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project will entail you submitting a Film Treatment (4-5 pages double spaced) You must first complete the 1-page template found
You are to develop an original film treatment complete with characters (draw your actors from the pool of actors consistently used by Lee or choose your own actors that you would cast), plot, opening, climatic , and resolution scene descriptions, etc. (Please refer to the web links and treatment template provided below for more details of how to structure your treatment ) that reflects strong influence of Spike Lee’s style as a film director as evidenced in the films we viewed in this class.
Imagine that you are singlehandedly responsible for writing, directing and producing a film set in Brooklyn (Baltimore Maryland , Or Rutgers university campus,) that calls attention to race relations, ethics, sexism, heterosexism, police brutality, or some form of social injustice. Remember that your film treatment should serve as a cinematic social commentary and draw on historic figures/events, imagery, and recent current events to help tell your film’s story.
Be mindful to include an overview of how you aim to employ various film and camera techniques to enhance the effectiveness of your film. (You may refer to the weblink under Resources regarding the History of Film and Film Glossary for a breakdown of various camera techniques and angle shots, lighting, etc. Again, be sure to include some of Spike Lee’s favorite camera techniques, cinematography, and sound design choices).
Do not neglect to include social, political, cultural, and economic issues and how they may or may not have changed over the span of time Lee covers (1619-2020) Be sure to include a few paragraphs critically analyzing your own film treatment and how you feel your storyline and method of storytelling would be distinctive, compelling, and effective.
This website will further explain how to write a film treatment.