360 video script
Like every film, also a 360 video needs a script. However for VR filmmaking, we already know, we need a different approach: because we can’t direct the viewer attention in the classic way, this kind of script will consider each side of the video, either vertically or horizontally.
In my video there aren’t characters, but the user can hear the voice of the narrator (which probably will be in 8K format). And there will be also an animation that follows the narration. To visualize everything, I wrote down a script in which the order is based on the animation.
INT. TRAP HOUSE - ROOM
Dirty and empty room with just a mattress and a sleeping bag. Traffic noise and some chit chat sounds come from outside the room. Just a few wine and beer bottles and traces of drugs adorn the room.
Q1 - Scene 1 — Spotlight on mattress with drugs
0 to 5 sec: Organic sounds: lighter, breathing and needle on plate
5 to 30 sec: “Bruised, Abused and confused
Already sleeping rough
I found my life on the line
Got offered a place to sleep
By a well-wisher to earn my keep
Now I will be safe or so I thought
My new home was a trap house
Where my liberty was taken
I became like a mule
Loaded with drugs for selling”
Q2 - Scene 2 — Spotlight on door
30 to 35 sec: Organic sounds: footsteps
35 to 40 sec: “My trauma like a never ending drama
Caused me to sink into depression
So I look to manage my pains
With drinking, smoking and drugs”
Q3 - Scene 3 — Spotlight on wine bottles
40 to 45 sec: Organic sounds: lighter, bottles
45 to 60 sec:“I have become a nonentity
Needing the restoration of my true identity
The future looks bleak
But I hope someone will help me escape”
70 to 90 sec: Audio credits with UAL and Children’s Society Logos.