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Location : Nickerson beach park

Story: The story begins with the actor walking up to his car that his friend borrowed while looking at text messages about an event that he is going to attend later. Him and his friend greet each other, get his car back, and the friend leaves. The actor stares at the car, then starts admiring the car, moving his hand across the body of it. The actor is now at the driver side of the seat thinking to himself, and goes into the driver seat. As he is seated the actor is starting to feel stressed about something and has a flashback about his deceased relative. He snaps back into reality and decides to go for a drive, and ends up at the beach. He slowly walks around the area, and stops at a few places just to stare into the distance lost in thought. After a few “hours” he gets a text message saying he’ll be late for the event, and his face begins to brighten up. He starts to walk towards his car but later it changes to running. As he sits himself in the car the actor looks out the passenger window one more time before driving off to his destination.

Intro scene/scene 1:

  • Fade from black
  •    shot 1 
    • camera angle on ground, have actor walk over/past camera – then slowly raise camera height
      • cut to next shot

**Good place to add title of our film or we can do it before we fade in***

  • Shot 2
    • Camera is following the actor at foot level
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 3
    • Medium shot of actor on his phone – camera in front following
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 4 
    • Close shot to Show image/msg on phone, either a family picture or text msg of day before funeral
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 5
    • Wide shot of actor – side view – walking down sidewalk/street
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 6
    • Go back to showing phone msg/pic – 
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 7 
    • Front shot of actor walking – slowly zoom out to show 2nd actor waiting by car
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 8
    • Medium shot of 2nd actor w/o their face showing while actor walks into frame
      • 2nd actor “hey man thanks for letting me borrow your car”
    • Camera at off angle – 2nd actor tosses key to main actor
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 9
    • Medium shot on main actor- catches the keys
      • “No problem”
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 10
    • Back to 2nd actor mid shot
      • “Anyway man, I’ll catch you around”
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 11
    • Mid shot of main actor
      • “Yea man for sure”
      • Cut to next shot/end scene

 

Scene 2

    • Shot 1
      • Full body shot of actor and front of car, actor slowly walks towards the front tire
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 2
      • Close up on actors eye
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 3
      • Mid shot on car
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 4
      • Mid shot of actor – camera is looking from bottom up 
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 5
      • mid/close shot of actors hands slowly caressing the car body
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 6
      • Mid shot of actor face still caressing car
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 7
      • Repeat shot 5 but now the actor has almost walked around the entire car
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 8
      • Mid shot of actor looking at the car from the front- actor has hand on chin/thinking position
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 9
      • Mid shot of actor still thinking from front passenger seat looking out driver seat at actor
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 10
      • Close up on actor hand with keys pressing unlock door
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 10.1
      • Have a shot of back of car with lights blinking for unlocking car
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 11
      • Mid shot – camera where stick shift is- actor getting into the car
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 12 
      • POV shot of driver just looking in front 
        • Cut to next shot
    • Shot 13
      • Mid shot – camera at stick shift- actors puts both hands on face
        • Flash effect to next shot
  • FLASHBACK SCENE!!!!!!!!!!

 

Flashback

  • Shot 1
    • Mid shot of actor and other-  actor and their close family member are jumping in celebration bc they got accepted into some program (SLOW MO EFFECT PLS)
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 2
    • Shot on actors face
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 3 
    • Shot on other person face
      • Cut to next shot /flash effect
  • Shot 4
    • Close up shot of family pic w/ candles/urn/tombstone
      • Slowly zoom out, Cut to next shot, flash effect

 

Scene 2 cont..

  • Shot 14
    • Mid shot – camera @ stick shift – actor lets out deep exhale
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 15
    • Close up shot of actor hand inserting key and turning on car/turning on car

**cinematic edits**

  • Shot 16
    • close shot of exhaust w/ car engine rev
      • Fade cut next shot
  • Shot 17
    • Pan shot of back of car left to right
      • Fade out half way and fade back in – add multiple revs for later sound efx edits
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 18
    • Same pan shot of front of car
      • Same fade efx
      • Cut to next shot

***END OF CINEMATIC SHOTS/edits***

    • Shot 19
      • Wide shot of side of car, slowly pulling away quietly
  • This for some comedic efx lol
      • Cut to next shot/end scene

