Abstract

The purpose of this honors thesis is to examine the effect of group participation on the creative process of writing a movie. In the model of screenwriting created in this experiment, a group of student volunteers took online surveys to complete a script treatment that was turned into an screenplay. The surveys allow the students to choose plot details for the film by reading a script treatment and choosing what happens next in the movie through a survey. The option chosen by the majority was taken and put into the script treatment to continue the story and generate new material that would lead to a new survey. The end result was a 50-page screenplay creatively influenced by the ideas of a group of EKU students and written by the author. The script showed that a creative consensus could create a screenplay, but the quality of that screenplay may not be the best or yield the most complete story possible.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 2013

Mentor

John Fitch

Department/Professional Affiliation

Communication

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Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Department

Communication

IRB Approval Number (if applicable)

13-068

Presentation

http://prezi.com/ibihaen3dklu/honors-thesis-presentation/?kw=view-ibihaen3dklu&rc=ref-14054641

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