Hola!! This weeks free blog topic is about a movie trailer I saw fora movie called "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children." Alright, I know last week I wrote about cool editing skills to but I though this movie was worthy of a blog. This movie is about a group of children with special powers. Kind of like the X-men... accept they don't really fight crime. Anyways who ever edited this movies deserves an award. Seriously! The editing in this movie amazing! For example, one character can create air bubbles and breathe underwater She also has to wear special shoes to make sure she doesn't float off into space. Even as a new kid who doesn't know much about fancy editing I can tell that THAT is difficult. Like what! I can barely edit a blog! Let alone make the effect of air bubbles and magical butterflies and all that jazz. I don't know about you but I think thats crazy! All I can say is I'm definitely going to see this movie in theaters.
Watch the official trailer for "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children."
Meet some of the characters in the movie here
And here's a clip from the movie (a really good example of the editing skill.)
Hola!! This weeks blog topic is about my progress on my personal profile piece. OK, this might sound a little dumb but I'm actually really happy to be starting this project cause I feel... well.. somewhat professional. Yeah yeah, I know. Its just a student profile, but hey this is my first time shooting interviews and b-roll and that kinda stuff. Its exciting.
Hold up, just so you know my personal profile is on Kate Nakamura and I'm working with Jasmine on this project. Got it? Ok cool. So Jasmine and I are actually doing pretty good. We shot our interviews pretty early and have about half of our b-roll shot. We even called Kate's dance studio to ask permission to shoot some b-roll there (I was very proud of that, by the way.) So so far we are actually on track.
Like I said earlier we are kind of ahead of the schedule. Jasmine and I finished our franchise piece piece a little early so we got a head start on our profile. We have already stared editing to. And its going pretty well. I think we did a good job asking interesting questions and getting creative b-roll. Kate is also really cool and nice and has been trying to help us as much as possible when shooting b-roll, etc.. I can't wait to see what our video turns out like.
My plan to get this project done is to work hard. I don't think Jasmine and I will have a lot of problems meeting the deadline since we got a good head start, but to make this project really stand out we will have to put a lot of effort in. I think after we get our last few shots of b-roll things will go smoothly. Then all we have to do is edit.
I can't believe the first quarter of school is almost over. I also can't believe I'm starting to shoot my first interviews. It's crazy how fast the time went by. But time does go by faster when your having fun.
Hola!! OK, so maybe I was a little bit late posting my assigned topic blog this week but hey, everybody makes mistakes *cue Hannah Montana song.* Anyways for this weeks assigned blog topic I'm reflecting on the Koke'e trip. I'm supposed to talk about my three favorite moments from the camp, what impacted me the most, and wether or not I feel closer with my classmates.
My three favorite moments from the camp were definitely the kickball game, Inside Scoop practice, and the night hike. Alright hold on, I admit I was pretty bad at kickball. But it was still really fun getting to kinda relax and just hang out with everyone. I also really liked the Inside Scoop practice a lot. Even though it was school work it was really good practice. It was also really funny watching everyone in my group go through their "phone calls" with the chaperone's and their different personality's. Lastly I liked the night hike. Most people in my group were pretty scared, but I actually thought it was pretty fun. It was also a good bonding experience because not only did we have to trust each other but we also had to collect items that had an over all message (which was "stick together.")
What impacted me the most from the Koke'e trip was definitely the students. All of the new kids (including me) were really REALLY excited to be there and just ready to bond and make good friends. But, the returning kids were really what impacted me. I was kinda worried at first because all of the returning kids are all really good friends and I thought I wouldn't really fit in. Oh my gosh was I wrong. All of the returning kids were really welcoming and totally open to bonding with the new kids.
Ok, so I kinda answered this question in the paragraph above but I can still go into a lot of depth. I was especially nervous on the first night. Before we ate dinner Mr. M told us to try to branch out and talk to people we didn't really know. So, I sat by Kolten, Aron, and Kai. I didn't know them very well and I was kinda scared to sit by them, but the second I sat down they all talked to me. It sounds pretty dumb but I was kinda shocked at how welcoming they were being. Napua also really helped me feel welcomed. But through out the camp I learned a lot more about all of the returning kids and really bonded with all of them.
I'm actually really happy with how the Koke'e camp went and I wish I could go back. The weekend was filled with tons of fun activities but also good practice. I made some pretty un-forgetful memories and I can't wait for next years trip.
Hey, wait! Soon I will have a whole recap video of the trip up on my website, so stay tooned!!
Hola!! This week is kinda weird because I'm posting my free blog before my required blog topic blog but oh well, I figured I should switch it up. Anyways this weeks free blog topic is about a music video I saw. Its for a song thats actually a few years old called "Out Of My League" by Fitz and the Tantrums. I was surprised that I liked this song cause its not my usual music style, but when I saw the music video I was amazed. Now, the music video is kind of weird and "modern" but the editing skill is ah-mazing. For starters, I really liked the special effects they used. Like the effect that made there faces a series of small dots and the "mirror" effect. I thought that was really cool and probably very hard to do. But they also had really smooth transitions from each person.
After watching this music video I decided to watch some more of there work. I came across a song of their's thats actually quite new called "HandClap." The first time I heard this song was actually in my friends Taylor's vlog. I'll link here website down below. Anyways, this video also has some pretty bomb editing skills, but if you want to know more about that video check it out on Taylor's website or watch it for yourself. Maybe one day I'll be able to have that level of skill, but for now I have a long way to go.
Watch "Out Of My League" down below
Watch "HandClap" down below
Last of all, check out Taylor's Website/blogs!!
Hola! This week I have a very interesting blog topic. Well, the other day I was scrolling through my Instagram and stumbled upon a really cool video. It shows a girl un-screwing the cap on a laser pointer. Then a few pieces fall out. She picks up what looks like a small plastics disk and throws the rest away. She then makes a "contraption" using a hair pin and tape so she can position the disk over her cell phone camera. The small disk then asks as a magnifying glass so she can take macro pictures. OK, it sounds very confusing but once you watch the video it makes more sense.
So now that you've watched the video you understand what I mean, right? Anyways I thought that video was a super cool and really cheap way to take some really cool pictures. I will definitely be trying this out on my own soon.
I've always though Go Pros were super cool but they are also very difficult to use. So, for this weeks free write I decided to further my knowledge on Go Pros. I searched a little bit on YouTube and found a really good video showing some tips and tricks to make filming with Go Pros a little easier. I liked this video because it talked about some obvious tips but also some tips that I thought were really interesting and helpful. I also think this video was really useful because of how many things you can use a Go Pro to film. For example, you can use a Go Pro for surfing shots or skiing shots. You can even use Go pros for a closer look in a sports game or even something simple like a bike race. I highly suggest that anyone who is going to be using s Go Pro to watch this video. Its very helpful and interesting!