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THE TEACHER

VIDEO ONE "The Teacher"

Instructor: 

 

INTRO—-Good morning class.  My name is Jule Niles.  I’d like to welcome you to John Casablancas orientation.  

You’ve taken a big step in the right direction.  My task is help you get on the path to success.  

Before you can be a success… you have to learn how to conduct yourself as a professional.  Part of being professional is learning a few basic rules.   Lets refer to these rules as Jule’s Rules.

 

( goes to whiteboard and writes JULE’S RULES )


 

Rule Number 1. 

 

(writes on board - Dress Professionally)

  

When you come to class dress professionally.

NO Flip Flops.  NO Sneakers.  And I see these kids wearing jeans with holes in the knees.  Jeans are a tatters.  No wife beaters, camo overalls, short shorts, pull up your hip huggers.   Not professional.  And let’s leave the flashy clothing for Saturday nights.  


Rule Number 2. 

(goes to whiteboard and writes - Be On Time)

Jule’s Rules - if your on time, you’re late.  Always show up to class early and prepared … and dressed professionally.  

 


Rule Number 3. 

(goes to whiteboard and writes -Don’t Be Absent)

We’re here to teach and guide you.  You can’t learn if you’re not here.  And if you’re not here … you need to notify us.  And by notify … that means  letting your instructors know before class starts.  Call ahead and always give proper notice if you’re not going to make it to class.  


Rule Number 4.  

(goes to whiteboard and writes- No Phones in Class) 

If you were modeling on a runway - would you take a telephone with you?    When I enrolled in Casablancas we didn’t have to worry about these phones.  Cords didn’t stretch that far.  

Its disruptive, rude, and unprofessional. And none of that texting either.  Leave your phone off and in your handbags or britches.


Rule Number 5.  

(goes to whiteboard and writes - No Food in Class)

 

Get your refreshments before you come to class.  No multi-tasking.  You can’t focus if your eating or drinking while taking in your lessons.     Its disruptive, its rude and unprofessional.

 

 

 

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THE OFFICE CASABLANCAS STYLE

 

 

 

Video Two -- "The Office"

Scene 1

Jim is in the conference room pacing, looking at his watch..... Calls the secretary (EMILY) on speaker phone. 

Jim: "Where is everyone!? I told everyone we had a meeting at 9 am... its now 915 and Im the only one here!!! Can you please get everyone in here."


Scene 2

  1. Sally -- at microwave heating bagels (5 seconds THEN CUT)
  2. Tyler -- talking in the hallway to a woman discussing getting Starbucks in 10-15 minutes.... Oh this is a nonchalant meeting I will be out shortly.   (8 seconds AND CUT)
  3. Rick on phone behind his desk in his office  (8 seconds AND CUT)

CAMERA TO JIM INTERVIEW

Scene 3

Jim: "When you come to class, always be on time. My staff, more than anyone, knows the importance of being on time, prompt, professional and prepared."

Bell rings ---

Rule #1 (picture freezes and rule fades in) 

"BE ON TIME FOR CLASS"

 

Scene 4

Tyler walks into the conference room carrying a blow-up workout ball.

Tyler: "Oh happy birthday Jim!" 

Sally -- loading bagels onto tray and walks into the conference room.

Sally: " Happy birthday, Jim! Would have been early, but I prepared a special birthday treat for you."

CAMERA CUTS TO RICK

Rick in his office with multiple phones on his desk. He's on his cell phone. Office line rings. 

Emily Secretary (very timidly): "Umm... Rick.... Jim is on line 1... says you're late for a meeting in the conference room. You were supposed to be in at 9 am..."

Rick: " TELL HIM TO HOLD"  (hangs up on secretary)  .... back to other phone call on cell "Ok now how many new tires do you think I need on my car?"

(Office line rings again)

Secretary: "Rick, your wife is on the line. She's asking about your Father coming over for dinner. She wants to know if you're planning on cooking or going out?"   ALTERNATIVE "She said your father is in the hospital"

Rick: "TELL HER TO HOLD!"

Rick picks up cell phone and continues discussion with car dealer.

CAMERA CUTS BACK TO CONFERENCE ROOM

Conference room : side chatter going on. Rick walks into the conference room on the phone.

Jim: "RICK, get off the phone!"

While Rick in mid-sentence, CAMERA CUTS TO RICK INTERVIEW

Rick: "Kids, remember to use your cell phone at the appropriate times. Only interrupt for emergencies."

Bell rings ---

Rule #2 (picture freezes and rule fades in) 

"NO CELL PHONES IN CLASS OR MEETINGS"

SCENE 5

Camera back to conference room -- Jim, Tyler, Rick, Sally.

Tyler, Jim and Sally grab bagels each individually and start slathering cream cheese

Rick grabs bagel but Jim pulls the tray away -- 

Jim: " Rick, did you wish me a happy birthday?"

Rick " No I am sorry, I forgot."

Jim: "Well, I forgot to give you a bagel. Sorry. No bagel for you. These are birthday bagels."

 

Bell rings ---

Rule #3 (picture freezes and rule fades in) 

"NO EATING OR DRINKING DURING CLASS OR MEETINGS"

 

SCENE 6

CUT TO SALLY INTERVIEW: 

Sally: "I always like to butter up the boss. It is year end time and performance reviews are here!!"

