
Scene 1
CAMERA SHOT: Slow zoom onto the outside of the film set
CAMERA SHOT: Slow fade transition, slow zoom onto the entrance of the film set
(A minor detail is that the two front doors are open so you can just about see the two characters talking)
CAMERA SHOT: Quick transition to the back of the two characters [A]+[B]
ACTION: Two men are standing in front of an Obstacle Course set up for the stuntman to revise for his performance. They all speak in muffled tones (Like the Sims.) so you can't hear what they are saying, however either a 2D animation will play some sort of speech bubble with a visual representation of what there is to do.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on front of characters [A]+[B], slow zoom.
ACTION: The two characters will just keep talking, after some time they will then look at a clock which will animated to show the stuntman has only an hour to practice before his performance.
CAMERA SHOT: Slow pitch change to focus on asset [clock]
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on front of characters [A]+[B]
ACTION: [B] Then makes a sound almost as if to say "Can you do it?", [A] will respond by nodding his head and making a noise as if to say yes. [B] will then pat [A] on the shoulder then proceed to leave the studio. After an amount of time the stuntman will stretch and begin to warm up, having him appear around the set doing workouts and general stunts.
CAMERA SHOT: quick change, no transition, focus on [A] face
ACTION: [A] Will make a sound as if to so ready, he will also nod his head and put his fist into his palm in a, I'm ready fashion.
CAMERA SHOT: Slow change, slow fade, focus on asset [Starting Platform]
ACTION: Two feet will walk onto the platform.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, slow translate right until asset [Piano] and character [C] are in focus.
ACTION: The camera will slowly move until a little boy and a Piano are in view, the stuntman is till visible in the background working out how the course will work.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, slow zoom, focus on asset [Obstacle Course] and character [A]
ACTION: The stuntman will wander and jump around the course almost as if he is practicing.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus/track character [A] face
ACTION: As the stuntman walks around he suddenly realizes a Piano starts playing, he turns to see who is playing the piano.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A] head rear+[C] distanced, focus on asset [piano]
ACTION: The little boy is playing the Piano very well.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A] face
ACTION: The stuntman then smiles and walks out of shot.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on asset [Piano Keys]
ACTION: The camera then gets a close up of the piano keys, the little boy then plays a key wrong not sounding correct.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A]
ACTION: As the bad note is played the stuntman is not looking where he is going and hits his head shortly after that note is played. He also exclaims his pain in a noise. He then again walks out of shot.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on asset [Starting Platform]
ACTION: The stuntman's feet appear on the platform again.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on asset [A]
ACTION: The stuntman get into a 'ready' pose.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [C]
ACTION: The camera focuses on the little boy as he prepares to play the Piano, raising both hands in the air.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on asset [A]
The stuntman then runs towards the end of the platform out of shot.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on asset [Piano Keys]
ACTION: The little boys hands move to play the Keys.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition focus on asset [Starting Platform]
ACTION: As the music plays the stuntman's foot leaps across as gap which is off shot.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus/track character [A].
ACTION: The man performs a portion of the course as best as he can, this goes on for a good few seconds.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on asset [Piano Keys]
ACTION: There is then a close-up of the little boy playing the piano, when he messes up the camera zooms out quickly ever so slightly, the little boy also brings his hands back as if he has been scared.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on asset [Obstacle Course]
ACTION: As that bad note is played the stuntman loses his footing and beings to fall over.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on asset [Obstacle Course] close-up
ACTION: As the stuntman trips there is then a close up shot of the stuntman slamming the side of his head on the platform, then falling down.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on asset [Crash Mat]
ACTION: The stuntman is now lying face down on the crash mat groaning in pain.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A] face
ACTION: The stuntman then raises his head with an annoyed expression.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A]
ACTION: The stuntman then gets up and walks back to the start brushing off any dust on him.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on characters [A]Close-Up+[C]Distanced
ACTION: The camera will then have a close up shot of the stuntman as he walks off, but we can see the little boy in the background with his hands over his mouth in astonishment.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [C]
ACTION: The little boy, then ready himself again, cracking his fingers with his tongue out.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A]
Action: The stuntman once again ready's himself on the starting platform again.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [C]
ACTION: Little boy gets ready to play again.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A]
ACTION: The stuntman then runs to the edge of the starting platform.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, slow zoom, focus on asset [Piano Keys]
ACTION: The little boy then begins to play the Piano.
 
There is then a montage of where the little boy is playing the song, but he keeps messing up notes, and every time he messes with the stuntman also messes up. The messed up notes are pretty consistent but towards the end the song becomes a mess of lots of odd sounding notes. This goes on for a good little while.
 
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A], fast zoom
ACTION: As the song ends the stuntman screams and gets annoyed throwing a small tantrum.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A]distanced+[C]rear
ACTION: The shot is behind the little boy but we can clearly see the stuntman getting annoyed, the stuntman kicks the Obstacle Course only to hurt his foot and stumble around.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [C]front close-up
ACTION: The little boy sighs in a sign of sympathy.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A]
ACTION: As the stuntman calms down, he quickly sits down and puts his hand on his head in a stressed manor.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A]face close-up
ACTION: As the stuntman hears an "Eh Hem" sound from the little boy, he opens his eyes and puts his hand down.
CAMERA SHOT: No change, no transition, camera rotation until character [A]+[C] are in shot
ACTION: The little boy pulls out a lolly out from behind him to cheer the stuntman up.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus/track on character [A]face
ACTION: The stuntman looks and smiles, knowing the little kid is trying to be nice, he then looks up towards the clock which we cannot see in shot yet.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A]rear
ACTION: The stuntman looks at the clock which shows he has only 5 minutes left to practice.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, fade transition, focus on character [A]face
ACTION: The stuntman smiles and lets out a little chuckle.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on characters [A]Main Focus+[C]Rear
ACTION: The stuntman looks at the small boy, nods and fist bumps with the kid.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, Birdseye view
ACTION: The camera is placed so you can see both the stuntman and the little boy getting into their positions.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus/track on character [A]
ACTION: The stuntman climbs onto the starting platform again.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus/track character [C]
ACTION: The little boy sits down and get ready, he also wiggles his fingers in the air as if he is about to play.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus/track character [A]
ACTION: The stuntman sprints to the end of the starting platform.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [C]rear
ACTION: The small boy slams his hands down to play the piano.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus/track character [A]
ACTION: The stuntman begins to do the Obstacle Course, whilst at the same time the little boy is playing the piano perfectly. The camera also switches between the little boys fingers and the stuntman twice with:
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus asset [Piano Keys] x2
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A]
ACTION: The stuntman then lands on the final platform, he looks back and see's he's done it and smiles.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [C]
ACTION: The little boy jumps down from the piano chair and claps.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on character [A]
ACTION: The stuntman looks down to the little boy and waves at him, in the middle of him waving he looks up to the clock only to see it change to 02:00.
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus on asset [Clock]
CAMERA SHOT: Quick change, no transition, focus/track on characters [A]Distanced +[C]rear
ACTION: The camera then pans behind the little boy as the stuntman high fives him as he walks by.
CAMERA SHOT: No change, no transition, rotate to meet character [A]
ACTION: The film ends with the stuntman walking towards the two double doors.
END

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