Waste Ops

YOUR MISSION:

HOW TO WRITE A SCRIPT AND CREATE A STORYBOARD

We need your class to provide a script and storyboard for a short film of no more than 60 seconds. The film needs to persuade people living in Cessnock and Maitland regions to reduce the amount of waste they throw away each day.

01START 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?

02WHO 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.

START WITH THE BRIEF
START WITH THE BRIEF

03WHAT 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.

04HOW TO COMMUNICATE

How will you communicate with your audience? Think about:

  1. Where will the story take place?
  2. What characters will be in your story?
  3. Does your story have a beginning, middle and end?
  4. 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.

05BUILDLING YOUR STORY

Include your key points and write a 60 second script.

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.

START WITH THE BRIEF
APPLY SCRIPT TO THE STORYBOARD

06BUILD 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

TO GET YOU STARTED

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