Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I'll be talking to you about a PSA I watched about texting while driving. The video is called "PSA Texting while Driving U.K. Ad" and I found it on Youtube. The video is called "PSA Texting while Driving U.K. Ad" and I found it on Youtube. I decided to talk about this video for three main reasons. First off, I decided to talk about this video because its a public service announcement, and we will all be required to do a 30-second PSA for our third quarter projects. Secondly, I thought this PSA got the message out to the audience. And Third, the shots and audio were fantastic! This PSA isn't 30 seconds like the ones we are supposed to do, but it makes great use with the whole 4 minutes and 41 seconds. Obviously, the video is about texting and driving. It shows a group of teenage girls in a car and the driver is texting and isn't paying attention to the road and that's when it happens. They get into a car crash, and the driver suffers from the consequences. This PSA is very graphic and realistic, so it helps the audience really get the message, don't text and drive! But now for the media related side. There was a lot of sequences and they switched up the angles often! For the audio, there was really nice nat sounds, especially of the glass windows breaking. I wasn't really a fan of the music during the crash/glass breaking like at 0:18 because I didn't think such a upbeat happy song suited the tone there. I really like the effects of their heads smashing into the windows, and in the description of the video, it actually says state of the art special digital effects were used, and it actually makes it look very realistic! The actresses make-up were done well and their acting was good too. I hope watching this video made everyone think twice about texting and driving, and I hope it made the 2,900,039 people who watched it think twice too. My favorite part of this PSA was the sequences, audio, message, and just the realism that spread the message so well. What did you think about this video? Anyways, that's it for my reflective response! I'll resume blogs when we come back from winter break, so Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Bye!
AHHHHH! Guess what everyone? Our second quarter projects are due next week Wednesday! That's FOUR days from now! Plus, Herenui and my radios are due next week Thursday too! It can be really stressful during these times, but for Herenui and I, the stress is lessened because we are on track. For this week's constructed response, I'll be giving you the second, and final update on our project on Lanakila Kitchen. To read the first update, click here. To be directed to our project page, click here. Herenui and I are on track because got our scripts approved, we finished our rough cut, and all we need to do is finish our final draft.
The first reason why Herenui and I are on track is because we got our scripts approved. Scripts were due on November 26th. However, we still had to get another interview with Kana'e because there was some technical difficulties. Our second draft of the script was posted on the 28th. But our final script was approved on December 3rd, which was the marker to finish filming and start editing. Speaking of editing.....
We are on track because we finished our rough cut. Once our script was approved, I started to edit right away. Editing was time consuming and also a little tedious, but we managed to finish a rough cut in about a week. Having Herenui is really great because she offered lots of places we could improve in the video, and also some mistakes that I have missed. We posted the rough cut of the video on December 10th, and you can watch it here. Now that we have our rough cut done, brings me on to the next reason.
The last, and final reason why we are on track is because all we need to do now is finish our final draft. However, we didn't get any feedback from Mr. M yet, so we have to wait until he gives us advice on how to improve because you can never get a perfect video on the first try. Plus, we all want to go from good to great and try to improve on mistakes we made last quarter! We'll ask him to look at our video on Monday so we can get the improvements made and our final draft done.
In conclusion, Herenui and I are on track for three main reasons. We are on schedule because, our scripts are approved, we finished editing our rough cut, and because we just have to finish our final draft and hopefully, we will turn in a decent video on time. As for radios, Herenui and I finished editing Monday and Wednesday, and I will finish editing Friday today. Then we will show Mr. M and see what he thinks. Anyways, that's it for this week's blog! Thanks for reading! Another thing by the way, there will be no required blogs next week, so Merry Christmas (and happy finals week!) and I'll resume blogs when we come back from winter break! Bye!
Hey Everyone! I just watched a really sad and touching short film with great cinematic shots and sequences so I thought I would share it with you. So for this week's reflective response, I'll be talking to you about the short film, "Ronan's Escape" which is about bullying. I guess you could consider the film to be like a Public Service Announcement, spreading the awareness of this behavior and the consequences. Next quarter, all of us will be creating P.S.A.'s so bullying could be a topic you might want to think about. Anyways, back to the short film, there are only a few pieces of dialogue, but other then that, the shots and acting made the film so sad! The shots were absolutely fantastic, especially because they had a variety of different types of shots and angles. Some of the shots they had were, aerial, crane, tracking, tilt, and of course, wide, medium, close-up, and extreme close-ups. I love the opening shot, where they start off looking at the top of the tree and slowly tilting downwards until you finally see the subject. Also, they have really great nat sounds. In the first few shots, where the boys were kicking around the ball, you could clearly hear the sound of the contact of the foot to the ball. I really like the focused area in the shots. If they just want Ronan, the main character, then they'd have the background compressed so you will direct your attention to him. But the music is what adds a finishing touch. The music really set's the tone; when he was running in the race, it was fast -paced music, but when Ronan is sad, there was sad music played. Lastly, I think the whole message of bullying in the story is what really connects the audience. It's just really emotional and sad! I hope that watching this, can bring down the amount of bullying that happens. So if you see someone getting bullied, don't just ignore it, do something about it! What are your thoughts on this video? That's it for my reflective response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hey Everyone! We recently have been assigned Pen Pals from Castaic Middle School! I got an email from my pen pal named Susan and she seems very nice. I'm really excited to get to know her, and during the STN trip we will be able to meet in person, do a gift exchange, and get to hang out! I know it was very fun last year when I was a sixth grader. So for this week's constructed response, I'll be sharing with you, three things that I plan to share with my pen pal. I plan to tell my pen pal my interests and hobbies, about the media class, and about Hawaii.
The first thing I will tell my Pen Pal is my interests and hobbies. I will also tell her basic information, like my name (obviously), grade level, and age. I'll also tell her that I'm from CKTV Media Productions in Hawaii. Next, I will tell my Pen Pal my interests and hobbies. This will consist of reading, drawing, photography, and filmmaking. I'd tell her my hobbies and interests so that we can see if we share a common thread.
Another thing I will tell my Pen Pal is about the media class. Being that she is in CMStv, and I am in CKTV, we both have an interest in media. I'll tell her over the coarse of a few emails (not all at once), what it is like here in CKTV Media Productions and what we do. After telling my Pen Pal about our quarterly projects, radios, blogs, CKTV News, and community service projects, I'd like to know more about what it's like in CMStv and how both of our classes differ. I find it very interesting to see how things work in their classroom.
The third thing that I will tell my Pen Pal about is Hawaii. Our Pen Pals live in California and we live in Hawaii, and there are lots of differences between where we live! Plus, not everyone has been to Hawaii, especially living on the mainland, so I want to tell them what life is like here! I'd tell them about the weather, environment, and all the different cultures and activities! I know I'm curious about life in California!
In conclusion, I plan to tell my Pen Pal my interests, hobbies, the media class, and life in Hawaii. I've already got my Pen Pal, and it's been really fun corresponding with her, and I can't wait for the STN Trip so we get to meet! Good luck to those who haven't gotten your pen pal's yet, but I'm looking forward to reading what three things you will share! That's it for my constructed response! 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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