Hey guys! So if you read my other blogs you would know that the media class went up to Koke’e. That was in the beginning of this month and some kids in the class entered photos in a photo contest. I was one of those people who entered, but sadly no one in the class won. All the pictures that won were very creative and I thought they deserved to win. Fortunately some students in the media class were able to get into the exhibition gallery. So, congratulations to everyone who won and everyone who got into the exhibition gallery. I will post a link to the website below. Till next time!
Here's the Link
Hey guys! In this blog I will be talking about something that challenged me before. The original blog topic was the STN Fall Challenge. But because I don’t think I will be doing it, I will be talking about something that challenged me, which was making a script for our first quarter project. I will be writing three reasons on why I think that making a script is hard. I really liked the setup and it was sort of already made so that was one thing I really liked about making the script, but yeah if you want to hear about how creating my first script went read on.
First off, making the script was hard because so far Kaycee and I had to make five drafts. We didn’t have to totally restart our script, but we had to make a lot of drafts. Plus, we had to post five drafts to our blog. We are finally done, but now we actually have to edit the video and record the voice overs. Did I forget to say it’s due next week, well if I didn’t, OUR PROJECTS ARE DUE NEXT WEEK!
Another reason why I think making scripts are hard is because you have to see what fits and what order to put them in. You have to take key words or phrases that are important from your transcriptions and add that to the script. Sometimes you are going to have to switch places of where things go. We had to do that quite a bit.
The last reason why I thought creating the script was hard was because you had to make sure it wasn’t to long. We had some trouble with that, we had to trim down some transcriptions to a few sentences. Someone from Hiki No read our script and gave a few suggestions that were very helpful. One of those suggestions were to shorten certain people’s transcriptions.
Overall it was alright making the script, but to me it was kind of hard. The good news is when you work hard it will pay off which is so true, because pretty soon it’s Fall Break and there is a possibility our story could get on Hiki No. I love that because that was one of mine and Kaycee’s goals. Till, next time! Bye!
Hey guys! I am super excited about what I am going to be talking about as my blog topic today! This week’s blog topic is on "Girl Meets World"! This is my favorite TV show and today I will me talking about why I love it so much.
First things first, I love that it is super funny. For a good Tv show it has to have good characters. "Girl Meets World" definitely has good and funny characters. For instance, Riley, she is super sweet and awkward in a funny way. I think everyone has an awkward side and for some people it’s a good thing about them. Plus, I like that they bring back characters from Boy Meets World like Cory and Topanga. I also like that they brought back the other characters like, Shawn and Eric because I watched a few episodes of Boy Meets World and I like seeing them come back all grown up.
Another thing that I like about "Girl Meets World" is that they always have a message to tell. Like, in one of the episodes “Girl Meets The Tell Tale Tot” you learn about your conscience and to always tell the truth. Plus, they always find a way to make it interesting. Usually kids don’t like to be taught lessons, but this way you are able to learn lessons and be entertained.
There is a million things I love about "Girl Meets World", but I really love they relate to our life. Like, they are supposedly in Middle School just like us. They also have problems that real middle schoolers have. Sometimes it’s friend problems and there is no pair of friends that get along super well.
Overall, "Girl Meets World" is awesome! It has good characters, and it has a good message or a lesson. Plus it is really funny, and it’s awesome that we can relate some episodes to our life. If you would like to see one of the recent episodes I will post one below. It’s called "Girl Meets Creativity". I hope you enjoyed my blog!
Hey guys! Can you believe that the first quarter is almost over! The school year is going by super quickly, but at the end of every quarter we are required to turn in a project. Now, would be the time I tie this whole project talk in with this week’s blog topic. So, this week I am going to talk about something I thought was going to be easy but wasn’t when I tried it, and for me that would be radios.
The first reason why I thought doing radios were going to be easy was because I didn’t know you had to call schools to gather information. I just thought you had to look on school websites, but they don’t always update their websites. So, we called each school on the island and sometimes they will talk really fast so you will have to ask them multiple times to repeat themselves. You might not always get specific information so you may have to ask follow up questions. Calling schools was one thing that Mr.M I guess thought we needed help with and he was right as we practiced in Koke’e we all saw each other’s mistakes. We learned that sometimes the people aren’t going to be having the greatest day and may be grumpy. Sometimes we even forgot to remember the school’s name.
