For those studio members who weren't today at the baseroom, Bob and I have changed and developed the story of the Atack of the 50 ft Alien from Toyland.
The story begins with establishing shot of a toy factory "Toyland" and then a scene of little toy boxes being taken by the machines. One box though doesn't fit the criteria and is thrown away outside at the squere litter bin. All pretty boring .. but!
All of a sudden a strong lighting covers the trash bin and we see a bloby ball of light flying just towards the thrown away toy box. And it smashes! Both the toy box and the trash bin rolls as the impact of the meteorite hit was so poverfull. Funny things start to happen to the box....
Even if it looks like we're covering just the very beginning of the story this is, supposedly, our half of the trailer, since we're heading for a traler which doesn't cover the whole plot of the film like some do.
Further to develope the rest of the trailer we need a story with the right amount of twists just to make trailer full of information, intriguing (!) and proffesional looking. Since what we're reaching is : speedy editing, symbolic imagery (to avoid long shots which are unnecesery in trailers)
So other shots so far will include:
Tanks and military gathering their forces to defeat the alien;
Alien creeping slowly towards the camera (to emphasize the scaryness of the creature)
So far this is that.
All of us have to think of what the conclusion of the story could be, what twists the story contains (Cause this all helps when constructing an interesting trailer.)
What else we want to include in the trailer by drawing key ideas out and bringing them Friday at 1p.m. at the studio meeting.