The Monologue Project- Senior film students only.

Under constructions

Big Picture:


The project:


 or mon·o·log

 [ monuh-lawg, -log ]


a form of dramatic entertainment, comedic solo, or the like by a single speaker: a comedian’s monologue.
a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker, especially one dominating or monopolizing a conversation.
any composition, as a poem, in which a single person speaks alone.
a part of a drama in which a single actor speaks alone; soliloquy.
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Okay, a monologue is someone talking… But what does that have to do with Media Arts?

In this project, I am going to ask you to find, write, a 2-3 minute monologue and find an actor to perform it (I have already asked the drama teacher to talk to their students).  It could be a speech, a poem, a short piece of writing from a book- whatever. I am going to ask you to think about it, get to know it, really ponder it.  Then figure out how to use anything and everything film-related to enhance the words: Different camera angles, lighting, sound effects, voice-over, and soundtrack.

You can be your own actor or get a friend act.



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Monologue storyboard


On your blog I want you to show evidence for each stage- Writing, picture, voice recording- whatever you feel works- Word.

  • Stages to work through:
  • Development
  • Pre-Production
  • Production
  • Principal Photography
  • Post-Production
    link to good copy


Examples of monologues:  As your watching ask yourself how lighting, sound, and camera angles could be used to make it better.  For the next class chose one from the below and storyboard it out.