Hey everyone! This week's blog topic is about the things we have learned in the media class that has helped me outside of the class.
In media a skill that you learn and get a lot of practice at is communicating with others whether it's people you already know or people you just met. When you go out to shoot interviews you get to practice your communication and people skills. I've done so many interviews with complete strangers I've started learning how to
Hey everyone! This week's blog is about the video we are going to show for family night. At family night each student chooses a video that they worked on this year to show for all of the currents students' families and some of next years students' families. This year I am going to show my PSA on putting down electronics.
One reason I want to show my putting down electronics PSA is because it's my favorite video that I have created this year. I enjoyed filming and editing it a lot and I think that it turned out well. I like the shots and different scenery because it really shows off the beautiful places around our island. I worked hard on my PSA and put in time on the weekend to go around our island to film and I learned a lot while editing my video as well.
I want to show my putting down electronics PSA because it was nominated for Olelo. I'm pretty proud of myself for having it nominated and that's how I know its pretty good. I submitted all of the videos I worked on this year to Olelo and out of all of them this one was chosen. I really do feel like this was one of my best videos I've created this school year and I hope everyone enjoys watching it.
Another reason I want to show my putting down electronics PSA is because I think it tells an important message. I think people miss a lot from staring at their phone and especially now that some parts of Kauai are flooded and destroyed everyone is realizing how beautiful our island is/was. People are always looking down at their phone instead of enjoying .whatever is going on around them and I think people need to know when to put away their electronics.
For family night I want to play my third quarter, putting down electronics PSA because it's my favorite project that I've made this year, it's an Olelo finalist, and I think it tells an important message. If you want to see my PSA you can go to my third quarter project page to watch it. I can't wait for family night and I hope everyone enjoys watching it. Thanks for reading!
Hey everyone! Our class just came back from our STN trip in Tennessee and Boston. It was a lot of fun and an amazing experience. In this blog I will be reflecting our STN trip by talking about some highlights, some things that I learned, and some low points.
One of the highlights of the trip was the closing ceremony. Closing ceremony is always one of my favorite things at STN because everyone is so hyped since you get to find out how well you did. Even though I am always very nervous, it's always very exciting and I think we did very well. Kate and I got second place for spot feature, which I am very glad about, and I'm so proud of all the seventh graders for getting first place for Crazy 8's. Another highlight of the trip was getting to play in the snow in Boston. I made a snowman, snow angels,and I tried to slide down a hill but it didn't work out very well. I also really enjoyed ice skating too. I'm not very good at it but I was able to move away from the wall and I was having a blast because we don't have an iceskating rink on Kauai.
This trip I learned a lot about my classmates when we did the activity where we have to observe one classmate each day. Then, when we got back to the hotel that night we would write positive things about them. When we visited Harvard I also learned many things about college. Kahunui told us that she figured out what she wanted to do by trying different things. She tried things she didn't have much experience in and really enjoyed it. She also said that if you are willing to stay up late and work on a project for a certain class you may want to consider it as a career. During the spot feature competition I learned to stay focused and not to let rejection get to you. We were shot down multiple times before someone said yes but in the end it worked out because we didn't give up.
There weren't many low points on this trip but I will say that it's too bad that we weren't able to get to Concord Middle School due to the snow on the roads. We worked hard on the slideshow presentation and practiced multiple times before but it's alright because we ended up playing in the snow for most of the day which was really fun. I'd also like to say that the plane rides this year weren't very smooth and there was a lot of turbulence. It also doesn't help that the flights were long as well. That's the only things that I can really think of that were low points on this trip.
Overall, this was an amazing trip and I had a great time. I want to say thank you to our teacher, and our chaperones for taking on the giant task of watching my classmates and I for two weeks. I would also like to thank my classmates for the amazing trip as well, without them it wouldn't have been nearly as fun. I also want to thank the students from Kealakehe for helping us out for Crazy 8's, I'm so glad we were able to meet them. I can't believe this is my last year going to STN with the CKTV media class and I will definitely miss all of this when I go to high school. Good luck to next years group, I know you guys are going to do an astonishing job!