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Creating Public Service Announcements

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Keywords: public service annoucements, video, filming, writing
Subject(s): Video, Social Skills, Technology, Writing, Reading, Information Skills, Photography, English/Language Arts, Spelling, Service Learning, Grammar, Journalism
Grades 6 through 8
School: Picacho Middle School, Las Cruces, NM
Planned By: Arlene Martinez
Original Author: Arlene Martinez, Las Cruces
Steps for Creating PSA:
1.Decide on your team and topic
2.Give Mrs. Martinez this information
3.Fill out a Video Project Proposal found under Section 8 of Moodle
4.Drop the proposal into the drop box
5.Watch videos on server: There is a link in Moodle
Shot Composition
Creative Shooting
Steady Shots
Read contest rules found in Moodle.
7. Fill out a story board found in Section 8 of Moodle
Make sure you add camera shots, camera angles, dialogue, music
You can print your story board and then draw in your shots.
Drop story board in the drop box
Practice, practice, practice
10.Final practice in front of Mrs. M.
11.Plan your filming, make sure you get permission from everyone you need to get permission from prior to shooting
12.Film- make sure you take at least 3 shots of every scene!
13.Download video-make sure you follow directions
14.Prior to editing your film, view videos on the server. Same link as before on Moodle only different videos.
15.Edit your video using Windows Movie Maker
16.Save your video as a movie
Materials: Televisions, DVD/VCR Players, Video Tools, CDs and DVDs, Printers, Camera/Video Accessories, Camera Bags, Tripods, Batteries, Office Suite, Word Processor