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Retouched It’s 2010. A Los Angeles-based PEOPLE magazine photo editor, DAN, sits in a dark cubicle editing magazine covers on his computer. He seems bored as he clicks through Photoshop, going about his daily routine. As he absentmindedly and mistakenly changes a model’s hair color for the cover, he talks to his co-worker and roommate, CHUCK, about getting another job. Dan sees his magazine cover at a newsstand on a busy LA street as he’s walking to work. The headline on the gossip magazine next to it speculates about the model’s reason for so drastically changing her hair color. He doesn’t think any more about it, and continues walking. Back at the office, Dan receives instructions from his boss, VICTORIA, that all cover models should be edited to look slimmer. He begrudgingly complies, and we see an array of photos which he has edited. After a month of this, Dan notices a TMZ news report about a mysterious crash diet and plastic surgery combination that many celebrities are using to lose weight. Strangely, all the celebrities mentioned are clients at the ad agency, whose pictures he’s edited. Dan’s become suspicious of this, and stays in his cubicle after his co-workers have left. He goes through all the photos he’s edited in the past month and realizes they match the news report. He uploads a picture of himself and changes his hair color. He looks in the mirror and realizes that the change has had an immediate effect on him. He continues making changes to himself throughout the night, all of which show up in real time. The next day, in between editing pictures of cover models, he uploads pictures from Facebook and begins to edit those. We see him make subtle changes to his friends and his ex-girlfriend. We now see a montage of people in everyday settings, their appearances changing immediately. Dan becomes excited about this new power he has over people’s lives. Victoria harasses him about fooling around with pictures of people other than clients. This continues for a few weeks, during which time he makes subtle changes to her weight and hair color. At the same time, Dan has become a player, making Chuck suspicious. Dan confides in Chuck, who’s even more excited about the prospects that this new power could provide in terms of women.


Later that week, Victoria goes into his cubicle while Dan is away, during which time she discovers that the edits he’s made match the changes that have taken place on the celebrities as well as on her. She confiscates his computer and figures out what’s been happening. Upon request, Dan comes to her office, where she threatens to reveal his secret unless he leaves the magazine. The next day, Dan comes to work and everyone stares at him. He goes to his now-empty cubicle and looks around, confused. Chuck walks up behind him and tells him that Victoria wants to see him in her office. In Victoria’s glass-walled corner office, she tells Dan that he is fired. She tells him not to bother applying for jobs at other advertising agencies, as she refuses to give him a reference. She will also be taking his computer, and he will not be allowed to retrieve any of the photos or his editing program before he goes. Dan is furious, and storms out of her office. About a month has passed. We see Dan and Chuck’s apartment in disarray. There are dirty dishes everywhere and crumpled resumes and job applications litter the floor. Dan looks just as disheveled as his apartment as he walks out of his bedroom to greet Chuck. Chuck has had enough and tells him that he’s got to do something to break his depression. Chuck tells him that he’s stolen the specific computer that Dan had been using, and now he can do something profitable with it. Both look thoughtful. We see a large billboard that talks about the latest plastic surgery craze in LA: computerized “retouching”. We now see a busy waiting room of what looks like a doctor’s office. Chuck is checking in patients, and Dan is in the back room with his computer. Men and women walk in, and five minutes later come out looking completely different. Everyone, especially Dan, looks happy. Except Victoria; on the news, we see that she has been fired for demanding ultra-thin cover models. She looks miserable. Dan and Chuck are successful and happy and look exactly the same as they always have.


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INT. OFFICE CUBICLE – DAY

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DAN sits in a dark cubicle in front of a brightly lit computer screen. He is editing photographs of models on Photoshop while talking to CHUCK, who sits in the cubicle next to him. DAN (clicking the mouse) Dude, I’m so over this shit. I just sit here, all day, making hot girls that I’m never gonna meet look even hotter. I mean seriously, what’s the point? CHUCK Quit your bitching. It’s a job, man. Pays the rent. Let’s go out tonight. Maybe you’ll see one of these chicks out or something. She might be a fan of your work... DAN Yeah whatever. I’m gonna finish up this one and then let’s get outta here. CHUCK Hell yeah. What are you workin’ on anyway? DAN Just messing around.Whatdya think about Tyra Banks as a blonde? (laughing) CHUCK You’re crazy, man. Let’s get outta here before the Nazi comes looking.. (leave building happy)


