PP#4-Chapter Three THE SCRIPT

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Published on February 19, 2014

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CHAPTER THREE: THE SCRIPT:  CHAPTER THREE: THE SCRIPT COMM 119: TV Production I QUIZ #1: QUIZ #1 82 questions = 1 point apiece = 18 free points 9 missing quizzes QUIZ #2 DUE TODAY ANY LATE QUIZZES = 50% THE SCRIPT: THE SCRIPT A Good Script Tells You: What The Program Is A bout Who Is I n It What Everyone Says What Needs To Happen & Where and When It’s Supposed to Happen How The Audience Should See & Hear The Event BASIC SCRIPT FORMATS: SINGLE COLUMN DRAMA SCRIPT Standard Format for TV & Film Includes every word of actors’ dialogue Who is doing what, when & where How the action should play Used in Fictional, Narrative Productions BASIC SCRIPT FORMATS BASIC SCRIPT FORMATS: TWO-COLUMN A/V SCRIPT The Page-Right Column contains the audio information (what’s being heard) The Page-Left Column contains the video information (what’s being seen) Often called the “Documentary” Format because it is written AFTER production and used in editing Script might o nly b e p artially w ritten o ut on page – ellipsis used instead BASIC SCRIPT FORMATS BASIC SCRIPT FORMATS: FULLY SCRIPTED A/V FORMAT Exactly as it sounds – the script is fully written out in the right column PARTIAL TWO-COLUMN A/V SCRIPT Exactly as it sounds – t he script only reflects part of the dialogue and ellipses are used BASIC SCRIPT FORMATS BASIC SCRIPT FORMATS: NEWS SCRIPT Always Fully Scripted for Anchors and also has Instructions/Partial scripts for what LIVE or RECORDED News Segments the Director Must Call Up and When You are writing to the VISUALS! BASIC SCRIPT FORMATS BASIC SCRIPT FORMATS: SHOW FORMAT: Guide to Routine Shows Only changes are detailed FACT SHEET: List on Items to be Mentioned and Shown on Air Also Known as a “Rundown” or “Prop” Sheet BASIC SCRIPT FORMATS THE SCRIPT: THE SCRIPT SEMESTER PROJECTS Which Script Format for Segments? HOST DIALOGUE QUESTIONS FOR GUESTS SEGMENT STRUCTURE STRUCTURAL BASICS: The Four Basic Elements of Drama THEME: What? PLOT: How? CHARACTERS: Who? ENVIRONMENT: Where? STRUCTURAL BASICS DRAMATIC CONFLICT: DRAMATIC CONFLICT Cultural/Ideological Differences Ideal VS. Rational Worldviews Feeling VS. Reason Wishful Thinking VS. Reality Society VS. the Individual Honesty VS. Corruption Rich and Poor CLASSICAL FORMULA: CLASSICAL FORMULA BASIC FORMAT: EXPOSITION: sets the context in which action occurs POINT OF ATTACK: the first crisis RISING ACTION: more conflicts and trouble brewing CLIMAX: major crisis or turning point FALLING ACTION & RESOLUTION: wins or loses (or not?) EVENT ORDER: EVENT ORDER Shifting Past, Present, & Future through Editing has redefined the idea that a good story must have a neat beginning, middle and end – but the formula pieces are typically still there, just in a different order… CLASSICAL FORMULA: CLASSICAL FORMULA ASSIGNMENT #2 Pick a show you already watch and apply the Classic Formula to its script to identify the following elements from the episode: a.       Describe the EXPOSITION: sets the context in which action occurs b.      Describe the POINT OF ATTACK: the first crisis c.       Describe the RISING ACTION: more conflicts and trouble brewing d.      Describe the CLIMAX: major crisis or turning point e.      Describe the FALLING ACTION & RESOLUTION: wins or loses (or not?) CLASSICAL FORMULA: CLASSICAL FORMULA ASSIGNMENT #2 2)      Did the show in question adhere to the basic formula above? If not, how did it differ? 3)      Be sure to be thorough – remember that you’re writing this for someone who has NOT necessarily seen the show in question. 4)      The show can be a sitcom, a drama, etc. – as long as it follows a narrative form; make sure it’s not news/sports/politics etc. so stay away from “real life” events. You can use reality-based programming, however, as that subscribes to classical writing formulas. DUE NEXT CLASS: 2/26/14 VIA BLACKBOARD NONDRAMATIC STRUCTURE: NONDRAMATIC STRUCTURE NONFICTION & INFORMATIONAL News, Documentary, Commercials, Instructional Videos, etc. While called “Nondramatic”, news stories and documentaries (nonfiction) often still use traditional storytelling tactics NONDRAMATIC STRUCTURE: NONDRAMATIC STRUCTURE NONFICTION & INFORMATIONAL Commercials & Instructional Videos use GOAL-DIRECTED Information Going for an observable effect (cause to effect model) to buy or learning something specific NONDRAMATIC STRUCTURE: NONDRAMATIC STRUCTURE FROM IDEA TO PROCESS MESSAGE Examples on Page 54 in book: +FEATURE: Story on Favorite Football Team (2 approaches) +GOAL-DIRECTED: Counting from 1 to 5 WRITERS ON WRITING: WRITERS ON WRITING TV WRITERS PANELS A Night in the Writers’ Room: COMEDY http :// www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdddFr7DyJ4 A Night in the Writers’ Room: DRAMA http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=agSerdRzzvw LOOKING AHEAD: LOOKING AHEAD ASSIGNMENT #2 DUE NEXT CLASS NEXT WEEK = LAB/QUIZ DAY QUIZ-CHAPTER THREE Same Format as Quiz #1 & #2 SCANNED QUIZ SECTION WILL BE UP ON BLACKBOARD We’ll go over Quiz #2 and then do lab time – one group at a time TV PRODUCTION I: TV PRODUCTION I Maury Update: 4/2 – WEDNESDAY PICK-UP at 4pm (food & transportation provided) Takes place of regular class

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