Service-learning initiative delivers public education messages with attractive videos
11 Feb 2021
Students who attended the Motion Graphic Design course offered by the Academy of Film (AF) in the fall semester of 2020 produced a series of motion graphic videos that deliver public education messages to different target audiences as a service-learning project. It is a joint initiative of the Centre for Innovative Service-Learning and AF that aims to help students apply their professional skills for the benefit of society.
Guided by Mr Michael Robinson, Lecturer of AF, the students produced three-minute motion graphic videos on designated topics for several organisations including The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas), the Hospital Authority, Stewards and the Division of Nursing Education at HKBU’s School of Continuing Education.
One of the videos, entitled Ambassador of Gas Safety, aims to educate children aged 10 or below on how to deal with a possible case of gas leakage. Important aspects, such as correct steps to take when handling the situation, soliciting help from adults and avoiding potential dangers are presented with easy-to-understand and attractive motion graphics. The video has been posted on the website and YouTube channel of Towngas so that children and parents can have access to such educational messages even in the time of the pandemic.
The other videos also covered daily life topics such as green cooking, depression, obesity and eczema. They are vivid examples of how HKBU students care for and contribute to society with their knowledge and skills.