L3 Games Design: Single Camera Drama – Task 2 – Treatment

The Film Noir trailer will start out with Cole Phelps taking his phone out of his pocket and placing it onto his ear. Then Cole Phelps will start talking on the phone with the camera following him as he walks. Cole Phelps will be talking on his phone to a police officer about Wendell Bowers missing his parole after being arrested and describing what he looks like to Cole Phelps. After this particular scene Cole Phelps puts his phone back in his pocket and looks across the road to see Wendell Bowers walking across the street. Cole Phelps then advances and attempts to talk to Wendell Bowers but he runs away and Cole Phelps chases after him. They run into an alleyway and start fighting each other. A big punch lands on Wendell Bowers and he takes a step back, spits on the floor and pulls out a knife and advances towards Cole Phelps. Malcolm Caruthers, Cole Phelps’s partner comes into the shot and places his hand on Cole Phelps’s shoulder and tells him “you did a good job”.

Roles within the filming:

Director/cameraman: Stuart and Josh, Production Manager: Josh, Art Director: Josh, Sound and video editor: Josh and Elliott and Actors: Josh, Elliott and Stuart.

Setting for both trailers:

Street and Alleyway: Kingston, Skerne Road, Canbury Passage

The reason why we believe that the road and the alleyway is the best place is because not many cars go down these roads, therefore it will be easy for us to shoot our scene without any interruptions. This is also the case with people, not many people walk down that alleyway. The alleyway is a great place for us to shoot our Film Noir trailer because it is a nice and long alleyway with plenty of dark parts to create the scene of a classic Noir trailer. Furthermore, the road before the alleyway is also long with bends where the two actors are able see each other from across the road.

Props: Mobile Phone and a replicated gun

Equipment: Camera, Camera stabiliser, tripod