Proposal - document you submit to request funding from grant making agency's, which could be private or public
writing the proposal also makes it clear to oneself what one is embarking on, forcing a lot of clarity
makes one think, what you shoot ? how you shoot ? why you shoot ?
aim for simplicity , clarity and in your proposal
background deals with who is it aimed for ? within the project where is the film headed, bring the reader into the topic telling them about it , in context of the reality and where it will go , will it interest people ?
why are you the right person to make this film? Mention what else you have done ? that makes you the right person to make this film?
the 1st part of the above slide is for the producer
then it is for the crew the 2nd part, so they have an idea how the film is happening .
Team work is great , and if you are not getting where you want to , look as to what you might be doing wrong that you are failing and proposals are failing consistently
OUTLINES between treatment and screenplay
how film develops , from storytelling what you need? where the story starts and where it goes ? ( this is especially imp when working with broadcasters ) Plot points? start, middle and end ?
Project your ideas , Describe the diff possibility if you are not sure how it ends
outlines are 12 - 16 page could be more for a 90 minute piece.
25 - 60 minutes will have a 5 page outline approx
its a list of situations that one films
IT IS SIMILAR TO BEAT SHEET OF A FICTION
OUTLINE IS SCREENPLAY OF THE DOCUMENTRY FILM
THE OUTLINE IS A CHANCE TO BEGIN IMAGINING YOUR FILM AS IT WILL PLAY OUT ON THE SCREEN
THIS IS NOT A REQUIRMENt , but is recommended as it is ones own safety net, usually it is last stage of documentary pre prod , one describes the important scenes
its about how movie will start , the chronology of the scenes
eg a para about 1. the barren land that is the desert
2. a family that is ling there
3. persons history
4. what is the conclusion that one is driving to ?
TREATMENT IS SCREENPLAY WITHOUT DIALOGUE OF FILM