Saturday, 24 September 2011

Script for Jurassic Jess

Here is the finished script for the newly titled ‘Jurassic Jess’. Our tutor suggested a different ending as the original felt a bit too drawn out; we all think the new ending works much better.

INT. Museum – DAY 

A young girl named JESS runs past a doorway with rope barriers. She doubles back to the barrier, as she spotted a big dinosaur tooth on the ground just inside the barrier. She checks no one is around, ducks under barrier to pick up tooth. As Jess stands, she looks up.

JESS

Gasps in shock and surprise.

A giant, menacing T-REX skeleton looms over her in a dusty, disused/in-repair room, filled with storage boxes and an array of historical artefacts. The girl’s initial shock turns to excitement, mouthing ‘WOW’. She starts to imitate a T-Rex, growling and stomping.

1.                                            JESS

“Grrrrr, rawr, rawr.” 

T-Rex suddenly comes to life and yawns.

2.                                            T-REX

Yawns.

Jess looks on in wonderment. It sees her and moves timidly down to her and breaths her scent in.  

3.                                            T-REX

Big breath in.

Her hair is drawn towards the skeleton’s nostrils and tickles them causing T-Rex to sneeze.

4.                                            T-REX

“Achoo!”

T-Rex shakes head in surprise. Surprise then turns into irritation. T-Rex starts to advance towards Jess.

5.                                            T-REX

“Grrrrrrr...”

As the growling becomes louder, there is an impending sense of danger. T-Rex opens jaw wide. Jess defiantly stands in front of T-Rex, looks thoughtfully at the tooth in her hand, then back to T-Rex. She puts the tooth in an empty gap in the T-Rex’s top jaw.

T-Rex moves back in astonishment, snapping jaw happily as if testing its fixed jaw out. Stomps feet in joy causing room to shake and swings tail accidently knocking over things. Jess joins in, happily jumping up and down.

6.                                            JESS

Giggles.

7.                                            MUSEUM SECURITY GUARD (OS)

“Oi! Who’s in there?”

The Guard’s flashlight passes over Jess’s startled face, but when the flash light swings back she’s gone. Move up to see static T-Rex. No sign of movement or Jess – Light goes out. SFX Guards footsteps recede. Cut to T-Rex head, jaw is lifted open to reveal hiding Jess.

Giggles all round. 

End.

Now that the script is finished, we are all working towards the final designs for characters, props and environment. Here's the link again for our groups blog http://dinosaur-jess.blogspot.com/

Here's some character sketches i did, the "grrrrr-face" pose i based off of a concept sketch of Bonnie from 'The Art of Toy Story 3' book - it's a great book :D