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Storyboard & Script

By: Serena Horsager & Sarah Harvey


 

A Tour of Mexico

Scene 1.

TEXT: Certain images and motion media included in this video fall under the Fair Use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law. They have been prepared according to the educational multimedia fair use guidelines and are restricted from further use. Photos were taken by Serena Horsager and may not be reused without permission.

PRODUCTION NOTES: White text on black background. This will be scrolling text from bottom to top.

 

 

 

 

 

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Scene 2.

TEXT: "A Tour of Mexico"
Produced by: Sarah Harvey & Serena Horsager

PRODUCTION NOTES: White text on green background.

MUSIC: Mexican folk music will be playing in the background.

 

 

 

 

CROSS DISSOLVE

Scene 3.

GRAPHIC: There will be a map of Mexico with the capital and other important cities labeled.

 

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Scene 4.

GRAPHIC: There will be a flag of Mexico.

MUSIC: Music will still be playing in the background, but the volume will decrease.

PRODUCTION NOTES: The screen will zoom in on the center of the flag showing the center graphic in more detail. This will happen as the narrator begins telling the story of the flag.

MUSIC stops.

NARRATION: The Aztecs were the dominant culture in the area that is known as Mexico City today. When the Aztecs were searching for a place to construct a new capital city, their gods instructed them to build in the spot where they would see an eagle perched on a cactus with a snake in its beak. The Aztecs came across this very scene in what today is known as Mexico City. They saw this eagle perched in a cactus in the middle of a lake, and henceforth constructed their capital, Tenochtitlan, directly on top of this lake. They did this in accordance with the gods' commands. Today, the official flag of Mexico contains this very scene.

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Scene 5.

STILL PHOTO: Photo of Playa Michigan containing mountains and a lagoon.

TEXT: Geography & History

PRODUCTION NOTES: The text will be white and created in Photoshop.

SOUND EFFECTS: The sound of water will be in the background.

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STILL PHOTO: A photograph of a town ( Taxco) containing many white buildings situated on the side of a mountain.

STILL PHOTO: A photograph of a street and mountain view in Tepotzlan, Mexico.

TEXT: “There are many beautiful mountain ranges found in Mexico. Three of the main mountain chains are Sierra Madre Occidental, Cordillera Neovolcanica, and Sierra Madre del Sur.” (This text will be with the first picture.)

SOUND EFFECTS: There will be birds chirping softly in the background.

PRODUCTION NOTES: White text over the still photograph.

 

 

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Scene 7.

STILL PHOTO: A photograph of many palm trees and the blue sky in the background.

TEXT: “ Mexico has two seasons, the wet season (June-September), and the dry season (October-April).”

SOUND EFFECTS: There will be wind blowing in the background.

PRODUCTION NOTES: White text over the still photograph.
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Scene 8.

STILL PHOTO: A photograph of a large area of Xochicalco.

TEXT: “ Mexico has an area of 1, 972, 550 square miles.”

SOUND EFFECTS: Continued wind blowing.

PRODUCTION NOTES: White text over the still photograph.

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Scene 9.

STILL PHOTO: A photograph of the pyramid of the moon located in Teotihuacán.

STILL PHOTO: A photograph of the pyramid of the sun shot from the ground looking up.

PRODUCTION NOTES: A slow zoom to the center of the pyramid of the moon.

MUSIC: Soft Mexican folk music playing in the background.

 

 

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NARRATION: “Before the Spanish conquered Mexico, this beautiful land contained an abundance of beautiful ancient cities constructed by cultures such as the Aztecs. The Aztecs constructed many magnificent pyramids such as the pyramid of the sun and the pyramid of the moon in their city of Teotihuacán.”

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STILL PHOTO: A photograph of Hernan Cortes.

PRODUCTION NOTES: A slow upward pan of photograph of Hernan Cortes’ body.

 

STILL PHOTO: A photograph of the central plaza in Mexico City.

NARRATION: “On November 8th, in the year 1519 a Spanish conqueror, Hernan Cortes, arrived in the Aztec capitol Tenochtitlan to conquer the city. The Aztec emperor, Moctezuma, believed that Hernan Cortez was the Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl because of Cortes’ white skin. Because Moctezuma thought that Cortes was a god he willingly let him into his city. Taking advantage of this, Cortes played along until the time was right to conquer Tenochtitlan.”

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NARRATION: “After Cortes defeated the Aztec capitol of Tenochtitlan, he tore down the beautiful city and filled in the lake it was constructed over with the ruins. Cortes constructed a new city, which has grown over the years and is now the current capitol of Mexico, Mexico City.

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STILL PHOTO: A photograph of Mexicans singing around a table at a birthday party in Cuernavaca.

TEXT: Culture

PRODUCTION NOTES: White text over the photograph.

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Scene 12.

STILL PHOTO: A photograph of a little Mexican girl swinging her little brother in a blue hammock.

STILL PHOTO: A photograph of the little boy in the blue hammock from the previous picture.

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NARRATION: “ Mexico has a population of approximately 104,959,594 people. 60% of this population is of mixed race, 30% is Indian, 9% is white and 1% is of other races. The official language of Mexico is Spanish, however this is not the only language spoken. Some of the other common languages of Mexico include various Mayan languages, Náhuatle, and other indigenous languages.”

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Scene 13.

STILL PHOTO: A photograph of the inside of the Catedral Metropolitana.

NARRATION: “Religion is important in the Mexican culture. 89% of the population considers themselves to be Catholic, 6% protestant, and 5% practice other religions. One of the largest churches is the Catedral Metropolitana which is located in the central plaza of Mexico City.

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Scene 14.

STILL PHOTO: A portion of Diego Rivera’s mural, in the National Palace in Mexico City.

MUSIC stops.

NARRATION: “Also located in the central plaza of Mexico City is the National Palace. This palace contains a mural painted by Diego Rivera. This country values the arts and holds muralist Diego Rivera close to their hearts. Rivera painted magnificent murals that detailed many historical happenings and stated his political views. Rivera painted an enormous mural named Mexico Throughout the Ages and contains elements of the ancient Aztec culture, the Mexican Revolution, and Rivera’s Marxist views.”

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Scene 14.

VIDEO: This will be a video clip from the movie "The Buried Mirror" by Carlos Fuentes. The clip will be a brief clip of a Mexican dance.

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Scene 15.
TEXT:
Written, produced, and narrated by Sarah Harvey and Serena Horsager for EDMT 380 in Fall 2004.

MUSIC: Soft Mexican folk music plays in background.

PRODUCTION NOTES:
Standard rolling credits, white text over black background.

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Scene 16.
MUSIC
End music after credit roll.

TEXT:
References/Citations/Sources listed

PRODUCTION NOTES:
White text over black background.

FADE TO BLACK

HOLD 5 SECONDS

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Sarah Harvey
EDMT 380-001
Fall 2004

Page last updated December 13, 2004
Contact Sarah Harvey at harveysk@uwec.edu