WRITE AND ACT IN YOUR VERY OWN SHORT FILM!


The best six scripts from your region will be turned into professionally filmed videos and showcased here on our website and your social media – it could even go viral!

You and your friends can share and vote for your favourite, with the winner named at a private red carpet screening. There are prizes to be won for you and your school!


HOW TO WRITE A SCRIPT & CREATE YOUR STORYBOARD


1. Start with the brief

Who is the client and what is the problem they want you to solve? How will you address the problem and what is your call to action?

2. Who is your target market?

Who are you speaking to? What do you know about them? What do they like? This can shape the way you communicate to them.

3. What do you want to say?

What do you want them to know? Write a few key points about what you want to tell them in your 60 second short film?

4. How to communicate?

How will you communicate with your audience? Think about:

  • Where will the story take place?
  • What characters will be in your story?
  • Does your story have a beginning, middle and end?
  • Is there a call to action?

Pro Tip!

Keep in mind you need to allow time for any sound effects needed.
Ensure that there is a strong call to action at the end.

5. Build your story

Include your key points and write a 60 second script - keep in mind you must allow time for things like sound effects.

State the problem in your first couple of shots, then spend the rest of your story revealing your answer. Don’t give it all away too early, you’ll want to keep it interesting.

Make sure there is a strong call to action at the end. We want to invoke behaviour change, like stop buying certain products or taking steps to become healthier.

6. Build your storyboard

Apply your story and script to the storyboard template. Then draw these key scenes to bring it to life! This provides a strong visual reference for when the short film is produced.

Check the brief and your key points again to make sure you have addressed the client’s problem.

Remember you can apply the following:

  • rhetoric
  • tone, pace, pitch and pause
  • body language
  • emotive language
 

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