Morning, Vict.. VICTORIA (condescending) Yeah, yeah. I don’t need your excuses. Listen. I need these pictures edited by noon. These girls are a size 2. They need to be a size 0. I don’t know why you don’t know that by now! I have a meeting til lunch, and I expect them on my desk when I get back. Think you can handle that, at least? DAN Sure thing, boss. VICTORIA (rushing away) On my desk before lunch. You better get it right, Daniel. DAN (muttering) Dan. It’s Dan. VICTORIA (over her shoulder) Whatever. Get it done.

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INT. OFFICE CUBICLE – DAY

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DAN storms into his cubicle and tosses the stack of pictures onto his desk. He pounds on his computer keys and goes to work. MONTAGE OF PICTURES DAN IS EDITING


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INT. OFFICE FLOOR LOUNGE – DAY DAN is sitting with CHUCK at coffee and watching a cheesy the latest pop culture news. celebrities flash across the

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a table. They’re drinking TMZ NEWS REPORTER report on Before and after pictures of screen as the reporter talks.

REPORTER I have the 411 on the latest scandal in Hollywood! Celebrities on crash diets AND having plastic surgery?! Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Adam Sandler are looking good for their ‘Wedding Singer’ sequel. Whatever they’re doing is working ...Looks like it’s shaping up to be the ‘hottest’ flick of the summer! CHUCK Damn, I wonder what they’re doing. Weren’t they just here for a photoshoot? They didn’t look THAT good...well, except maybe Cameron Diaz. She’s hot. DAN Yeah. I guess the industry’s really putting the pressure on ‘em. Victoria’s on this crazy rampage about making the celebs skinnier for the covers, too. CHUCK Y’know, if I had all that time and money, I’d be smokin’ hot too. (eating a donut) Eh, whatever. That’s why they pay me the big bucks to stay behind the scenes. (both laughing) See ya back in there, man. DAN


(lost in thought) Yeah, see ya..

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INT. OFFICE CUBICLE – NIGHT

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The office floor is deserted. DAN is sitting at his desk, clicking through old picture files. He finds the pictures that match those of the celebrities on the news report. He realizes that the real-life pictures of the celebrities are replicas of his edited photos. DAN (talking to himself) Holy shit..there’s no way..they were JUST here. No waythey look like that from a crash diet. (taking out his iPhone) I’m just gonna.. (takes a picture of himself and uploads it) Let’s see.. (changes hair from brown to blonde) Ok. Maybe I’m crazy..yeah. (looks in mirror) Oh shit! I’m not crazy..oh crap! But how..there’s no way I.. (makes more changes as hours pass)

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INT. OFFICE CUBICLE – DAY

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DAN leans over his desk, staring intently at his computer. His eyes are glazed over and he’s disheveled, as if he’s been up all night. CHUCK walks in and sees him frantically switching between Facebook and Photoshop.


CHUCK Dude, did you even come home last night? You look like shit. DAN Yeah..I.. CHUCK (looking at Dan’s computer) What are you doing? (pointing to a picture) Isn’t that Tracy? Dude, are you still obsessing over that psycho? You really gotta let that one go. It’s been 6 months, man. DAN What? Oh..yeah well. What are you looking at my stuff for anyway? Don’t you have your own shit to do? CHUCK (walking away from Dan) Ok whatever. Chill out. Better quit looking at your crazy ex before our crazy boss notices. DAN Yeah yeah.Whatever. (continues uploading and editing pictures)

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MONTAGE OF EDITED PHOTOS

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Pictures edited by Dan show up as changes in real-time. Montage of people in situations across the city as these changes suddenly appear.


