•      Project 7: Public Service Announcements       

    Public service announcements (PSA) bring public awareness to particular issues. They are short, concise videos that make a point quickly and clearly.

    In this project, students plan, shoot, edit, and produce a PSA. They analyze how a particular shot will impact the mood and intention in a video. They learn how to create motion effects for both video and audio.

    • Project guidelines:
      • Length must be 30–60 seconds.
      • PSA should cover a specific topic.
      • PSA may include voiceover narration.
      • PSA may include musical score.
      • PSA should employ video, text, or graphic effects.
      • PSA should be finalized in web-ready file format.
      • Copyright citation and fair use guidelines should be applied where applicable.
      • Journalistic Code of Ethics should be used and followed.

    Some items to review before you are finished:

      • Does the video meet the initial topic, purpose, and audience?
      • Does the PSA include specific actions the audience can take?
      • Does the video include contact information?
      • Is the voiceover narration clear? Does it enhance the PSA? Is it distracting?
      • Does the video flow? Are there abrupt jumps in the story? Do the clips match? Does the sound match the video?
      • Can visual interest in the video be improved?
      • Do the motion, text, or graphic effects create interest or distract from the video?
      • Are all of the titles and words on the screen spelled correctly?



    Instructions to Transfer Videos from Camcorder to Class Folder:

    • On Camcorder:
    • Connect camcorder & PC with USB cable
    • "USB Connect" on Touch Screen
    • On Computer:
    • If Autoplay pops up, select "Removable Disk E"
    • If not, Click Folder on Startbar, then select Removable Disk E"
    • Double-Click on MP_ROOT Folder
    • Double-Click on 100PNV01 Folder
    • Newest Movies are at the bottom
    • Highlight files you want to copy (use CTRL+Click to select multiple files)
    • Right-Click Copy
    • Click on Media Arts # (E: or F:) Drive (Below Computer in left panel)
    • Double-Click on your Class Folder
    • Right-Click Paste (or CTRL-V)



    To convert YouTube music/videos into mp3 (audio) or wmv (video) format:
    Use #1) convertfiles.com
     or #2) savefrom.net

    Tutorials to use each of these sites are below

    convertfiles.com:       savefrom.net:


    To turn in your project, Export Your Movie:


      • Click once on the "Program Monitor" window (top right preview window)
      • File
      • Export
      • Media
      • Export Settings (upper right):
        • Format: Windows Media
        • Output Name: ## Color Class, PSA Title, Group # (Save in: Media Arts Drive / Your Class Folder )
      • Source Range (lower left): Entire Sequence
      • Export