Wednesday, May 6, 2015

All Boys, All Blogged: May 6, 2015

Focus: How do we write a script to develop real and imagined events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences? (Common Core Writing 3)

1. Warming up: Listening to an opening clip from a "real" documentary
What do you notice about the script itself (powerful words and phrases)?
How does the script turn this into a movie about us? In other words, how does it capture human interest?
What ideas can you steal for your mockumentary?

2. Looking at a sample script and developing/editing the script for your mockumentary

3. Please make sure that by the end of class, you have shown me your annotated research and your timeline as an absolute minimum; hopefully, you can show me your script as well. Please note that we have only FOUR days of work time left.

1. Bring your book club novel to class tomorrow; make sure you have completed the reading assignment (as determined by your book club).

2. Your characterization and setting activities from Tuesday should be finished by tomorrow.

3. Mockumentary script should be complete and edited by Friday so that you can start making your film.

4. We start presenting the mockumentaries on Friday, May 15.

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