My attempt.. Comic book sized.
Page 1. (5 panels, top 1/3 is 1 panel, middle 1/3 is 2 panels, bottom 1/3 is 2 panels.)
Panel 1. A wide out shot of a large British force marching down a trail in a North American forest. Their guns are held straight up and a few flags are waving amongst the force.
Panel 2. Medium shot of the forest neighboring the trail. Stress darkness / shadows / unable to see what's beyond the first few trees.
Panel 3. Close up of one of the British soldiers on his horse with a serious expression on his face.
Panel 4. Closer shot of the forest from panel 2, but this time we can see a few shadowy figures standing among the trees.
Panel 5. Medium shot of the same British soldier, with a puzzled look on his face.
Page 2. (5 panels, top 1/3 is 2 panels, middle1/3 is 1 panel, bottom 1/3 is 2 panels.)
Panel 1. Close up of the forest on one of the shadowy figures, who turns out to be a Native American. Stress the whiteness and the focus in his eyes.
Panel 2. Medium shot of the British soldier frantically reaching for his gun.
Panel 3. A wide out shot of the forest again, from the perspective of the British force (though the British are not seen in the panel). Many Native Americans are charging toward us, the reader. In dead center is the Native who appeared in panel 1, bow in hand, feathers in hair, and war paint on his face.
Panel 4. Medium shot of the British soldier, struggling to take aim.
Panel 5. Medium shot of the Native, who's now standing still and calmly taking aim with his bow and arrow.
The French and Indian War in 1757, when France and Great Britain faught it out for the North American colonies. Okay, it was inspired by the great movie, The Last of the Mohicans. There's a scene in there of a British force walking down a path, as it's being stalked by a Native American army... Eventually the natives charge, and what results is different from what I wrote about. I imagined one of many similar fights in the same war. Anyway... I hope being inspired by a movie doesn't count against me. The first panel is similar to a part of the movie, but the rest is changed.
I also like the idea of having one character in the light and one in the shadow, much like Lee's example. One in the shadow, one in the light... Or one predator, one prey... I thought about doing one about a Lion stalking / chasing a Gazelle, but figured that may be a bit boring for 2 pages. Then landed on this Native faction stalking a foreign army. I love those scenes in the movies... The Last of the Mohicans has one, The Last Samurai has one... Gotta love a small army standing in the dark, unable to see the crazy enemy ready to strike. Gah.
I'm not even going to guess whether it passes or fails though. I'll wait for Lee's grade, and after that, I'll either go about it simpler to pass (if I fail) or put some creativity to use (if I succeed). Anyway.
Nice post, Lee. At first I had NO idea where to begin. My mind drew a blank... But after thinking about it for a while I had a few ideas. Woo.