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Film Synopsis An idea about a film that is written down on a piece of paper to make the reader understand how the filmmaker visualises the film
The setting Where the story takes place Answer the following questions: 1.Where? (e.g. In Sweden, Stockholm) 2.When? (1819 – in the past) 3.Where/why? (in a church, at a wedding…….)
The Characters How many people are involved in the film? Who is the main character or characters? What types of actors do you need? Any specific actors?
Description of Characters What clothes are your characters going to wear? What props and other objects do you need?
Where to begin Where will you begin your story? –At the beginning? –In the middle with an exciting event? –At the end? (e.g. The Notebook, Forest Gump)
Action What action will take place?
The End How and when would you like it to end? …..and they all lived happily ever after….. or?
Other points to consider Highlights, nuances. What light effects are you going to use? Narrator. Who is going to tell the story? A narrative voice, or one of the characters, or will the story just progress through the actions of the characters? Cameras. How many cameras do you want and where are you going to place them. Are you going to use many close-ups? Will the actors move around a lot or mostly stand still?
Film Synopsis (week 6) You are going to spend the next two lessons writing a film synopsis! You are to imagine that you are a famous filmmaker and you want to convince a film company that you have a brilliant idea for a block-busting movie. Write your synopsis following the step by step guide on pages 204/5 in Master Plan. If you are having problems coming up with your own idea for a movie, dont worry! You could use the book you are reading for inspiration, or alternatively, read one of the following texts from Master Plan and use it as the basis for your synopsis: The Beach (p.43) (Un)arranged Marriage (p.180) EPICAC (p.22) High Fidelity (p.122)