Hey Everyone! Today was very cool, active, and just pretty great. We first ate breakfast at Uncle Don's, thank you chaperones again for preparing such a delicious meal! We then visited Petco Park. And no, Petco park is not a park where you play with pets. It's actually a ballpark for baseball! So why is it called Petco park when it's for baseball? Well, according to our tour guide, Melinda, whatever company bids the highest amount of money gets to be the name of the park. When the tour started, we first walked into a building called the Metal Supply's Co. It was pretty surprising that a building like that was the entrance! Our tour guide showed us where a big van that broadcasted the game parked, where it can plug in all its wires and cables into this box shaped area. Then we got to go into the Visitors clubhouse, where the opposing team puts all their gear in and hangs out. We even got to see the visitors batting cages! Unfortunately we weren't allowed to see the team, The San Diego Padres , but it is about 4 times larger and nicer than the visitors clubhouse! But we did get to see the field. Apparently, there is this unspoken rule in baseball that you aren't supposed to touch the grass! The grass was so nice! At first, I thought it was fake grass because of how great it looked, but it was actually real! We weren't allowed to step on the grass, just like in school, but we got to sit in the dug outs! The dug outs were just repainted, so we sat on them before the San Diego Padres did, which was kind of cool. I learned that the stadium fills about 42,000 people, and offer Lexus seats in the very front for $60,000. Lexus owners also get other perks like better food, seating, and they also get to watch the players in the batting cages! Another cool thing, they even have a park inside their stadium! There, people can lay on the grass and watch the game on a big screen. They say those are the cheapest tickets to get. But it's not only baseball fans in the seats, so are the press! The press sit all the way on the top, with a great view too. However, they don't get any windows, so they actually have a person with a microphone keeping an eye on the ball. If it's coming towards them, he'll yell, "Duck!". Up by the press seats, here are where all the writers and other media related people sit. Then our tour guide talked a little more about certain baseball players, like #15 Bochy. After the tour, we started our scavenger hunt. I was in Aunty Cheryl's group, along with Taylynn, Raine, Carter, and Jezlene. The point of the scavenger hunt was to scout out possible story ideas for the crazy eights tomorrow. It was also pretty fun, yet challenging. We had to answer a bunch of fiddlers and trivia questions as a team, searching for places and things in San Diego. There was even a time we had to catch the Trolley! It was also involved moving, a lot. We walked, and ran, from place to place! It was very tiring. Although our team came in last, I learned a lot of new things about San Diego, such as all of the different landmarks and monuments, and saw some places that could be a story. We ate dinner in Uncle Don's, so thank you chaperones again! Then we met with Castiac, or CMStv on the fourth floor to do our Pen Pal gift exchange. I was very excited to meet my pen pals, Susan and Alexa. They were very kind and sweet! We got to talk face to face for the first time which was pretty cool. They had to leave for dinner, sadly, but we'll get to see them again tomorrow! After that was probably the best part of my day. All of CKTV hung out peacefully by the fire roasting s'mores. It was just very relaxing. Also, thanks Ben for making my s'mores for me! It was night, so you could see the city lights and the racing cars. You could even see some stars. There was fresh air to breathe and yummy s'mores to eat, all surrounded by my friends. It was just amazing, and I loved every second of it! It was a great way to end this long fun day. After s'mores, we were debriefed by Mr. M. He talked about STN, since it starts tomorrow! I'm really anxious and nervous to tell you the truth. I can already feel the pressure! But if we all work together and get along and do our best, then it'll all be fine. I'll keep you posted, but I need to go to bed now since we have to wake up early in the morning for STN! Also, I'm in broadcast for Crazy Eights. That's it's for my blog! