Enjoy this internet meme. Did you know Albert Einstein’s Birthday is March, 14th? 3/14
Heres the read on it “Your walnut products are drugs” — and “new drugs” at that — and, therefore, “they may not legally be marketed … in the United States without an approved new drug application.” The agency even threatened Diamond with “seizure” if it failed to comply.
I made a pointless meme
During the course of this semester, The Digital Media Project class is doing a few video projects. Our current project is a PSA, which is limited to 30 seconds.
My chosen topic is Library Services. I thought it would be something I should do because I work for the K-State Salina Library. When I did my initial brainstorming, my first thought was “Lets do a Flash Mob” and started creating my vision, but soon enough I realized that jamming a Flash Mob into a 30 second clip would be pointless.
Why would it be pointless?
1.) Some folks don’t understand what a flash mob is
2.) Create chaos in an environment where people do homework would be inconvenient to them
3.) Planning to bring the masses to a Flash Mob would not be realist
Anyways, I started looking at youtube videos to understand what a PSA was and how to create one. I like this short video that help explain the basics of a PSA video, and before you laugh at me, I think the Girl Scouts do a great job on this video.
So, the main compound in a great PSA, is it’s content!
Create a Powerful Message through a story
so, I have came up with a story line.
K-State Salina Library is here to help you!
I want to capture the power of serving others, similar to a smile from a customer whom has given great Customer Service. I think we desire great customer service and respect. As you all know, Customer Service now days have gone down the drain. I want to bring that message, Customer Service feels good. So, How do I do that? I only get 30 seconds.
Looking at other PSA, I have noticed a strong element used: Nailing the emotional core. Transpiring that emotional element I think is manageable!
I first, want to use a logo that represents the Professional level. and right into the emotional. Have a Library Staff person helping a patron. While, focusing on the human facial expression of happiness.
Add “Quote Facts” with a Deep/Warm voice.
Contacted Lisa Craft for official Logo
Plan this week to draft shots/Find Actor as a patron.
As a Final Project in Digital Media II, We are ask to create a draft/working start on the video project.
Stay Tuned for the Final Completed Video!
Attention customers, our store is closing in ten minutes.
Have you ever gotten that intercom message during your weekday trip to the store while grabbing milk and bread? Some people still don’t have 24/7 service, and it’s a typical thing in smaller towns – 7pm or 10pm – its quiting time. So how does this mambo-jumbo talk relates to our first reason why blogging is important?
Reason #1: Inform
Blogging is the same as blowing the horn, screaming, yapping, talking, informing, etc. Blogging may come in different forms, but mostly it is a journal of some sorts. People tend to jeer away when someone says “You should start a blog”. The first thought that comes in mind is “Getting personal and I don’t want to share a picture of me half-naked during summer camping”. But, people forget what blogging can be used for. Blogging is important because it can be useful at informing readers about a cause, event, business, or just “whining about nothin’”.
Reason #2: A Digital Playground
Blogging can be a writer’s playground. It is true, what better way is to keep your writing thoughts and snagbits on a blog for future uses. Are you working on that magical novel that will blow Steven King out of the water? Don’t worry, you can actually keep a blog post private or password-protect them. Especially if you only want your family or your writing buddies to see it, but not the internet zombies!
Reason #3: Self-Expression
If you are creative like me, I tend to use words to expression whatever I am trying to get at – The old adage states “A picture is worth a thousand words”, I agree with it, but a picture sometimes cannot be put into words, and vice-versa. Words are also powerful, if you write about something, and another person relates to it, you practically make a connection with your reader. Self-expression is important in blogging, it helps your reader find that “personable approach”, and it can offer the blogger an escape from life’s burdens. I did not mention that blogging can take on other forms, such as Vlogging (Video Blogging ) and Photo blogging.
Reason #4: Good Mental Heath
Have you ever been depressed? I have found that blogging can help with depression. I mean, blogging allows me to “think out” about my feelings and sort them out. Yes, I know – it might sound corny but getting your emotions out will help you. Then again, you don’t have to make your thoughts public, you can make your blog post private.
Reason #5: Better Writing
Some people think that a good writing is a natural born talent, but sorry to burst your bubbles, good writing ability come from practice and lots of it! You won’t believe this, but 7 or 8 years ago, I wrote at a very low level writing. I mean, I wrote a 3rd grade writing level, and I knew my writing was horrible. The good news is that writing on a daily basis or (every other day) can really help with your writing structure, thought, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. If you don’t believe me, then Google it. So if you got kids, get them started on a blog – and of course (Keep an eye on it) While, you can blog as well.
Can you give me a few good reasons to blog? So, you already have a blog, but its not self-hosted? When you self-host your own blog you can control everything that goes on with your blog. Need some hosting and domain service to get that dream started? You can click here to get started. Bluehost is my provider, if you decide to signup – I will get a small percentage of the sale. Just to let you know. Every little thing helps and I appreciate it!
For the Digital Media II course, I am asked to create a outline/draft for my digital media video that relates to “Working Digitally”. If you have questions that I should include, leave a comment that could help me!
Things I thought about using/may use
• Recorded interview with Becky McCray (she co-published a book Small Town Rules and currently a blogger, and as of many things digitally)
• E-mail response/Interview with Chris Spooner (Pro Blogger about Graphic Design for Blog.spoongraphics, tried for a video interview but he really busy )
• Will use uplifting/electro music
• Other interview from State of NOW SmallTown2012 (I was a speaker, then interviewed others)
I. What do Pro Bloggers do?
II. How did you get into blogging?
III. Can you make money by blogging?
IV. What are some tips for people want to work digitally?
Compile a comprehensive list (25+) of references for your topic on working digitally. These can be specifically related to your topic, or about working in the digital age in general. Post a brief discussion (paragraph or two) about the project along with your list.
An example of a similar lit review reference list is found here. http://billgx.edublogs.org/2010/02/17/schools-on-youtube-project/