There’s No Butts About It!

Written by Helen Muise March 20,2015

The main reason why I decided to do a public service announcement on littering cigarettes butts was because I am sick and tired of seeing those dirty little butts on the ground everywhere I go. Yes I smoke, but I do not throw them where ever. I felt as those this is an issue in every community no matter where it is. I wanted to make an announcement that would grab people’s attention and would get them to stop littering there cigarette butts.

Our group chose to do a video public service announcement because we felt that we could get our message on MTV if we really tried. We felt that comedy would play a big role in grabbing people’s attention because everyone loves to laugh and people would remember a message that brought a couple chuckles. We decided to do half stop motion and half video. We also decided that the music would also have a big role in the comedic effect of the public service announcement. After showing this video to friends and family, they haven’t thrown any cig butts on the ground. That shows our message was effective.

Making this public service announcement was no easy task. Our group of three people, including myself, Max, and Erin, came up with up with a rough sketch of what we might do. Since I had an idea in my mind already, our group decided to run with that. Erin came up with the idea of “The Butt Gang” who terrorizes the city and also drew the story board. Max shot the footage of the video and put together the editing. Erin and I drew the little faces on the Butt Gang while Max worked on our paper clip stands for them. All three of us drove around town finding the perfect spots to shoot. We shot at the corner of one of our houses, at a little local park, a local bar, and of course University of Wyoming campus. I must say this task was not easy to do. We came into a couple complications. The wind kept knocking over our cigarette guys so being quick in setting them up and getting good footage was crucial. Erin and I also must have smoked so much that day. My throat hurt the next day, but it was worth it in the end.

I must say our group used its time wisely. I liked being with other people that did work as well. Max uploaded and edited the images while Erin and I wrote the pitch letter to MTV. We all got together and added the music and the final touches before sending it off to our teacher.

I think that the public service announcement came out pretty well. Our group had an image of a final creation and I feel as though we succeeded in pulling it off. I hope you all enjoy the video and remember, there’s no butts about it, littering is littering!

The main reason why I decided to do a public service announcement on littering cigarettes butts was because I am sick and tired of seeing those dirty little butts on the ground everywhere I go. Yes I smoke, but I do not throw them where ever. I felt as those this is an issue in every community no matter where it is. I wanted to make an announcement that would grab people’s attention and would get them to stop littering there cigarette butts.

Our group chose to do a video public service announcement because we felt that we could get our message on MTV if we really tried. We felt that comedy would play a big role in grabbing people’s attention because everyone loves to laugh and people would remember a message that brought a couple chuckles. We decided to do half stop motion and half video. We also decided that the music would also have a big role in the comedic effect of the public service announcement. After showing this video to friends and family, they haven’t thrown any cig butts on the ground. That shows our message was effective.

Making this public service announcement was no easy task. Our group of three people, including myself, Max, and Erin, came up with up with a rough sketch of what we might do. Since I had an idea in my mind already, our group decided to run with that. Erin came up with the idea of “The Butt Gang” who terrorizes the city and also drew the story board. Max shot the footage of the video and put together the editing. Erin and I drew the little faces on the Butt Gang while Max worked on our paper clip stands for them. All three of us drove around town finding the perfect spots to shoot. We shot at the corner of one of our houses, at a little local park, a local bar, and of course University of Wyoming campus. I must say this task was not easy to do. We came into a couple complications. The wind kept knocking over our cigarette guys so being quick in setting them up and getting good footage was crucial. Erin and I also must have smoked so much that day. My throat hurt the next day, but it was worth it in the end.

I must say our group used its time wisely. I liked being with other people that did work as well. Max uploaded and edited the images while Erin and I wrote the pitch letter to MTV. We all got together and added the music and the final touches before sending it off to our teacher.

I think that the public service announcement came out pretty well. Our group had an image of a final creation and I feel as though we succeeded in pulling it off. I hope you all enjoy the video and remember, there’s no butts about it, littering is littering!

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