Hey guys I am back! And our first quarter projects are almost due!!!!! Kaycee and I finished filming all of our interviews and we are done transcribing. Our scripts are due next week already and we didn’t start yet! I would say we are slightly behind on our projects but we are almost there. For those of you who don’t know what our project is we decided to do it on a girl who built a wheelchair for her dog.
So Kaycee and I filmed all of our interviews this week. Which is good but we sort of went past our deadline. We finished two out of three interviews on time. Just one was a bit hard to schedule because we were trying to schedule it with a vet but they aren’t open on the weekends. So, we interviewed him on Thursday. I think all of our interviews went really well. We were able to get some B-roll too! So that’s good! But even though we finished all of our interviews, that one late interview delayed our transcribing, sound bites, and our scripts which we didn’t even start yet!
We finished transcribing all of our interviews and by the way it took a lot longer than I thought. It took me a while to finish transcribing the vets interview because he talked a lot but we got very good information and we filmed his kind of late. But I shouldn’t be talking because my partner transcribed the main character (I guess you could say that), Haley Gokan and we asked her way more questions than anyone else we interviewed. Plus we had to do sound bites. It didn’t take nearly as long as transcribing, but it took up some time. I doesn’t sound very complicated because all you have to do is highlight the key points of what they say in the interview. You also have to highlight them according to the five points. It took me a while to do that because I wasn’t very sure which color to highlight it so I just did what I thought was right.
The last reason why I think we are still sort of behind is because we didn’t start our scripts yet. The reason why we didn't start yet is because everything is like a chain reaction. One of our interviews weren’t done on time which didn’t let us finish transcribing or finish doing sound bites. Which I just finished and now I am working on this. I know other people already started on their scripts. And scripts are due next week, plus it has to be revised.
So this is why I think we are behind on our project. We aren’t totally behind just little. I have a feeling we will soon be back on track! If you want to see a super cool video read my other blogs. Till next week!
Hey guys! For this week’s free blog I am going to do it on a super awesome video called “Chalk Warfare”! I think it’s really cool because people draw with chalk on like a wall or a sidewalk and they pull it off and it becomes real. So there are 2 different teams and they have different color chalks and they draw weapons to fight each other. I thought this video was very creative and I will put the third one below because I honestly think it was the best out of the three. Plus it's super creative and some of the shots I am wondering how they got them, but I have no idea how they did that. If you like it and want to see the first and second video just click on the the green words in this sentence and it should bring you straight to those videos. Hope you like the video!
I’m back! Today’s blog is a free blog where I can blog about anything but of course it has to be media related. So for this blog I was kind of stuck so my dad had me watch some videos and one of the videos I watched were really cool. It was called "Portal Combat" it was by Film Riot. Some of you may have heard of Film Riot they make super cool videos and tutorials. So I will put a link below for "Portal Combat" and it’s tutorial.
So know I am going to talk more about the video. So in "Portal Combat" a 15-year-old girl and her friend buy a portal gun with fake money. So the guy who owns the gun trades it out for the money and drives away, but he soon realizes that it is fake money and drives back. There he tries to shoot Emily and her friend Josh, but Emily is very smart and used the portal gun to her advantage. She even made a guy shoot himself.
But the really cool part was getting to see them make "Portal Combat". They used a green screen so it looked like Emily and Josh jumped through a portal. It must have been pretty challenging to shoot this because of the lighting and the audio. For audio there was something going off in the background every like 7 minutes. So they had to time when they would shoot the audio.
So this is the last blog of the week and next week I will be talking about another cool video. Except next week’s video has been shown to me by my brother, Micah, he was in the media class last year. I hope you like "Portal Combat". See you next week! Bye!
Click here to watch the first half of the making of Portal Combat!
Click here to watch the second half of the making of Portal Combat!
Hi again! I’m back this week to do blogs and remember that each week I will be posting 2 blogs. This week’s blog topic is what was challenging for the media students so far. Three things that were hard for me so far was creating this website, radios, and coming up with interview questions. Since me and Kaycee weren't able to come schedule an exact date for our interview with Haley and her family, but I am sure we will soon.
So the first challenging thing for me so far was creating this website. We had to have our websites created and set up by last week Friday. I didn’t have much pictures to post because I don’t take that much scenery pictures, and we could only use pictures that we took. Thankfully I went to the carnival on Saturday with most people in the media class. There, I was able to take pictures with my partner and other students for my site. I was having a lot of trouble thinking of how to do my blogs and what to do it on. Good thing Kaycee helped me and showed me how to use Weebly.
