Hey there!! This weeks free blog is about lighting. When I was at STN I had some lighting problems, but yesterday I found an article that points out some problems you might have and how to fix them. Yes, this would have been very helpful before going to STN, but oh well. Anyways check out this article for some "expert" interior lighting tips.
(I also did a free blog awhile ago about exterior lighting tips, soooo check that out.)
Hey!! This week I will be writing about three things I learned in media this year. For one, audio is very important. Two, deadline are important. And three, creativity is key. I hope to pass these three lessons onto new students.
Audio. It might not seem like a big deal but it is. Using a rhode mic is VERY IMPORTANT. Don't ever rely on your camera to get audio. Because it does not sound good. At all. You really really really have to use another mic. Just please, take my word for it and don't learn the hard way.
Deadline. Mr. M will tell you this all the time but its important. In media and the real world deadlines are important. As for regular class they will affect your grades, but other things like STN will really teach you a lesson. If you try to turn in a late project at STN, they will not take it. And all the hard work (and probably tears) you just put in for 6 hours WILL BE WASTED. Be smart... meet the deadline.
Creativity. This is very very important. Think about it. If you have a boring video no ones going to want to watch it. Be interesting, get unusual angles, spice it up. Add some background music, or some jokes in your voice over. Make your video worth watching.
I learned these things the hard way, but it was a good experience. I really loved being in media this year and I am glad that I got to be apart of this family. Good luck to all of the new kids!!
Hola!! This weeks blog topic is about family night. I remember when I went to family night last year and it was really cool. I want to make sure that it is just as cool this year for the new students. So, I will be showing my PSA because I feel like it was made well, it has a good message, and its funny.
First of all, I spent a lot of time making sure my PSA was filmed and edited well. I think it shows a good example of steady shots etc.. I also am proud that it was the first project I worked on alone. I think it is a good video to give the new students an idea of what their projects might look like.
I also like the message. Its not to serious but its still important. Especially since we live in a place with lots of mosquitos. It is also a topic for Olelo, so maybe it could give some kids a PSA idea for next year.
I also think it will make them laugh. I want the new kids to like my video. I also want them to be inspired by my video. After they watch it I want them to be excited to be in media. I think my PSA is funny enough to make them laugh, and get the message across.
So, I will be showing my PSA at family night. I think it is a good example of how your videos should look. I also think the message is important and the new kids should know about it. Lastly, I think it is creative and funny.
Hola!! This weeks blog topic is about our progress with our Kauai grown project. So far, things are going pretty well. So far we have gotten b-roll and started our website, but we plan to keep working on our site and later on post our final video. But we have had our fair share of problems.
I have gone to almost every farmers market/meeting/interview etc. for Kauai Grown to get b-roll. And so far, so good. We have lots of b-roll and interviews and things are going smoothly. As far as our website we have started adding pictures and writing little things for our pages.
We still have a lot to do. We are planning to get some interviews after most of the filming is done. We also have to start and finish editing our video. That will probably take the longest and will be posted a little bit before school ends.
But we have run into some obstacles. We tried to get a head start on importing and we had a slight problem. But, after a few days and a few tries we got it al figured out. other than that we haven't had very many problems. We are working well together.
I hope things continue to go well for us this quarter and our final video is worth watching!!
Hi there. This weeks blog topic is about STN!! To sum it up, it was awesome, but my top 3 learning moments from STN were going on my first roller coaster, competing, and going to Warner Brothers. I'm soooo super duper glad I got to experience these things with my CKTV Ohana :).
First of all, my first roller coaster. SO, I had never been on a roller coaster... I decided to start with going on California screaming... it was not the best idea. I was very scared and very uncomfortable. But, after going on it I realized there wasn't anything to be afraid of and it was actually really fun. If I could go back, I would totally do it again (and thank you to everyone who helped calm me down while waiting in line.)
COMPETITION. Ok... so I'm sure you've heard... I did't win. BUT, competing was so cool. All year I had been trying to prepare myself for what competition would be like, but once I got there it was crazy. Theres really no way to explain the feeling you get when you're there. But I loved having fun filming, editing, meeting awesome new friends from other schools, and watching my classmates win :).
Lastly, Warner Brothers. Getting to see famous movie sets and secrets was so cool. We also got to see inside sound stages and live stages and it was really cool. The use really fancy cameras and really expensive looking lights. It was just really cool to see how the professionals do it.
Although I'm glad to be back home with my family I miss STN. I know I will never forget the memories made there (or my cctv friends).
