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Creating a Public Service Announcement from a Persuasive Essay

 

   At this point, you should have already written your Persuasive Essay on your own.  The other three students in your wiki group also had the same essay topic as you did.  It's time to work with them on your Public Service Announcement (PSA).  Brainstorm with your group around the following topic areas: 

 

  • What do we know about our target audience?  What things are most important to this target audience?  How can we include some of these things in our PSA?
  • Who does this target audience listen to or look up to?  Who would they believe?  How can we incorporate him or her into our PSA?
  • Read each other's Persuasive Essays; compile a list of the most important points our PSA should include.
  • Is there anything that the example PSA's did well that we want to include in our PSA?  Read the handout for ideas of what goes into a professional PSA
  • What are each of our strengths and how can we use them to create the best PSA possible?
  • Write out a storyboard sheet of what our PSA will include (Narrative/words, images/pictures, ideas for audio/sound and special effects)
  • Open one Movie Maker file and save it as a Project in a folder in one wiki group member's H: drive.  All the images and sounds will be saved in this folder.
  • Group Roles:
    • writer (can be more than one person)
    • speaker (can be more than one person)
    • proofreader (have Mr. Kabodian and/or Mr. Strasberger proofread your draft after your proofreader)
    • digital story creator (everyone should have some hand in this role)
    • image and audio finder (should be more than one person)
    • file storage expert
    Let Mr. Kabodian know who is responsible for each role before you get too far into the PSA creation.

 

 

Here are a few examples of PSAs:

  • Global Warming (go to the Advertising Council website and click on "Tick" in the right column under "Television")
  • Importance of Graduating from high school (go to this other Advertising Council website and click on "Graduate" in the right column under "Television")
  • Global Warming, Immigrant issues, Darfur Crisis, and Stopping Discrimination (go to this Mobile Learning Institute website; left side, bottom of the page)
  • Seatbelts, Depression, and many other topics (go to this Apple website, see the video clips on the page; then click on "view more projects" at the bottom of the page)
  • Bike Helmet Safety, Anti-Smoking, and Anti-Pollution (on another Apple website and even more on this other Apple Ads website)
  • Importance of Donating Blood (go to this American Red Cross website and PSA)
  • Bullies, Eating Healthy, Avoiding Gangs (from a 7th grade class in South Bronx, New York City)
  • Wide variety of topics (including anti-smoking, following your dreams, and avoiding obesity by eating healthy) at Teacher Tube 
  • Star Wars Drunk Driving PSA (1979)

 

 Other information you may be interested in:

 

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Helpful Hints for making a 30 – 60 second PSA with Movie Maker

 

 

 

  1. Move all the pictures your group collected to the H Drive of the person who logged in. Back them up on your flash drive, if possible.  Your group should have at least 20 photos saved.
  2. Have a draft of a script of the things you want to say about the subject of your movie. (show Mr. K. the draft for 10 points)
  3. Transfer info to Storyboard handout for organizational purposes.
  4. Open Movie Maker (it’s under Programs…and if it’s not there, look under Accessories)
  5. Go to File and Save Project As; name your project and save it in the My Videos folder
  6. Under the top “Capture Video” category, click on “Import pictures.”  Find the photos you think you may use and import them into the Collections tab for your project
  7. Place the pictures in an order that makes sense to you and follows your script; change script as needed depending on available pictures.
  8. Save your project (save early, save often).  Close the program and make sure it opens before you do to much more work. 
  9. (as time permits) Add transitions between the pictures, effects on the way each picture is viewed, and titles to the picture under the “Edit Movie” tab
  10. Use the “Movie Making Tips” help section as needed
  11. Preview your PSA from time to time to make sure it looks the way you want (but don’t obsess on it…we’re not going for perfection on our first Movie Maker movie)
  12. When you think you have the pictures just as you want them, see Mr. K. about getting a microphone to tape your voice over the pictures; click on the picture of a microphone above the timeline on the left (you may need to work with the audio levels a bit)
  13. Insert the audio of your voice in the Timeline below the images
  14. We’ll “Finish Movie” by “saving to computer” (videos folder) then upload it to your wiki page

     

 

 

 

Rough Draft of the Script idea..............................................................10 points, due Tuesday

Storyboard of your group’s PSA project……………………………  10 points, due Wednesday

 

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Grading Rubric for the Group: 

 

    • Clearly states an opinion (thesis)………………………..10 points
    • Includes reasons and support for the opinion……...……10 points
    • Visuals (photos, video) & audio (voice/words, music)

            work together and support your opinion………….…..…10 points

·        Includes title slide ……………......………….…….……..5 points

·        Includes credits correctly cited……………………...........5 points

·        Effort & style (30 – 60 seconds long, includes transitions

      and other effects, attention-getting beginning,

      correct spelling/grammar)………………………….….....5 points

·        Saved project to the wiki…………………………….…...5 points

 

 

 

Grading Rubric for each Group Member:

 

·        Average of each group member’s grade for each other

 

            (based on amount of participation, completing role(s),

            and cooperation with other group members)……..……10 points

·        Mr. Kabodian’s impression of the same three parts of

 

            a good group member (see list, above)……………….…5 points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   Total possible =  65 points

Due Monday, Feb. 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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