Creative FX – He drops the phone and it pauses briefly, then gravity takes it and falls to the ground very fast (16:38)
Creative FX/Transition – from Camera View to actual view as Agents enter interrogation room (17:03)
Creative FX – The bug looks like an organic thing, but when Trinity throws it out of the window, it lands on the ground and appears (to be) an ordinary electronic tracking device. As a parasite, it is no longer being powered by its host, so it loses “energy” and dies. Please note that its eyes are RED (Color) and this should be in the movie breakdown too. (25:00)
Creative FX – the glass in the mirror fixes its own cracks (31:18)
Creative FX – Neo and the Mirror (31:30)
Creative FX/Audio Filter – enhancing Neo’s change into the Real World; The Audio FX changes his scream from a vocal sound into an Audio “Weird” Sci-Fi Effect (32:33)
Creative FX/Transition (fire from elevator) (1:45:34)
Creative FX/Transition (helicopter flying into building) (1:51:12)
Creative FX/Transition – from Matrix Code to phone (2:08:38)
Genre (Blake Snyder) – 5 (Total)
Whydunit – A mystery must be solved by a hero (who may or may not be a detective) during which something shocking is revealed about the dark side of human nature.
Institutionalized – A hero enters or is already entrenched inside a certain group, institution, establishment, or family and must make a choice to join, escape, or destroy it.
Superhero – An extraordinary hero finds himself in an ordinary world and must come to terms with being special or destined for greatness.
Dude with a Problem – An innocent, ordinary hero suddenly finds himself in the midst of extraordinary circumstances and must rise to the challenge.
Buddy Love – A hero is transformed by meeting someone else, including (but not limited to) love stories, friendship stories, and pet stories.
Monster in the House – A hero (or group of heroes) must overcome some kind of monster (supernatural or not), in some kind of enclosed setting (or limited circumstances), and someone is usually responsible for bringing the monster into being.
Genre – Victoria Lynn Schmidt, Ph.D.
Science Fiction – Science Fiction stories are based on new or futuristic technological or biological advancements. Inventions abound, whether it’s a new type of law or a new way to travel through space. This genre has the most fun with the “What If” question writers love to ask. Anything is possible here. It just has to be made believable or at least probably. Set up the rules of the world you are creating and stick to them.
Action – Action stories have a lot of activity, effects, and, well, action. They are fast paced and designed for pure audience escapism. They are primarily plot-driven. Some subcategories include Superhero (The hero has exceptional power or prowess), Underdog (The hero is misjudged and not thought to have power), and the Savior (The hero must save everyone).