Production Project Session 3




Intention (SMART Goal)

By January 28, as part of my team, I will explore the screenwriter’s skill pathway by aligning the screenplay with specific editing direction. I will use props to externalize character and use location to unify characters while heightening drama. I will use Cinemtaic Storytelling by Jennifer Van Sijll as a source for these techniques.


Leader(s) in the Field / Exemplary Work(s)

Quentin Tarantino is one of the most critically acclaimed screenwriters of all time. His works utilize nonlinear storytelling, dark humor, stylized violence, extended dialogue, ensemble casts, references to popular culture, alternate history, and neo-noir.

Training Source(s)

“Cinematic Storytelling” by Jennifer Van Sijll

Project Timeline

Jan 9 – 15 Pre-production

Jan 23 – Feb 1 Production

Feb 2 – 3 Post-production

Feb 4 – Present film

Proposed Budget



The (FILM, SOUND, or GAME Creation)

Skills Commentary

I took influence from Tarantino’s screenwriting technique


21st Century Skills

Ways of Thinking (Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving)

I had to learn how to properly film with the cameras in the abscense of our cinematographer.

Ways of Working (Communication & Collaboration)

I collaborated with my group in order to solve problems such as camera placement.

Tools for Working (Info & Media Literacy)

My source for learning was Cinematic Storytelling by Jennifer Van Sijll.

Ways of Living in the World (Life & Career)

This project cycle gave me experience for when people are missing in a professional setting.

Reactions to the Final Version

Moira: “The inclusion of setting description in the script successfully added a band theme to the film.”

Self-Evaluation of Final Version

The final version was unfinished and a mess due to the fact that half the group was gone during production.

What I Learned and Problems I Solved

I learned the basics of operating the camera and some of Tarantino’s scriptwriting techniques.



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