Hey guys! This week Tuesday our PSAs were due. For those that don't know I did my PSA on conserving water. I did my PSA on conserving water this year because people use water too much and don't think about the water we are wasting, and someday we will run out of clean water to use. By choosing this topic I am also giving my self a better chance at going to Olelo. If you want to see it I will put a link to my project page below. Anyways I'm sure you guessed that our blog topic this week is about our PSA. Mr. M wants us to write about wether or not we feel satisfied with our project. I actually do feel pretty satisfied with my project because I got multiple drafts before the final deadline, I feel that the message is clear, and I think the shots and the audio are pretty good. Below, I will be explaining in a little more detail one the reasons I am pleased with my PSA.
One reason I am satisfied with my project is because I got a few drafts in before the deadline. I didn't post all of them to my site but I checked my drafts with Mr. M and made corrections. I continued to make corrections and multiple drafts until I got my final draft approved by Mr. M. By making multiple drafts it allowed me to improve the quality of my video and at least I had something to submit by the deadline.
Another reason I am pleased with my project is because I feel I got the message across pretty well. My PSA is simple and not very hard to understand at all. The plot is just a girl that's washing her hands, and she realizes that she didn't turn off the faucet completely, so she goes and turns it off. Then the message fades on with the voiceover telling you to conserve water. With this PSA I am trying to get more people to turn off the water when they are not using it and to overall conserve it.
Lastly, I am satisfied with my PSA because I think the shots and the audio are pretty clear. Some of the shots could be better, but I am pretty happy with how most of the shots look. I also tried to get nat sounds of a person washing their hands and I struggled with capturing some audio. I finally got the audio to sound normal and not like there are jump cuts in it. But you can hear the water when it's supposed to be on, and the audio of the water stops when she turns off the water. You can also hear her scrubbing her hands together too. I tried to get as much nat sounds as possible and tried to match them with the visual, since I filmed them separately.
I am pleased with my PSA because I got in multiple drafts before the deadline, I feel I got the message across pretty well, and I think the shots and the audio are pretty nice and clear. I want to thank Taylor Nishimoto for being in my video. This is a link to my PSA a page so you can watch my PSA if you would like to. Thanks for reading!