I have already started my community project with contact with Don't Text and Drive Foundation http://dont-txt-n-drive.com/index.html and have a script sorted out and approved by Vicki the President:
Don’t Text and Drive
Log Line: A driver is texting their mother whilst driving, leading to a crash and fatality.
Style: Low poly, heavy stylized, contains shifting pastel colours to highlight mood shifts.
Texting Driver - (F) Coloured orange*.
Mother - (F) Coloured pink**.
Father - (M) Coloured yellow**.
Mood/Tone: Warm and exciting to begin with, pastel colours, colour bleeds out to deep blues to show sombre.
Frame 1 - (Establishing shot) open to a car travelling down a curvy road. Texting Driver is looking casual in the driver’s seat (Coloured orange). There is some music playing and the sun is high in the sky.
Frame 2 - (POV) Cut to interior of the car in the first person perspective. Dashboard is simple, car is travelling at 80km/hr.
Frame 3 – (Medium Shot) Mother sitting at a kitchen table, there is a clock on the wall. Phone sitting at her left hand on the table. Mother picks up phone and creates a message***.
Cue: New message sound.
Frame 3 - (POV) Camera glances at phone on passenger chair, audiences hand picks up phone. Camera refocuses on the road with the hand holding the phone at the bottom of the fame. A truck is driving toward the Driver on the opposite side of the road.
Frame 4 - (POV) Driver opens and message which obscures the majority of the windscreen. The audience can see the car begin to swerve into the opposite lane through the periphery of the windscreen.
Cue: Truck Horn
Frame 5 - (POV) the Driver startled by the horn closes the message and observes that they are now in the opposite lane and heading head on with the truck. Driver grabs the steering wheel and swerves back into their lane.
Frame 6 - (Medium shot) Driver opens message, obscuring windscreen and replies to the message.
Cue: New Message sound
Frame 7 – Mother opens test message, father walks into the frame and stands next to the mother. Mother replies to message with, “see you soon, love you lots”.
Cue: New Message sound
Frame 8 – (POV) Driver opens text obscuring windscreen. Audience can see the Driver begin to swerve to the left off the road.
Frame 9 - (POV) Driver hits a tree, the message bubble and windscreen shatters. The POV camera is launched out the windscreen and comes to rest on the crumpled bonnet facing interior of the car.
Frame 10 – (Medium Shot) Driver is slumped over the steering wheel. Driver moves slightly and her colour begins to change from orange to blue. Shot holds for 5 seconds.
Frame 11 – (Medium Shot) Mother looks at clock, messages Driver, “where are you?”
Frame 12 – (Medium Shot) Mother is looking at clock, father walks out of frame (to answer door) there is indistinct chattering off screen, mother looks toward the door.
Cue: Door Close
Frame 13 – (Medium Shot) Father walks into frame, the mother stands and hugs the father, colours shift from pink and yellow to blue. Both begin to cry. Fade to black.
No Cue, Complete silence
Frame 13 – Text appears on screen: Texting and Driving is fatal. Don’t Text and Drive.
* Orange represents both the Orange Days and the vibrancy of the Driver
** Pink and Yellow are warm colours that influence a happy feeling and also when mixed together for the orange of the Driver showing the relationship.
*** When messages are sent, the characters view is blocked by a blow up message that is formed from the phone screen.
Notes: POV - Point of View
Cues are for reference to where main audio cues will be, other audio will be within the production as part of the overall sound design.
and I have also done up a storyboard which has also been approved: http://imgur.com/s5BhgyC
hopefully it goes well!