30-60 second PSA – Distracted Driving


Learning Goal
Create a 30 second  – 60 second PSA about distracted driving.

Unlike traditional commercials, Public Service Advertisements (PSA) are primarily designed to inform and educate rather than sell a product or service. They have been around for decades, with the first ones being shown before the second World War. (Paul Suggett)

Classic PSA’s from previous years.

Steps to Success
1) Watch PSA’s that have already been done to get some ideas. This doesn’t mean you will recreate a previous PSA. You are going to create a new original PSA.


2) You will work with drama students from Mrs. Ritter’s class. Each group will have about 7-8 students in them.
3) Plan your film and use your Production brief that has been provided. Storyboard your PSA and include a script or any text to be used. Show your pre-production work to Mrs. Ritter or Mr. Martinez.
4) Start filming your project and editing in iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Use royalty free music in your PSA.
Here are some links to some Royalty free music.
[YouTube Audio]
[Moby Gratis]
[Freeplay Music]
[Creative Commons Music]
5) Show your peers and teacher your PSA  and make changes from feedback.

Contest Rules
Distracted Driving Video Rules and Release
Entry Form – Distracted Driving VC2018 Teen Video Contest
2018 Teen Video Contest

[Link to Rubric for PSA]