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INT. OFFICE CUBICLE – DAY

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DAN is happily sitting at his computer, a random picture on his computer screen as he edits it. VICTORIA briskly walks by, does a double take, and backs up. She stands quietly behind him for a moment and becomes furious. CHUCK not-sosubtly tries to warn him. DAN (singing to himself) I’ve got the power hey yea heh CHUCK (whispering) Nazi’s on the prowl. (pokes head over cubicle) Dude, seriously, get to work! DAN (oblivious) Uh huh. CHUCK (frantically motioning) Dan! Seriously... VICTORIA (standing behind Dan) Your friend is obviously smarter than you, Daniel. (Dan jumps) DAN Jesus! Oh, Victoria! Morning..


VICTORIA That’s not one of my models. I wasn’t aware we’d put you in charge of recruiting, Daniel. DAN Oh, this? Oh, it’s just..it’s kind of like.. VICTORIA I could care less what you think it is. It’s NOT what I’m paying you to do. DAN I know, but it’s kind of an experiment. VICTORIA Does this look like a chemistry lab, Daniel? You don’t do experiments here. You edit pictures. I tell you what to do, and you do it. If that’s too much for you, I’m sure someone else will be happy to deal with your incompetency. Certainly no one who works at this magazine tolerates these “experiments”. Time is money, and you’re wasting a lot of my time. DAN (stuttering) I..just..if you.. VICTORIA Save it, Daniel. I have better things to do than listen to your excuses. Get back to work now, or you will not have a job tomorrow. Consider yourself warned. DAN Ok. I mean, yes, yes ma’am. VICTORIA


(walking away) Oh, and Chuck? CHUCK (startled) Wha..yes? VICTORIA You might have more sense than your buddy, but if I hear ‘Nazi’ out of your mouth again, you’ll be looking for alternate employment as well. (struts out, heels clicking) CHUCK Dude... DAN Whatever man. She’s all talk. She’s gotta learn some people skills. Let’s teach her.. CHUCK Are you crazy? She’s ‘gotta’ do nothing. She’s the boss! You’ve lost it, Dan, seriously. DAN We’ll see...

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DAN edits a photo of VICTORIA several times, gradually adding weight and grey hair. Each time he does this, Victoria looks in the mirror, more confused and upset each time.

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INT. DAN AND CHUCK’S APARTMENT – NIGHT

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DAN leaves for a date with a normal-looking GIRL as CHUCK sits on a beat-up old couch watching TV. Later, Dan comes home with a girl who looks completely different than the one he left with. CHUCK, noticing this, confronts Dan, who eventually confesses his secret. CHUCK Hey, look at you stud. Where you goin’? DAN Oh, yeah, I got a date tonight. CHUCK No shit? Good for you man. She hot? DAN What do you think? (knock on the door) That’s her.. CHUCK (looking through the peephole) Ehh, she’s alright. DAN Whatever dude. You’ll see. Later. (door closes) (door opens again, Dan walks in with a different girl) CHUCK So how was...Damn, where’d you get her? DAN (glaring)


Dude, you saw her before we left. I told you. GIRL (giggling) Danny, I gotta go. Call me later? DAN You bet, beautiful. (girl leaves, door closes) CHUCK (walking over to Dan) That is so not the girl you left with. DAN Dude, what the hell is wrong with you? You saw her before we left. CHUCK That is NOT the girl I saw. There’s no WAY that girl left with you. DAN (sighing) Ok, asshole, get over here. CHUCK (apprehensive) What? What’re you gonna do? DAN I’m just gonna show you something. Don’t flip out, ok? CHUCK


You are seriously weirding me out, man. What’s going on? DAN Ok. So you know how I made Tyra’s hair blonde a couple weeks ago? Like as a joke? Chuck Yeah.. DAN And then she suddenly turns up blonde in real life, right? CHUCK What’s the point? DAN I did that. I made her hair blonde. CHUCK Ok crazy. DAN No seriously. The same thing happened with all those celebrities who are on mysterious crash diets. It’s all ME. CHUCK You are one seriously narcissistic bastard. DAN C’mon I can show you.

