Our group worked together to create a PSA that is relevant and practical. We all worked on voice-over narrations and finally chose narrations recorded by me and Jack Robertson. We re-worked the opening scene because it was a little dark in a macabre way, shot one, was shot and edited; entire video was pieced together and edited along with voice-over narrations, background music, and scrolling end credits. The four of us on this team have communicated through our group wiki, trading ideas and sending each other the voice narrations and video footage to review. We have also collaborated our work through telephone calls and through FaceBook postings. Due to the 60 seconds or less time constraints, we have had to cut out some of our ideas and cut down our scenes considerably. Each team member accepted a specific responsibility at the beginning of this project and clearly showed their talents in their specific areas of expertise throughout this project. The roles changed slightly as the project progressed, but overall, we have worked well together as a team, making use of our group wiki for open lines of communication. We brainstormed, discussed and solved problems as a team, even though at times, it was hard to totally grasp each other’s ideas. We overcame this by continued communication through our group wiki. The PSA was a great group effort and I think the only way to improve it would be to work face to face. Time and place did place limits on what could be accomplished. Plus, we have busy schedules, making it impossible to focus on the assignment, class work, family, and other commitments.
All material is original work except for less than 30 seconds of background music and crash scene stock footage. Creative Commons licenses apply and redistribution for non-commercial use only for the entire PSA video.
As stated earlier, collaboration would have been much easier if we could work face to face. I think we made the best of the situation and created a truly great PSA. I have already placed it on my Students Against Destructive Decisions site and also on the national's Facebook page. I feel we created a PSA that is timely and relevant. I agree with Allison, overall, this team worked well together and succeeded in producing a PSA video project which we can all be proud of. The link to this site is as follows: http://notexting.wikispaces.com/
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