Your final project involves creating your own PSA. For that, you're going to need resources like:
So how much money should you spend on acquiring any of that?
It's all available for free at Penfield Library.
VideoPad video editing software is available on Penfield's lobby computers, in Penfield Classroom 113 (aka Classroom 1), and in the Multimedia Production Rooms.
Alternatively, you can download it yourself for free:
Your life will be easier if you edit your sound separately from your video, and then add it into your video after the fact. Trust me on that!
Audacity is the audio-editing software available on library computers. You can also download it for free on your own computer:
Most of what you find online is copyrighted. That means you can't reuse it legally unless you have the creator's permission--with a few exceptions.
Remember, you're required to cite your sources in the credits of your video. That includes citing any images, music, or clips you're using that you didn't create yourself.
If you're going to film a video, you're going to need equipment. Most of what you're likely to need for this project can be borrowed from the library for one week.
(And did I mention this is free to you as a student? Get your tuition money's worth--borrow this stuff!)
Got a noisy roommate making it hard to record audio, or just need a quiet space where you can focus on video editing?
The computers in there have all the software you need, plus there's a microphone ready and waiting.