SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING THREE CLIENTS
Access Sacramento is proud to provide a Linked Learning opportunity for high school media production classes in Sacramento County. Students are given an opportunity to create a public service announcement for a local nonprofit or governmental agency. These organizations will then select as many of the PSAs as they like for cablecast on Access Sacramento. Selected PSAs will receive an Award of Excellence certificate from Access Sacramento. Access Sacramento will judge all of those selected and award cash prizes to the top three.
PURPOSE: This is an opportunity to provide video production and animation students real-world experience in creating public service announcements for real clients. High School students will develop 30-or-60- second videos to communicate information requested by a client. Client selected PSAs will air on Access Sacramento and will be used as part of the clients’ social media outreach and/or website use. Selected clients are local nonprofit and governmental agencies. They have provided the core information that they want in the PSAs.
This project is open to any student enrolled in an animation or video production class in a high school located in Sacramento County.
Teacher may sign-off on a limited number community service hours for each PSA selected for cablecast on Access Sacramento. (Suggested five hours of credit, based on teacher discretion.)
(Sacramento County Media Teachers)
PARTICIPATING STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES
If you include any copyrighted materials, your entry MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PERMISSION WAIVERS or Creative Commons Licensing obtained from their sources. All video, photos, and music must be original OR proof of permission to use the copyrighted elements must be provided. Videos that contain unauthorized copyrighted elements will be disqualified. Note: You are permitted and expected to use the client’s logo.
CREATIVE COMMONS MUSIC
If you use music under a Creative Commons license, you may credit the music in very small type for a few frames at the bottom of the screen within the final moments of your PSA. Additionally, you may also credit it within the PSA’s YouTube description.
Student producers must obtain release forms for any minors or adults appearing in the production. The forms are not collected by Access Sacramento, but the sponsoring teacher must confirm that the forms are on file. Up to three producer names can be listed on a project.
- February 3, 2017: YouTube links of videos submitted for consideration are sent to the coordinator.
- March 3, 2017: Access Sacramento selects winners, prints and mails certificates and student checks to appropriate schools. Release news bulletin about results.
- March - April: Access Sacramento live TV appearance on LiveWire! for the top 3 winners.
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A printed Certificate of Excellence for each of the filmmakers of the PSAs recommended for cablecast on Access Sacramento. (This selection is made by the clients.)
Access Sacramento staff will judge those selected and make the following awards:
The top three award winners will be invited to appear on the local cable television show LiveWire! to talk about their projects.
CLICK HERE to get the information on the 2016-2017 Clients/Topics
Question: Can a student enter more than one video?
Answer: Yes, but any addition entries must be for a separate client. In other words, don’t make two videos for the same client.
Question: Can I contact the client and ask questions about my PSA idea.
Answer: No. Because of the number of students participating we do not want to burden them with inquiries. The materials on this website should give you a clear idea of want the client wants. If you need additional directions, ask your teacher.
Question: Is the PSA running time flexible?
Answer: No. It must be exactly 30 or 60 seconds including a fade in/out.
Question: Do I put credits on it?
Answer: No. Like commercials, PSAs do not feature credits.
Question: Can I put my favorite pop song in my PSA.
Answer: No. You must follow the copyright law. Any music or sound effects must be used properly licensed.
Question: I still have questions.
Answer: Students with additional questions should ask their teacher. Teachers with questions can contact PSA Project coordinator Brad Clark at bnclark (at sign) egusd.net or Gary Martin, Executive Director, Access Sacramento at Postmaster@AccessSacramento.org