OPENING SCENE

I finished the first draft of my script, to read it you can go to the “Script and Storyboard” menu on my blog. I left out the last ten pages, can’t give away the plot, you will have to wait for the movie! The full script is currently being edited by a lecturer at UCT,  (University of Cape Town) when you read my original draft, you will know why.  I also changed the name of the movie, it’s now called, “THERE WILL BE BLOOD.” It might sound a little familiar, but I’m going to stick with it for now, unless, Paramount, Miramax and Ghoulardi, the production companies for, There will be blood – 2007, have a problem with it.

I would like to explain how I’m going to shoot the opening scene. Below you will find the script’s opening scene and below that, the shooting script for the opening scene and below that, what it will take to shoot the opening scene.

SCRIPT

INT. DOOR – NIGHT

It is pitch black, a flickering light appears underneath the door.Dim at first but growing brighter as it moves closer. The chrome door handle turns and the door opens slowly with a faint screeching sound. A young woman is visible in the dim light, she is holding a candle, the flickering light reveals her naked body, covered in blood, trembling. She can hear moans coming from outside the window, she approaches slowly and pulls the curtain to the side. She puts her face closer to the window, her nose almost touches the glass.

She lifts the candle higher when a woman’s face appears on the other side of the window, her two bloodied hands, pushed against the glass, followed by an earth shattering scream. Her face disappears in the darkness again and her hands slide down the window, leaving a bloody trail. The candle falls from the young woman’s hand, the flame dies as it hits the floor, leaving the room pitch black.

It is quiet, apart from the young girls anxious breathing. A muffled voice from the dark disturbs the silence, the woman starts to cry, she knows that someone is behind her.

VOICE IN THE DARK

You spilled the blood…

The young woman’s screams fade into the dark.

 

SHOOTING SCRIPT

INT. BEDROOM DOOR – NIGHT

SCENE 1 – (Wide angel on door, light on other side of door.)

It is pitch black, a flickering light appears underneath the door.

Dim at first but growing brighter as it moves closer.

INT. BEDROOM DOOR – NIGHT

SCENE 2 – (Close up on door handle.)

The chrome door handle turns.

INT. BEDROOM DOOR – NIGHT

SCENE 3 – (Close up on bottom of door.)

The door opens slowly with a faint screeching sound, light spills into the room. We see the feet of a woman entering the room.

INT. BEDROOM DOOR – NIGHT

SCENE 4 – (Close up on top half of door.)

A young woman is visible in the dim light, she is holding a candle, the flickering light reveals her naked body, covered in blood, trembling.

INT. BEDROOM DOOR – NIGHT

SCENE 5 – (Close up on talents face.)

She can hear moans coming from outside the window.

INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT

SCENE 6 – (Camera follows talent, wide angel from waist up.)

She walks across the room towards the window.)

INT. BEDROOM FLOOR – NIGHT

SCENE 7 – (Close up on talents feet passing, bodies in background under the bed.)

She’s walking across the room.

INT. BEDROOM WINDOW – NIGHT

SCENE 8 – (Wide angel on talent in front of window.)

She pulls the curtain to the side.

INT. BEDROOM WINDOW – NIGHT

SCENE 9 – (Close up on window, can see talents reflection in window.)

She puts her face closer to the window, her nose almost touches the glass.

INT. BEDROOM WINDOW – NIGHT

SCENE 10 – ( Over talents shoulder, see candle’s reflection in window, lights up talents face.)

She lifts the candle higher.

INT. BEDROOM WINDOW – NIGHT

SCENE 11 – (Close up on window. Show both talent’s faces in the frame.)

A woman’s face appears on the other side of the window, her two bloodied hands, pushed against the glass, followed by an earth shattering scream. Her face disappears in the darkness followed by her hands sliding down the window, leaving a bloody trail.

INT. BEDROOM CEILING – NIGHT

SCENE 12 – (View from the floor up towards talent, candle falls into camera lens)

The candle falls from the young woman’s hand.

INT. BEDROOM FLOOR – NIGHT

SCENE 13 – (Close up on floor, seeing embers fly, before candle goes out.)

The flame dies as it hits the floor, leaving the room pitch black.

INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT

SCENE 14 – (Close up on half of talents face, blurred movement in the background)

It is quiet, apart from the young girls anxious breathing. A muffled voice from the dark disturbs the silence, the woman starts to cry, she knows that someone is behind her.

VOICE IN THE DARK

You spilled the blood…

The young woman’s screams fade into the dark.

SHOOTING THE SCENE

Actors/Actress

Leading (Actress)

Victim in window (Actress)

Body under bed # 1 (Actor)

Body under bed #2 (Actress)

Body under bed #3 (Actor

Blurred figure in background (Actor or Actress)?

Make-up

Fake Blood

Props

Candle and holder

Set Decoration

Bedroom door

Double Bed

Curtains

Location

House/Bedroom

Crew

Director

Cameraman/lighting

Boom operator

Sound engineer

Make-up artist

So, it will take, months of planning,  five crew members, six actors and fourteen scenes to create the first minute of the movie.  I think I need a drink.

Posted on October 25, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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