Friday, March 4, 2016

Cody - Ideas for Dialogues

Hey Victor! I've been going through the dialogues I brought to class and thinking of ideas that might go well.

My favorite so far is using the clip with two old women:

My idea is that the two women have just died and are at the pearly gates, recounting how they've spent their lives. The woman in back says a little too much information, they argue, etc. I think it could be fun to add the stress of constantly being watched by St. Peter behind the podium and trying to be on their best behavior.

(Still not sure how I'd like to compose the shot. If you have any suggestions, that would be great)

Just in case, my backup idea is using the awesome Christopher Plummer dialogue:

The shot would be of Santa talking to an elf in a breakroom at the north pole, telling him a story of a terrible christmas party he was forced into going to:

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cody, I like both of these ideas. The first one has more potential for nuance, as the one lady struggles to make a good impression and keep her friends' comments at bay. I like the staging idea, though I'm not crazy about those models (those slanty eyelids). Also, the dialog is pretty long so I don't know how far you could take it in the next 6 weeks. The Santa idea is fun too, and I think has some good potential for strong character. It's also shorter and simpler, so you could probably get further with it. The first one would make a nicer multi-character shot for you reel, though. Your call!


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