Intention and Impact.

We used a piece of theater that uses sound effects and dramatic action in order to create a feeling of guilt among the audience. Our focus was on the enclosed and tight space with fluorescent lighting as well as the dramatic heart monitor sound effect in order to establish the uncomfortable setting.

PSA #1 :

Q1: They were trying to convey just how unhealthy teen smoking was, as well as trying to remove the element of ‘coolness’ associated with the habit.

Q2: It was very successful, especially with the images regarding the side effects of smoking.

Q3: The successful choices were all the images and the music. However, I felt it was a bit long and I stopped really paying attention during the beginning part before it switched perspectives.

PSA #2:

Q1: Their message was to show how unrealistic current college tuition costs are, especially as they are being put on teenagers.

Q2: It was successful in showing me.

Q3: The comparisons of college costs to prices of luxury items just showed the disparity and was very successful. However, the amount of words involved made it a bit tedious to read.

PSA #3:

Q1: The message was to discourage bullying, while bringing up how bullying can lead to thousands of teen suicide attempts.

Q2: It was successful, though a bit awkward and unrealistic.

Q3: Adding actors was a nice touch, but the scene was jilted and unrealistic. However, the sudden blood was very jarring and redirected the attention from where I thought the PSA was going.

PSA #4:

Q1: The message was to really stress what consent was. Not silence, or clothing, or being asleep.

Q2: It wasn’t very successful, because despite explaining what wasn’t consent, they never stress that consent must be given by words, leaving without a clear answer of what consent is.

Q3: The changing scenarios was successful, as well as the acted examples they portrayed.