Tomihiro Museum

This flower blooms only on this plant. That’s right, there are things only I can do.

“Just beside a flower falling from a branch, there is a bud that is just beginning to open on the same branch; when a single flower withers, it leaves behind many fruits. How similar the life of a human is to a branch of flowers.”

n this stage, the project producer selects a story, which may come from a book, play, another film, true story, video game, comic book, graphic novel, or an original idea, etc. After identifying a theme or underlying message, the producer works with writers to prepare a synopsis.

Next they produce a step outline, which breaks the story down into one-paragraph scenes that concentrate on dramatic structure. Then, they prepare a treatment, a 25-to-30-page description of the story, its mood, and characters. This usually has little dialogue and stage direction, but often contains drawings that help visualize key points. Another way is to produce a scriptment once a synopsis is produced.