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INT. OFFICE CUBICLE – NIGHT

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DAN sits at his computer, with CHUCK standing behind him. They are staring at the computer as Dan edits a picture of Chuck. DAN Ok, what do you want me to change? CHUCK Seriously, this is ridiculous. We’re at work in the middle of the night.. DAN Fine. I changed your hair. Go look in the mirror. CHUCK What, is it gonna be magically blue? (walks over to the mirror) DAN (muttering) More like red.. CHUCK HOLY SHIT! Dude did you seriously...did that just happen?! DAN I told you! I told you I could do that! Now do you believe me? CHUCK Yeah..but this..I mean you could seriously...there could be some money in this, man! DAN


No. No way. NO ONE can know about this. They’ll put me in the loony bin or jail or something. CHUCK But this is seriously cool! Can you get me a hot chick too? DAN Is that seriously all you care about right now? CHUCK What? It’s an important question! DAN (laughing) You are ridiculous. Let’s get outta here. (both walk out, Chuck talking and Dan laughing) 13

INT. DAN’S OFFICE CUBICLE – DAY

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DAN is showing CHUCK his working file of everything he’s done to alter Victoria’s appearance. CHUCK Genius. She’s actually paying you to make her uglier. DAN It’s pretty damn rewarding. CHUCK May I ask why you haven’t given her a Hitler ‘stache yet? DAN (Laughing)


Don’t be an idiot. This is art. It has to be subtle yet effective. CHUCK You’re full of it. VICTORIA (Walking past cubicle, stops upon seeing Chuck.) What the hell did you do to your hair? Both men jump and spin around. Dan quickly closes the picture of Victoria, but not before she catches a glimpse of it on his screen. CHUCK Uhh it was just someth –VICTORIA Shut up. What were you just working on Daniel? DAN (Editing a picture of a model) This cover. VICTORIA I’m not stupid. Open up the picture you were just working on. DAN This is what I’ve been doing for the past hour. VICTORIA (Stares for several seconds) Go home. DAN


What? VICTORIA I’m giving you the rest of the day off. You’re welcome. Now leave. Dan and Chuck look at each other. Dan closes up his work, slowly stands up, and walks out of the cubicle. He makes no eye contact with Victoria, who stares him down as he leaves his workspace. CHUCK Was that just for him or…? Victoria Get back to work. Chuck leaves and Victoria darts to Dan’s computer. She opens up the list of most recent pictures he’s worked on and clicks on the one called “NAZI.” She clicks through the layers to see every change made to the original picture of her. She gasps. She slowly leans back,looks down at her body, then at her reflection in the screen. Abruptly, she grabs a flash drive off Dan’s desk, saves the image to it, and takes it as she leaves his cubicle.

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EXT. OFFICE BUILDING PARKING LOT – DAY

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Victoria storms out of the building and spots Dan getting into his car. She rushes over to his driver’s side window before he pulls away. VICTORIA You wanna explain to me exactly what that file is? DAN Which one? VICTORIA


You know damn well which one. The one of me. What the hell is that? DAN I...it’s stupid, I’m sorry. It’s just me and Chuck goofing around. VICTORIA Everything you’ve done to that picture has happened to me. DAN That’s...a coincidence. Weird. VICTORIA Don’t play this game with me Daniel. Every alteration you’ve made to our models has popped up somewhere in the tabloids. I don’t know what this is, but it’s a hell of a lot more than a coincidence. DAN I don’t know what it is either. VICTORIA It’s twisted, that’s what. I can’t even...how is this real? You’ve ruined lives. DAN The only life I’ve changed for the worse is yours. And that’s because you’re the only one who’s deserved it. VICTORIA Don’t come back. You stay the hell away from this place. DAN


What? This is beyond my control. You can’t fire me for something I didn’t even create. It just...happened! VICTORIA You’re done here. Leave. Leave or I’ll call the cops. I’m sure they can take you to jail for this. By the way, the press is going to love this story. DAN I know you won’t tell the press -- it would destroy the entire company’s image! Maybe I’d go to jail, but your career would be dead. Good luck with that one. VICTORIA Leave! Dan peels away, leaving Victoria frozen in shock and filled with rage as she stands in the parking lot. 15

INT. OFFICE CUBICLE – DAY DAN storms into his office building, shirt untucked, to find that his cubicle is empty. CHUCK and his other coworkers watch and explain what they saw. DAN (yelling) What are you all looking at?! Huh? What are.. (sees empty cubicle) What the..what the hell! Where is my stuff? CHUCK Dan...dude.. DAN Chuck, where the hell is my computer?

