For this project I want to play with simultaneity and tension.
Character walks into the Sleeze and starts to microwave a bag of popcorn. Suddenly they remember class is about to start and they haven't started their homework yet and they dash off. The camera eases to the microwave and stays there. The rest of the short follows the character but cuts sharply back to the popping popcorn bag as the tension rises. The character runs into the classroom exchanging dialogue with another student (likely establishing to the viewer of the impending homework due.) The character scribbles away all the while the popcorn keeps popping. Tension and frustration builds until DING!!! the character makes a fatal fault and realizes there's no way to finish in time.
Here's the camera breakdown for the two scenes.