A written treatment is a “dramatic, personal and honest written description” of an idea (Melvyn Ternan, 2016). It’s a way of getting the emotion or feeling of an idea across in the most simplistic way whilst still packing a good punch.
An abstract written treatment works in the same way but it strips everything away to just three words that sum up the core of an idea.
Over the course of the week, I have written a couple dozen abstract treatments until I found one that I was happy with. At this stage, I have two abstract treatments that I’m looking into.
1) Unconnected, Belonging, Enlightenment
In which the written treatment at the present time is: “Social outcast finds an unexpected anchor”.
2) Loneliness, Searching, Acceptance
In which the written treatment at the present time is: “Loneliness isn’t always an enemy.”
Both have potential, but in order to come to a satisfying conclusion, I am in the process of creating mood boards for both ideas before coming to a decision. (TBC).