CAP Hollywood Synopsis

May 8th, 2014

Please add your synopsis to THIS GOOGLE DOC.

CAP 10 Indie Blog Post

April 22nd, 2014


HERE IS A LINK to the independent blog post we discussed in class. This is due on May 19th.


CAP Hollywood Homework

April 7th, 2014

* On the Road scripts DUE Wednesday
* Rough drafts of CAP Hollywood scripts DUE Friday
* This homework assignment is DUE Wednesday

For this homework assignment we are carefully watching and analyzing the introduction (or Act 1) in each of these films. Please pay attention to shot selection, particularly the use of establishing shots to set up the location and the use of close ups to let the audience know who the main character is.


  1. What is the inciting incident at the end of Act 1 that gets this story started?
  2. How many close ups of the main character are there in the first 120 seconds of this film?  Why are close ups helpful in letting the audience know who the main character is at the start of films? Are there close up of anyone else in Act 1?
  3. Identify 3 or 4 shots the filmmaker uses that help introduce the setting?
  4. What tips does the filmmaker give you about the main character in Act 1 of this film? How would you describe him as a person if you just watched Act 1? Please use specific examples from the film to support your answer.



CAP Hollywood Homework

March 24th, 2014


Please watch the following short film, The Lunch Date, and complete the 3 Act Narrative Structure activity I handed out in class today.

CAP 10 Homework

March 18th, 2014

Hello, watch the following On the Road segment and answer these questions:

  1. Describe what we learn about Shapiro in the first 45 seconds of this segment by just watching the B-Roll:
  2. We do not hear from Shapiro until 45 seconds into the segment. Instead, we see B-Roll of him and hear Hartman’s voiceover. Do you think this is an effective intro? Why or why not?
  3. Identify three examples of archival footage¬†throughout this segment and explain it’s purpose.
  4. Explain how your group is going to include some of the elements listed above in your segment (voiceovers, B-Roll, archival footage, interview clips).
  5. Please tell me where your group is now in the process? Still editing your rough cut? Working on your script? And please tell me what else you need to get done to finish this film.

**On the road films are due by the end of next week!**



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