Beat Brkdn Description - Find the subtext, not the text....

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DIRECTING FOR FILM 1 (FIL 2480) DIRECTOR’S BOOK BEAT BREAKDOWN GRIDS Relationship Between Two Characters CHAR EMO CHAR OBJ DECISION/ EVENT CHAR EMO CHAR OBJ DECISION/ EVENT Relationship Between Three Characters CHAR EMO CHAR OBJ DECISION/ EVENT CHAR EMO CHAR OBJ DECISION / EVENT CHAR EMO CHAR OBJ DECISION/ EVENT Relationship Between Two Characters and an External Event CHAR EMO CHAR OBJ DECISION/ EVENT CHAR EMO CHAR OBJ DECISION/ EVENT EXTERNAL EVENT Relationship between Two Characters where Decision and Event are Not the Same CHAR EMO CHAR OBJ DECISION EVENT CHAR EMO CHAR OBJ DECISION/ EVENT • Groups can be considered a character if they behave with a like mind. • Nature can be considered a character and can take on a life of it’s own. • Stay with one objective and one emotion until something occurs to change it. • Only two things can “occur” to change objectives and emotions: New information or a new event • Choose active objectives that speak in the positive and are simple, “To…” • The objective is not the result.
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Unformatted text preview: Find the subtext, not the text. Find the inner problem, the character flaw and that will lead you to the objective. There are moment objectives, which are informed by the scene objective, which is informed by the super objective. You can use the supplied grids to track any of these levels it is a question of which scale are you currently problem solving. Rev. 1/08 1 of 2 DIRECTING FOR FILM 1 (FIL 2480) DIRECTORS BOOK BEAT BREAKDOWN GRIDS In the scene below, the breakdown has been applied to a script page, noting the character emotions, objectives, and decisions as they occur to each character. The events are circled with the names of the characters noted who are affected by the new information. The scene objectives have been noted for overall focus in the narrative analysis. Excerpt from Glengarry Glen Ross , D. Mamet Rev. 1/08 2 of 2...
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