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State of the art-ful AI: Video generation using runway.ml (part 8)

We use chatgpt 3.5 to generate script suggestions for our promotional conference video.

Welcome! This month we’re introducing one of the world’s most popular generative AI toolsets, runway.ml, and using it to generate a set of short video clips to create a promotional video for a conference. The series continues below.


Project overview

As generative AI develops at speed, we’re delving into the apps and tools currently available to help with ‘real’ creative projects. In this case, we’re using the video generation tools available at runway.ml to create short video clips to edit together to create a short promotional video for an upcoming conference. We’ll use chatGPT to suggest a script, then use runway’s text-to-speech tool to create a realistic-sounding voiceover.

Note that this is not an explainer series, though we do detail the main steps to follow at runway.ml.


In this entry in the series we use chatgpt to generate suggestions for the script to use with our short promotional video.

We start with a very basic prompt:

A text message that says i need a script for a short promotional video.
Part of a conversation with ChatGPT

…and include some basic context:

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Part of a conversation with ChatGPT

Here’s ChatGPT 4’s full response:


Great! Here’s a draft script for a short promotional video for your educational tech conference. I’ll keep it concise and punchy, aiming for a length of about 60-90 seconds, which is typical for promotional content. Feel free to adjust the details to better fit your event.

[Upbeat background music starts]

[Opening shot of a bustling modern conference space, filled with people networking, engaging with exhibits, and interacting with cutting-edge technology]

Narrator (Voiceover): “In the heart of innovation, where minds ignite and ideas take flight…”

[Cut to dynamic footage of past conferences, highlighting keynote speakers, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops]

Narrator (Voiceover): “Join us at TechEdCon 2023, the premier educational technology conference that’s shaping the future of learning.”

[Text on screen: “TechEdCon 2023 – Shaping the Future of Learning”]

[Cut to a montage of interactive displays, VR demonstrations, and attendees experiencing new technologies]

Narrator (Voiceover): “Dive into the latest advancements with industry leaders, educators, and tech enthusiasts from around the globe.”

[Cut to a speaker giving an inspiring talk to an engaged audience]

Narrator (Voiceover): “Be inspired by thought-provoking sessions that challenge the status quo and empower you to redefine the educational landscape.”

[Quick cuts of people exchanging business cards, laughing, and collaborating on projects]

Narrator (Voiceover): “Network with peers, forge new partnerships, and collaborate in a modern space designed to spark creativity and connection.”

[Cut to a close-up of hands interacting with a futuristic gadget]

Narrator (Voiceover): “Experience hands-on demonstrations and exclusive reveals of the latest ed-tech tools that are transforming classrooms and learning experiences.”

[Text on screen: “Exclusive Tech Reveals – Hands-On Demos”]

[Cut to a relaxed social area where attendees are enjoying refreshments and conversation]

Narrator (Voiceover): “And when it’s time to recharge, relax in our vibrant lounge areas, where the conversation—and the coffee—never stops.”

[Cut to a calendar animation flipping to the conference dates]

Narrator (Voiceover): “Mark your calendars for [Conference Dates]. TechEdCon 2023 awaits.”

[Cut to the conference logo with the text “Register Now” and the website URL beneath it]

Narrator (Voiceover): “Space is limited. Secure your spot at the forefront of ed-tech. Register now.”

[Closing shot of the conference space transitioning from day to night, with lights dimming and a final tagline appearing]

Narrator (Voiceover): “TechEdCon 2023 – Where Education Meets Innovation.”

[End with upbeat music fading out]



This response covers most of our planned scenes, so we’re already on track! We asked ChatGPT for a couple of additional script elements based on our existing shotlist:

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Part of a conversation with ChatGPT

CHATGPT: Narrator (Voiceover): “Getting there is a breeze with excellent transport links—whether you’re flying in, taking the train, or driving, you’ll find the journey to TechEdCon 2023 as seamless as the technology we celebrate.”

A blue background with a text that says, add in the seasons of the future.
Part of a conversation with ChatGPT

CHATGPT: Narrator (Voiceover): “Together, we’re not just attending a conference—we’re creating the classrooms of the future, today. Be a part of the movement that’s redefining education for generations to come.”

[Text on screen: “Join the Movement – Create Classrooms of the Future”]


Join us in part nine of this series when we return to runway.ml and use an edited version of the script to generate a virtual voiceover.