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hey Everyone! Today was very fun! We went to SDSU, or the San Diego State University, then we went to PBS, and finally shopped at the FVM, or the Fashion Valley Mall. I woke up around 7, and we had breakfast in Uncle Don's room. I ate a fruit cup, and thank you to Uncle Don and all of the chaperones! It was delicious! After breakfast, we went on the trolley to SDSU. The trolley was pretty interesting. I was also pretty surprised on how it looked like. I imagined it way differently. It reminded me of the bart. The trolley was pretty packed in the morning. I just held onto a pole but was later given a seat. There was also an interesting man there. He was holding a staff and started shouting out a weird chant. The trolley ride had to make a lot of stops before we finally got to the stop, "SDSU". There was hardly any people on the campus since it was Spring Break. However, there was this kind lady who showed us where we needed to go, even though she wasn't going in that direction. We met up with our funny tour guide, Dr. Bey-Ling Sha, who was a professor in Public Relations and an interim director. It was very thoughtful of her to take the time to create a PowerPoint slideshow for us. She talked about the different majors for media, journalism, public relations, advertising, and media study. I learned that there is a very big difference between journalism and story-telling. Journalism is story telling, but grounded with non-fiction facts and evidence. Story telling can be more fictional. Another thing I learned about is public relations. Most people think that it's just the people who cover up the mess, but actually, they are the people who make sure the company does the right thing for the public, so that they won't have a mess in the first place. Advertising is endorsing a product and persuading the public to buy their product. Media study is the study of social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. She also talked about the minors they offer and why it is important to take both majors and minors. First off, you might find another class more interesting then the major you are taking right now, and you may want to switch majors. Second, everything in media is connected. It's connected to math, science, business, a lot of things! Also, it's great to expand your skill set since they're all connected! She then talked about all the different award winning clubs they have to offer like their radio and broadcast clubs. They even had an ad club! She took us to see one of their older iPad labs. I loved their desks/chairs! It rolled and it could move around! The tables were the same. Apparently, it's scientifically proven that moving around helps stimulate the brain to pay attention. Then I ate lunch at subway and sat by Napua, Kolten, Taylynn, and Angeline. We also got to go to the bookstore after lunch! I absolutely LOVED the bookstore! They had so many good books that I wanted to read. I bought three books there for a good price. The bookstore was so great in my opinion! Then we met with a senior there named Sammy, who was our tour guide who showed us around the Omleca residence halls. Also, there is an actual difference between a dorm and a residence hall. A dorm is just were people sleep and eat, but a residence hall is where they offer help with your school work. Sammy told us about the pricing to live in single, double, triple, and quad rooms, and their meal plans. You can bike and walk on campus too, but you unfortunately cannot skateboard. She also told us about the different activities they have to offer, like movie nights and carnivals. After the SDSU tour, we walked across a white bridge to KPBS. We met with our tour guides, who were volunteers, so thank you very much to them for showing us around! The group I was in, first went to the Digital Operations Center. It was really interesting and a bit intimidating. There were a bunch of large monitors and screens everywhere that displayed a bunch of little screens inside of it. Through all of these computers, they could monitor and control everything on the screens. They even had their show in Spanish! We walked inside the building to their KPBS Radio Broadcast centers. They had microphones and computers around a circular desk in all of the centers. What I found interesting was that there were two layers of wall, which made it sound proof! As our tour guide told us, a tank could drive by in the hallway with the door shut, and you wouldn't hear it! There were even buttons that said cough, which muted the mic when you needed to cough so that the audience doesn't hear it. Of course, there were many "On Air" signs that lid up obviously when they were on the air. We also got the great opportunity to meet many of the talents. We met radio hosts, anchors, camera men, and more! I am so grateful to get that experience! He showed us the make-up dressing room, although they said they don't use it that much anymore. Next, we went to