Link to Video Assignment (YouTube)

Here is the link to my video assignment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzPvgMCnrhw&feature=youtu.be
The script is below:

INT. OFFICE.
Establishing shot of the office. EDITOR is sat in the office, talking on the phone.
EDITOR
Hello?

INT. CANTEEN.
Medium shot of JOURNALIST stood getting herself a cup of coffee. Her phone rings and she answers it.
JOURNALIST
Hello?
(SPLIT SCREEN)
EDITOR
I have a story for you. Can you interview Mr John Smith about the death of his wife Sarah?
JOURNALIST
Yes.
EDITOR
Thank you.
(Hangs up.)

EXT. OUTSIDE THE HOUSE.
The JOURNALIST is walking up the path to the door. She is preparing herself for the interview, nervous.
(FLASHBACK)

EXT. PARK
Establishing shot of the park. SARAH SMITH is walking along the park. A HOODED MAN comes up to her and grabs her, and she writhes, punching him in the face. SARAH screams and the HOODED MAN stabs her.
Black.

(END OF FLASHBACK.)
EXT. OUTSIDE THE HOUSE.
The JOURNALIST takes a deep breath and knocks on the door.

ALTERNATIVE ENDING 1.
EXT. OUTSIDE THE HOUSE.
The JOURNALIST waits for someone to answer the door. The door opens and MR JOHN SMITH appears. He looks distraught.
JOURNALIST
Hello, my name is….. from the local paper. I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your wife, but I was wondering if you could answer some questions for me?
JOHN SMITH
Of course. Come in.
The JOURNALIST enters the house and JOHN closes the door behind her. As she turns to look at him, she notices the fresh cut on JOHN’s face.
(FLASHBACK)

EXT. PARK
The HOODED MAN grabs SARAH and she writhes, punching him in the face. Close up of his face and the cut.

(END OF FLASHBACK.)

INT. INSIDE THE HOUSE.
The JOURNALIST realises that JOHN is the killer. She makes to run for a back exit but he grabs her and stabs her.
Black.

ALTERNATIVE ENDING 2.
EXT. OUTSIDE THE HOUSE.
The JOURNALIST knocks and waits for an answer. The door opens and JOHN SMITH appears.
JOHN SMITH
Can I help you?
As the JOURNALIST looks at him, she notices the fresh cut on JOHN’s face.
(FLASHBACK)

EXT. PARK
The HOODED MAN grabs SARAH and she writhes, punching him in the face. Close up of his face and the cut.

(END OF FLASHBACK.)

EXT. OUTSIDE THE HOUSE.
The JOURNALIST realises that JOHN is the killer and tries not to panic. She takes out her phone.
JOURNALIST
Excuse me.
She turns away and pretends to be on the phone. A few moments later, she turns back and forces a smile at JOHN.
JOURNALIST
I’m sorry, I have to go.
She leaves. Shot of JOHN watching her leave.
Black.

ALTERNATIVE ENDING 3.
EXT. OUTSIDE THE HOUSE.
The JOURNALIST waits for an answer to her knocking. After a few moments, she heads to the nearby window and looks through it. JOHN is stood inside, his back to her. As the JOURNALIST watches, she realises that he is cleaning a bloody knife.

(FLASHBACK)
EXT. PARK
The HOODED MAN stabs SARAH. Close up the knife. It is the same one.

(END OF FLASHBACK.)
EXT. OUTSIDE THE HOUSE.
The JOURNALIST walks away slowly, trying not to panic. As she walks away, she pulls out her phone and dials 999.
JOURNALIST
Hello? Can I have the police please? I’ve found out who killed Sarah Smith.
Black.

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Video Documentary

For Video, we are creating a three minute documentary on how to be a good journalist. We are doing this in the style of comedy sketches. We are giving ten top tips, (see below), and the clips will show the wrong way to be a journalist.

These are the tips we are going to use:

1. Research

2. Shorthand

3. Facts vs. Opinions

4. Plagarism/Copyright

5. Proffesionalism

6. Curiosity vs. Nosiness

7. Permission

8. Networking and making contacts

9. Deadlines

10. Knowing your audience

I am creating the sketches for Plagarism/Copyright, Permission, and Knowing your audience. These are my ideas for each sketch:

Permission – A journalist goes up to a child and shoves a microphone in their face, asking them questions. This is a bad way to go about it because usually you have to ask the permission of an adult before speaking to children.

Plagarism/Copyright – A journalist copy and pastes something from Wikipedia into a word document. This is copying the work of others, and sites like Wikipedia usually have copyright laws. In the voice over later on, I am going to mention that there is a site called “Neil’s Toolbox” with a little app kind of thing that lets you check your work for plagarism and copyright issues.

Audience – A journalist is giving a pitch for a formal article to a bunch of editors in a conference. The journalist’s article is informal and doesn’t fit the specified brief. Knowing your audience is important because you have to target the right people.