What are the most important components of a Mystery genre movie?
What would you like to learn? Why did you choose this skill? What motivates or excites you in pursuing this line of inquiry?
I would like to learn how to properly write a script. I’m a huge movie critique and I watch movies every week. I’d like to now go back, and go behind the scenes in the very early stages, learning the scripting and planning stages of a movie. This excites me so much because I get to learn how all my favourite movies were planned and how they became successful.
What do you currently know about this topic/skill, and what skills do you currently have that will help you succeed in your work?
I have a couple of movie scripts at home (Boyhood, Theory of Everything, etc.), so I know the format and how they work. Reading them expands my knowledge, and will help exceedingly with this project. I also know quite a bit about movie making. I have made a couple of trailers in my past, and I am currently in a Digital Media class. We are learning about a software called Adobe Premiere cs5, which I can get access to and use it towards this project.
What is a specific list of skills that you hope to have expanded on / learned by the end of this assignment?
I’d really like to learn how to make a successful script that is exciting and keeps interest throughout the movie. I’d also like to learn some formatting skills as a script is very different than normal writing and stories. Finally, I want to learn how to incorporate actions, as well as speech in one story. I need to be able to describe an argument as well as show that emotions, actions, and expressions.
Who can you approach for support during your work/research?
I am hoping to get some support from Mark Breakspear (My father). He works within the movie industries and has a plethora amount of experience in script writing. I am planning to have an interview with someone who excels in script writing, and we are hoping Mark can help us and direct us to who we need.
What are some other resources that might be useful in helping you complete your summary?
I was planning also to get movie scripts off the internet so that Albert and I could study and examine them. As said before, I own a couple of scripts so It is a possible option to just read some of my own. Another possibility is to watch some horror/mystery movies so I could get ideas on what film we are going to write.
How might you demonstrate your learning at the end of your inquiry? What format or form might you use to highlight your work?
I am planning to present our learning by fully planning out a movie(scripting, storyboarding, etc.) and then also creating a trailer for our planned movie to show that we have learned how to make an impact on the audience. We will also be presenting a short lesson on how to make a valid and an exceeding trailer to grab the audience’s attention.
What is your schedule for learning? Include a calendar with a tentative plan as to how you will use your time both in and out of class.