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Chp 2 Cinema- theScreenplay

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screenplay
literary expression of the story, characters, actions, locations and tone of your film written in specialized dramatic script format
script development
process of working and reworking film's story material
concept
very brief outline of basic elements involved in story
treatment
prose description of the plot
narrative beat
dramatic event in which the action, decisions or revelations of that moment move the plot forward
step outline/beat sheet
one sentence describing each scene or each narrative beat
author's draft
first complete version of the narrative in proper screenplay format.
final draft
last version of the author's draft before being turned into a shooting script
shooting script
version of screenplay you take into production
dramatize
externalize and reveal the internal through actions, dialogue, and visual context
scene
dramatic moment that has unity of both time and location.
scene directions
stage directions. always written in present tense. where most creative writing takes place
extras
performers who do not have a dramatic role in film
off screen
implies character is present in time and place of scene but not visible
voiceover
implies that person speaking is not speaking from that time or place
character
defined through actions
voice
way in which a person presents himself to the world