Year 7 Final Film: Script and Outline

CHARACTER 3: Alberto

Scene One:

Location: South Bank with lots of people – Waterloo Bridge.

Character 1 is rushing around, on arrival in the sheltered location they zip their jacket and hood up. They are trying not to be seen.

CAMERA: Still, cutting between various shots of the character’s journey to the shelter. Different shot types as we go.

Scene Two:

Location: Shelter

Character 1 looks lonely in the shelter. On their own, possibly hiding their face. Looking cold.

CAMERA: Inside the shelter, looking out. Possibly a point of view shot.

Character 1 is shown typing into his phone.

CAMERA: Closer to the character, cutting between his face and the phone screen

I'm not coming in - meet you in the shelter

Scene 3:

Location: Classroom

Sound: Ringtone. Character 2 checks their phone – it’s the end of class and he leaves school to meet Character 1.

CAMERA: Wide shot of the whole classroom with the student receiving the text closer to the camera. Shots of students leaving the lesson and moving to their next lesson.

Scene 4:

CAMERA: Montage of shots of weather based around the Thames. Shots of people on the street to reflect their reaction to the weather conditions.

Scene 5:

Location: South Bank

Character 2 is shown looking around

CAMERA: First person single shot

Scene 6:

Location: Shelter

Character 1 is upset, he wanted to get away from the bullying. 


C2: “What’s the problem?”
C1: [Shrugs, with his head in his hands.]
C2: “Come on bro, don’t be so sad.”
C1: [No reply]
C2: [Sits down quietly beside C1]
“Come on; I’m your best friend.”
C1: “Well…”
C2: “What is it?”
C1: “The Year 9s were bullying me.”
C2: [pats him on the shoulder]

CAMERA: When they first encounter each each other, filmed from inside the shelter – allowing a view of the weather, as well as the scene outside, possibly with Character 1 in silhouette.

During the conversation: starting with a two shot, filmed from the side. This is filmed from the outside. Additionally we could film some over-the-shoulder shots with a second camera.

Scene 7:

Location: Following Character 2’s path as he leaves the school.

Character 3: follows character two to the shelter, he lags behind, hidden from him. While the other two are in the shelter, he takes a photo of the two of them. He laughs.

CAMERA: 1st person view.


  1. Characters 1 and 2 look up and see their photo being taken
  2. A shot of the photo being photocopied in large quantities
  3. The photo being shared in a classroom on phones during reading time
  4. The jumper, tie or the paper gets stuck in the photocopier
    1. Characters 1 and 2 discover him and make a truce


Le Meteo: The Rules of the Game

Understanding Cinema 2015-16

Rules of the Game – Draft version 30-09-15

Drifting Clouds:  The Children of the World Film the Climate 


1.  Lumiere Minute – One minute to film the weather where I live.

This can be filmed at school, in the street, in your neighbourhood, in your town, or out in the countryside, wherever you live or spend a large portion of your time.

Each participant will film their minute from a fixed point of view, paying close attention to sound.
An second, optional, minute is also possible, where a long take, lasting a minute, is filmed starting from a fixed point of view, which then pans steadily around, from that point of view, coming to stop at another fixed point of view.

Teachers, filmmakers and cultural partners are all invited to film a minute of their choosing.

2.  Feelings:
Give a representation or impression of a weather event, such as rain, wind, sun, fog, the cold or the heat.  You will do this by filming a series of short shots, which can either be shot in sequence, or brought together through editing.

This exercise is an opportunity to work on sound techniques, both in the creation of sounds to reflect the impression you wish to give, and also in the recording of the sounds of the weather events.

Each impression should last a maximum of 2 minutes.

3.  Seasons:

Film the same simple situation in several different weather conditions.  The scene can be filmed and edited over 2 or 3 shots.  In each version of the film you must have the same location, the same characters, and the same interaction between the characters, but it should filmed and staged according to the weather conditions of the moment in which you film.  This exercise should be filmed between October and March.
If this exercise is filmed in an interior location, at least one shot must contain a view to the world outdoors.

The film should last up to 4 minutes.

Group Film

Make a short film around a love story or a friendship which contains:

  • A shelter. This can be an urban shelter, a hiding place or a shelter constructed especially for the film
  • A scene of solitude or indecision, where the mis en scene, the dialogue and other considerations will be made in response to the weather on the day of filming.  The elements of the weather that you experience when filming should be perceptible to the viewer.

You should break up the action in the film with appropriately recorded moments of weather elements, such as clouds, the sky, rain or snow, which will create an emotional response in the viewer.

The film should be of 5 to 7 minutes in length, including any titles and credits.