where the anchors sit. I got to man a $250,000, or 1/4 of a million dollar camera! It was pretty awesome! Everything looked so intricate and complex, a big bulky HD camera with a bunch of wires and cables attached to it. The cameraman there who had lots of experience in this industry, taught me how to zoom, pan/tilt, and focus, to set up the anchor shot. It was really neat. Then we went upstairs where we saw an open area called the KPBS News Center. Everyone was busy working on their stories, with huge projector screens to see their information in a large format. It was pretty intense, and they had to make a new broadcast everyday with new stories. I learned a lot from KPBS, and it was also fascinating that it's like a sister station to PBS. Then we went to the Fashion Valley Mall via the trolley. I loved the mall too! I was with Kolten, Nicole, Javlynn, Taylynn, and Aunty Christy. We went to many stores like Hollister, The Disney Store, See's Candies, Nike, and Bath and Body. I bought some gifts there too. After shopping we caught the trolley back to the hotel and we are finishing our blogs up now. Tomorrow we go to Petco Park, doing a scavenger hunt, and also meeting our pen pals! I'll keep you posted! Until then, that's it for today's blog! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hey Everyone! Today was a very long, but interesting day. I got up at 6:30, and we all met downstairs at 8 with our luggages and suitcases. We said goodbye to the hotel and Hollywood in general, and hopped onto the bus. First we drove to a restaurant named "Bob's Big Boys". I ordered a Belgian waffle topped with strawberries. The food was HUGE! It was very filling and tasted delicious. Then we hoped back onto the bus from LA heading to San Diego. I slept for the whole 2 and a half hour drive. We finally arrived at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel. I'm still rooming with Napua and Mrs. Gusman, but on the 7th floor. After we got settled in, we walked to this place with a bunch of shops. I ate a blt at this deli for lunch. Then we walked from there to the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Tour. I'll admit, that it was pretty interesting. We got to see a bunch of places on the ship, the USS Midway CV-41, and just like our breakfast, it was gigantic. There were so many different things on the ship! There was a doctors office, surgery rooms, dining areas, and even a dentistry! On the top of the ship was a runway for airplanes, helicopters, and other vehicles that can fly in the air. It was very nice of our tour guide to give us a private tour, even though he was done working for the day. It was also pretty coincidental that he's been to Kauai, and he knows our middle school! He gave us a bunch of history on the different planes on the runway like the SH-3 Sea King. He told us about all the different jobs and roles when a aircraft is taking off. It is essential that everyone in the crew does their job and it must've taken a lot of perseverance to correctly land on the spot. He also told us that if a plane runs out of fuel, they have to call another plane to fuel them, mid-air. Instead of the runway being straight, it was angled so that the aircrafts could land better. If something goes wrong during the landing, which they call recovery, there's a net contraption that traps the aircraft so that the pilot can return safely. We also saw a big statue of a sailor and a nurse kissing. I learned that story behind it from our tour guide. It was when the World War II ended, everyone was celebrating and partying. A sailor saw all of this, so he grabbed the first girl he saw, who was a nurse, and kissed her. Then he walked away and got onto a subway to his girlfriends house. The tour guide said the statue was named, "the kiss", and it cost $1 million dollars to build. We later walked over there and took some photos of it. Back to the ship though, it was very cool to see all of the history behind it. Did you know, that the floor was rugged, and not flat, so that the sailors wouldn't slip and fall. Another cool fact, there are actually a bunch of scattered little dips in the floor for safety. They tie whatever there is on the deck with ropes and cables to the dips so that it won't roll off in case the ship tilts. All throughout the ship, there were these fake mannequin dummies. Although it was kind of creepy, it helped me visualize what it would be like before the ship was a museum. The tour ended, and we went to "The Cheesecake Factory". I ate pasta for dinner. Thank You Mr. M for covering this dinner and breakfast! We also made up this really fun game of "who can hold a straight face the longest without laughing". It ended up being boys against girls, whose winner is still undetermined. Then we just went back to the hotel and here we are finishing up our blogs. I'll post a slideshow below. That's it for my blog! