Action Sequence Project

Project Team: Individual or partners

Project Components:

  • Pre-Production: Storyboard, shot sequence, script, cast, locations, props list, etc. 100 points
  • Production: Footage. 100 points
  • Post-Production: Finished product. 200 points
  • Critique: Paper. 100 points

Project Synopsis: For this assignment you need to produce an action sequence. Your goal is to create a seamless action sequence employing multiple angles and a diverse shot selection to tell the story.. Your action sequence must include:

  • A conflict
  • A beginning, middle, and end
  • multiple camera angles
  • Diverse shot selection
  • Music that enhances the mood of the piece
  • Appropriate foley for realistic sound effects

Project Detail: You are responsible for determining what conflict your action sequence will explore. The material must be an original idea, no copying an existing action scene. No guns. All shots should be well composed and planned. You will need to incorporate and use appropriate audio tools/microphones and lighting. This project must demonstrate your knowledge of camera work, audio/sound work, 3-point lighting, editing, and storytelling.

You will complete a shot sequence (with video, audio, and time) along with your storyboard. You will include a Celtx script if there is dialogue. Your project must be approved by me before you start production.

The length of the piece is not important. Effective storytelling to portray a conflict with a clear beginning, middle, and end is important. You must include a title slide, end credits, and the Rambler logo. I am looking for creative shot selection, audio quality, , foley, continuity and tight editing that tells a story well and effectively creates the appropriate mood for the conflict of the piece.

Watch various action clips from movies and TV (for example: the Bourne franchise, sports movies, the Fast and the Furious franchise, 24, Hawaii 5-O, or Prion Break) to get the thought process going. You may want to consider using this as a part of your final short film project.

As always you will need to write a one-page minimum critique after the project reflecting on what you did, what went well, what was frustrating, what you learned as a result of the project, what you hope to improve upon for the next project, and any future goals you have for your filmmaking. Basically, you need to evaluate your progress as a filmmaker. This must be typed, 12 point size, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and standard one-inch margins. This is due at the completion of the project.

Required Components:

  • Storyboard
  • Script (if there is dialogue)
  • Shot Sequence
  • Cast List
  • Location List
  • Wardrobe and Props List
  • 3-point Lighting
  • Footage
  • Music
  • Foley
  • Final Action Sequence Plus a Title Slide, End Credits, and Rambler Logo.
  • Critique






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