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The Giver Video Trailer: Final Narration

May 12, 2006

Final Narration:  

Generations ago, The Elders wanted sameness and they got sameness.Everything is black and white.

There is no pain or choices, no war or feelings, and no hunger. It’s a perfect world.

But only Jonas & The Giver know the truth. And the truth hurts.

It’s time to make a decision.

This choice will either cause chaos in the community, or help them realize the truth.

Wouldn’t you want to know the truth?

The truth can hurt you at first, but, it can also make you realize what the world is really like.

Will Jonas leave or not?

Next Step: Storyboarding

Now we will plan what scenes we want to recreate for the trailer, what narration will play with them, and how to show them — with images from the internet, still images we set up and take, clips from other movies, or our own video footage. 

REMEMBER: we must cite all of our sources in the credits.

5.12 11:15-12:10 – 5-302 class meeting

*  choose scenes to include in production with the narration using the “show and tell” model

* go onto laptops and search for images that may work with our opening narration to establish setting

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  1. May 12, 2006 4:12 pm

    What we see 0:
    Titles on screen: “SOMETIME IN THE DISTANT FUTURE…”

    What we hear 1:
    Narrator: “Generations ago…

    What we see 1:
    * A clock with the hands going backwards.
    * A daily calendar flipping backwards (daily)
    * Dates typed on the screen going backwards
    * Close up of a watch with the hands going backwards (and the dates going backwards)
    * video of a clock and a calendar going backwards.

    Shot 2 what we hear:
    “The Elders wanted sameness and they got sameness.”

    Shot 2 what we see:
    * color picture of people in a school with uniforms from the Internet.
    * identical triplets from the Internet (images.google.com).
    * people marching with signs that say “we want sameness” — picture of us.

    Shot 3 what you hear:
    “Everything is black and white.”
    * take a picture of our community and turn it black and white
    * picture of poeple with color turns black and white
    * old photos of people in black and white
    * show buildings and people turning from color to black and white
    * show a photo of the earth turns from color to black and white
    * change a shot from shot 2 to black and white

    Shot 4 what you hear:
    “There is no pain or choices, no war or feelings, and no hunger. It’s a perfect world.”

    Shot 4 what you see:
    * show the word choices crossed out in red
    * serious people (photos of kids at ps124)
    * someone in pain, then a cross over that, then the same person not in pain (photo of kids at ps124)
    * someone has an accident, but they don’t get upset about it.

  2. Mr. Rhys permalink
    May 19, 2006 3:32 pm

    Shot 3. “ …and they got sameness.”

  3. vinnette permalink
    May 19, 2006 3:39 pm

    SHOT3 “AND THEY GOT SAMENESS ”

    SHOT5 “THE CHOICE WILL CAUSE CHOAS…”

    shot4 “The world turned black and white”
    and cnsphoto0401004 http://www.library.mun.ca/qeii/cns/photos/.jpg

  4. Hector permalink
    May 19, 2006 3:41 pm

    Shot 1 “Generations ago…”

  5. Maria permalink
    May 19, 2006 3:42 pm

    Shot#3 “…and they got sameness.”

    Shot #13 “Will Jonas leave or not?”

  6. Leonardo permalink
    May 19, 2006 3:58 pm

    Shot 2: "…they got sameness."

    Shot 9 "Time to make a choice."

    Shot 2"… They got sameness."

    Shot 10 "Chaos"

  7. vinnette permalink
    May 19, 2006 4:00 pm

    THESE ARE THE SHOTS WE SHOULD SHOT OUR SELVES

    SHOT 5 “IT IS A PERFECT WORLD”
    WE SHOULD SHOW A FEW KIDS ACTING LIKE A HAPPY FAMILY IT WOULD BE A WIDE SHOT EVERY BODY COULD BE EATING FOOD AND LAUGHING.

    SHOT6 “BUT ONLY 2 PEOPLE KNOW THE TRUTH”…
    WE COULD SHOW A BABY DOLL WITH A FAKE NEEDLE IN IT’S FORHEAD IT SHOULD BE A CLOSE UP.

