Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I'll be talking about a very effective anti-texting and driving public service announcement I saw on YouTube today. You should watch the video below first before you continue reading. It starts out like any other anti-texting and driving PSA, there is a girl who is driving and she suddenly gets a text from her Mom, and starts to respond to it. As the girl is responding, she is unaware that her car swerves into the other lane because she is so focused on writing her text. Just as the two cars are about to collide, time stops, and everything but the two drivers are frozen still. I really liked this part as I thought it was very creative and original. The two drivers get out of the car and start to have a conversation. I liked the part in the conversation where the girl who was texting emphasizes the word 'thought' when she says "I was just checking in with my mom. I was telling her, I thought we would be home by 6:00." In my opinion, the acting was great. It was as if I was there, watching them right in front of my eyes. You could really hear the emotion behind their words, and their feelings plastered on their face. After the conversation, both drivers get into their cars and look back at their passengers. The girl who was texting has all her friends and the other woman has her kids. It's very heartbreaking because everyone knows what will happen next. The shot after is of the cars crashing into each-other. The last shot was really shocking, and totally got the message across. This is my favorite ant-texting and driving PSA because of it's creativity, and how well it get's the message across. Now for the technical side. I thought all of the shots were stunning. It was well composed with the subject in focus and the background compressed. There were lots of different angles and composition. I liked the part in the beginning where there was a chat/text bubble to show what the text said. There was a bunch of NAT sounds too! Audio was clear, and there was only little noticeable wind during their conversation. Other than that, it was good! Overall, this is a great PSA in my opinion, and everyone should take 1:01 minutes out of their day to watch this powerful video. That's it for my blog! 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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