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CHUCK Ok buddy, just chill DAN Don’t even! WHERE THE HELL IS MY COMPUTER? And the rest of my shit. My pictures, papers... CHUCK Victoria took it. She, uh, was in here like an hour ago. She asked what we were staring at too... DAN So where did she take it? CHUCK I dunno, man. She just grabbed it and left. DAN (backing out) That..that bitch! She can’t do that! 16

INT. VICTORIA’S OFFICE – DAY

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DAN confronts VICTORIA in her office. The rest of the office can watch from outside the glass, but can’t hear the fight. Dan storms in and then storms out, breaking the glass door on the way. DAN You. Can’t. Do. That. VICTORIA Do what, Daniel? DAN You know what! VICTORIA


I have better things to do than argue with a former employee, Daniel. What exactly do you want? DAN My computer! You took it! That has my files..everything! VICTORIA It’s actually the company’s computer, Daniel. And now, it’s mine. DAN That’s ridiculous! I did nothing wrong! VICTORIA You used company property inappropriately. Now get out of my office before I call security. DAN But..you can’t.. VICTORIA Oh, I can. (Dan turns to leave) Oh, and Daniel? Don’t bother applying for any other ad agencies. I’ve already called the major ones, and you won’t be getting a recommendation from here. (door slams) 17

INT. APARTMENT LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

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The apartment is a mess; dishes are everywhere and job applications litter the floor. DAN is sitting on the couch, disheveled and looking as though he hasn’t showered in days. CHUCK walks in and confronts him. CHUCK


Hey dude. DAN Oh. You’re home. How was the trip? CHUCK Yeah. I’m home. And my home is a freaking mess, dude. What the hell? DAN (in a flat voice) Well, you left for your business trip, since you still have a job, and I didn’t do dishes. CHUCK Obviously. Man, you gotta snap out of it. DAN Snap out of what? CHUCK You know what! You’ve been moping for weeks! At least you were mad before; now you just don’t give a shit! DAN (angry) What do you want me to do? I can’t get a job. I can’t do anything but edit pictures. It’s what I do and I can’t do it. So yeah, I’m sitting on the couch. CHUCK What if you could do it? DAN What? What are you talking about?


CHUCK What if you could edit pictures? DAN I can’t. Not to where it’ll make any difference. So what’s it matter? CHUCK It matters. ‘Cause you can. (pulls out computer) Got this outta old Vicki’s office. DAN Wha..how the hell’d you get in there? CHUCK Who cares? Point is, you could make some serious money from this, man. Like legit cash. DAN What am I gonna do? No magazine is gonna hire me. CHUCK Who said anything about a magazine? (smiles) 18

EXT. SIDE OF A HIGHWAY – DAY

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A large billboard reads “PLASTIC SURGERY? WHO NEEDS IT? COME SEE US AND GET RETOUCHED – LESS PAINFUL, JUST AS EFFECTIVE” 19

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a large waiting room. CHUCK sits behind people in. DAN is in the back, off in a computer. Both are wearing hospital illusion of a doctor’s office.


CHUCK And you’re here for what? YOUNG WOMAN A, um, nose reconstruction? CHUCK Alright, Dr. Dan’ll be with you just a few. (turning around) Yo doc! DAN Dude, you’re gonna get me in trouble for impersonating a doctor or something. CHUCK Well what would you prefer I call you? Dan the Man? That better? DAN (laughing) No. No way. CHUCK I’m stickin’ with Dr. Dan then. DAN Whatever man. What you want? CHUCK Uh first, see how busy it is in here? Do you know how much we’ve made in the last 3 months? I think I deserve at least a thanks. DAN


You should be happy I let you work for me. Instead of turning you in for stealing ‘company property’... CHUCK Yeah whatever dude. Second, look at the TV. DAN Why? CHUCK Seriously. Just do it. (Dan and Chuck watch waiting room TV) TMZ NEWS REPORTER Former PEOPLE magazine editor of was let go amid scandal today. Victoria Scott has apparently been forcing her cover models to lose inordinate amounts of weight both before and after their photo shoots. She denies all allegations that she has done this, however, and maintains that a former employee started this with a magical editing program. Yes, you heard right. The woman is nuts, folks. DAN (laughing hysterically) Yes, ladies and gents, yes she is. CHUCK Old Vicki got what was coming to her, I guess. DAN Guess so. Poor Nazi. Now what’s she gonna have a stick up her ass about? CHUCK Not having a job is a pretty good one, buddy.