CUTS BACK TO CONFERENCE ROOM

Jim: " I am glad everyone is here... Um.... wait...... where's Jane?"

Tyler: "I walked by her desk... she's not here."

Jim: " Glad to see everyone takes casual Friday's and my birthday so seriously. Have Emily call and figure out where she's at."

CUT TO EMILY INTERVIEW:   

Emily: "I always stay on top of updating staff records, phone numbers etc... you just never know where you'll be needed"

CAMERA CUTS TO SECRETARY EMILY --

Emily looks at piece of paper with 2-3 numbers listed for Jane. Starts calling.

CALLING (PHONE RINGS) -- foreign man answers phone.... 

Emily: " Hi. I am calling for Jane."

Foreign Man: "Sorry, we have no Jane here"

Bell rings ---

Rule #4 (picture freezes and rule fades in) 

"Don't be absent. Call in ahead of time if you can't make it. If your contact info changes, please update us"

 

SCENE 7

CAMERA CUTS BACK TO CONFERENCE ROOM

Jim: "I called a meeting to review how we communicate rules to new students."

TYLER BOUNCING ON BALL

 Jim: "Tyler... what are you doing.....?"

Tyler: "I am multi-taking. Working out.... You know, staying in shape while at work... You need to learn the art of multi-tasking."

Jim: "Yeah that ball is nice! How much was it?"

Tyler: "$25 on sale!"

JIM GRABS BAGEL KNIFE AND POPS BALL... SLAMS $25 ON THE TABLE

Jim: " Ok... any ideas for our new student orientation?"

CAMERA CUTS TO JIM INTERVIEW

Jim: "It's always a good idea to prep before meetings & classes. I like to give my staff a heads-up before meetings so they always come well prepared."

CAMERA CUTS BACK TO CONFERENCE ROOM

Everyone is looking around... blank stares and blank sheets of paper... RICK QUICKLY JOTS DOWN A FEW NOTES ON HIS OTHERWISE BLANK PAPER

Rick: "I've got an idea or two."

Bell rings ---

Rule #5 (picture freezes and rule fades in) 

"Always be prepared for class."

 

 

VIDEO 3

PERSPECTIVE SHIFT

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TWO WORLDS VIDEO

FIRST SCENE

Starts out with a woman in a business setting … very successul and polished....

 

She seems confident and important, yet nervous about a presentation she’s going to be making. The camera zooms into her eye for a flash back to when she was at the Y in the road.

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SCENE 2

One girl comes a Y in the road and is shown what life would look like with each respective path

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SCENE 3

She is currently being shown all the different rules in class…. Flashes to chalkboard.... shows ONE girl on her phone... careless.... disengaged

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SCENE 3

Shows another girl taking notes, reading, interacting with the class and teacher... engaged!

SCENE 4

She is currently being shown all the different rules in class…. Flashes to chalkboard.  Flashes back to successful girl

Shows the teacher writing notes on the rules

NO GUM

SHOW UP ON TIME

NO PHONES

DONT BE DISRUPTIVE

Shows girl taking notes proactively and smiling... Participating!

 

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SCENE 4

She is currently being shown all the different rules in class…. Flashes to chalkboard.  Flashes back to UNSUCCESFUL GIRL

 

Shows the teacher writing notes on the rules

NO GUM

SHOW UP ON TIME

NO PHONES

DONT BE DISRUPTIVE

Shows girl blowing bubbles…. On her phone. Throwing trash. Putting in headphones. No respect.. Not paying attention.

 

SCENE 5

Shows UNSUCCESSFUL GIRL

 

•Throwing gum and someone stepping on it outside

•Walks past people and bumps into a pedestrian

•Doesn’t hold the door for the old lady… instead quickly walks ahead as shes obliviously talking on her cell phone

SCENE 6

Shows successful girl

 

•Being socially conscious in public

•She sees someone litter, she picks it up as she walks down the street.

•She holds the door for an older lady… the lady asks if shes ever considered being an actress or model.

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Scene 7

Shows successful girl
Reviewing her notes before she goes into modeling school

DON’T CHEW GUM
SHOW UP ON TIME
NO PHONES
DON’T BE DISRUPTIVE

Scene 8

Shows UNSUCCESSFUL girl
Sitting on the couch watching TV ..

There’s a play back and forth… while some people are in the world trying to get ahead by making proactive choices, being responsible, others are totally fine leading a life of mediocrity.

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Scene 9

Shows the unsuccessful girl never amounting to anything…. 3-4 scenes of her not living a successful life.

The UNSUCCESSFUL Girl fades away….

Goes back to the Y in the street and shows her taking the path to success

SCENE 10

TAKES THE SUCCESSFUL PATH!!!!

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Scene 11

The camera slowly focuses back in… cloud, milky effect and zooms out her eye... Shows her in a business setting... Zooms out to her face... She smiles knowing shes NOW confident to make this presentation... She looks at her notes from the classroom again reflecting on her choices in life and how those rules / notes have helped her get where she is today...... Walks in and shakes hands with business leaders in a large conference room and camera fades out.