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Jamie, Abby, Lissa, and Katie S.
EDMT 380 Sec. 002
Spring 2005
Storyboard/Script

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King TutProject 2

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A Time of Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Great Pyramids of Giza

Scene 1.

TEXT:
Certain images and motion media included in this video fall under the Fair Use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law. They have been prepared according to the educational multimedia fair use guidelines and are restricted from further use. Photos were taken by Lissa Hunter, Jamie Erickson, Abby Root, and Katie Schueth and may not be reused without permission.

PRODUCTION NOTES:
Gold text on black background.

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Scene 2.

TEXT:
Quote by Zahi Hawass (“When we find something new at Giza…”)

SOUND:
Egyptian music fades-in as text is displayed.

PRODUCTION NOTES:
Bright gold text on black background with embossing and written in Herculanum font. This screen is constructed in Photoshop.

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Cross Dissovle

Scene 3.

TEXT:
A Time of Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Great Pyramids of Giza

STILL PHOTO:
Photo of the pyramids in an orange-scale sunset.

Orange Pyramid photo

SOUND:
Egyptian music continues louder.

PRODUCTION NOTES:
Title is created in bright gold text on black background with embossing and written in Herculanum font.  This is displayed over the photo and will be created in Photoshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross Dissolve

Scene 4.

STILL PHOTO:
A map of the Great Pyramids.

Overhead Map of Giza

MUSIC:
Egyptian song continues.

Narrator:

The city of Giza is only a few kilometers from Cairo, Eygpt. The builders of the Great Pyramids of Giza were looking for a good position with a rock base overlooking the Nile Valley, which they found at Giza. Today, the three Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure remain the most famous and prominent monuments in Giza.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scene 5a.

STILL PHOTO:
Image of a statue of Khufu.

statue of Khufu

 

MUSIC:
Egyptian song continues.

Narrator:

Khufu was one of the first pharaohs to begin building the Great Pyramids. His common Greek name was Cheops, but his original Egyptian name, Khufu, was used after he became king. He was a reigning pharaoh for approximately 24 years. The Great Pyramid demonstrates Khufu’s ability to lead and coordinate his people, since there was an extremely large amount of man power necessary for building this pyramid.

 

 

 

 

 

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Scene 5b.

STILL PHOTO:
Image of Khufu's pyramid.

Khufu Pyramid photo

 

Music:
Egyptian song continues.

Narrator:

Khufu’s pyramid dominates the sandy plain of Giza. It’s original name was “Khufu’s Horizon”. Although it has been mistaken that Khafre’s pyramid is the largest due the steep angle, Khufu’s Great Pyramid stands an enormous 481 feet tall, and covers about thirteen acres of land, the greatest of all the pyramids in Egypt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scene 6a.

STILL PHOTO:
Khafre's Pyramid

Khafre photo

MUSIC:
Egyptian song continues.

Narrator:

The Khafre Pyramid is the second largest pyramid in Giza. Khafre was the son of Khufu and also known as Rakhaef or Chephren. He ruled from 2520 to 2494 B.C. Khafre’s pyramid is made of limestone and each block weighed about two and a half tons.  It is the only pyramid in Giza to have remaining cast stones. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scene 6b.

STILL PHOTO:
The Sphinx

Khafre and Sphinx photo

MUSIC:
Egyptian song continues.

Narrator:

The Sphinx is the most recognizable and known pyramid worldwide. It was made from a single block of limestone and in recent years, it has had major restorations. The structure displays half of a moon and half a lion. The face on the Sphinx is said to represent the face of Khafre.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scene 7a.

STILL PHOTO:
Image of statue of Menkaure.

Menkaure statue

MUSIC:
Egyptian song continues.

Narrator:

Menkaure was the third and final pharaoh to build a pyramid on the Giza Plateau. He was both the son and successor of Khafre, and ruled during 2532 B.C. The name Menkaure means “Eternal like the Soul of Re.” He intended for his pyramid to be the last of the great pyramids, as it still is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scene 7b.

STILL PHOTO:
A photo of the Pyramid of Menkaure.

Menkaure photo

MUSIC:
Egyptian song continues.

Narrator:

Menkaure is the smallest of the three pyramids, originally standing 65-66 meters tall and with a mass of nearly 1/10th of Khufu. The pyramid is named “Menkaure is Divine,” as inscribed on the outside of the pyramid walls. Standing along the south wall of the principal pyramid are three smaller structures known as the “Three Queen’s Pyramids” which archaeologists believe to have been built in recognition for Menkaure’s royal consorts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Scene 8a.

VIDEO:
Clip of overview of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

MUSIC:
Egyptian song continues.

 

Narrator:

The Great Pyramids in Egypt are classified as the only true pyramids existing today. Most Egyptian pyramids were said to be man made, but many people argue that they were built by aliens or another advanced, ancient race. However, there has been evidence of stone cutting tools and ramps that may have been used during the construction of these pyramids. Additionally, Egyptian pyramids were built for funerary purposes, unlike many other pyramids that carry an alter, or temple orientation.

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Scene 9.

TEXT:
Written and Produced by Jamie Erickson, Lissa Hunter, Abby
Root, and Katie Schueth
Narrators: Jamie Erickson, Lissa Hunter, Abby
Root, and Katie Schueth
Spring 2005

PRODUCTION NOTES:
Standard rolling credits, gold text over black background.

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Scene 10.

MUSIC:
End music after credit roll.

TEXT:
References/Citations/Sources listed

PRODUCTION NOTES:
Gold text over black background.

Fade to black

Hold 5 seconds

End

 

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