DAN Yeah...you should get back to checking people in. You might not have a job otherwise. (smirking) CHUCK Whatever you say, Doc. (glances at his list) Parker, Sarah Jessica? (Dan walks away, happy and laughing. Scene fades out.)


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Interior. Office floor full of cubicles  Dan’s cubicle. Dan’s computer in background  (working in Photoshop)  Chuck looking over cubicle wall  Dan’s cubicle.  Dan working at computer  Dan and Chuck’s cubicles.  Chuck leaning over  wall talking to Dan. Victoria walks into frame  Dan looking up towards Victoria.    Dan’s cubicle.  Dan seated at desk turned  toward Victoria who’s standing next to Dan.   Computer in background with photo being  edited  Dan’s cubicle.  Looking down at Dan as Victoria  dominates the conversation.  Dan’s cubicle.  Victoria slowly starts to walk  away.  Dan seated in background at desk.  Office. Chuck seated at desk in cubicle looking  towards Victoria.  Dan seated at desk, back  toward us, looking at computer.  Victoria paused  in walk‐way facing Chuck  Office. Victoria walking away past line of  cubicles  Cubicles. Chuck and Dan leaning back in their  chairs talking around cubicle wall.    Dan’s cubicle.  Dan sits up to his desk and begins  working on computer  Dan’s computer screen.  Mouse pointer moving  across picture of Victoria graying her hair  Victoria’s Bedroom.  Victoria looking in mirror  that is hanging over a dresser, notices her hair  Dan’s Cubicle.  Dan sitting at desk working on his  computer.  Dan’s computer screen. Mouse pointer adding  weight to Victoria’s stomach.  Victoria’s home bathroom.  Victoria standing on  a scale looking down  Victoria’s view of her weight shown on scale  Victoria’s home bathroom. Victoria walking off  scale towards full length mirror on the wall.   Examines herself in the mirror, specifically her  midsection  Dan’s Cubicle.  Dan sitting at desk looking at  computer  Dan’s face smiling 


Retouched Shot List  11 

10

Long Shot 

Dan’s apartment.  Chuck in living room sitting on  beat up couch watching TV. Dan enters room  from around the corner.    

11 11 

20 30 

Medium Shot  Close Up  

11 11 

40 50 

Medium Shot  Medium Shot 

11

60

Long Shot 

11 11 

70 80 

Close Up Shot  Point of View shot 

11

90

Over the Shoulder Medium Shot 

11

100

High Angle Shot 

11

110

Long Shot 

11 11 

120 130 

Close Up Shot  Medium Shot 

11

140

Long/High Angle Shot 

11

150

Medium Shot 

11

160

Close Up Shot 

11

170

Low Angle Shot 

11

180

Medium Shot  

11 12  12 

190 10  20 

Long Shot  Establishing/ Low Angle Shot  Long Shot 

12

30

Medium Shot 

12 12 

40 50 

Close Up Shot  High Angle Shot 

12

60

Medium Shot 

Dan sits on beat‐up couch next to Chuck  Chuck looking confused/happy after learning  about Dan’s date  Door of Dan’s apartment  Dan and Chuck look at each other while sitting  on the couch  Dan and Chuck get up from couch and both walk  towards the door  Chuck leans in towards peep hole in the door  Chuck’s view of Dan’s date as he looks in peep  hole  Chuck stepping away from the door and looking  at Dan  Dan facing back to Chuck as he walks out the  door.  Dan’s date standing in the hallway  Dan and Chuck’s apartment.  Chuck sitting on  beat‐up couch looking up from the TV as Dan  and his date walk inside the door. Chuck begins  to talk  Dan’s face glaring at Chuck  Dan’s date at apartment door  with Dan saying  bye to him as she leaves  Chuck gets off couch and walks over to Dan still  standing by the apartment door  Chuck and Dan standing by apartment door,  Chuck questions Dan about his date  Dan motioning his head to the left implying for  Chuck to follow him  Chuck looking nervous about what Dan wants to  do  Dan and Chuck in doorway as Dan tries to tell  Chuck about his abilities  Dan and Chuck leaving their apartment  Outside of a dark office building  Interior. Office. Dan and Chuck walk down a hall  of cubicles.  Only a few overhead lights are on  Dan’s Cubicle.  Dan and Chuck sitting at Dan’s  desk as he turns on computer  Dan turning to talk to Chuck  Overhead of Dan at his computer desk messing  with his computer as Chuck stands up  Chuck walking down hall of cubicles towards  mirror 

