Hey guys! Next week we are heading off to Anaheim! This week we were asked to talk about the three things we are looking forward to most at STN. There are so many things that I am excited for and it's very hard to choose just three things. I am really looking forward to seeing my pen pal, competing and the closing ceremonies, and going to all of the theme parks.
I am very eager to see my pen pal, Beth, when we go to STN because I've talked to her a lot and I just can't wait to see her in person. Not only am I excited to see her, but there are some other Castaic students that I've talked to and I can't wait to see them in person too. I am also looking forward to seeing if my pen pal likes the gift I got for her.
Another thing I am really looking forward to is competing and the closing ceremonies. Competing is very thrilling because you get to go out into a place that you aren't comfortable in, and you have to find a story. It's not like on Kauai where you know a lot of people, which makes it more challenging because you have to talk to strangers. That's how you see how good you are at story telling. Plus, you are competing against other schools which makes it even more exciting. I love the closing ceremonies because all of the Hawaii schools sit together and we cheer each other on. We also get to see how we did and see if we won any awards.
The last thing I am excited for is going to all the theme parks. Last year, I was sick while we went to Six Flags so I only went on one ride. This year, I want to be sure not to get sick because I am really excited to go on a bunch of rides at Disney Land and Universal Studios. I don't think Warner Brothers Studio counts as a theme park, but I am really excited to go their as well. I love the show "Friends" and I am really hoping we will be able to see the set. Also, another show I like "The Voice" is filmed at Universal Studios and I really hope we see the set while on our tour.
I am looking forward to seeing Beth, competing and closing ceremonies, and going to the theme parks. I know I combined things together, but it's just that I couldn't choose only three. Check my website everyday, starting next week Thursday, to see what we are doing everyday at STN. Thanks for reading!
STN Blogs 2017
Hey everyone! We are coming close to our STN trip to Anaheim California! We are all getting ready, and we had our last practice for our competitions last week. Last week Friday, was our last actual convention category practice. Then on Sunday, we had our first and last Crazy 8's practice. I am on the Spot Feature team and I am on the Crazy 8's News Magazine team. Spot Feature has to find a story based off of a given topic in 5 hours. News Magazine has to put together a whole show filled with news stories, PSAs, and more based off of a given topic. In this week's blog I will be assessing our practices.
For Spot Feature, I think we've been doing pretty well. Kolten, Kate and I work well together, and I think we all know our roles by now and know what we have to do. I think our first practice was our best, probably because we only had to stay on campus for a story and that's easier than going out and looking for one. Also, for our last practice we had a bit different equipment, and our headphones broke so we weren't able to monitor audio. In Spot Feature I am usually the one filming the b-roll while Kolten and Kate write the 5 points and everything. It depends who does what when it comes to interviews because we try to match the interviewee's height with one of ours. I am also editing this year.
For the Crazy 8's News Magazine team I am one of the leaders of the news story teams. I lead Jasmine and Rayden because I have the most experience. Our job is to find a story based off of a topic in 6 hours and then add it in with the other videos to make one long news segment. Jasmine, Rayden and I had some trouble finding a story for our previous practice. We called a bunch of different people, and we ended up going down to the harbor and asking fisherman to do interviews. We didn't have a lot of time to film because we didn't find stories till it was pretty late. Our equipment was acting up too, which din't make our situation better.
To make sure or try to prevent these problems from happening at the actual convention we can make sure we make all of our deadlines. At STN we have to find a topic as fast as possible so it doesn't limit our filming time. We also have to cooperate with each other, especially for the Crazy 8's News Magazine team.
Hey guys! For our fourth quarter project this year the whole class will be managing Kauai Grown's social media accounts, and we will be making personal profiles on the farmers working there too. We will have to make teams that will be assigned certain jobs, like one team will be for making personal profiles, another will be the photography team and so on. I wanted to be on the videography team or the photography team, but many students in our class want to be on the photography team, so I signed up for the videography team. I feel I should be put on the videography team because I am willing to do the work, it will help me improve myself in making videos/personal profiles, and because I have experience in doing these and I think I can do a pretty good job.
One reason I feel l should be on the videography team for this project is because I am willing to do the work that it takes to make the videos. Making the personal profiles might be the most work out of the jobs, due to filming, editing, transcribing and everything else. I don't mind doing all of that because it will help me become better and
Another reason I feel I should be on the videography team is because it will help me improve myself in making these types of videos. I kind of already know what to do for these types of videos, but I can improve and be more comfortable and experienced. It will also help me be ready for STN 2018 because I will most likely be on Spot Feature again. Next year Kolten won't be there to help us, so I have to be ready to guide Kate (if she stays) and another student because I will probably have the most experience. I want to make sure I know what I'm doing, so we will do well at STN.
The last reason I think I should be on the videography team is because I have a bit more experience than some of the other students in the class that are first year students. I don't have as much experience as some of the three year eighth graders, but we do have a lot of new students this year. I think I will be able to do a pretty good job at making the personal profiles.
The three reasons I feel I should be on the videography team is because I am willing to do the work to make the videos, it will help me get better at making personal profiles, and because i have experience and I think I can do a pretty decent job. I hope you enjoyed reading this week's blog! Bye!