We need a writer with an excellent sense of humour to write the dialogue for a number of 30-second web cartoons. The idea of the funny cartoons is to teach English, so each cartoon will incorporate business or everyday situations.
A typical dialogue will contain about 500 words, but the main thing is that the whole cartoon will last 30 seconds (just try to estimate by reading out the conversation and imagining time taken for actions).
Your writing should set the scene and all describe actions. Half the time should involve conversations.
You will submit 3 dialogues at a time, with payment through GAF.
PLEASE QUOTE ON 3 DIALOGUES.
A sample dialogue is provided below.
THE WOMAN AND HER HAT
Setting: Two middle aged women are shopping in a shopping mall.
Woman 1: Oooh, a hat shop. Let’s go in here. I’ve never worn a hat before, but I’d like to find one that suits my personality.
Woman 2: Great idea.
[They walk in, and woman 1 walks straight to a hat in the shape of a flowerpot with lots of flowers]
Woman 1: Look at this! I’ve found my hat already. It’s so me! Artistic and fun – what do you think?
Woman 2 (doubtful, but polite): Errr, that’s very… interesting.
Woman 1: Are you sure you like it?
Woman 2: It’s very different, that's for sure.
Woman 1: You’ve talked me into it. I’ll get it, as long as it’s no more than 20 dollars.
[They walk to the counter]
Woman 1: How much is this hat, please?
Sales assistant: That’s on sale for 25 dollars.
Woman 1: Ohhhh, I have a strict budget in mind. Can you reduce it to 20 dollars?
Sales assistant: I’ll just have to ask the manager.
[Sales assistant goes away to manager in back room]
Sales assistant: There’s a customer at the front who wants us to reduce the price of the Flowerpot Hat from 25 to 20 dollars. Is that okay?
Manager: Sure, 20 dollars is fine. Between you and me, I’d sell that ugly old hat for 2 dollars just to get rid of it.
[Sales assistant returns]
Sales assistant: The manager said 20 dollars would be fine. How would you like to pay for that?
Woman 1: Cash, please…
Setting: The 2 women hug and say goodbye outside a train station. Woman 1 walks to the ticket booth.
Woman 1: A ticket for the city, please.
Attendant: One way or return?
Woman 1: One way, thanks.
Attendant: That’s 5 dollars 90.
[Woman hands over $10]
Attendant: $5.90, 6 dollars, 8 dollars and 10. Thank you – have a nice day.
Woman 1 (taking ticket and change): Thanks, you too, bye now.
Setting: Woman 1 walks into a train compartment. She sits next to a tall man. Woman 1 starts to fall asleep. She leans towards the tall man. The flowers of woman 1’s hat poke into the man’s face. He gets annoyed and gently pushes the woman so that she leans the other way towards an empty seat. Woman 1 leans further and further until her hat falls off.
Woman 1 wakes up when another woman (Woman 3) walks into the compartment. The woman sits opposite Woman 1. Woman 3 is wearing the same Flowerpot Hat.
Woman 1 laughs loudly, pointing at Woman 3’s hat. Woman 3 looks shocked and angry.
Woman 1 points at her own head, thinking that she is still wearing her Flowerpot hat. Woman 3 looks at Woman 1 as if she’s crazy. Woman 1 keeps pointing at her head and Woman 3’s hat, still laughing. Woman 3 gets up and leaves.
Later, Woman 1 arrives at her station. As she gets up to leave, she notices her hat on the seat beside her.
Woman 1: Huh?... [she thinks for a while]… Ohhhh.