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Storytelling is the cultural and social activity that enables someone to share stories, as it is, or in an improvised version. When a movie is made of a story, it is called filmmaking. Other than the story, the various elements of Filmmaking involve casting, commissioning, shooting screenwriting, etc. Take this test and prove if you have what it takes to be a great Storyteller/ Filmmaker.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are some common character tropes?

    • A.

      Old stoner guy, vengeful spirit and adorkable

    • B.

      Romeo & Juliet, female badass and femme fatale

    • C.

      Token guy and oversexed teen

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". This answer is correct because it encompasses all the character tropes mentioned in the options. The options list various common character tropes such as the old stoner guy, vengeful spirit, adorkable, Romeo & Juliet, female badass, femme fatale, token guy, and oversexed teen. By selecting "All of the above", it indicates that all of these character tropes are considered common.

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  • 2. 

    What are the element of a great scene?

    • A.

      Conflict, instability, dissonance and uncertainty.

    • B.

      Expectation, prediction, anticipation and emotional significance of anticipate events.

    • C.

      Lack of control and temporal aspects.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all the elements mentioned in the previous options - conflict, instability, dissonance, uncertainty, expectation, prediction, anticipation, emotional significance, lack of control, and temporal aspects - are considered to be the elements of a great scene. These elements contribute to creating tension, engagement, and emotional impact in a scene, making it memorable and impactful for the audience.

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  • 3. 

    What comprises the 5-act structure?

    • A.

      Setup, obstacles, challenge, rising action and climax.

    • B.

      Setup, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.

    • C.

      Climax, challenge, setup, resolution and rising action.

    • D.

      Start, climax, a goal, obstacle, rising action and resolution.

    Correct Answer
    B. Setup, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.
    Explanation
    The 5-act structure in storytelling typically consists of five key elements: setup, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. The setup introduces the characters, setting, and initial conflict. The rising action builds tension and develops the conflict further. The climax is the turning point or the most intense moment in the story. The falling action follows the climax and shows the consequences or aftermath of the climax. Finally, the resolution brings the story to a close by resolving the conflict and tying up loose ends.

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  • 4. 

    What are the element of a great scene?

    • A.

      Conflict, instability, dissonance and uncertainty.

    • B.

      Expectation, prediction, anticipation and emotional significance of anticipate events.

    • C.

      Lack of control and temporal aspects.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The elements of a great scene include conflict, instability, dissonance, uncertainty, expectation, prediction, anticipation, emotional significance of anticipated events, lack of control, and temporal aspects. All of these elements contribute to creating a compelling and engaging scene that captivates the audience's attention.

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  • 5. 

    Good action description compliment of story telling, in which the story is being told.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that a good action description is a compliment to storytelling, indicating that it enhances the narrative. This implies that when actions are described effectively, it contributes to the overall quality and engagement of the story. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 6. 

    Whose theory is the bomb under the table?

    • A.

      Martin Scorsese

    • B.

      Stanley Kubrick

    • C.

      Alfred Hitchcock

    • D.

      Akira Kurosawa

    Correct Answer
    C. Alfred Hitchcock
    Explanation
    Alfred Hitchcock's theory is referred to as the "bomb under the table." This theory emphasizes the use of suspense and tension in filmmaking by creating a sense of impending danger or threat. Hitchcock believed that by introducing a bomb under a table in a scene, the audience would be captivated and engaged, even if the characters on screen were unaware of the bomb. This technique highlights Hitchcock's mastery in creating suspenseful moments and keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.

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  • 7. 

    What emotions you can use to re-energize a scene?

    • A.

      Happiness, surprise, anger and disgust.

    • B.

      Sadness, fear, anxiety and love.

    • C.

      Hope, hate, love and fear.

    • D.

      Disgust, hope, nostalgia and fear.

    Correct Answer
    C. Hope, hate, love and fear.
    Explanation
    The emotions of hope, hate, love, and fear can re-energize a scene by evoking strong and intense feelings in the audience. Hope can create anticipation and excitement, hate can generate tension and conflict, love can bring warmth and connection, and fear can add suspense and adrenaline. These emotions can heighten the emotional impact of the scene and engage the audience on a deeper level, making it more memorable and impactful.