    SHOT7 “IT’S TIME TO”…
    A PICTURE OF JONAS THINKING A CLOSE UP

    SHOT8
    FOR THE REST OF THE TIME WE CAN SHOW A BLACK SCREEN WORDS ON IT.

  8. Hector permalink
    May 19, 2006 4:00 pm

    Shot 2 “…Elders wanted sameness…”

  9. Hector permalink
    May 19, 2006 4:03 pm

    Shot 3 “…And they got sameness…”

  10. Hector permalink
    May 19, 2006 4:08 pm

    Shot 4 “Everything is black and white”

  11. Stephanie Luna permalink
    May 19, 2006 4:10 pm

    3. And they got sameness.

    13. Will Jonas leave or not?

    http://www.eriecanal.org/Fairport/bridge-east-up.jpg 10.

    Shot 10.

  12. Victor permalink
    May 19, 2006 4:10 pm


    Shot1: Generations ago

    Shot1: Generations ago

  13. christopher permalink
    May 19, 2006 4:11 pm

    shot:10:"Thi choices"


    Shot:3

  14. Jessica permalink
    May 19, 2006 4:11 pm

    Shot 1
    “Generations ago”

    Shot 2

    “The elders wanted sameness”

    Shot 3

    “And they got sameness”

    Shot 4
    “the world turn black and white”
    a place that is black and white

    Shot 9

    “It is time to make a choice”

    Shot 10

    “This choice will either cause chaos or help the community realize the truth”

  15. Omar permalink
    May 19, 2006 5:23 pm

    SHOT 8:this choice will either cause chaos or help the community relize the truth
    http://www.vaguelibrary.com/

  16. Hector permalink
    May 19, 2006 5:29 pm

    Shot 5 “There is no pain…”

  17. Omar permalink
    May 19, 2006 5:31 pm

    shot1: "Generations ago"

    website: http://www.topshareware.com/ AJ-All-Clocks-Screensave…

  18. christopher permalink
    May 19, 2006 5:33 pm

    Shot:4:"The world turned black and white"

    shot:13:"would jonas leave or not?"

    shot:12:"And the truth hurts"

    shot:1:"Genarations ago"


    shot:4:"The world turned black and white"


    shot:1:"Genarations ago"

  19. Hector permalink
    May 19, 2006 5:34 pm

    Shot 6 “…no hunger…”

  20. Ping Ping Lei permalink
    May 19, 2006 5:41 pm

    shot1= “Generations ago…”

    shot2=“…the elders wanted sameness…”

    shot3=“…and they got sameness…”

    shot4=“The world turned black and white…”

    shot5=“There is no hunger, pain or choices, no war or feelings, and no hunger…”

    shot6=“It’s a perfect world…”

    shot7=show jonas and the giver watching the release

    shot8=“And the truth hurts…”

    shot9=“It’s time to make a choice…”

    OR

    shot10=“This choice will either cause chaos or help the community realize the truth…”

    http://www.rmesfire.org/img/bld012306/003.jp

    shot11=put a black screen that says wouldn’t you want to know the truth?

    shot12=find something in the internet

  21. Vinnette permalink
    May 19, 2006 5:42 pm

    shot1 "generations ago"… http://www.faszination.ch/n-
    shot2 the elders wanted…
    22475b.jpgmages/tr

    shot3"the world"…
    and cnsphoto0401004

    shot4 "chaos"

  22. Estefani permalink
    May 19, 2006 5:43 pm

    Shot1 “Generation ago” http://www.harrogateantiques.com/images/toh204.1.jpg

  23. Estefani permalink
    May 19, 2006 5:55 pm

    Shot 10 Chaos

    Shot 2 "…they got sameness"

    Shot 9 "Time to make a chaos"

    Shot 2 "… They got sameness"

  24. Omar permalink
    May 19, 2006 6:00 pm

    shot 11: will Jonas leave or not?

    website: http://www.old-dalby.com/ Stanton-1.htm

  25. Hector permalink
    May 19, 2006 6:04 pm

    Shot7 “…no choices…”

  26. Victor permalink
    May 19, 2006 6:08 pm

    Shot 13:Will Jonas leave or not?