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hey Everyone! It is day two of the STN 2015 trip, and it was a long day! I got up at 6:50, but we all met at the lobby hotel at 8am. Then we all got onto the bus and headed to McDonalds for breakfast. I got a Sausage McMuffin with Egg. Also, thanks Mr. M for covering this meal! After breakfast, we rode the bus again to USC, or the University of Southern California. We met with our tour guide at the Wallis Annenberg hall who worked in administrations. We also met with a former CKTV student, who actually is a student there! I think that is so cool! Who knows, we might see some of our classmates there one day, or even ourselves! He showed us around their huge campus. It was the second largest private school in the country. Plus, their campus was very beautiful! They had Italian inspired architecture, and had lots of trees! It was very green and tall. Their mascot is the Trojans, but did you know that it was originally a dog? USC is actually a big private school made up of different profession schools. We specifically looked at the buildings for film school. I learned that there was a school for communications and journalism, cinematic arts, and film/television. We first went into the school for cinematic arts. Inside of the building, there was lots of other buildings! There were multiple screening rooms, audio stages, and animation/photoshop places. We actually got to see the audio stage, where we saw some movie posters. I even saw a signed poster for the movie"Star Wars"! Inside the cinematic art building, there was two other buildings. One was dedicated to Steven Spielberg, and the other was for George Lucas. There were more movie posters inside the Steven Spielberg building like Pinocchio. We got to go into this 'Troubleshooting' area for photoshop. USC graciously offers their students full access to all of the Adobe Cloud programs! After visiting the cinematic arts department, we went to the communications and journalism building. There was this huge red computer screen where it displayed a bunch of television shows and camera footage. There was also a media center which everyone could use! You could do radio, talk show, and even podcast! They also have a live video broadcast for the whole school! They had 3 robotic cameras, which were controlled by people in a separate room. It was super cool! It looked very intricate and complicated. They even had a bunch of green screens! Then we ate some lunch. After lunch we visited the Athletics department! However, no one found Uncle Toyo's building. We did happen to catch a glimpse of an interesting game of soccer. The players wore big spheres around their arms. USC offers 21 different sports! They also won lots of awards too. It was the only place in America that actually allowed you to touch the Football Heisman Trophy, and they displayed about 5 of them! That just shows how good they are in football. Interesting fact, before every game, they have the whole marching band and the mascot actually stabs a sword into the field. They have a weight room, a field, and a big rehab center! For example, they had a swimming pool so that you can run treadmills underwater! Lastly, we went to the bookstore. I didn't get anything, but we did watch this group filming a project, and their acting was pretty good. We caught the bus to Hollywood. Here we took photos of the stars (I took one by John Green's) and the hand prints and foot prints. We left Hollywood and went to the City Walk. I ate Taco Bell for dinner again, and we had a dance party. They showed us dancing on the big screen and it was pretty hilarious. We shopped for about 10 minutes, and left. Now we are at the hotel again and writing our blogs. Overall, today was pretty fun and their campus was beautiful! It's a great film school, and I may consider applying for it when I get older! I can't wait for tomorrow at Universal! That's it for my blog! Sorry it was kind of long. Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hey Everyone! Today was a very exciting and fun day. I got up at 6:30, and we all met downstairs at 8. We all ate breakfast at Starbucks in the hotel across from us, and I ate a fruit cup. We then walked to Universal Studios and we were one of the first people there! The first ride we rode was the Transformers 4-D attraction. It was a simulator and it was also pretty cool since it was in 4-D! It really felt like I was experiencing it right there. Then we went onto the Mummy. This roller coaster was probably my favorite here. There were drops, sudden turns, and it was in the dark! It was a thrilling experience and I ended up going on it twice! However, on the second time we rode the Mummy, the ride got stuck, twice. Once was during the bug moment, where they put pretend bugs on your feet. The other time we got stuck was just in darkness. After the Mummy we went onto the Jurassic Park River Adventure. This was also fun and I really liked the big drop at the end. I sat near the front and the edge so I got pretty wet. We went onto other simulators such as the Despicable Me Minions and Shrek. The Despicable Me Minions ride was fun because it was very action packed. Shrek was like a show, and it had unique things where it would mimic the feeling of spiders on your feet. I didn't go onto the Simpsons Simulator, since last year I didn't like it. Instead, I hung out and played games with Kolten, Taylynn, Angeline, Brandon, and Kaycee who joined us later. I also got to eat dippin' dots which was great since we don't have them on Kauai. There was this cool place we went to named WaterWorld. It was this show performed by actor stunt doubles. There was lots of fire, water (although we did not get soaked), and weapons. Surprisingly, they had good dialogue despite all the action noise from the guns and fire. For lunch I ate at a restaurant named "Luigis" where I had pizza, cheese breadsticks, a fruit cup, and a drink. We also took a really interesting behind the scenes tram tour. We saw a bunch of different stages, and even some crews filming! The stages were actual places where a bunch of well known tv shows and movies were filmed, like, Fast and Furious 7, Jaws, CSI, Bones, Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show, Parks and Recreation, and many more! I think this was very intriguing. They made the tour creative too! I learned how they created rain, floods, and even a train breaking down because they showed us right there! After re-riding rides like the Jurassic Park River Adventure for a total of 3 times, we left the park at around 8:30. We walked from Universal to City Walk, which was surprisingly nearby. I ate pizza, again, for dinner, but this time from Pizza Hut. Then we walked around downstairs looking for some shops. We actually saw two actors from the show "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn" from Nickelodeon. I personally didn't watch that show, but I still thought it was pretty cool seeing them there! Speaking of seeing people at City Walk, we actually bumped into some of our pen pals from CMStv in Castaic! Our pen pal exchange moved to Tuesday, but we'll still see them again on Wednesday at the Spaghetti Factory. At City Walk I bought a few souvenirs until it was time to go. We walked back to the hotel and now we are just finishing up blogs. Today is our last day in Hollywood since tomorrow we are on the road heading to San Diego! Los Angeles has been great, but I can't wait for San Diego! Today was really fun, so Thank you again Mr. M, the chaperones, and just everyone who made this possible! Also, thank you for reading, and that's about it for today's blog! I'll keep you posted all throughout this STN 2015 trip! Bye!
Hey Everyone! It's Thursday, March 26, which is the day we leave Kauai for the STN trip! With all our hard work and fundraisers, we finally made it! I'm so excited for this trip, and I can already tell it'll be amazing. Today I woke up at about 3 in the morning, and we all met at the Lihue airport at 5. Then we checked our baggage in, and went into TSA. Since we had some time left before our flight, some of us went in to Starbucks. But instead of actually getting a coffee or something from Starbucks, I got one of those "Naked Juice" so that I wouldn't get a sore stomach. After that, we went to our gate and boarded the plane. I sat at 23F, at the window seat which I love, next to Taylor and Kaycee. We also got to watch the beautiful sunrise with the clouds under it through the window! Nicole and Javlynn were across of us, and Raine, Herenui, and Jezlene sat in the row behind us. It was really fun sitting next to them! We landed in Oahu, and boarded the next plane to San Diego. I sat in 37C next to Taylor, Kelli, and Aunty Lynda. Unfortunately, I wasn't sitting by the window, but that's okay since I'm sitting by nice people. I was about a 5 hour plane ride. I just read, listened to music, ate snacks, and talked with Taylor the whole time. When the plane landed, we got on the bus. I sat next to Taylynn, and it was really fun. We passed many different places, and it was very interesting to see all that passed by. After many attempts, we finally managed to