Comp II Blog for Spring 2018 students of David Hodges
Visual Rewrite- yankeeskid6
sec 01-04: The “ad” opens up with a black screen and white lettering with an info statement saying “What you are about to see is real footage courtesy of the Bully Project.” Therefore, we must assume the ad will have something to do with bullying.
sec 05-14: The scene opens up with a crowded bus full of kids. The camera is pointing to the back of kids heads giving you a situational imagery as if you were there on the bus. A young boy seems to be hanging off the side of a seat in a brown shirt on the right side of the bus where another boy is sitting. Is the boy welcomed on that seat? Is he forcing his way on the seat? It’s hard to tell because the young man is moving back and forth in tiny increments but it may have to do with the road the bus is traveling on.
A second later the boy hanging off the seat is abruptly pushed to the ground falling in the aisle. It is apparent now that the boy hanging in the aisle not welcomed in that seat.
As the boy attempts to get up and back in the seat a young girl in front of them turns around showing all signs of anger. He face wrinkled as she scorns the boy and her mouth wide open in disgust.
All of a sudden a young boy behind the two confrontational boys throws a punch at the kid in the browns back, connecting with the punch. The boy in brown turns around with his mouth wide open in complete shock. The kid who hit him takes his left hand and points to a seat on the left expressing to sit down. The fast motion of his hand shows some form of anger or anxiousness. He must be annoyed at the kid in the brown. The boy in the brown then gets up frustrated and walks to a different seat away from the girl and two guys.
sec 15-16:The camera cuts to a blonde girl seeming to be staring at something towards the back of the bus. Her mouth is wide open and she has an emotionless face possibly from being shocked or maybe even concerned. Where she is looking seems to be toward the direction of the boy in brown and the kid who hit him.
sec 16-18: The camera then cuts to the back of a boy in black. This boy in black is now sitting behind the boy in brown. The boy in black quickly reaches around from the seat behind and proceeds to grasp the boy in browns neck. He shakes it back and forth in a jerking motion.
sec 19-25: A young boy who is looking towards the back of the bus peaks out only a tiny bit. He seems to be hiding but also interested, why is this? Who is he afraid of? Does he not want to be bullied?
Another boy who looks to be at the very back of the bus is looking forward while standing. He slowly begins to move his head downwards and his facial expressions turns to looking upset. He looks at the ground as if he is ashamed. Is he ashamed he isn’t helping?
The next shot captures a group of kids just staring off into the distance, with complete emotionless expressions as if nothing just happened.
sec 26-31: The screen turns to black for a split second until a slogan appears in white that reads “Teach your kids how to be more than a bystander. Visit stopbullying.gov” There is no reason to why none of the other kids on the bus could have done something to help the poor kid in the brown. Physical and emotional abuse are not okay. You need to stand up to the bully’s not let them win.