The active shooter video was able to retain my attention the entire video. The violence was appropriate for the video and the contents. As far as the being video being along the lines of realistic, I feel some parts of the videos didn’t seem as realistic. It seemed as if the boyfriend didn’t seem to in touch with his girlfriend, they seemed more as associates to me. Although that isn’t a primary focus in the message or video, I feel as if the could have been more in tune to increase the effect of the video. I didn’t believe the violence was excessive, for the simple fact the video would be displayed to an older audience who should be able to handle the violence in the video. The way violence is portrayed on TV today, the violence in this video would be considered low. As far as Mrs. Maxwell’s approach, providing the procedure to the students was explained pretty clear. Mrs. Maxwell was able to show her students she cares as well as keeping the aware of the procedures as well as away from the shooter. On the other hand, Mrs. Peterson’s reaction to the situation was improper, but understandable. As a teacher, I feel you would have to remain composed for the safety of the students. The audio and videos was portrayed very well, but realistic as well. One specific scene would be the conversation on the phone between the boyfriend and girlfriend. I’m still kind of unsure on how I feel about the police’s response to the shooter. They shot the shooter on sight; from other television programs and law enforcement displays the situation wouldn’t be handled in that way. The age group I would target would be 13 year olds and older. This will grasp their attention at an early age to have a notion on how to handle situations as such. This will also help teachers and staff just as much as the children. I wouldn’t add anything to the video, just would work on the feeling better the actors, other than that I enjoyed.
Prof. Harts Active Shooter Video