Feedback target group film

After we finished the pre-final edit, I send out the film to my target group to see if the message came across, how they responded to the film and if they actually enjoyed it. The colour correction had not been done yet, and neither had the audio. There was no soundtrack present. I told the…

Summary

During this graduation project, the question “How can a short dramedy film about the quarter life crisis be written and directed in such a way that it doesn’t shock, but instead inspire the target group?” has been central. To help answer this question, three sub questions have been answered: What are the characteristics of a…

Conclusion

During this graduation project, the question “How can a short dramedy film about the quarter life crisis be written and directed in such a way that it doesn’t shock, but instead inspire the target group?” has been central. To help answer this question, three sub questions were answered: What are the characteristics of a good…

Sub-question #2 – Directing a short film

Sub-question #2 – What should a director pay attention to when directing a short film? Role of the director A director is the creative driving force in the production. It’s their job to keep the cast and crew motivated, and to get everyone to deliver their best work (“Director”, n.d.). It’s the director’s job to…

Sub-question #1 – Dramedy screenplays for short films

Sub-question #1: What are the characteristics of a good dramedy screenplay for a short film? Three act structure The three act structure is a story-structure which is used by most mainstream films. It seems that over the last twenty to thirty years, up to 99% of all American mainstream films have followed the thee-act structure…

Rewritten script

After receiving Gerben’s initial feedback, I started rewriting the script. Most of his feedback was on the dialogue, so that was my start-out point. He also noted that the dialogue still explained too much at this point, which he said is common in first drafts. Dialogue At first I took the script and read it…

Character spines

To further develop the characters and their spines, like Gerben recommended, I filled in the ‘power questions to develop a character’ from the book ‘Screenplays: how to write and sell them’ by Craig Batty (2012). The character-spines show the characters’ dramatic and thematic tension, and they show you what’s at stake for them during the…

Depression and Suicide

Depression and suicide are possible consequences of the quarter life crisis. Depression has multiple symptoms. According to Robert Schoevers, for someone to get diagnosed with depression, they have to have the majority of the symptoms, for the majority of the time. Most importantly, those symptoms have to interfere with your daily life (Felix in de…

Sub-question #3 – The Quarter Life Crisis

Sub-question #3: What is the quarter life crisis? What is the Quarter Life Crisis and its symptoms The Quarter Life Crisis, or QLC, is a crisis that occurs in people between their early 20’s and their early 30’s. 86% of people asked said they felt pressured to succeed financially, professionally and in their relationships before…

Feedback target group

To see what my target group most struggled with regarding the quarter life crisis, and what they most needed in regards of help, I set out a survey with three questions: What is your biggest stress-factor/factor of insecurity concerning your quarter life crisis which makes you worry or depresses you? Where do you personally find…

Analysis ‘A New Man’

Special thanks to Hughes William Thompson for sending me the screenplay for my research. A New Man is a short dramedy film which has been posted on shortoftheweek.com. I’m analysing this short film to see what kind of character stars in it, which are the main storytelling components are and what the subject of the…

Analysis ‘Normal Doors’

Special thanks to James Sweeney for sending me the screenplay for my research. Normal Doors is a short dramedy film which has been posted on shortoftheweek.com. In it are two characters who are in their early twenties, the age of my target group. I’m analysing this short film to see what kind of characters star…