Proposal for Video

STEP ONE:

    Choose ONE of the questions below and write approx. 100 words to answer:

  • What’s the most important thing you learned in the last year?
  • Talk about a time you lost someone or something precious to you
  • What scares you?
  • What issue is so important to you that you’d be willing to go to jail for it?
  • Talk about someone who was a major influence on your life?

PROPOSAL FOR DOCUMENTARY (non-fiction):

  1. TOPIC: What is the subject of the video?
  2. QUESTION/CONFLICT: What question will you be exploring? Or what conflict will you be explaining?
  3. WHO TO INTERVIEW: What people (or groups) will be interviewed to help tell your story?
  4. WHAT QUESTIONS: List the questions you will ask these interviewees. Make sure they are active questions.
  5. WHAT SCENES: What locations or things or activities will you be videotaping?
  6. OUTLINE: Describe each sequence in order from beginning to end

PROPOSAL FOR FICTION VIDEO:

  1. SUBJECT: What is it about?
  2. CHARACTERS: List and describe the characters
  3. CONFLICT: What is the dramatic tension? who vs what?
  4. RESOLUTION: How does the dramatic tension resolve? The conclusion? The climax?
  5. OUTLINE: List the sequences