Filming on the video begins Saturday at Agogliatti Field in Portland at 9 a.m.
Portions of the video will also be shot at the Typhoon Restaurant on Main Street in downtown Middletown and at a private home in Middletown, as well as in Portland.
In addition to the live-action scenes, there will also be an animated portion of the video, which is intended for use by health teachers on the middle and high school levels.
MCSAAC spokeswoman Betsy Chadwick said the animation is being supplied by LifeHouse Production of Manchester.
The animation will be used to portray the impact of smoking on the brains of an average teenager, Chadwick said.
The as yet-untitled film will depict teens in everyday situations, Chadwick said – “playing touch football, enjoying a dinner, and dancing at a home party.”
Relying on the animation, the film than explores “the functions of the brain of a happy, healthy teenager enjoying such events, as well as the functions of the brain of a teenager addicted to tobacco,” Chadwick said.
Eight teenage actors from Middlesex County have been recruited to appear in the film. They will be joined on screen by Dr. Stephen Wyatt, who is an addiction psychiatrist at Middlesex Hospital. Chadwick said.