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Book Trailer Planning: Day 3

posted Oct 16, 2013, 12:54 PM by   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 3:06 PM by ]
Now that you've come up with the important scenes and quotes for your book, we're going to plan out our shot list. Use the storyboard in iMovie to view the shots you will need.  You can click on the link below to view screenshots of the storyboards:

Shot List
Here is an example of what your shot list should look like. Each item should say the length of the shot and describe what is going to be shown on screen. Note: the "Important scenes" section describes the scene in the book, while the shot list describes the action in the trailer.

  • 0.8- Caleb and Tris walking

  • 1.2- Aptitude test- Tori explaining Divergence

  • 1.8- Caleb saying “These tests don’t have to change our choices,”

Sliding Screen of text says “In a world of factions”

  • 1.1- Choosing Ceremony- Marcus talking and Tris choosing

  • 1.5- Tris meets Tobias

  • 1.5- Training Scene

  • 1.0- Training scene

Sliding Screen of text says “One Choice can Transform you”

  • 2.0- Training Scene

  • 1.9- Tobias says “We believe in ordinary acts of courage” (still at Training area)

  • 1.9- Tobias and Tris hands intertwining saying “I love you”

  • 2.0- Tris laughing with Christine

Sliding Screen of text says “Some people”

  • 2.0- Jeanine holds the serum

Sliding Screen of text says “Want to take over the government”

  • 1.9- Dauntless person with eyes glazed over

  • 2.1- Dauntless Army marching after Abnegation

  • 1.9- Erudite headquarters

  • 1.9- Jeanine with Tobias and Tris

  • 1.8- Headshot of Jeanine smiling cruelly

Sliding Screen of text says “This Fall”

  • 1.8- Tris and her mother

Sliding Screen of text says “The battle will rage”

  • 0.6- Side shot of Christine's head

  • 1.3- Side shot of Abnegation person’s head

  • 1.9- Them running toward each other or away from each other

Sliding Screen of text says “for the factions”


Prop List

List the props you will need for each scene. Make sure they are easy to get and will not break any school rules. This group also wrote who is responsible for bringing in each item, a very good idea!

  • book (Amy) - Lauren

  • collectibles: football cards (Dan) -Caleb

  • Piece of paper (will) - Garry

  • a few envelopes - Maggie

  • gray wig-Maggie

  • robe-Maggie

  • stuffed cat- Lauren

  • at least 3 backpacks- All of us

  • cane- Garry

  • green necklace -Maggie

  • pearl Earrings-Maggie

  • blanket-Maggie

  • pillow-Maggie