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Retouched Shot List  12  12  12 

70 80  90 

Close Up Shot  Medium Shot  High Angle Shot 

12

100

Medium Shot 

12

110

Low Angle Shot 

12

120

Medium Shot 

12

130

Long Shot 

13

10

Medium/High Angle Shot 

13

20

Close Up Shot 

13

30

Long Shot 

13

40

Low Angle Shot 

13

50

Medium Shot 

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60 70  80  90 

Close up Shot  Point of View Shot  High Angle Shot  Close Up Shot 

13

100

Low Angle Shot  

13

110

Medium Shot 

13

120

Long Shot 

13

130

Medium Shot 

13

140

Long Shot 

13

150

High Angle Shot 

13

160

Point of View Shot 

Dan muttering to himself at computer  Chuck looking at himself in mirror  Chuck running down hall of cubicles back to  Dan’s desk  Dan sitting at desk facing Chuck as Chuck leans  against cubicle wall  Chuck looking down towards Dan sitting in his  desk chair  Dan shutting off his computer and standing up  next to Chuck  Dan and Chuck slowly walking towards the exit   through a line of cubicles  Dan’s Cubicle. Dan sitting at his desk flipping  through Photoshop files on Victoria.  Chuck  leaning over Dan with his hand on the back of  Dan’s desk chair for balance  Dan and Chuck’s faces as they stare towards  computer screen  Dan and Chuck still in same positions looking at  computer.  Victoria walks up behind Chuck and  stops  Chuck jumps up and looks at Victoria.  Dan  quickly closes computer window and turns to  face Victoria  Victoria leaning past Chuck looking towards  Dan’s computer.  Dan is seated at desk with  computer on   Dan motioning head towards computer screen  Image of model that was on Dan’s computer  Victoria leaning over Dan sitting at his desk  Victoria staring straight at Dan looking very  annoyed and mad  Dan looking up at Victoria upset that she wants  him to leave  Dan and Chuck look at each other.  Dan quickly  closes up his computer and stands up from his  desk.  Chuck and Victoria watch from behind  Dan walks down a line of cubicles as Victoria  remains at Dan’s cubicle watching Dan walk  away  Standing outside Dan’s cubicle. Chuck looks at  Victoria.  Victoria turns to walk away  Chuck walks away.  Victoria freezes in her spot  and quickly runs back to Dan’s cubicle  Victoria sits at Dan’s desk and turns on  computer  Victoria looking through Dan’s most recent files  5 


Retouched Shot List  saved to his computer  A file saved to Dan’s computer with the title  “Nazi”  Victoria at Dan’s computer looking at a  computer screen image of herself with every  change Dan has ever made to it.  Mouse  continuously clicking ‘undo’ while the picture  slowly goes back to the original  Victoria’s reaction to what she is viewing on the  computer 

