Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I'll be sharing with you a PSA I stumbled upon on YouTube. The PSA is about conserving water. I think this is a big issue that everyone should be aware of. Everyday, millions of gallons of water are wasted, yet there are some countries that do not have any. If we could all conserve water, then we could make a difference. The PSA starts of with a man getting ready in the morning. He does his usual routine and starts to brush his teeth. However, he leaves the faucet running the whole time, even if he isn't using it. After he finished brushing his teeth, the faucet won't budge shut, so he just leaves it flowing. He goes about his day, making his breakfast, with the faucet still going. He sits on his couch and starts to read the paper. There he sees an article with the title, "The World's Next Challenge: Water", with a photo of a young boy waiting for water to come out of a pipe. The man realizes that he is wasting something another person could have, so he goes back to the sink and tries his hardest until he stops the water. We cut back to the boy and he finally gets water, and you could tell by the expression on his face that he was very happy. Overall, I think this PSA has a good plot. As the message goes, "Stop the drop. Save the life." I thought the opening shot was pretty cool. It showed the world, and it's animated to go to the man's house. It makes me wonder how they did that! The scene had a variety of angles, even if it was just of one subject. I liked how the camera was blurred, but gained focus as the man stepped into the shot. That's a good technique to use when filming. However, my favorite shot would have to be at the end, when the young boy finally gets water. The running water was in focus with the bokeh in the background. If you haven't noticed already, I absolutley love bokeh. What I found really unique about this PSA is the newspaper idea. You see the man reading the newspaper, and it actually cuts to the scene of the photo. I was pretty surprised when I saw that, but it helped the story greatly. What also helped the story was the music. The music was inspirational and determined, and it really set the mood in this story. You can watch the PSA below. Well, that's it for this week's reflective response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
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