What is a treatment?
• Prose description of the story written in the present tense
• Like a short story, emphasizing the action happening now
• Dialogue is summarized, rarely spelled out
• Focus on external action – what the audience SEES
• Crucial = choose action VERBS
Do you have a hook?
• Something to bring the audience in to the story emotionally
• Get the viewer to bond with the protagonist & want what they want: a promotion at work, an apology,
vengeance against a bully, a cute girl
• More compelling if you start with ACTION & explain back story later
Does your character have a story goal?
• Is it specific or vague/ethereal?
• The simpler and more focused it is the more the audience will side with the protagonist, e.g. ET wants to go
Does your story have rising action?
• Increasing stakes that make the protagonist work for the goal
• Progressive complications: things must get worse before they get better
• Drama is about the unusual
• Ask yourself: what is the logical extreme of this character’s action
• Apply the rule of 3 whereby things get: 1) somewhat worse then 2) a lot worse and finally 3) as bad as they
Is there an “or else” to your character’s goal?
• What will happen if the antagonist succeeds in preventing the protagonist from reaching the goal?
• SHOW this “or else” visually & BE SPECIFIC
the vast racial disparities that already exist in the arrest rates . iii. System still needs a human judge The last problem that will be discussed in this paper is that the technologies that are existing today are far from perfect. Right now, companies are advertising their technologies as “a highly efficient and accurate tool with an identification rate above 95 percent.” (said by Facefirst.) In reality, these claims are almost impossible to verify. The facial-recognition algorithms used by police are not enforced to go through public or independent testing to determine accuracy or check for bias before being deployed on everyday citizens. This means that the companies that are making these claims, can easily revise their results, and change them if they are not high enough . And even if these claims are true, an identification rate of 95 percent is not enough for any system to rely on for society. If a facial recognition system makes a decision (e.g. if a person has committed a crime, by matching the face to e.g. images collected from security cameras), the outcome is purely based on the face features of that specific person. When this same task is given to a human being, the human will base his/her decision on other factors as well (e.g. voice, height, body language, confidence), this makes the decision more authentic. Hence, to make the chances of falsely identifying a person as low as possible, the system will still need a human judge. 4. Ethics The improvement of facial recognition technologies can be a great help for national security. But it raises strong concerns regarding the individual’s privacy. When there are cameras everywhere, individuals will be continually watched. This possible violation of privacy creates fear in people. Another point that raises fear, is that the data of facial recognition can be misused. There is always tension between the need for privacy and what this loss of privacy can bring us (security). Is it acceptable to use facial recognition technologies in all situations? That is what will be discussed in this paragraph. A reason why facial recognition technologies should be used is because of its contribution to security. There is belief that these technologies can offer solutions, it can for example help by the identification of suspects and thus help prevent crimes. With these systems there is a broader intelligence and security infrastructure . But are the technologies safe enough? There is one big ethical issue, that is the right to privacy. Misuse of data and the problem of error are related to this. i. Privacy>GET ANSWER