Video script template

The below are rough guidelines and should be used as a starting point; as long as your video contains all of this information, feel free to experiment with the length and order of each section to best tell the story. Avoid jargon and be sure to stay at about 150-200 words.

This template will help you cover WHO, WHAT, HOW, WHEN, and WHY in under 90 seconds.

 

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Dialogue: Opening “hook”–what problem are you addressing via this project?

 

0:15

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Dialogue: Why does it matter?

 

0:30

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Dialogue: Who is collaborating on this project? Mention university, partner company, and PI. Videos without this information will be automatically disqualified.

 

0:45

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Dialogue: Describe how the technology/innovation/knowledge transfer overcomes the problem/need

 

1:00

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Dialogue: What will this research ideally lead to?

 

1:15

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Dialogue: What excites you most about this research project?