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Remember I Said that Most of All
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Writer & Producer: C. Neil Davenport and

The Production Crew, Comm. Senior Capstone Class of 2016 & Supervising Producer, Prof. Matthew Buzzell present a short documentary about a group of university students struggling to balance their life on and off the stage.

Screened at the Augusta University Maxwell Theatre (2016)

PG-13

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AMBIENT MUSIC

FADE IN AND OUT. AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY LOGO

FADE IN AND OUT. AU: PAMPLIN COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES/DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

PRODUCTION LOGO FADE IN AND OUT. THE AGENCY PRESENTS

FADE IN AND OUT. GARDNER SMOKEFALL DEFINITION

FADE IN. THEATER STAGE LIGHTS TO EMPTY STAGE FLOOR

NARRATOR: Time past and time future. Allow but a little conscientiousness.

VARIOUS THEATER AREAS

NARRATOR: To be in conscience is not to be in time, but only in time does the moment in the rose garden, the moment in arbor where the rain beat…

BEHIND CURTAIN – BEHIND MAN WALKING ONTO EMPTY STAGE.

NARRATOR: …the moment in the drafty church at smokefall be remembered involved with past and future. Only through time is time concurred.

RAIN OF RED SPECKLED LIGHTS

TITLE: REMEMBER I SAID THAT MOST OF ALL

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EXT. AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY’S FRONT GATE

NARRATOR: In the fall of 2016, the department of Augusta University mounted a theater production of Smokefall, a play by Noah Haidle.

INT. REHERSAL SPADE – DAY

Various shots of ACTORS rehearsing their lines, receiving direction from DOUG JOINER, the director and messing up.

Text: ACT ONE

NARRATOR: In act one, we meet a family. Although they appear happy, they have their problems.

Text: ACT TWO

NARRATOR (CONT’D): In act two, we meet Violet.

Insert b-roll of the ACTRESS playing Violet.

NARRATOR (CONT’D): She is pregnant with twins.

Insert b-roll of the ACTORS playing the Twins.

NARRATOR (CONT’D): Inside the womb, the twins have a conversation about original sin.

B-roll of the ACTRESS playing Beauty.

NARRATOR (CONT’D): There is also a character named “Beauty” who spots speaking, begins eating dirt and drinking paint.

B-roll of the CREW building the theater set.

NARRATOR (CONT’D): This documentary will explore certain facets of producing a stage play directed by Professor Doug Joiner of the A.U. Communication Department.

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INT. INTERVIEW SEGMENT OF DOUG JOINER

Text at the bottom left: Doug Joiner – Director

Talking Head: Have him talk about his method of choosing a play and the reason why he chose this particular one.

B-roll of Doug building the theater set, directing the actors.

INT. INTERVIEW SEGMENT OF C. NEIL DAVENPORT

Text at the bottom left: Neil Davenport – Senior, Communication

Talking Head: Have him talk about his responsibilities of being an assistant director to Doug.

B-roll of Neil helping Doug with the play in different ways.

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B-roll of Doug dealing with different production areas of play.

NARRATOR: As an alumnus of Augusta College, where he acted in plays as a student, Joiner has dedicated himself to the theater. For the past 16 years, he has taught college students in acting, stage craft and directing for the stage.

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B-roll of Doug and various students during the audition process.

NARRATOR (CONT’D): Auditions, a time where a director’s creative ideas begin to develop. From a pool of aspiring performers, the cast is selected and the production begins to take shape.

Talking Head: Have Doug talk about his thoughts about the play’s audition process.

B-roll of MORGAN during the audition process.

INT. INTERVIEW SEGMENT OF MORGAN CARSON

Text at the bottom left: Morgan Carson – Freshman, Nursing

Talking Head: Have her talk about the reason why she auditioned.

B-roll of Morgan rehearsing.

INT. INTERVIEW SEGMENT OF BENJAMIN EVANS

Text at the bottom left: Benjamin Evans – Sophomore, Communication

Talking Head: Have him talk about the reason why he auditioned.

B-roll of Ben rehearsing.

INT. INTERVIEW SEGMENT OF ALLISON BERRES

Text at the bottom left: Allison Berres – Junior, Communication

Talking Head: Have her talk about the reason why she auditioned.

B-roll of Allison rehearsing.

INT. INTERVIEW SEGMENT OF TYLER COOK

Text at the bottom left: Tyler Cook – Senior, Music

Talking Head: Have him talk about the reason why he auditioned.

B-roll of Tyler rehearsing.

NARRATOR: Performer’s first reaction to a play’s script can determine the passion behind the acting. The emotional response to the script creates a relationship performer and character which gives a sense of realism to the stage.

INT. INTERVIEW SEGMENT OF MORGAN CARSON

Talking Head: Share her thoughts about the play.

B-roll of Morgan rehearsing.

INT. INTERVIEW SEGMENT OF TYLER COOK

Talking Head: Share his thoughts about the play.

B-roll of Tyler rehearsing.

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B-ROLL OF DOUG GIVING DIRECTION DURING REHERSALS

NARRATOR: Everyday throughout rehearsals, cast members experience some struggle and sacrifice as they strive for excellence in their college stage production.

INT. INTERVIEW SEGMENT OF DOUG

Talking Head: Share his thoughts on how he feels regarding his cast members trying to balance work and school.

INT. INTERVIEW SEGMENTS OF CAST

Have each one share their struggle of balancing work and life.

B-roll of cast members as students, part-time workers and

people of society.

NARRATOR: Every theatrical production is a play within a play. The human drama behind the scenes plays out just as actors on stage play their part. The inevitability of change in our life’s will change the preparation and production of the play itself. Change, especially in the cast itself can interrupt progress and bring the production to a halt. In this play, change was constant where the director had to recast.

Mar. 16, 2019 3:40 AM EDT

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