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  • 8. 

    A writer's goal is to build enough tension for the audience to worry about you character's

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because building tension in a story is an effective way to engage the audience and make them care about the characters. When readers or viewers become invested in the characters' well-being, it creates a sense of anticipation and keeps them interested in the story's outcome. By creating tension, the writer can keep the audience on the edge of their seats, wondering what will happen next and how it will affect the characters they have grown attached to.

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  • 9. 

    What is the 8-page structure?

    • A.

      Logline, characters, act breakout short synopsis, act breakout long synopsis and denouement.

    • B.

      Start, inciting incident, obstacle overcome, midpoint, climax and denouement.

    • C.

      Motivation, power dynamics, intention and subtext.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Logline, characters, act breakout short synopsis, act breakout long synopsis and denouement.
    Explanation
    The 8-page structure refers to the components that are included in a screenplay or script. It consists of a logline, which is a one or two-sentence summary of the story; characters, which are the individuals involved in the story; act breakout short synopsis, which provides a brief overview of the story's key events in each act; act breakout long synopsis, which provides a more detailed summary of the story in each act; and denouement, which is the resolution or final outcome of the story. This structure helps to organize and outline the key elements of a screenplay.

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  • 10. 

    What are the main questions you have to answer to design your story?

    • A.

      Who are these characters?

    • B.

      What do they want?

    • C.

      What are the central conflicts? What are the stakes?

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    To design a story, it is important to answer several main questions. Firstly, you need to identify the characters involved in the story and understand their backgrounds and motivations. Secondly, you must determine what these characters want, as their desires will drive the plot forward. Additionally, it is crucial to identify the central conflicts in the story, which will create tension and drive the narrative. Finally, considering the stakes involved in the conflicts will help in creating a sense of importance and urgency in the story. Therefore, all of the above questions are essential in designing a compelling story.

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  • 11. 

    The first sentence of the _____________ has the who, what and why of your series, so the reader immediately knows what kind of character will be driving your story.

    • A.

      Character backstory

    • B.

      Synopsis

    • C.

      Case study

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Synopsis
    Explanation
    A synopsis is a brief summary or overview of a story, including the main characters, plot, and purpose. The first sentence of a synopsis typically provides the key information about the characters, what they will be doing, and why they are important to the story. This allows the reader to quickly grasp the essential elements of the story and understand the role of the main character. Therefore, a synopsis is the most appropriate option for the given statement.

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  • 12. 

    Five-act structure is usually used for___________ pilots

    • A.

      One hour

    • B.

      30 minutes

    • C.

      2 hours

    • D.

      20 minutes

    Correct Answer
    A. One hour
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "One hour" because the five-act structure is commonly used for one-hour television pilots. This structure allows for a well-paced and structured narrative, with each act serving a specific purpose in advancing the story and engaging the audience. It helps establish the characters, introduce conflicts, build tension, and resolve the main plotlines within the time frame of a one-hour episode.

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  • 13. 

    What are the key points for world building

    • A.

      Colors, Landmasses and Resources. 

    • B.

      Feel, Movement, Shape, Smell, Main Recycled Space, Social Norms and how they are challenged?

    • C.

      Backstory,  Culture, Smells and Geography.

    Correct Answer
    B. Feel, Movement, Shape, Smell, Main Recycled Space, Social Norms and how they are challenged?
    Explanation
    The key points for world building include elements such as the feel of the world, its movement, shape, smell, main recycled space, social norms, and how those norms are challenged. These aspects contribute to creating a rich and immersive world that feels believable and engaging to the audience. By considering these factors, writers can develop a detailed and coherent setting that enhances the overall storytelling experience.

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  • 14. 

    What are some copy edits options you have?

    • A.

      Hire a script editor.

    • B.

      Listen and edit to your script.

    • C.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that both options mentioned, hiring a script editor and listening and editing to your script, are copy edit options that one can choose from. This answer implies that there are multiple ways to approach copy editing, and both hiring a professional editor and personally reviewing and revising the script are valid options.

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