The next reason why I thought doing radios were going to be easy, but they didn’t turn out to be that easy after all was because I had no idea you had to make 3 different radios. I didn’t know you had to make a different script for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Plus, you have to time it so it’s 2 minutes long and the only exceptions are if it’s 10 seconds longer or shorter. If it is too long or too short you may have to add or remove some things. Friday’s script usually isn’t that long because most of the announcements happened earlier in the week. The announcements also have to be in chronological order. But, if I had to pick the hardest thing to do overall in the script making process it would be starting it off. You don’t want to start it off cheesy or too long because you still have to announce all of the announcements.
The last reason why radios aren’t as easy as I thought they would be is because while trying to edit radios I would press the wrong button to pause it and then it wouldn’t let me delete anything. At the time, I had no idea I was pressing the wrong button. So, then I asked my dad for help and then it worked for him and then after it stopped working. Eventually we found out I was pressing the wrong button and then it all worked out fine.
In the end it all worked out fine and I have to be thinking of some ideas to start off the script already. Plus, now I know what to do and what not to do when editing, and calling schools. Well, this has been my blog about what was something I thought was going to be easy, but turned out being hard. Thanks for reading!
Hi guys! So, this week’s free blog I thought I might do it on what I might want to do for STN. We had to use our school email accounts and we took a test created by Mr.M that asked you some questions about yourself. The last question asked was “For STN which category would you like to be in?”. For that question I chose music video, but at the time I didn’t know that so many people were going to sign up for music video. So, if I don’t end up getting onto music video I would want to do movie trailer. Both of those categories seem really fun and exciting to do. I will probably act if I am in any of those categories because I am new and they would want a returnee doing most of the work so we can win. My understanding is that they added more categories for STN. The same categories from last year are, music video, movie trailer, commercial, PSA, anchoring, and spot feature. The new categories are gnat sounds, convention recap, and breaking news. Below I will put a link so you can see some of the practice videos kids in our media class put together. They are really cool and I hope you enjoyed my blog!
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Hello everyone! I am back to do this weeks blog and the topic for this week is what our top 3 memorable events from the camp. So I had a feeling Mr.M (my dad) as going to give us a topic sort of like this, but if he didn’t I was going to do this anyways. But this camp was a lot of fun and gave me many ways to bond with my classmates. I feel that we definitely reached our goal of getting to know each other.
So my first memorable event from the class is playing kickball with everyone. For the first game, my team smoked the other team (sorry if you were on the other team). Even though Kaden was on the other team and kept on catching my dad’s balls, I think the team I was with worked really well with each other. We also played tug of war and we were also supposed to play dodgeball as well, but we didn’t have time. A few of the chaperones played with us in some activities which made it more exciting because they were super good. We learned how to work with each other and made a few strategies to win.
I also liked when we went on that night hike even though I freaked out so much I cried. First Uncle Billy (our tour guide) asked all of the boys in our class to go and get a few pieces of firewood from his truck. Meanwhile Uncle Billy told all the girls that we were going to play a prank on the guys and go on a night hike and scream just to freak them out. So, he told us ghost stories before we went on the hike and the parents weren’t aloud to come. Uncle Billy asked the whole class to choose one girl to lead and one boy to be the last incase anything happens. So, for the girls we chose Javlynn and for boys we chose Carter. The hike we went on was called “The Dead Man’s Trail”, and supposedly there was a guy who died on that trail and grabs people’s legs and yanks them down into the ground. I was probably scared more than any of the boys were. We had to grab on to the shoulder of the person in front of us, but that didn’t work out very well and we lost half of our group. I was squeezing Shaelyn’s hand super hard I feel bad for her, but thanks Shaelyn! Oh and thank you Mia.T for helping me stay a little more calm as well. The parents were in on the plan to scare us too. But just the whole night in general was so much fun, after the hike we made s'mores and worked on our anonymous letters. I thought that was a good hike because I was able to bond with a lot of people I didn’t really talk to.
