Visualization: Process and interaction

Every SHOT and SEQUENCE in every film demonstrates either PROCESS or INTERACTION, or both at the same time.


Process: a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. For example, a person walking from point A to point B and eventually to point Z is a process. A series of shots in a sequence showing each step for making a falafel would be a process.

Interaction: an action which is influenced by other actions. Interaction is a kind of action that occurs as two or more objects have an effect upon one another. The idea of a two-way effect is essential in the concept of interaction, as opposed to a one-way causal effect.

Examples of interaction would be a conversation between two or more persons; a lion tamer interacting with the tamed beast, musicians in an ensemble interacting with each as they make music, children playing in a sandbox interacting with sand, toys, or playmates. A cat chasing a string is an example of two-way with an inanimate object. A violinist interacts with the violin. A bee interacts with the flower’s stamen while natural sunlight interacts with both.


Create a two-column document with 13 rows. Indicate Picture at the top of the script in the left hand column. Narration is on the right hand side.

Use VERBS to describe each step in the process—selecting cherries, cleaning cherries, kneading the dough, and so on.

The VERB is key to each particular step in the process.

Make a list of each step with each verb (or verbs). This forms the basic script for you to follow as you use your camera to shoot the actions.

You will be writing a two column script

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