13

170

Extreme Close Up Shot 

13

180

Medium Shot 

13

190

Close Up Shot 

13

200

Medium Shot 

13

210

Over the shoulder Medium Shot 

13

220

High Angle Shot 

13

230

Medium Shot 

14

10

High Angle Establishing Shot 

14

20

Long Shot 

14

30

Low Angle  Shot 

14

40

Medium Shot 

14

50

Low Angle/ Medium Shot 

14

60

Medium Shot 

14

70

Long Shot 

14 14 

80 90 

Close Up Shot  Medium Shot 

15 15  15  15 

10 20  30  40 

Long shot  Close up shot   Medium shot   Medium shot 

15

50

Close up shot 

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Victoria leaning back in Dan’s desk chair and  looks down at her stomach  Victoria looking at her own reflection in the  glare of Dan’s computer  Victoria grabs her flash drive and plug it into  Dan’s computer  Victoria stand up from Dan’s desk and walks  away  Outside of office building in a parking lot full of  cars  Dan’s car pulling out of parking spot as Victoria  rushes towards the car from the other side of  the parking lot  Interior Dan’s Car. Dan looking down at gear  shift as Victoria reaches the driver’s side window  of the car  Dan opens car window as Victoria pops her head  inside the car  Dan and Victoria banter back and forth as Dan  remains seated in the driver’s seat and Victoria  leans inside Dan’s car through the window  Outside. Victoria quickly stands up from leaning  inside Dan’s car and points towards the parking  lot exit forcefully  Dan’s car quickly speeds away from Victoria  towards the parking lot exit  Victoria looking furious  Victoria slowly turns around and walks back  towards the office building  Dan storms into front doors of the building  Dan yelling and looking furious  Chuck standing trying to calm Dan  Dan and Chuck conversing about Dan’s  computer  Dan furiously thinking where his computer  might be 


Retouched Shot List  16  16 

10 20 

High angle/long shot   Close up shot 

16 16  16  16  16  16  16  17 

30 40  50  60  70  80  90  10 

Close up shot   High angle/medium shot   Medium shot   Low angle/ close up   Close up shot   Medium shot   Low angle/ medium shot  High angle/Long shot  

17 17  17  17  17  17  17  18 

20 30  40  50  60  70  80  10 

Medium angle  Close up  Medium shot  Close up   Medium shot  Meduim shot  High angle/ meduim shot  Close up  

19

10

Long shot 

19 19 

20 30 

Medium shot   Close shot 

19 19  19  19  19  19  19  19 

40 50  60  70  80  90  100  110 

Medium side shot   Medium shot   Close shot   Close face shot   Close up   Medium shot   High angle/ close up   Long shot 

Dan stomping to victorias office  Victoria staring at the door surprised as Dan  walks in  Dan gathering thoughts in front of Victoria   Dan standing over Victorias desk.  Victoria writing and talking to Dan  Victoria getting angry and setting her pin down.  Dan standing speechless  Dan turning and walking out of the door  Glass shattering to the floor  Dan laying on the couch with trash and paper all  over the floor.  Chuch walks though the door.  Chuck’s angry /worried facial expression  Chuck walks over to Dan  Chuck sneaky smirk  Chuck pulls out computer from behind him  Dan jumps up in excitment  Dan and chuck both smile and shake hands   A large billboard reads “PLASTIC  SURGERY? WHO NEEDS IT? COME SEE  US AND GET RETOUCHED – LESS  PAINFUL, JUST AS EFFECTIVE”    Outside of Chuck and Dan’s new place of  business  Young women walking in  Chuck mavigating on a computer behind a  service desk  Young woman walking upto Chucks desk  Chuch turning and yelling to Dan in the back  Dan organizing paperwork  Dan laughing at Chucks joke.  TMZ reporter   Dan looking at t.v and laughing  Chuck finishing young woman’s check in   Young woman walking into Dr. Dan’s office 

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Retouched Shot List   

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Retouched concept art: Dan’s cubicle

Large screen for design purposes

Old magazines for reference

Cluttered desk reflects Dan’s laid-back personality


Songs for Retouched 

  “I Want to Be a Billionaire” by Travis McCOY 

‐Plays during opening credits leading into Dan sitting at his desk    

“The World Is Mine” by David Guetta  

‐Plays when Dan finds out about his new skill    

“Don’t Cha” by the Pussy Cat Dolls 

‐Plays when Dan and his date walk up to the apartment    

“Bad Day” by Daniel Powter 

‐Plays when Dan gets fired until Chuck comes in while Dan is laying on the couch    

“It’s a New Day” by Hillsong London 

‐Plays at the end when young lady is walking into their new business and during end credits       

"Retouched" Movie Proposal  

Final project for TEL-T206 Kelly Cook, Michele Zehner, Hannah Lin, Will Sanders, Kirsten Torchalski

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