Enough with the Gimmicks, It’s Up to You
2017, High School, Film
I had always heard in the background about how we needed to do something about ocean pollution and then I would forget about it and continue with my day. This is referenced in my film, when I mention that just laughing at a silly gimmick, a.k.a Billy the Bottle, and then leaving a "like" doesn’t do anything to help the cause. I attempt to illustrate the main problem that I feel educational videos commonly face, action after the initial viewing. My main motive for making the video was because of the serious problems we all face, that these problems affect all people on the earth. I tried to point out that change has to start immediately or the results could be catastrophic. Of course, I attempted to lighten some of the darker points of the film with comic relief, with Billy the Bottle evolving from a mock of the kid-friendly gimmicks educational films use to a full-on satire machine.