?A story is a creative and engaging narrative. This is not a detailed script, but a 500-character synopsis of the basic plot points that the video should follow.
?The winners from the Pitch Phase will create a Video based upon their winning Pitch. If applicable, everyone else is invited to enter a Wildcard video. A Wildcard video can either be based on winning material from the previous phase or entirely original.
Once upon a time there was a snail that couldn't grow a shell. His older brother had a shell, his father had a shell & his grandparents had shells. The snail wanted to figure out why & what he could do about it. He went to Professor Crustacea to find out why. He learned about the role that carbon dioxide & humans had played in ocean acidification. He wanted to make people aware so he started a band Snailly Puffin & the Coral Reefers. He hopes people will "shell" out money to benefit his cause.
$1,000 + $300
Videos : 7
A little girl walks along the beach with her dad. She runs and soaks her feet. She picks up a shell and listens intently. Her dad asks, "Can you hear the ocean?" She nods and begins to tell how our use of fossil fuels create excessive amounts of CO2, affecting the acidity of the ocean and causing harm to marine life. Insert an animation/live action dramatization of this process. The dad scratches his head, a bit dumbstruck. The girl turns to her dad, but speaks to the camera, "How can we help?"
Videos : 1
A beautiful mermaid with her tail flopped over the edge is washing her beautiful long hair in a random families pool/hot tub. The dazed and confused family comes out to question her on what she is doing there. She simply tells them she is bathing. The man explains that the shampoo will mess with the PH balance of their pool water. The mermaid proceeds to tell the man that no one seems to care about the acidification of her ocean water, so she didn't think he would mind if she used his pool.
$250 + $100
Videos : 4
OAI(play on CSI)We arrive at the beach where our Grissom like parody is expressing concern over a crime scenario that centers around a crab whose shell is degrading. In a very suspenseful way he retells the scene from his perspective, like a flashback. The viewer learns about Ocean Acidification through his retelling, Using the facts as a form of evidence. He then asks open ended questions to his partner that leave the viewers on a funnily exaggerated cliff hanger of an ending.
Videos : 2
Inside Alien ship. Aliens are human/sea creature hybrids, with outer shells. Alien leader: "Earth has abundant water. Our planet is nearly dry. We will simply take theirs." Ship lands. Several Aliens stand on an empty beach, marveling at the wondrous ocean. Alien leader tests the water. He's shocked. "No!" Leader explains the dangers & causes of Ocean Acidification. "This water would damage our shells. It's no good for us and soon may be no good for them. I hope they are aware." Aliens fly off.
Students are sitting in a science class. The teacher is talking about ocean acidification, but the sound is quiet. The students are texting each other discretely. The camera zooms up on some of the kids and they are texting the different points about Ocean Acidification to other people they know. The teacher pulls out his cellphone and texts somebody, and the Dialogue Earth Logo Pops up and it says "Ocean Acidification, get the word out"
Narrator talking to kid: Hey Kid Yes What are you doing near the ocean? Nothing, I guess Well, why not? Whaddya mean? I mean, haven’t you heard of ocean acidification? Ocean what? It’s the carbon dioxide seeping into the ocean, like corrosive water that attacks the tiniest creatures. Oh, that’s not good Nope. It spreads up the food chain too. Oh, brother. That's right kid, it's serious stuff. What's a kid to do, mister? Just know it exist, kid. Just know. Hey, thanks mister!
$100 + $25
Videos : 2
1950's PSA: Ocean Acidification
The Cheesy (But Effective) ‘50’s Public Service Announcement
Snailly Puffin's Debut Album
The Snail That Couldn't Grow a Shell
"A Mermaid in the Hot Tub"