take a photo of the famous Hollywood sign. I even saw a black blimp! We passed many billboards and advertisements, and I was intrigued by the buildings. On Kauai, we don't have many tall buildings, so it was amazing to see buildings sky-high. We finally arrived at the Sheraton Universal Hotel where we put our luggages in our rooms. I'm rooming with Napua and Mrs. Gusman which is good. We walked about 10 minutes to the Universal City Walk, where I was astonished. I learned that it was huge! With flashing lights and loud music, the City Walk was fun. There were so many shops! We first ate dinner, and I went to Taco Bell with Napua, Taylynn, Javlynn, Nicole, Jezlene, and Kallen. Then we noticed that there was this music video premiere. It was for Kendall K. from the show "Dance Moms" new single. She even was there on stage and talked to fans and signed autographs. They were also filming the event and audience for an episode of Dance Moms Season 5! We saw a camera guy walk up to where we were standing, and he had a bunch of equipment. After that ended, a group of us went to Hot Topic. I bought some band shirts. Then we went to Lush and this candy store but we didn't buy anything. It turns out that all of the stores close at 9pm. We met up with the whole class back at the Universal Sphere and took even more photos. We just headed back to the hotel and here I am, writing this blog. So far, this trip has been fun, and I cannot wait for more! I just want to thank everyone, Mr. M, the chaperones, my parents, and my classmates because none of this would be possible without all of you. It takes a lot of effort preparing a trip like this, and it's all about cooperation. It's finally happening! So thank you so much! This trip will be fantastic, I already know it. I'll upload some photos below. Tomorrow, we're visiting the University of Southern California, so I'll keep you posted!
Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I will be talking to you about an awesome video I saw, named, "Camera Warfare". Those who went to STN last year, already watched this video, but for all you new students, this was the 1st place winner of the 2014-2015 STN Teacher video contest. I found this video hilarious, clever, and just, great! You should watch the video before you read the rest as it is commentary. The shots are focused and interesting, and contribute to the story. The acting was fantastic and that made it more believable. The audio has lots of nat sound too. For example, there was nat sound of the ruffle of leaves when they stepped on it. Also, the music they used in the beginning matched the tone of the video, ominous and serious. But mainly, I love the idea of it! The camera warfare was such a creative idea, using film equipment as weapons in this video! In the beginning, they are checking the camera stats, it's ISO, shutter speed, etc. and I found that funny. They used cameras to represent guns that rested on tripods, and when they took a photo, it represented pulling the trigger. I also really liked the dolly scene and how they used a GoPro as an explosive type of thing.I think the sounds of explosions and machine fire in the background really makes the video realistic. Also, there are a lot of variety of shot composition. It differs from tight, to wide, to close-ups, and everything in between. The fight scene was pretty intense, especially because there was different angles and nat sound of them being hit. I found it really witty when they said, "Say Cheese" and whipped out their iPhone. But what I found most humorous was at the end, when the actor becomes devastated because they scratched their lens. I hoped you enjoyed this video as much as I did; it will always be one of my favorites! Well, that's it for my reflective response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hey Everyone! Last Sunday, we had a Krazy 8's practice with all of the other Kauai schools going to STN. Krazy 8's is the new 'Sweet Sixteen' from last year, except this time you have 8 hours to create a video. There are two teams, film and broadcast in this competition.I'm on the broadcast team in a group with Nicole and Raine. For film, they have to create a short film/movie on a given topic. For broadcast, we have to create a whole broadcast, no longer than 8 minutes, on a given topic. The topic for broadcast was, "Out of the Ordinary". As for the broadcast team, we can definitely improve. For this week's reflective response, I'll be talking about the problems our group (me, Nicole, and Raine) had during the practice and how we can fix it the next time. Our group took too long to find a story, didn't shoot enough b-roll, and finally, our video was too short.
