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In this activity, you will read an excerpt of a script and decide on how it should be shot by indicating shot types directly on the script and completing a shot list document.
Why are we doing this?
The first stage of making most videos is to write a script. Once written, you need to decide how to shoot the script, and that means you need to decide what shots your going to use for each second of the script.
Learning objectives: By the end of this civility, you will be able to:
1. Read and analyze a script with an eye towards how it will look on the screen
2. Identify appropriate sequences of shots for a short script excerpt
3. Annotate a script excerpt with shot types
4. Complete a shot list document
Open the script excerpt. Read the script and visualize what different shots will be used for each part of the script. In the actual movie clip for the script, there are over 40 shots! Try to identify at least 15 (20 for an outstanding! See rubric above).
Using a printout of the script or a pdf copy, annotate (i.e., make notes on) the script indicating what shots should be used for each part of the script.
Using one of the Shot List Templates linked on the menu at left, create a shot list for your script. This is the document you would follow if you were to actually film this script.
Turn your shot list document into Google Classroom.