The last thing that I had a lot of fun doing was the whole entire “Inside Scoop” practice. It was a lot of fun and it was hilarious. For this activity we pretended to be doing everything we needed to do for the “Inside Scoops”. First, we pretended to call schools which were the chaperones and each chaperone had there one little thing which made it hard for us to get the information. For example Uncle Gerald (Kaycee’s dad) talked really fast and I believe almost everyone said he was the hardest. So, we went in a cycle and my dad was second to last and Kaycee had him and we had a lot of extra time left. My dad was the mean one and we were kind of giving him ideas on what to do on the last one because he wanted to be really mean. He had someone record the last one and poor Ben, my dad was so mean to him but Ben dealt with it awesomely and kept his cool. Next, we had to write the script, it was a bit difficult since we didn’t have all the information. But somehow we figured it out and finished. All the newbies had to announce so we could practice our radio voice. I had to announce with Destry and it was super funny because there was one line he had to say that was super funny I couldn’t stop laughing.
Overall I think the camp went really well considering the power went out multiple times and we had no water for some of the time as well. The camp definitely helped mixed up the class. So when advisory started everyone was sitting in different spots and with other people. It's too bad Dylan missed it, but throughout the year I will hopefully get to know him better as well. It was really smart for the chaperones and Mr.M to bring us up to a place without wifi and I am pretty sure a lot of people thought they wouldn't survive without it. I really want to thank all of the chaperones, Uncle Billy, Uncle Ron, and Mr.M for bringing us all up there. It couldn't have been easy to take care of 22 students. The camp was so much fun and I can’t wait till STN this year it sounds like another good way to bond with one another. I wish we could have stayed longer, but time does fly when you are having fun! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hey guys! For this week’s free blog I’m going to be doing it on a movie I really, really, really, like called "Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters". It came out in 2013 so it’s kind of old, but I love this movie. I am waiting for them to come out with the third Percy Jackson movie but I don’t think they are making one. I was so sad when the actor that plays Percy said they probably aren’t going to make one. But who knows they may come out with one (I really want them to). But enough about my whether they will make another movie or not, I am here to talk about the cool shots in the video and more. I am only going to talk about the trailer because if I talk about the whole movie I will never end this blog.
But one really cool shot in the trailer is where they are swirling around in the middle of the ocean. I think that was really artsy and they must have had to use a greenscreen or something. Or when the cab splits open that must have been hard to film as well. I wonder where they get all of their props because in that one scene they needed that golden bull and I wonder how they made that rainbow seahorse jump or how they even filmed that. I am totally not sure on that part but this is a way complicated movie to film. But if you work really hard it will pay off, I think that is one thing I will have to remember especially for this class. If you would like to watch the trailer I will post it below. Thanks for reading!
Hi guys! So this weeks blog topic is on the upcoming Koke'e Camp. So this week we are actually going up to do some bonding in Koke'e! I am super excited because during class today we were told some activities we will be doing in Koke'e. We are actually going to be bringing up equipment to Kokee to have competitions. We will also be writing anonymous notes to random people at the end of the day. To make this weekend successful each of the students have to do something very important.
One thing we will have to do is get to know other students we aren’t very comfortable with. For example the new students will have to try to hang out with more of the returning students. I think that the anonymous note writing will be a good activity to get to know other students. I’m not totally sure who determines who we write to, but I guess we sort of have to stalk those 2 people we have to write to. So we want to get to know more people and things about them.
Another thing we need to do is get along with each other. If we don’t get along then we won’t have a good bond with each other and if we are on the same team for STN then the video won’t turn out good or on time. Or if you are a new student like me and you need help with something you have to be comfortable asking the returning students for help. This is also good for bonding with your partner as well.
The last thing we need to do to make this weekend successful is if each of us cooperate and do our fair share of the work. It will help us practice for STN because we will have to work together to complete the video. Plus if we all work together things will run more efficiently. That also means that if we see someone struggling we have to help them. That doesn’t only mean students it means chaperones too. So if you see anyone that needs help with anything just help. After all the theme of our camp is “Ohana Means Family” and in a family you help each other out.
These are some things that the whole class has to do to make this weekend awesome for everyone. I’m sure I will have many pictures to post on my blog after we spend the weekend in Koke'e. Till next time, Bye!