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Subject: Literature

#2132. Understanding a Director's Choices

Literature, level: Middle
Posted Mon Feb 12 08:55:52 PST 2001 by Kerry LeBlanc (kleblan1@epsb.edmonton.ab.ca).
Argyll Home Education Services Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Concepts Taught: cinematography, casting, scripting, staging

In this assignment you will be asked to take on the role of a cinematographer who has been commissioned to film the closing courtroom scene from To Kill A Mockingbird as effectively as possible. There are several things your producer expects you to include:

EVALUATION: marked holistically out of 10
If you want to earn all ten marks you MUST include:
-a script (dialogue can come right from the book, stage directions must be added by you) This must look like, and possess all of the requirements and attributes of a scripted play.
title
list of characters with a brief character sketch for each
setting description with a brief explanation of your choice
stage directions
dialogue
-a diagram of the setting which indicates where the actors will be positioned It must possess all of the requirements and attributes of a diagram.
title
labels
symbols
legend for symbols
-a description of the type of camera work that will be done throughout the scene (angle, distance, movement)
eg:When do you want a close up of Atticus? This can be done using generic sketches and brief descriptions, or in the form of carefully written directions. You are expected to include:
aspects of the scene - content
movement
mood/message conveyed
-a list of famous actors you will cast for this scene Who will you cast to play each main character? Give a list and a brief rationale for each choice.


TOTAL: /10

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You are a cinematographer who has been commissioned to film the closing courtroom scene from To Kill A Mockingbird as effectively as possible. There are several things your producer expects you to include:
As you complete each part of this assignment, check it off by clicking on the little box beside it.
-a script (dialogue can come right from the book, stage directions must be added by you) This must look like, and possess all of the requirements and attributes of a scripted play.
title
list of characters with a brief character sketch for each
setting description with a brief explanation of your choice in terms of how it helps advance the theme(s) of the story
stage directions
dialogue
-a diagram of the setting which indicates where the actors will be positioned It must possess all of the requirements and attributes of a diagram.
title
labels
symbols
legend for symbols
-a description of the type of camera work that will be done throughout the scene (angle, distance, movement)
eg:When do you want a close up of Atticus? This can be done using generic sketches and brief descriptions, or in the form of carefully written directions. You are expected to include:
aspects of the scene - content
movement
mood/message conveyed
an explanation of how these choices help advance the theme(s) of the story
-a list of famous actors you will cast for this scene Who will you cast to play each main character?
Give a list and a brief rationale for each choice in terms of how it helps advance the theme(s) of the story