    Shot 10: This will either cause chaos or help the community realize the truth

    Shot2: The elders wanted sameness

    Shot6: …but only two people know the truth

    Shot1: Generations ago

    Shot1: Generations ago

  27. Hector permalink
    May 19, 2006 6:14 pm

    Shot 7 “…no coices…”

  28. Hector permalink
    May 19, 2006 6:20 pm

    Shot 8 “Its a perfect world”

  29. layyiga permalink
    May 19, 2006 6:24 pm

    shot 2;"generations ago"


    shot 2:"the elders wanted sameness"

    http://annashedletsky.tripod.com/images/Babies_Karen_and_Carol.jpghttp://www.creativemoments.co.za/images/Kolmanskoppe/blue%20and%20pink%202%20doors%20with%20stripes.jpg.

    shot 3:and they got sameness.

    shot 4:the world turns black and white.

    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pnp/ppmsc/00200/00213r.jpg.

    shot 5:there is no pain, or choices, no war, no feeling,and no hunger.

    shot 6:its a perfect.

    http://members.aol.com/radiantdolphin/radiantdolphinpress/images/sunsetisland.jpg.

    shot 7: its a perfect world, but two people know the truth.

    http://www.trinp.org/Game/Cube/Stil/T380.gif.

    shot 8:and the truth hurts.


    shot 9:its time to make a choice.

    http://www.creativemoments.co.za/images/Kolmanskoppe/blue%20and%20pink%202%20doors%20with%20stripes.jpg.

    shot 10:this choice will either cause choas or help the community relize the truth.

    http://www.sfu.ca/chaos/Helmcken_Falls.jp.
    shot 11:wouldn`t you want to know the truth?

    shot 12:the truth can hurt you at first, but it can also help you relize what the world is realy like.

  30. Hector permalink
    May 19, 2006 6:28 pm

    Shot 9 “But only 2 people know the truth…”

  31. Stephanie Luna permalink
    May 19, 2006 6:32 pm

    1. Generations ago. Shot 1.

    2.”… The elders wanted sameness…” Shot 2.

    3. And they got sameness. Shot 3.

    3. And they got sameness. Shot 3.

    4. The world turned black and white. Shot 4.

    6. It’s a perfect world. Shot 6.
    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.libertys.com/li3/lib3734a.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.libertys.com/libert01.htm&h=600&w=800&sz=75&tbnid=o6JmoymzKiTFlM:&tbnh=106&tbnw=142&hl=en&start=59&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2Bclocks%26start%3D40%26imgsz%3Dxxlarge%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN
    7. It’s a perfect world. But only 2 people know the truth. Shot 7.
    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.libertys.com/li3/lib3734a.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.libertys.com/libert01.htm&h=600&w=800&sz=75&tbnid=o6JmoymzKiTFlM:&tbnh=106&tbnw=142&hl=en&start=59&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2Bclocks%26start%3D40%26imgsz%3Dxxlarge%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN
    9. This choice will either cause chaos or help the community realize the truth. Shot 9.

  32. christopher permalink
    May 19, 2006 6:39 pm

    shot:6:"it is a perfect world"

  33. Hector permalink
    May 22, 2006 2:49 pm

    Shot 10 “The choice will either cause chaos or help the community realize the truth”

  34. Hector permalink
    May 22, 2006 2:52 pm

    Shot 11 “Wouldn’t you want to know the truth”

  35. Hector permalink
    May 22, 2006 2:57 pm

    Shot 12 “The truth can hurt you at first, but it can also help you realize what the world is really like”

  36. Omar permalink
    May 22, 2006 3:30 pm

    shot4:the world turned black and white http://www.solstation.com/stars/earth.jpg

  37. Omar permalink
    May 22, 2006 3:37 pm

    shot2: the elders wanted sammness http://www.stocktonrealestate.com/UserUploadedImages/People%20Meeting.jpg

  38. Douglas permalink
    May 22, 2006 3:46 pm

    Shot 7: But only two people know the truth…

  39. Kiara permalink
    May 22, 2006 3:48 pm

    “And they got sameness.”

