- Recall a family dinner table scene from childhood. Awkward scenes are wonderful choices for this step, although mundane scenes, if done well, can also make for excellent cinema.
- Write a film script of the scene that includes dialogue, actions, and setting. Write the script that represents the actual memory as closely as possible.
- Cast the actual family members to perform the script in three different ways:
a. In the first version of the film, all cast members play themselves.
b. In the second version of the film, the cast will perform roles that are not their own. For example, the daughter will perform the role of the father, the father will perform the role of the mother, and so on.
c. In the third version of the film, use objects, preferably rocks, to stand in for the cast members. Record dialogue separately and synchronize it to the rock performances later.
- Edit the resultant footage into short narrative films.