MR. MARZO'S ENGLISH II
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I. Read a Graphic Novel and select
your favorite scene from the book
The Graphic Novel pictured above is a scene
from Alan Moore's V for Vendetta, Page 11
Note: The script must match your storyboard. Therefore, if you make changes from the original scene that appears in the graphic novel, those changes must also be seen in your script.
III. Write a Movie Script based on your favorite scene from the novel.
II. Create a storyboard based on the scene you selected. Feel free to make changes to the scene and illustrate it the way that you would like to see it.
Your storyboard must be drawn!
DO NOT just photocopy the scene that you select from the graphic novel. Obviously
I'm not expecting the art work in your storyboard to look as good as the illustrations from the graphic novel.
Here's another example of a storyboard (pictured below) for the same scene that appears in the V for Vendetta Graphic Novel (See left hand column) Notice that there are a few changes to the scene that have been made. Feel free to alter the original scene that appears in the comic to your own liking.
More Sample Storyboards
Again, I don't expect the art work in your story board to look as good as the illustrations from the graphic novel. You can draw stick figures as long as you are able to communicate your vision of how your favorite scene from the graphic novel plays out. (See storyboard below for example)
IV. Assign real-life TV or movie stars to play each of the characters that appear in your scene.
Story Characters Movie Star (Actor/Actress)
EVEY - Kristen Stewart
V - Zac Efron
FINGERMAN 1 - Justin Timberlake
FINGERMAN 2 - Ed Westwick
FINGERMAN 3 - Jay-Z
Book Report #5 - Due
Bye Bye Photo Slideshow,
This video tutorial will show you
how to create your first Animoto video.
Click on the Video below to watch tutorial
Sample Book Report Presentation
Stephen King’s THE STAND
Click on the full length Video below
to watch sample presentation
IMPORTANT! PLEASE NOTE:
Your FREE Animoto Slide show will be limited to 30 seconds. This is about 12 to 15 slides. You may find that this is not an adequate amount of time to present your book. If this is the case, you have a few other options.
1) You could make a full length video at Animoto, but they will charge you $3.00 to make your video. Please don’t feel obligated to select this option as you still have two other alternatives.
More info at:
2) You could make more than one Free Animoto video to present your book. This option might be a bit more inconvenient, but at least you wouldn’t be charged for the service.
3) You could use another Free Slide Show web based program to create your presentation on. Here are the links to a few other web sites that you can use, but please keep in mind that these Slide Show Creators are inferior to Animoto and you will be limited to what you can produce.
Book Report #5 Instructions
What you need to include in
your Book Report Presentation
You have read your book. Your next step will be to organize what you are going to say about it in your Animoto Presentation. Writing the basic elements down in an outline format will help you to organize your thoughts.What will you include in your presentation?
Let's assume for the moment that you've chosen a work of fiction. We'll start with a written & visual description of the book. The description should include such elements as:
The setting--where does the story take place? Is it a real place or an imaginary one? If the author does not tell you exactly where the story is set, what can you tell about it from the way it is described?
The time period--is the story set in the present day or in an earlier time period? Perhaps it is even set in the future! Let your reader know.
The main character(s)—who is the story about? Give a brief description. Often, one character can be singled out as the main character, but some books will have more than one.
The plot--what happens to the main character?
Be careful here. Do not fall into the boring trap of reporting every single thing that happens in the story. Pick only the most important events. Here are some hints on how to do that.
First, explain the situation of the main character as the story opens.
Next, identify the basic plot element of the story--is the main character trying to achieve something or overcome a particular problem?
Then, describe a few of the more important things that happen to the main character as he/she works toward that goal or solution.
Finally, you might hint at the story's conclusion without completely giving away the ending.
For the last part of your presentation, give your audience a sense of the impression the book made upon you. Ask yourself what the author was trying to achieve and whether or not he/she achieved it with you. What larger idea does the story illustrate? How does it do that? How did you feel about the author's style of writing, the setting, or the mood of the novel. You do not have to limit yourself to these areas. Pick something which caught your attention, and let your audience know your personal response to whatever it was.
Don't forget to include pictures (visuals), Sound (music) &
Text (written description of your book) in your presentation