Casey L. Warren,
A Chance in Time A short film
A Chance in Time is a short story about a girl who saves her grandfathers best friends life by traveling back in time to World War II. While in her attic looking through old photos and letters from her grandfather while he was in W.W.II. She happens to find an old box with a stick shaped object in it and a scroll with Magic Wand written on it. She jokingly recites an incantation written on the back of the scroll, and is transported back into time. She awakens in a forest in France, she is confused and weary of her surroundings. She is startled when two soldiers come running full force at her, dogging bullets from German fire. She frantically runs behind a tree, she looks over at the soldiers and sees one of them get hit by the fire, the other soldier tries to help him but he is dead. She quickly pulls back behind the tree and recited the incantation. She is pulled back through time and into the attic where she was. She is glad she is not in danger any more. She sits down on the floor but realizes that the man who tried to save his friend from being shot was her grandfather. She jumps up and flips through the photo album to confirm what she saw, she was right. She then picks up a latter attached to the photo and learns that her grandfather wrote about his best friend who was killed by German gun fire. She becomes determined and jumps up, she yells out the incantation while holding the wand in the air and is transported back into time again. This time when she hides behind the tree she throws a rock in the direction of the gun fire focusing it on her location. The two men escape from danger, and she says the spell to return to the future. She once again runs over to the album and looks at the pictures. She finds one of her grandfather that reads on the back Troyes, France. August 09, 1944 She flips it over and as shes looking at it, another man fades in standing next to her grandfather, She saved his life. This short excerpt is only a summarization of the full script. Through this project I hope to learn how to use special effects techniques utilizing various computer programs (Final Cut/After Effects). I also want explore juxtaposing two different time lines within the same story to create a more dramatic appeal along with heightened suspense.