Make a film, less than 10 minutes long, that tells a story without the use of dialogue.
Three act script is due right after Thanksgiving, so you have time to shoot the film for Christmas.
You need to:
- Write a one-paragraph synopsis of your story
- Lengthen that into a 3-Act Script
- Then write a detailed shot list for each of the 3-Acts
- Then break that shot list down into a shooting plan, grouping shots together according to location and personnel involved
- Start shooting it
Give My Word is a film I made for film class at New York University in the summer of 2004. You can watch it. Below the video is a pdf of my script and shot list, which you can use as a model for yours.
Here’s a link to a college film teacher’s clear explanation of the the three act structure.