Radios were also challenging for me. As I wrote in my other blog, Kaycee and I got radios first. Usually you would start 4 weeks early but we had to start the week it was due. So we had to call schools, which I was kind of nervous about, write our own script, get our scripts approved, and we had to record and edit our radios. I think making the script was the hardest part. You have to take all the information you need to announce and put it in the script, and your script has to flow like you are having a conversation with your partner.
Making questions for your interviews was another hard thing for me to do. You have to create good questions depending on what your story is. So our story is on a girl named Haley Gokan and her dog’s relationship. Her dog got a disease that barely allows him to walk so she made him a wheel chair to get around easier. So I had to make questions for Haley’s parents which is kind of hard because I didn’t want to ask them like the all the same questions as the questions we are going to ask Haley. I also had to make questions for the people who judged Haley’s wheelchair. She entered it in a competition, although she did not win.
So these were the most challenging things in the media class so far. I’m sure as soon as I start doing interviews and more challenging things I will have another thing to add to my list. Thanks for reading my blog!
Hi! This is my second blog of the week. So for your second blog you get to choose your topic and I chose to blog about my first time doing radios. I will be sharing with you how me and Kaycee got stuck with doing radios first, what happened when I called schools, how it was recording radios, and how it went editing radios.
So first I am going to talk about how we got stuck doing radios first. So last week Tuesday we had Media period 6 and our teacher Mr.M (AKA: my dad) asked our class if anyone wanted to do radios for that week. No one really wanted to do it because the radios would be due that week. So then he asked if anyone would do it if he pushed back the date. So 2 groups responded and said they would, but he wanted it in by that week so he chose me and Kaycee. I thought he was going to choose Taylor and Nicole because the are both returning partners.
So that day Kaycee and I stayed after school to call schools to find out information to report on the radio. So first Kaycee showed me what to read off of and where to fill in the blanks. So then she called to show me what to do then it was my turn. We actually got quite a lot of announcements but not a lot for our week. Nicole and Taylor helped us by looking on school websites because they are the week after us. So then we made our scripts with all the information. The returning students are supposed to write 2 of the scripts, so I did Wednesday and Kaycee did Monday and Friday.
Recording radios were actually kind of fun. We had to do it over a few times because the microphones weren't working so we used different ones. There were a few lines I kept on screwing up. Editing radios were really funny because you get to look at all the mistakes you made. But one part wasn't very fun, the laptop wouldn't let me delete so I asked my dad for help and it didn't work for him either. Turns out I was just clicking the wrong button.
This was pretty much my first time doing radios. At the beginning I really didn't want to go first, but I am kind of glad we went first. Now we don't have to do radios for another month or so. If you want to here our radios and our week already past I am sure I will post it on my "Inside Scoop" page soon. Thanks for reading, till next week! Click here to listen to my "Inside Scoops"!
Hi everyone! This is going to be my first blog that I am going to write! So this weeks topic is how our first week in the media class went. Last week I think it went really well, considering that me and my partner had radios. Plus we had to create our website.
Last week we also found out who our partner is! As I mentioned her earlier in the blog my partner is Kaycee Nakashima! She is a returning student who is now in 8th grade. She already taught me how to record radios, and how to edit them. She even helped me create this website. Kaycee is very willing to help me with whatever I need help with. She is a wonderful partner and I am so happy I got her!
Only on Tuesday me and Kaycee found out we had radios and one of them were due that Friday. Usually you start 4 weeks in advanced to collect all the information, make a script, record, and edit, but know I know how to do all of that in a week. Of course though with major help from my partner, Kaycee. Luckily we met all of our deadlines and I think we did pretty good for only a week to do all of this!
For the whole week the returning 8th graders did the morning announcements. So last week we were told what group we are in for the announcements and what week we are. I am in group B or 2 and next week will be the first time I am going to do the morning announcements. The jobs were written on the board already and I got audio. I sort of already know what to do because it looks very similar to the sound board at my old school,Wilcox.
So this was basically my first week in the CKTV class. It was a bit stressful but I think it went pretty well. It was a pretty exciting week. I am super excited for the carnival this week and hopefully I will go with some of the media students to get to know them better.