Hey!! This weeks blog topic is about Moana. I FINALLY watched it and it was awesome. But I noticed how smooth the animation was. I thought it was really interesting how they made the water and hair etc. move so realistically. We also got to talk to some people who worked on Moana at STN and they told us how long it takes to get perfect animation. Anyways, if you haven't seen this movie yet I highly suggest watching it. Check out the trailer below!!
Hi!! This weeks blog topic is about STN!!!! I'M SO EXCITED OH MY GOD. Hehe, so anyways I'm most excited for competing, universal studios, and the NBA game. But lets be real, I'm excited for it all.
Competing. I have to say i'm equally as scared to compete as I am excited. Haha, just kidding (sorta.) All year we've been getting so excited to compete and we're so close. All the returning students always talk about what it feels like to compete and to sit through the awards and I can't wait to feel that. Also, we've been practicing for ever and I'm pretty excited to actually compete. Win or lose, I know I'll have fun.
Universal studios. Is it just me or does riding around on a bus for three hours going through movie set after movie set sound awesome. Answer: its not just me, it does sound awesome. Imagine, one corner looking like New York City, the next Jaws. THAT SOUNDS LIKE MAGIC. As you can tell I'm very excited.
Basketball? Really? Me, excited for basketball? I know, kinda hard to believe, since I am the single most unatheletic person in the world, but I actually like basketball. I'm not good at it but I like it. I think its pretty fun and more importantly easy to understand. So when I heard we were seeing a Lakers game I was pretty excited, and I can;t wait.
STN is in literally less than one week. Mind. Blown. I'm gonna lose my mind. Pray for me.
Hello!! This weeks blog topic is about STN teams. I think my competition team and crazy 8's team are doing pretty good. Hopefully that continues at the convention.
First of all, crazy 8's. We only had one crazy 8 practice and it was... crazy. But hey, thats where the name comes from. I think our small teams worked well together, but towards the end things were getting g more intense. So when the time came to come together we had some issues. We had some listening problems and some negativity. But afterwards, we talked it out and it is now resolved. I think because we did that we will work good together at STN.
Now, my competition team. I'm in the category convention recap with Aron Taguiam. He is truly amazing. Since our first practice he has helped me learn so much and I'm so grateful to be working with him. I think we are a pretty perfect team, too. We don't have any problems working with each other and we've improved so much since our first practice.
And like I said, we work fantastically together. We both contribute equally, but he usually does a little bit more of the filming while I focus on the editing a little more. He is a very hard working student and has really good ideas. We've become good friends over the past couple months and I enjoy working with him.
I'm very VERY excited for STN and am happy to be working with Aron. I hope we can become even closer at STN, and no matter what happens, I know we will have a great time.
Hi!! I'm very excited for this weeks blog topic because we are soon going to be working with an actual business, Kauai Grown Farms. For this project, we will be running their social media. I think I should be on the snapchat team because I have a snapchat, I have plenty of free time, and snapchat uses a lot of video (and I'm not the best photographer.)
For one, I have experience. I have a snapchat and have had one for awhile. I think I could make their account and stories pretty interesting, too. And since I have experience, if a problem comes up I might be able to fix/help fix it.
I definetley have the extra time. If I'm not doing media work, I'm not doing anything. I don't really do anything too interesting. Mostly just stupid stuff that ends in injuries. So instead, I could use that time to frequently update their snapchat. Its a win win, if you think about it.
Lastly, I'm not too good of a photographer. But snapchat is mainly videos, my strong suit. So not only will I be good at that part, but I can get a little bit of practice with taking pictures.
I'm super excited to be working on this project and can't wait to see what my job is.
Heyyyyyy again. This week I'm going to talk about my PSA. Since it is due basically right now, my project is done (and you can check it out under my quarter three projects page ;).) Anyways this is my project reflection. And I'm pretty satisfied. I think I did good with deadlines, had a somewhat entertaining video, and had good shots.
I was pretty ahead of the game with deadlines. I posted TIASM's and scripts early and got a good start on filming, but had some problems with the last shot. Because of that my rough but wasn't posted as early as I would've liked but it still got up so we're good. Anyways, it was a pretty smooth process.
As far as how interesting my video was, I think I did pretty decent. I added some fun music and attempted to add humor. But I got some compliments that really boosted my confidence (especially about my moms guest appearance.) I think they key to making a interesting video is to just kinda have fun with it and relax, and hats basically what I did.
I tried my best to use a variety of angles and shots, and I think I did a pretty decent job. I probably could've added some more angles or close ups in the begging shots but I kinda like how it turned out. Also I was very impressed with how I edited them together. I DEFINITELY could have done better, but to my standards it's pretty alright.
My PSA definitely has it's flaws, but I think I could've done worse. I'm excited to see what other people think of it, and Mr. M. Seeye next week!! (and remember to use bug spray)