In the beginning, I thought the module was interesting but it got even better!! Especially when I started to write!
This module’s final project was to transform our creative writing story into a small movie, therefore, a script. We could change some parts of the story but the main idea had to be there.
The final project was to write:
- Statement of intent
- Character Description
- 2 to 4 pages of Script
Since I didn’t love the story I wrote in creative writing it was really hard for me to find the motivation to start. I spent last year in England so my writing got really really bad compared to what it used to be. Besides my lack of confidence, I didn’t find a way to turn around my story and I couldn’t think of it visually, as a movie…
The teacher Ana Sofia really helped and gave a lot of feedback on this project which made me want to do it little by little.
The script writing is really different from the “normal”. One cannot simply write about feelings and abstract things. Everything has to be highly visual so that the hypothetical producer, that reads the script, can already have an overall image of how the movie will work and how the characters will look like. Usually, the present is the only tense there is in the script. The text also has to be interesting and the writer has to find a balance between putting his style on the writing and keeping it visual!
It was a completely different writing exercise from creative writing. Although I feel like I learned a lot I am aware that I only know the basics.
Here is my final project (in Portuguese):
Enjoy if you can 😉