Nextwave Comp: How to brainstorm like a pro

Heat up your winter with a bright story idea

Get your film in by October 25th

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “October is ages away!” And you’re right! But now is the perfect time to start – even just sitting down with a green sheet of paper and scribbling down things that transform, and starting to brainstorm story ideas around them.

This year, we want to see how you work with a theme, and you’d be hard pressed to find a story that doesn’t include themes of  transformation (uhh, ever heard of Transformers?).  All jokes aside, we wan to see what’s important to you when it comes to transformation, what’s your unique take on the theme? How will you incorporate green? Try writing down these questions and see where your brainstorm session takes you!

There’s a bunch of really useful tips on getting inspired and developing a great story in Episode II of Nextwave Online, as well as a heap of interesting information on the use of genre and style when writing a great script. Keep on reading to learn how you could get a year’s access to Nextwave Online for free! 

Get brainstorming, and have fun! 

Nextwave Online: Learn Filmmaking at Home

Nextwave Online is a completely online learning portal that teaches the fundamentals of filmmaking, from coming up with a great idea, to scripting, to filming to editing, in 10 fun, informative and educational videos, created and presented by the team behind the Screenwave International Film Festival, with a few special guests along the way. 

Whether you’re just starting out, or have a few short films under your belt already and need a refresher, it’s the perfect tool to level up your filmmaking, and teach you valuable skills that will come in handy through all walks of life, not just making films! 

With a 12 month Nextwave Online subscription, you’ll get: 

  • 10 fun, informative and educational filmmaking episodes
  • Bonus episodes! 
  • Episode Companion Guides
  • Activity Sheets
  • Filmmaking resources 
  • Access to the Nextwave Short Film Archive 
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