Dallas, TX, June 20, 2012 – Two teams of Dallas high school students have been selected as winners in the first BBB Dallas Student Video Showcase. Members of the BTW Film Club at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas created videos on the theme of “Start with Trust” and promoted the videos through social media, aiming for the most views on YouTube for their videos. Students also produced documentary videos about making and promoting their videos.
“BBB is proud to present these creative and effective videos about trust made by local students,” said Jeannette Kopko, spokesperson for the BBB serving Dallas and Northeast Texas. “The students did an outstanding job in showing how trust is essential in our lives, including in the marketplace.”
“The BBB video challenge motivated the students to use their creative and critical thinking skills to develop ideas that are unique, useful and worthy of elaboration,” said Niloo Jalilvand, Transmedia Education and Mathematics teacher, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. “This is a perfect example of school, community and business collaboration that establishes an educative community.”
To see the videos, start at http://www.facebook.com/dallasbbb/ or go to www.youtube.com/thedallasbbb.
In the showcase category, the goal was to produce a video that effectively portrays the theme of “Start With Trust” and to achieve the most views on YouTube. The winning showcase video, “Don’t Fall for It,” shows how things aren’t always what they seem when it comes to trusting someone. Launched May 29, 2012, the video received 977 views by the contest end on June 8, 2012.
In the documentary category, students were asked to make videos about producing and marketing the videos in the showcase. The winning video in this category is about making the “Start With Trust” showcase video. That video shows trust as the foundation for relationships and success in business.
Here’s what some of the students had to say about the experience:
Dawaelyné Jones: “The BBB video project gave us a chance to explore new and profound ways to convey the message that the relationship with consumers and businesses starts with trust. It was fun to come up with new ideas and create these videos to convey that message!”
Nicholas Mayfield: “The experience of creating a viral video gave me some much-needed experience in networking my video to as many people in as many ways as possible.”
Christian Vasquez: “The BBB project gave me the opportunity, as a filmmaker, to explore the roots of a fundamental relationship that exists in all walks of life -- a business and its consumers.”
Each participating team received a $150 iTunes gift card. The first place showcase video team received $500, and the winning documentary video team received $250.
Students who participated in the “Start With Trust” video competition included:
“Don't Fall For it” – 1st Place Showcase Video -- Director: Cyrus Stowe. Original music: Spencer Kenney. Talent: Haley Parsa and Max Owen.
“Start With Trust” – 1st Place Documentary Video -- Director: Naomi Moehlis. Crew: Presley Oldham and Madeleine Purches.
“Do You Trust Me” – Director: Nicholas Mayfield. Assistant Directors: Mackenzie McMahon, Claudia Bracy, and Rachael McNamara.
“Good Business” -- Director: Dawaelyne Jones.
“It Starts With Trust” -- Directors: Christian Vasquez and Amelia Mickelsen.
“Helping Your Company Thrive” -- Directors: Jackie Saplicki and Alyssa Frank.
“Give Us The Truth” -- Director: Taylor Martin. Original music: Spencer Kenney.
“Trust is Key” -- Directors: Joseph Vinsonhaler and Annie Liskow.
BBB thanks all of the students who produced the videos, their teacher Ms. Jalilvand, and the BTW Film Club of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Better Business Bureau advises “Start With Trust” and helps consumers find businesses to trust. BBB offers BBB Business Reviews including BBB ratings from A+ to F, lists of BBB Accredited Businesses, tips and alerts for consumers and businesses, customer complaint processing, and BBB works for truth in advertising. Start at http://www.bbb.org/ or on your mobile device see m.bbb.org. Get the free BBB app at the App Store. Find BBB on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About the BBB
The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc., is an independent, non-profit business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair business practices and works for trust in the marketplace. BBB helps consumers find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. Businesses that earn BBB accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's Standards For Trust. BBB provides services for both BBB Accredited Businesses and non-accredited businesses. BBB services include BBB Business Reviews on businesses, lists of BBB Accredited Businesses by category, customer complaint resolution services, advertising review for truth in advertising, and tips and alerts for consumers and for businesses. The BBB serving Dallas and Northeast Texas was founded in 1920 and is one of 116 BBBs serving the U.S. and Canada. Every year, more than 87 million consumers rely on BBB for Business Reviews, consumer tips, and scam alerts. For more, start at www.bbb.org .