For the project brief, I must create a story and all pre-production based around these three words I pulled out of a different bag at random.
A Space Station is my environment, which opens up new possibilities for characters and design. Perhaps the station is in command of Santa, to monitor Earth and it's population and to ship out presents more efficiently. It could be that Santa needs to deliver presents to the Space Station. Would the stationed be Christmas themed. Or are elves actually aliens?
And finally the prop, being a key. Because now I have my two other crucial parts to the story, a theme presents itself to me. A key can be anything that unlocks something, and what's more, it could be sci-fi/ Christmas themed.
Now I have my three elements, and I've got loads of possibilities and ideas to start planning plot elements on. My first step should be to come up with a list of everything that comes to me in terms of what the character, environment and prop could be like and how they relate to become story ideas.