    Shot 3 http://www.designadvisor.org/images/da_219b.jpeg

  40. Gary permalink
    May 22, 2006 3:48 pm

    10: This choice will either cause chaos or help
    the community realize the truth…

  41. Kiara permalink
    May 22, 2006 3:49 pm

    Shot1
    “Generations ago”

  42. Gary permalink
    May 22, 2006 3:51 pm

    4: the world turned black and white…

  43. Kiara permalink
    May 22, 2006 3:53 pm


    It’s a perfect world.
    Shot 6

  44. Maria permalink
    May 22, 2006 3:54 pm

    “…There is no war…”

  45. Leonardo permalink
    May 22, 2006 3:59 pm

    Generations ago…

  46. Leonardo permalink
    May 22, 2006 4:02 pm


    shot2:they got sameness…

  47. Gary permalink
    May 22, 2006 4:03 pm

    3: and they got sameness…

  48. Kiara permalink
    May 22, 2006 4:04 pm

    Shot 5 “There is no pain, or choice, no war or feelings, and no hunger.”

  49. Victor permalink
    May 22, 2006 4:06 pm


    Shot1: Generations ago


    Shot1: Generations ago


    Shot3: …and they got sameness


    Shot6: It’s a perfect world


    Shot7: …but only two people know the truth

  50. leonardo permalink
    May 22, 2006 6:19 pm

    the world trun black and white…
    http://www.uri.edu/iep/images/iep_house_front.jpg

  51. leonardo permalink
    May 22, 2006 6:20 pm

    No pain…

  52. leonardo permalink
    May 22, 2006 6:21 pm

    No hunger…

  53. leonardo permalink
    May 22, 2006 6:27 pm

    No war…

  54. Omar permalink
    May 22, 2006 6:48 pm

    shot7:but only 2 people know the truth http://www.mantsasechildrenshome.org/Lebohang2.jpg

  55. Estefani permalink
    May 22, 2006 6:51 pm

    Shot 2
    …they got sameness

    Shot3\


    Shot 4
    The world turned black

    Shot 5
    there is no pain, or choices no war, or feeling and no hunger

    Shot 6 “it a perfect world”

    Shot 7
    “But only two people know the truth”
    We can show Jonas and the giver talking.

    Shot 8
    “The truth hurts”
    We can take a picture of Jonas and his dad.

    Shot 9 "Time to make a chaos"

    Shot 10 Chaos

    Shot11
    “Wouldn’t you want to know the truth?”
    A black screen with narration in white words (hears it too.)

  56. Jessica permalink
    May 22, 2006 6:51 pm

    Shot 1
    “generations ago”

    Shot 2
    “The elders want sameness”

    Shot 3
    “And they got sameness”

    Shot 4
    “The world turned black and white”

    Shot 5
    “There is no pain, or choices, no war, or feelings and no hunger”

    Shot 6
    “It’s a perfect world”

    Shot 7
    “But only two people know the truth”
    We can show Jonas and the Giver’s face

    Shot 8
    “And the truth hurts”
    We can take a picture of two of us and rip it in half (Jonas dad and Jonas)

    Shot 9
    “It is time to make a choice”

    Shot 10
    “This choice will either cause chaos or help the community realize the truth”

    Shot 11
    “Wouldn’t you want to know the truth?”
    A black screen with the narration in white words (you can hear the narration too)

  57. Omar permalink
    May 22, 2006 6:52 pm

    shot3 they got sammness http://www.technion.ac.il/~chrbrzh/group/yag-meeting.jpg

  58. Douglas permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:08 pm

    Shot1 Generations ago

  59. Gary permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:09 pm

    It’s time to make a choice…

  60. Kiara permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:15 pm


    chaos in the community Shot 10

  61. Estefani permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:18 pm

    Shot12
    “The truth can heart you at first, but it can help you realize what the world is really like”
    Show a fake baby and a needle with water in side it