 

Scene 3

  • Shot 1
    • Pov from passenger seat – actor just driving 
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 2
    • Camera at stick shift place – Actor turns on music/radio – 
      • Music is some sad song
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 3
    • Close up on steering wheel “skip button” – Actor presses button to change music
      • Cut to next shot once button is pressed
  • Shot 4
    • Close up of dashboard with song title
      • Music is some weird song
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 5 
    • Close up on steering wheel “skip button” – Actor presses button to change music
      • Music some sad song again
      • Cut to next shot when actor presses button
  • Shot 6
    • Camera at stick shift place – actor lets out agitated grunt and shuts off music
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 7
    • Pov passenger seat -actor continues driving
      • Cut to next shot/end scene – fade to black

 

Scene 4 – exterior shots of car for time passage

  • Shot 1
    • Wide shot of car driving from right to left
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 2
    • Car is driving towards the camera, then makes a left turn (left turn from driver pov)
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 3
    • Wide shot car driving left to right
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 4
    • Hand held camera on side of road – following car as it turns corner
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 4.1
    • Camera is driver pov – making same turn in shot 4
      • Cut to next shot/end scene

 

Scene 5

  • Shot 1
    • Wide shot of car pulling into a spot in parking lot/sidewalk spot
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 1.1
    • Mid shot, camera in front of parking spot as car pulls into the spot
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 1.2 
    • Close up of front tire pulling into spot
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 2
    • Camera in front of car, actor center of screen , gets out of car
    • Camera moves accordingly to film actor close door, lock car, and walks towards the beach/park past front of car
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 3
    • Back side shot of actor walking down path
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 4
    • Mid shot in front of actor following him walking down path – maybe camera is at slight angle
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 5
    • Mid or wide shot looking back at car 
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 6
    • Mid front side shot of actor walking then stop to turn around
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 6.1
    • Mid shot from back side of actor turning around
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 7
    • Mid or wide shot looking back at car
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 8
    • Front side full body shot – actor looks back up front and continues walking
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 9
    • Pan shot of scenery of boardwalk, actor walks into frame
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 10
    • Close shot/face of actor walking into frame and looks into distance, lets out deep sigh, turns and walks away
      • Cut to next shot

***when editing, try to find emotional time passing songs****

**** MAYBE CINEMATIC EDITS???****

Scene 6 – *****might need to shoot more shots not listed for more b-rolls*****

    • Shot 1
      • Full /wide shot at playground, actor walks into frame from the right
        • Cut to next scene
    • Shot 2
      • Full wide shot, actor doing goofy poses around the playground
        • Cut to next scene
    • Shot 3
      • Mid shot side of actor on swing just sitting there looking out
        • Cut to next scene
    • Shot 4
      • Close shot of phone, actor checks time 
  • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 5
    • Off angle shot on actor staring at phone, looks up and around
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 6
    • Full/wide shot of playground, actor on sitting on swing, gets up and walks away to the right 
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 7
    • Wide shot of actor walking left to right on boardwalk
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 8
    • Camera is following actor from the back 
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 9
    • Camera is following actor in front
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 10
    • Mid side shot following actor walking down boardwalk
      • Cut to next shot
  • Shot 11
    • Camera looking down boardwalk, close shot of actor face comes into frame looking at distance.
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 12
    • Close up on phone, actor checks time again but this received msg
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 13
    • Close up on actor face, stares at phone, then smirks, turns around and walks away
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 14
    • Mid shot, camera is at the entrance path, actor walks into frame
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 15
    • Mid /full shot on car from front side, actor walks into scene, opens doors, and gets in
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 16
    • Reuse previous shot of turning car on
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 17
    • Camera at stick shift spot – actor smirks and grips wheel – insert car revs.
      • Cut to next scene/end scene

 

Scene 7

  • Shot 1
    • Close shot back driver side tire – car pulls away
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 2
    • Rolling shots of car driving –  using go pro/ and handheld camera
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 3
    • Camera on dashboard –  actor is smiling as he drives
      • Cut to next scene
  • Shot 4 DRONE SHOT
    • Drone is slightly above car roof lvl, as car drives past it, drone slowly flies upward
      • Fade to black end film

 

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