Act as our creative agency and use your creative skills to come up with a compelling script and storyboard for a short film that persuades your peers to choose tap water over bottled water.
The best ideas will be professionally filmed and launched online for you and your friends to share and vote for your favourite.
Finalists’ short films will be showcased at a private red carpet screening and win great prizes for your school.
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? What do you want them to do?
Who are you speaking to? In this case, teenagers and what do you know about them? What do they like? This can shape the way you communicate to them. Use words and content that your teenage audience will understand.
What do you want them to know? Think about the issue and write a few key points about what you want to tell them. Will your script have a beginning, middle and end? Are you asking them to do something? Is there a call to action?
In planning your script and storyboard think about:
How will you communicate with your audience?
Consider your key points. State the problem in your first couple of shots. Ensure your opening lines include a good ‘hook’ to grab your audience’s attention. Open with an unusual fact or question, then spend the rest of your script revealing the 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 protect the environment.
Keep in mind you must allow time for things like voice pauses and pace, sound effects, images, scene transitions, and sound effects. Check your timing by reading your draft script to ensure it’s within the 90 seconds.
Apply your 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.