    Shot 13 “will Jonas leave or not”
    Jonas in front of two doors

  62. Jessica permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:19 pm

    Shot 12
    “The truth can hurt you at first, but it can also help you realize what the world is really like”
    Show a fake baby and needle(with the water inside it)

    Shot 13
    “Will Jonas leave or not?”
    Jonas in front of two doors

  63. Vinnette permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:19 pm

    shot1 "generations ago"

    shot2 "the elders wanted samness…"
    mages/tr

    shot3 "the world turned…" and cnsphoto0401004

    shot4 "chaose…"

  64. Ping Ping Lei permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:20 pm

    shot10= “This choice will either cause choas or help the community relize the truth…”

  65. OMAR permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:28 pm

    shot12:The truth can hurt you at first, but, it can also make you realize what the world is really like http://davidalexanderenglish.com/uploaded_images/IMG_2255-703769.jpg

  66. leonardo permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:31 pm


    But only to people know the truth…

  67. Vinnette permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:32 pm

    shot1 "genarations ago"

    shot2 "they wanted samness…"mages/tr

    shot3 "the world tured …"

    shot4 "choase"

  68. Douglas permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:33 pm

    Shot2 The elders wanted sameness

    Shot3 and they got sameness…

    Shot4 The world turn black and white
    http://www.jbschilling.com/eye.html

  69. Vinnette permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:42 pm

    shot3 “the world turned…”

  70. Stephanie Luna permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:42 pm

    1. Generations ago. Shot 1.

    2.”… The elders wanted sameness…” Shot 2.

    3. And they got sameness. Shot 3.

    3. And they got sameness. Shot 3.

    4. The world turned black and white. Shot 4.

    6. It’s a perfect world. Shot 6.
    http://www.libertys.com/libert01.htm&h=600&w=800&sz=75&tbnid=o6JmoymzKiTFlM:&tbnh=106&tbnw=142&hl=en&start=59&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2Bclocks%26start%3D40%26imgsz%3Dxxlarge%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN 7. It’s a perfect world. But only 2 people know the truth. Shot 7. http://www.libertys.com/libert01.htm&h=600&w=800&sz=75&tbnid=o6JmoymzKiTFlM:&tbnh=106&tbnw=142&hl=en&start=59&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2Bclocks%26start%3D40%26imgsz%3Dxxlarge%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN 8. And the truth hurts. Shot 8. http://thor.info.uaic.ro/~busaco/paint/only-the-truth/&h=600&w=450&sz=23&tbnid=hCc1R_rovr32NM:&tbnh=133&tbnw=99&hl=en&start=5&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtruth%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN 9. This choice will either cause chaos or help the community realize the truth. Shot 9.

  71. Douglas permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:45 pm

    Shot 5 There was no pain, or choices, no war , no feelings , and no hunger

    Shot 6 it is a perfect world

  72. OMAR permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:48 pm

    shot5:There is no pain or choices, no war or feelings, and no hunger http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/history/marshall/military/civil_war_usa/pictures/angle.gif

  73. Vinnette permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:52 pm

    shot2 “they wanted samness…”

  74. Estefani permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:53 pm

    Shot 6 “it a perfect world”

  75. CHRISTOPHER permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:56 pm

    shot: 7: "It is a perfect but only two people know the truth"

    shot:3: "And they got samenss"

  76. Estefani permalink
    May 23, 2006 1:57 pm

    Shot3

  77. Stephanie B. permalink
    May 25, 2006 3:00 pm

    1 “Generations ago” http://www.nationalbaptist.com/images/upload/Hourglass.jpg

    2 “ The elders wanted sameness”

  78. samantha permalink
    June 11, 2008 8:56 pm

    this book was great!

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