SMI 2010 Project 1 – Silent, In-Camera Edit

The first project is designed to emphasis the importance of pre-production and introduce the concept of creating a reality through visual language.  In groups of three, participants create a 2-4 minute script and storyboard.  Stories are shot in the order that they will be viewed, constraining the participants to the plan (shot list) they create.

To make the project more interesting, groups are given a prop and a line of dialogue that they must incorporate.  Additionally, each group member must appear on screen at least once.  To prepare for telling a story without dialogue or sound, ample practice in developing shot technique and continuity are given.  In addition, we offer an acting workshop where participants explore telling stories through body language and props.