Someone has sent the FAA to film school.
As someone who has spent his career in television production, I can tell you that I was pleasently surprised by the FAA's new runway safety videos. You may have received the dvd from AOPA. I recommend watching it. Not only will the short programs provide you with valuable safety information, they feature excellent aerial video. They are well shot, well written, and well hosted.
This is a big departure for our government, which can hardly be accused of employing a bunch of Orson Welles-like filmmakers. Recently, I viewed the FAA's film on how to start an air charter company. The ties of the actors are very wide. The staff types on a device called a 'typewriter.' And they answer phones with big rotary dials of some sort on them. In other words, the video is kinda old.
Previous safety videos have been very industrial as well. Not these. They reflect the audience the FAA wants to reach: young pilots who are used to slick video productions and need to be entertained.
So, two thumbs up as someone would say, to the FAA.
Most importantly, watch them.