Friday, 21 September 2012

Commission: Screenplay

Title Sequence

The title sequence begins with the title; "The Cell Cycle", becoming 'digitally reconstructed' as it appears. The title then 'desynchronises', as the interface becomes visually apparent with various on screen prompts about the system's status. These prompts then fade away, as the cycle is about to begin, the cell is constructed.

Scene One
FADE IN as the cells and structure assembles.

On-Screen Text
The Cell Cycle is the process of events that occur in the cell, that result to it's own devision and duplication. The Cell Cycle can be divided into three phases;

CLOSE UP of the circular map, that was in the lower left corner of the screen, which tracks the progression of the cell. The map highlights the Interphase section, which clearly distinct the Interphase from the Mitosis phase and Cytokinesis.

On-Screen Text
The Interphase. The cell begins to grow, obtaining nutrients for the process of duplicating the cell's own DNA.

The Mitosis and Cytokinesis phase of the map, now becomes highlighted.

On-Screen Text
The Mitosis phase is when the cell divides itself into two individual cells, known as "Daughter Cells". Cytokinesis is when the cell separates completely, forming distinct cells.

Camera PULLS BACK as the map returns the Interphase is highlighted to show the current location, and the cell is animated on the track path. As the cell is in motion, various prompts will appear that highlight specific sections and how they are functioning or what their property is.

Scene Two
The cell begins to expand in size, during this phase, as it gains nutrients in the stream from the ducts located in the corners of the ceiling. The nutrients are found to be 'littering' the path for cells to collect.

CLOSE UP as the path soon meets a 'virtual' barrier, beyond is the path that continues along the G1 Phase and on the floor lies a failsafe door that leads towards the G0 Phase. The cell in front, of the tracked cell, does not satisfy the requirements thus falls through the failsafe door.

Camera PULLS BACK as the tracked cell comes back into focus. The cell approaches the barrier, to which it is granted access to proceed. The cell has now entered the Synthesis Phase, where the DNA is replicated.

CLOSE UP on the cell, as the lights in the following section begin to dim as the neon lighting in the cell is used to emphasise the physical changes.

CLOSE UP on the chromosomes as they replicate in this stage.

Camera PULLS BACK on the cell, the lighting returning to the previous state, to which it comes across the next barrier. The cell passes through the barrier, so that it may now begin the G2 Phase.

The cell progresses through the stage, continuously growing much like the cell did in the G1 Phase. The cell is still in movement, and the map will indicate the change in phase once it has come to that stage.

The cell comes across the barrier to the Mitosis Phase, and passes through successfully.

Scene Three
CLOSE UP of the cell, as it now undergoes the changes in the Mitosis Phase. The Centrosomes separate, that form a mitotic spindle in between the gap of the other Centrosome.

The Chromosomes then connect to the mitotic spindle and the nuclear envelope becomes fragmented. The Chromosomes lie in the middle, all of which are connected to the spindle, with the Centrosomes at polar opposites.

The Chromosomes are then separated to either Centrosome, that can be referred to as "Daughter Chromosomes".

Scene Four
In the last stage, Cytokinesis, the separation of the cell becomes more apparent, the nucleolus begins to form as well as the nuclear envelope. The cell then separates into two individual cells.

Camera PULLS BACK on to the new formed Daughter Cells, to which they then leave the passage and multiple Daughter Cells can be seen in the background, before the simulation deconstructs itself.


No comments:

Post a Comment