Writing and Filming a Horror Film

Writing and Filming a Horror Film

12 year old Billy loved watching horror movies. You could say that he was engrossed by them. Young Billy began paying attention to who produced and directed his favorite movies. After watching many behind-the-scene discussions with leading screenplay writers (also called screenwriters for short), directors, and producers, Billy new what he needed to do.

Billy decided to make his own scary movie. However, Billy was just a kid, how could he write and film a movie? After some thinking about this, Billy came up with a plan. He would involve as many friends as he could to help him out.

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Think about a group of children trying to write and film a horror film. They are going to need many things such as, cameras, and other equipment. How will they get those things. Who will be the producer and the director? Who will be the screenwriter?

Pretend that you are Billy, and you and your friends will write and film a horror movie. How would you do it? Tell us your story.

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horror movie (film) 恐怖影片

noun

A horror film is a film, or movie that seeks to make you afraid for entertainment purposes.

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screenplay writer 电影剧本作家;编剧

noun

A screenplay writer writes stories for movies or television shows.

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director (戏剧、电影、电视等的)导演

noun

a person who directs the making of a movie or show and is usually responsibile for action, lighting, music, and rehearsals

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producer 制片人;制作人

noun

a person who supervises the making of a movie or show.

A producer is the big boss;)

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movie camera 电影摄影机

noun

a camera used to film movies or shows

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equipment 设备

noun

Equipment is the things used to do a job.

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