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Script, Story & Storyboard | Course MD 503

Lecturer | C. Dootz
Teaching Assistant | Lamiaa Diab

'“Our appetite for story is a reflection of the profound human need to grasp the pattern of living, not merely as an intellectual exercise, but within a very personal, emotional experience.” -Robert McKee, Story

Course Description

Course Overview:

We will introduce the creation of stories and the basic rules of storytelling, script writing and storyboarding.


Course Weights:

ASSIGNMENTS 50 %

	- 4 Assignments, 12.5 % each
        - Assignments Checklist

FINAL 50 %

        - Final Deadlines
	- Final: Script, Synopsis, Treatment and Logline
		- 1st Draft Final
		- 2nd Draft Final

	- Final : Storyboard

Groups' Schedule:

Group 1 : THURSDAYS 1st & 2nd Slot
Group 2 : TUESDAYS 4th & 5th Slot


CONSULTATIONS

1st Consultation

Please Add your name in one of the lists of the dates below:

        - WEDNESDAY 11/11/2015
        - THURSDAY 12/11/2015



2nd Consultation

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Class Schedule

WEEK DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT MATERIAL
1 TUES 15.09.2015

THURS 17.09.2015

Movies' Presentations / Storytelling Keywords (Slides) Write down everything in your Diary 1- Introduction Slides

2- Developing Story Ideas

2 TUES 22.09.2015

THURS 24.09.2015 OFF "EID"

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3 TUES 29.09.2015 THURS 01.10.2015 Movies' Presentations / IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT: Create a story out of the Diary of a colleague WEEK03 ASSIGNMENT Pitching Guidelines p. 41 from Developing Story Ideas
4 TUES 06.10.2015 OFF

THURS 08.10.2015

HEROES' Presentations / CLOSAT GAME : Variables are "Character", "Location" and "Object" Write the Story you improvised in class from The CLOSAT game, Bring it printed next time "CLOSAT GAME" p. 11-->13 from Developing Story Ideas
5 TUES 13.10.2015

THURS 15.10.2015 OFF

HEROES' Presentations / CLOSAT GAME : Variables are "Character", "Location" and "Object" Write the Story you improvised in class from The CLOSAT game, Bring it printed next time "CLOSAT GAME" p. 11-->13 from Developing Story Ideas
6 TUES 20.10.2015

THURS 22.10.2015

Introducing the Dramatist Tools for writing (Slides) + Character Analysis WEEK06 ASSIGNMENT / Dream Story Inspiration: Meshes of the Afternoon Dramatist Tools Slides
7 TUES 27.10.2015

THURS 29.10.2015

How to Structure a Story (Slides) / Movie analysis : "How they get there", "Yojimbo", "Jacky Brown", "The God Father" and "Pulp Fiction" Watch the movie "Adaptation" and write a summary (max. One page) Story Structure Slides
8 TUES 03.11.2015

THURS 05.11.2015

"Adaptation" Scene Breakdown in class + Analysis 1- STORY IDEA for the final (Write it in max. one page) - To be submitted as hard copy


2- ADAPTATION SCENE BREAK DOWN - adjust and finalize the PDFs created in last week's class

3- Start to watch the Script Format Tutorials from the SSSRef Folder

Scene Break Down Layout
9 TUES 10.11.2015

THURS 12.11.2015

PITCHING the final story ideas + Understanding of What is a TREATMENT 1- Write the Treatment of your Final Story (see ref. in the material column)


2- For Group 2: Write one page of your final Script with the right Format (See the 6. Screenplay Fundamentals Folder from the SSSRef Folder)

3- For Group 1: Write a one page Script with the right Format of the Story told in class about the couple arguing in the Hallway (See the 6. Screenplay Fundamentals Folder from the SSSRef Folder)

1- Treatment Slides

2- 7 Basics Plots
3- p.43 --> p.57 from Story by Robert Mckee
4- "Chinatown" Script & Treatment

10 TUES 17.11.2015

THURS 19.11.2015

11 TUES 24.11.2015

THURS 26.11.2015

12 TUES 01.12.2015

THURS 03.12.2015

Storyboard Fundamentals + Consultations Write The COMPLETE script (min. 20 pages) + Write down your Logline Storyboarding Slides


Storyboarding The Simpsons Way

13 TUES 08.12.2015

THURS 10.12.2015