Help! Our educator has given each student in our class to conceive and realize a factual 2-3 minute TV report about "GLASS ITSELF" (think news report, or short educational clip), and I have absolutely no idea what to tell of within that report!
The requirements are such:
- It must be FACTUAL
- It must be 2-3 MINUTES IN LENGTH (so it's pretty much unfeasible to cover the sparkling history of glass making)
- It must be about GLASS ITSELF, i. e. it MUST NOT be about a company that MAKES or SELLS glass, and it CANNOT be about what things you can make out of glass OR how you can tint glass OR what liquids you can fill into a glass vessel!
The whole thing is further complicated by the fact that we're not very mobile with our equipment, i. e. we can only shoot in our "studio" (which is a room with a wall painted blue) at our school/college, and maybe a few hundred yards of street downstairs. Zero budget to buy any transportation or fancy glassware.
All the rest of the class finds this task "so exciting" because of "the many fancy light reflections you can create in glass". But what about the whole NARRATIVE aspect required for a "factual report"?! Heck, just some silent pictures is not a "factual report" about "glass itself"!
The original deadline to turn in the written concept (including, among other things, treatment, detailled shot-by-shot script including word-by-word off-stage narration and dialogues, and a complete cent-by-cent budgeting) was more than a week ago, and I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what "story" to tell!
Right now, it's Sunday noon, and if I'll turn up empty-handed AGAIN on Monday morning tomorrow, I'll be in for ANOTHER half hour of getting myself publically ripped a new one in front of the whole class.
7 years, 5 months ago
15 May 2011 11:44 CEST