Mele Kalikimaka! I am so happy! It’s almost Christmas! Speaking of which, today I will be talking about my favorite Christmas movie ever, Elf! I watch it every year around Christmas time and it’s unbelievably funny and unique. I did last week’s blog on another movie trailer starring Will Ferrell and he also stars in this movie too! He is an amazing actor and he plays the elf named Buddy. He is a real human that was put up for adoption as a baby and he climbed into Santa’s sack on Christmas. He then got raised in the North Pole by elves and becomes one. Then one day he goes to New York to see his real father and it turns out his father is on the naughty list and Buddy tries to become besties with his dad, but his father refuses to accept Buddy as his son because of the elf like things he does. Buddy also becomes really close to his younger step-brother in a snowball fight. In the end Buddy runs away and his family comes to get him on Christmas Eve. That’s where they run into Santa and make the Christmas spirit strong in order for Santa to deliver the presents. That’s a sort of not so brief summary of the movie elf, it has wonderful characters and a crazy and interesting plot. I will post the trailer below. I hope you liked my blog! P.S. Happy almost Christmas!
Hola! Today I will be talking about vlogging. So, this topic was inspired by Casey Neistat and he does a vlog everyday and Mr.M is very fascinated with his work and is thinking of making us do one every week. Which means that instead of writing blogs every week we will do one vlog according to the topic we are given. Mr.M wants to know if we would rather write two blogs a week or do one vlog a week. That’s what I will be talking about today and by the way I am interested in trying it.
One reason I am for this is because it will allow me to learn how to edit and use the camera's way better . I can learn all the cool features in Final Cut Pro and it will force me to use it more and learn it better. I think it’s a really good opportunity to learn and better prepare myself because I only use Final cut at the end of the quarter for my project. So, this will allow me to explore Final Cut much more. It also let’s me use the cameras more and get comfortable with them. I sort of know how to use them but not all the features they provide. Plus, if the 60D’s are already occupied then it will force me to use the other cameras and learn how to use those. To be honest I have no idea how to use any other camera we have other than the 60D’s, sort of the NEX. But that’s it.
Another reason why I feel this is a good idea is because it is more challenging and we only have to do 1. When I signed up for this class I knew it was going to be challenging and this is that thing that is going to be a great challenge because it’s going to be every week. The harder things that push you will make you better and I want to be really good. This is really fun and I want to get good grades and this will definitely help me later in life.
The last reason why I like this ideas is because it allows me to deal with constructive criticism. On Mr.M’s blog he said that one of the negative things of doing this is that there is going to be trolls. As in mean people who criticize you because maybe it makes them feel better or they have nothing better to do. I don’t totally find this terrible because then it lets you deal with haters out there. If I were to make videos as a career then hopefully eventually people will see them and then I will be prepared for the mean haters.
These are some reasons why I find this a good idea. He may or may not make us do this but I am fine with whatever he chooses to do. I hope you liked my blog and the reasons made sense to you, bye!
Hey guys! Today I will be talking about the PSA’s next quarter. So, after looking over those possible ideas Mr.M posted I thought I would stick with the one I had thought about doing but it’s going to be really hard to compete with so many other entries. Which is kids using too much technology. My dad actually helped me think of it and what the phrase could be. So I will be talking more about it today.
I thought I would make a PSA on this topic because it is a problem. I know I watch TV way too much after the soccer season ended. When I should be running and playing outside. This is definitely a problem that children have and can make them obese if the problem isn’t solved.
Another reason why I am thinking about doing this is because it isn’t as common as meth or drinking. I know that Nicole has done something very similar to this last year, but mine is focussing mostly on the technology part as in Nicole’s PSA she did her PSA more on being active.
The last reason why I think I am going to do my PSA on kids using too much technology is because to be honest I don’t really like when kids use their devices at inappropriate times. Like, at dinner, family holiday dinners, and shopping. I’m always the only kid in my family that eats dinner without using a device. So, it really bothers me when you try to say something but they don’t hear a thing you said.
Those were some reasons on why I think this topic would be good for me to do. If it doesn’t work out then I have littering as a back up and I will be looking for more ideas on the break. I hope you liked this blog!
Hey guys! Today I will be talking about a new movie called “Daddy’s Home”. It looks insanely hilarious. It’s starring Will Ferrell, you may have seen him in another movie like “Elf”. He is a wonderful and funny actor. Anyways “Daddy’s Home” is about a man that is a step-dad (Will Ferrell) and his wife’s Ex-Husband comes home to see his kids. So, then Will Ferrell has to try and compete with this super strong and charming dude, which is hard for him. He tries to compete with him because he is worried he will lose his wife and his step-kids to the original dad. This was a creative and funny idea because Will Ferrell’s character is goofy and not very buff compared to the other guy. I hoped you like this blog, I will post link to the trailer below incase you found that confusing.
Hey guys! We have our 2nd STN practice this week Saturday and I have some goals I want reach this practice. I will be talking about that today and we had a talk with Mr.M and he said we need to step it up, and I agree. Our last practice didn’t go that great and I will be talking about my goals and why I want to reach them.
First I want to find a story faster than we did last time. We took an hour and a half looking for a story. Plus we only are given two hours of filming. So, this time I want to find a story really quickly or we might not have a good enough story and multiple interviews or we might not make it to the editing room.
Another goal I have for this Saturday is to ask better questions. Last practice we had a story but we didn’t ask the right questions so our story turned out pretty bad. We had a story but then our interviewee started on another thing he was thankful for. (Our topic was on what we were thankful for). So we didn’t follow up on the first topic and ask more questions about it. That is something we need to work on.
The last goal I have is to be on time with everything. As I said earlier we were a little late to the editing room so I want to make sure we are right on time and even better a tiny bit early. Especially when turning in the project we need to be on time. We were on time with that I just want to make sure we will be on time again.
Those are my three goals for the STN practice we have coming up this Saturday. I hope you liked my blog and I hope you achieve your goals for the STN practice too. Bye!