The first problem we had was the idea. It took way too long to find a story/idea. We had about 3 failed ideas before we found one we could actually do. The first idea we couldn't do because the interviewee could only do it from 12-4, and that was out of our time limit. The second idea wasn't a go because they said it was bad timing and they could only do it the next day, and not on Sunday. Lastly, the third idea didn't work because someone from another school already interviewed that shop. These three ideas consumed a lot of our filming time. We finally found an idea through Mrs. Gusman, who told us about her uncle, Stanley Morinaka who didn't finish high school but was still very successful. We were very grateful that he let us interview him. However, there are things our group can improve about interviews. That is the compression of the shot, watching out for the peacock effect, and the questions. Next time, I as the photographer, needs to give more space between the subject, the background, and the camera so it can compress. I also need to check the background of the interviewee for any plants or anything branching out of their body. The whole group can think of questions so that the interviewer doesn't get stuck with no questions to ask. The first problem our group had was it took long to find a story. This could happen in San Diego too, especially since we are unaware of the surroundings and environment. All of the broadcast team needs to pay attention during the scavenger hunt and scout for possible stories. Also, our group could fix the interview shot and questions.
The next problem we had was that we didn't take enough b-roll. We went to Stanley's trucking company because that's what he talked about in his interview and took some shots, but not enough since we took too long to find a story. Next time, we need to find a story faster so that we can take more b-roll. Also, we have to work on taking more sequences. Another thing we forgot to do was take b-roll of him! Even though we were at his house and not at his companies at the time we were shooting his interview, we still needed to take b-roll of him. We need to fix this next time by taking b-roll of the interviewee. Half of the story, he talked about all of his businesses. We managed to cover those up with b-roll of his trucking company, service stations, and some things he delivered. However, the other half of his sound bytes talked about schooling and education. We didn't have enough b-roll for that. For next time, we have to get enough b-roll. The more b-roll, the better because even though you might not use some, at least you will have enough to cover the whole story. A problem our group had was that we didn't take enough b-roll, which caused editing to be complicated and frustrating. We need to take lots of b-roll sequences, and sequences of the interviewee. Instead of using b-roll that may have not matched for the voice-over, we should have done stand-ups like what Kauai High did. Also, our group needs to work on getting the stand-ups done a lot quicker!!
Another problem we had was the final video was too short. The duration was about a minute, and it needed to be a minute and thirty seconds. But, since we didn't have enough b-roll to cover the jump between sound bytes, or much b-roll that matched what he was talking about, it caused the video to be shorter. What we can work on is getting enough matching b-roll so that our video can meet the minute and thirty seconds.
In conclusion, the broadcast team can improve and fix our mistakes. The team I was in specifically had problems with getting a story, the lack of b-roll, and our video being too short. Our group can improve by finding a story quicker (scout areas), taking lots of matching b-roll sequences and sequences of the interviewee, film the stand-ups quicker, and finally, meet the 1:30 duration. Yes, I do think that we should schedule another Krazy 8's practice so that we can correct our mistakes. Well, that's it for my constructed response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
According to the Oxford Online Dictionary, the term, "Exciting", is an adjective whose definition states; "Causing great enthusiasm and eagerness". You probably already knew what exciting meant, but why am I telling you this? Well, for this week's constructed response, I'm going to be talking about my most exciting day ever. My most exciting day ever would be on the 2013-2014 STN trip. It's hard to choose a specific day because they were all very fun and exciting, however, for the sake of this blog, I'm going to choose Day 5, when we went to Hollywood Studios, Epcot/DisneyWorld, and Golden Corral. Read on to find out what happened and why I chose it as my most exciting day ever!
