This film is going to be made for the cinema and not TV, because I feel the story is strong enough to garner a cinema going audience because it an action packed movie with all the different spices you would expect in a movie which are shown in the cinema.
Also it has a vast array of characters which the audience would be able to relate to, and experience their journey along with them, be happy for them, sad for them, angry at them etc.
Furthermore this film story has twists and turns occurring every couple of minutes to keep the audience’s interest and keep them guessing as to what is going to happen next in the movie, therefore the audience would best experience watching this movie in the cinema to get the full effect of the action occurring on screen.
My overall experience has been good because I learnt so much especially about script writing, because I am interested in going into that field, but I am aware I need to improve on my skills as a script writer which will happen with each script I write making sure I don’t repeat past mistakes. The look and feel storyboard gave me the challenge to think visually how I would want the look and feel of the movie to be perceived by everyone. By looking at different trailers and magazines I found I did pick up useful tips on how to layout things correctly and think about everything visually carefully as well.
During the writing of the script I first hand witnessed how hard it is to write a script, because as this was my first attempt writing a script, and thinking about the layout in a magazine format was difficult. I did struggle with the dialogues at times what to write but then I would think through what this person would say in reality if they were in this situation and it helped me to come up with the dialogues. I did enjoy writing this script, because I really did get into the script after the initial struggles I faced and was then really enjoying the dialogue writing, because the more I wrote the more I understood the demands of a script. Although the script may not have followed the basic structure of a professional script, I really liked layout that I came up with, because I used different shapes and big or small text boxes to enter the dialogue and added in pictures to give a hint of what is going on in the scene. Overall I am with the way my script turned out because for a first attempt I think I did alright, dealing with dialogue writing and experimenting with the format was good as well because it made me more aware of how things have to be correctly laid out to create a certain effect, because if it is laid out incorrectly the effect that author is trying to achieve wouldn’t work out.
As I was writing the script I found myself changing the plot and Arianna isn’t a journalist anymore she is a CIA agent and also how it is the CIA vs the biggest white collar criminal in the world the journey to catch him. I have written the synopsis in the pitch for the script part of my work, where it is clear what is going to happen in the story, I think this change is for the better because it makes more sense her being a CIA agent rather than a journalist, because it has now evolved into detective story with match fixing being a part of the story as well along with drug scandals as well. I have not written the ending of my script because I came up with two ending and was really confused which ending to go with and when I asked people’s opinion generally I found that the odds were even for both the endings which just confused me even more. So therefore I decided to leave the ending out because I just couldn’t come to the conclusion of which ending to write also because of time constraints I didn’t reach to a decision on what ending to write. I have written both the endings on the pitch for the script part, so both endings are stated.
The look and feel storyboard development came about in this process, I searched online for images and I altered them to get the look I wanted for the storyboard. I firstly traced them onto tracing paper and then traced over them to get the image onto the actual paper, and painted it afterwards. It was long process to get this look and feel storyboard done, because the painting took time and also the tracing as well but I am really happy with the end result. On the look and feel storyboard for the film I have written the camera shots, camera angles for some, lighting, music and editing. I decided to my storyboard the way I did with writing in between because from the trailers I saw they used writing really effectively which gave me the inspiration to do that for mine. Also the music is really important along with camera shots and editing that is why I carefully looked at each image and then only decided what kind of shot it would be and the pace of the editing. This is the look and feel storyboard sequence
- Writing will appear here to help move the story forward
- Newspaper Headline appears
- Diego reading Newspaper
- Diego throwing the Newspaper
- Diego’s angry face
- Writing will appear again to help move the story forward
- Skiing downhill
- Skiing jumping of mountain
- Loses balance while jumping off mountain
- Arianna injured photo lying in the snow
- Rescue team on the scene, rescuing her
- Arianna sleeping in hospital bed
- Photo with Mum
- Arianna with her CIA colleague Leonardo
- Arianna shaking hands with Ryan
- Arianna sports commentating different sports sequences appear simultaneously
- Writing to move the story forward
- Arianna talking in Phone booth
- Diego conducting a meeting
- Arianna locked away and tied up
- Diego shaking hands with Arianna and Leonardo
- Arianna crying
- Writing to help move the story forward
- Arianna with her group of friends
- Title of movie and directors name
- Production company name
- Teaser writing
I found various movie scripts on this website to look at and saw the basic structure of how a script should be laid out and it gave me insight on how to professionally write a script, but I will keep the basic structure but as I am experimenting with format of the script in a magazine, the actual structure will be altered to suit a magazine style. Also on this other website I found how to write a proper character profile and I have used that template to form my characters profile in my script along with the back story. I have found it hard to come up with the back story for the character, because it was hard to think what should the back story be, but I overcame that problem by discussing my ideas with other people who gave me feedback on what else I could add into the characters. The people’s insight really helped me to develop my characters further to create a realistic character.
Here are the links below
The link for the movie scripts online is above and I looked at various scripts not any particular film, I had a look at all of them listed there to get a more diverse idea on how a script is created.