What is Film 'Treatment?
- Film 'treatment' is almost like a preview, it is a piece of prose that is typically the first draft of a screenplay for a motion picture/TV series. They are usually longer and more detailed than an outline.
A treatment is more like a short story, however they are told in the present tense as the events occur.
Our films concept, along with the themes and main characters within our project will be made evident to the audience during the treatment. The reason for making a treatment will be in hope that we can gather a larger audience for the final film.
There are 2 parts to the treatment.
- Original Draft Treatment
... is created during the writing process, it is long and detailed. Consists of full-scene outlines that have been put together.
- Presentation Treatment
... is created as presentation, the presentation cards are wrote in order, including only the important story events that make up the scenes.
... is the full story in its simplest form, consisting of three main points; Concept, Theme & Character.