The first reason why I chose it as my most exciting day ever is because it was such a fun day! We went to Hollywood Studios and DisneyWorld, which was the first time I've been to either one of those parks. We rode the ride, Tower of Terror, which was also the first time I've rode it. I thought that was a pretty big accomplishment for me since I've always been afraid of that ride, probably because I have a big fear of heights and falling. In fact, you can read my blog post I wrote a couple months back, "Scary.". I'd say the ride was thrilling. However, my favorite ride was a ride named Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Featuring Aerosmith. That ride was sooo fun; I absolutely loved it! What was really exciting was in the beginning. It had a countdown, and when it reached 0, the ride jerked forward so fast that it felt as if gravity was fighting against you, and you couldn't move! What made it even better was that they snapped a photo during that time and you got to laugh at all the funny faces we made because of the speed. I got to sit with my friends, and it was a roller coaster in the dark which made it enjoyable. Also, there was loud upbeat music playing in the background. I thought it was very exciting because I was there, riding a roller coaster with all my friends, in the dark with loud music, and we are surprised by all the sharp turns and loops ahead of us since we couldn't see anything! Then we went on other rides such as this Star Tour Simulator, and a Toy Story game! Finally, we went back to Epcot where we got to be apart of a marriage proposal for one of the other media teachers. It was really cool to be apart of such a sweet thing! After that we just ate dinner at Golden Corral where they had cotton candy and ice cream sundaes! I chose this day as my most exciting day ever because I had such a fun time.
Another reason I chose this day as my most exciting day ever is because I was surrounded by great people. I really got to bond with all my classmates and became pretty close to some. They made this day even more exciting. With their humorous jokes, it was impossible to not laugh and be happy! I especially loved going on rides with them. For example, we went on a ride that I mentioned earlier, Star Tour Simulator, which is a four person ride, and they flip you and make you dizzy as a test to see what it would be like if you flew a spaceship. Even though it made me really dizzy and a bit nauseous, it didn't really matter to me since I was with my friends and we were having fun! We started screaming, not because it was scary and frighting, but just because it was hilarious. It probably doesn't make sense when I tell you this, but at that time, all that mattered was that we were all together and happy. I chose this day as my most exciting day ever because the great people that surrounded me made it more fun.
The final reason I chose this day as my most exciting day ever is because all of the things I did were new to me. I didn't know what to expect when I went to Orlando, Florida last year since I haven't been there before! In fact, excluding last year's STN trip, that was only the 2nd time I've been out of the state! It was very exciting because I was so curious to know what Florida would be like! I was even excited for the 12 hour plane ride. Well, I was probably only excited for like the first 2 hours. But nevertheless, it was pretty cool. I got the window seat which I loved since I like to see what we pass over. During the two plane rides, I saw very unique things. For one, everything looked microscopic. The plots were different sizes and colors, yet they all seemed to fit together perfectly. Another thing that was new to me were basically all the things we did! I've never been to a NBA basketball game, go to DisneyWorld, or Florida's Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, so it was all very exciting and adventurous! This day, and overall that trip, was the most exciting moment of my life, ever because they were all new experiences to me.
In summary, the 2013-2014, specifically Day 5, was the most exciting day ever because it was such a fun day, I was with great people, and because it was all so new to me. I am very blessed and fortunate to be in this class and go on that trip. I can truthfully say that, that trip was the best moments of my life. Thank you for all that made this possible! On another note, I can't wait until San Diego and to see what that trip will have to offer! We will just have to wait until that exciting adventure begins. Well, that's it for my blog! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hey Everyone! Today I've been asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" For me, I think it'd be something in Arts and Communications/media/film or like a computer engineer. But honestly, I can't say for certain. Last year, on the STN 2013-2014 trip, we visited a university named Full Sail. Full Sail University is located in Florida and we got the great opportunity to be able to take a tour of their beautiful campus, and see all the buildings, programs, and majors. For this week's reflective response, I'd like to talk about this school, just in case anyone is interested in it. Although Full Sail offers a lot, such as art, music, game, business, and design, today I'd like to talk about their film part. At Full Sail, they offer many classes in the film school, and they all cover lighting, production, and directing. They even have a backlot in the campus where it's a bunch of fake sets that the students can use as back drops or backgrounds for their setting in their films. Below is a video of the campus and building's names. Below that video, is another video about Full Sail's Film Production Master's Degree Program. Well, that's it for my blog! I hope you've found this University as interesting as I did. Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
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