Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I will be writing yet again, another update on my fourth quarter project. So just a review, I am doing my fourth quarter project with Justice. We are doing a Music Video on the song "One Step At A Time" by Jordin Sparks. Our video consists of different scenarios where people are taking 'one step at a time' in certain tasks. In one scenario, there is a new girl at school who is shy, scared, and friendless. Slowly, the new girl tries to make friends, but she gets rejected by a group of kids, making her sad and hopeless. However, in the end, the girl is happy because she ends up making a friend. Justice and I actually filmed this scene last Thursday. The filming went successful. We had help from some kids from an after school program and they were extra's. We also got help from Taylynn and Javlynn and Justice's friend, Dallas. So we have them to thank for acting in our video. As I said before, the filming went successful. We were able to get some good shots and enough shots for our video, and the acting went great also. In another scenario, there is a girl shooting basketball hoops. The girl gets very frustrated when she misses a bunch of hoops, but in the end, she ends up getting a basketball in. Justice filmed this scene this past weekend, which also went successful. I've watched her shots and she got some pretty nice shots. The last scene is of a young boy attempting to ride a bicycle. At first, he is a little hesitant and shaky, and maybe falls down a couple of times, but in the end of the video, he ends up riding a bicycle successfully. Javlynn Was hea! So far, Justice and I filmed all of the scenes, but we still have to re-film the lip-syncing part and maybe the bicycle scene. We also have to get 3 more shots, of all of the actors walking. Filming ends today, According to the marked deadlines set in our planners, but despite the lip-sycning part and the 3 shots, we are pretty much up to date. And Justice has been editing as we go, and she's been doing a good job so I have her to thank. So right now, we are in the midst of editing, pretty much everything is laid out, just the parts we still have to film we need to put on the timeline, but that's pretty much it. That's it for my Reflective Response, Thank's for reading!
Hey Everyone! So as you all know, we have started our 4th quarter project and is in the midst of wrapping up filming. So I am doing a music video with Justice, on the song, "One Step At A Time" by Jordin Sparks. For more on the overall project, you can read my blog about it here. Anyways, At the moment, we have filmed about half of our video, and we are filming the other half over the weekend. So Justice took some equipment home, and so have I. We also started to edit some parts, mostly just the lip-syncing parts, however. That's about it. Thanks for reading! Make sure to check out my constructed response, about Checking out too early!
Hey Everyone! So for this week's reflective response, I will be telling you about a very important life lesson I learned, to be optimistic. Lately, I've been surrounded by a lot of negativity in my life and found myself being a pessimist as well. If you don't know what a pessimist is, a pessimist is a person who looks at eveything in a negative way, a downer. And an optimist is the complete opposite, a person who thinks in a positive way, who's perspective thinks in a good way, rather than in a negative way. An metaphor you might be familiar with, "there is half of a glass of water. Do you see it as 'the glass is half full' or 'the glass is half empty'". If you see it as half full, then you think as an optimist, but if you see it as the glass is half empty, you think as a pessimist. So the important lesson I will tell you about today, is try to think as if the glass is half full, be optimistic. Being an optimistic is very important everywhere. If you go to class with a negative mind about the class, the class period may seem negative to you. However, if you keep an open mind, the class period may seem not as bad as you thought it would be. Being optimistic is especially important in our media productions class. As you all are aware of, in class we are watching our third quarter project PSA's; having a critique session. Instead of being pessimist, and not liking these critique sessions, you should be optimistic. Think positively, you shouldn't be hurt about what others say about your video, but instead, take it as advice and make from for improvement. That's it for this weeks reflective response! Thanks for reading! Make sure you read my constructed response, "Community Service" Bye!!
Hey Everyone! So as you know, Fourth Quarter projects have rolled in and filming starts soon. So for this weeks, reflective response, I will be writing about my experience helping Taylynn and Javlynn with their Music Video filming on this past Tuesday and Wednesday. They were doing the song, "Falling For You" by Colbie Callait and wanted me to be a background actor, or an Extra in their Music Video. So I thought, why not? I mean, we are all apart of the CKTV Ohana and we should help out our classmates. So originally the filming was on Tuesday with Javlynn filming, with Dodger and Taylynn as the main actors, extra's Isabel, Saul, and Lily, Rachel, and Kysen (Taylynn's friends) and myself. Apparently there was a dancing scene, so the Extras had to slow dance (which I wasn't too excited about). But the problem was, most of the actors didn't know how to slow dance, so they had to spend time teaching them. However, that filming didn't work out as planned because of everyone's tight schedule, some people had to leave early because they had sports practice or other after school activities. Next time, I suggest maybe doing a filming on the weekend maybe or when everyone's day is free to avoid the problem. So Taylynn and Javlynn scheduled another filming on Wednesday, this time at KCC and not at the school. This time Brandon and Taylynn were main actors, along with Javlynn, Taylynn's friend, and I as background actors. And Ben Brady also came to help them which was very nice! Filming again was okay, and I hope Taylynn and Javlynn were able to get some good shots and enough shots for they're music video. That's it for my reflective response! Thanks for reading, Bye!!
Hey Everyone! Fourth Quarter is finally here! The year has gone by so fast! So for this week's reflective response, I will be writing to you about what I will be doing for my Fourth Quarter project. In fourth quarter, Mr. M gives us the privilege of working with anyone we want, and doing any type of video for our project. Meaning, you could do a news feature story (like how we had to do in First and Second quarter), or you could do another P.S.A. (like in Third quarter), or you could do a Music Video, Movie Trailer, Short Film, Commercial, or a different choice of video you have in mind! I chose to do a Music Video, with Justice. In summer camp, Justice and I were partners along with Javlynn, so it will be fun to get to work with her again. We talked about some songs, and we finally decided to do it on the song, "One Step At A Time" by Jordin Sparks. The song is about what the song suggests, taking things one step at a time. So whether you are learning a new thing, the song tells you to take your time and slowly work your way up to achieve your goal. Even though, sometimes it may be hard and challenging, you just need to try and with enough effort, you will succeed. We started on the treatment and script and we will work on it over the weekend, and hopefully are able to show it to Mr. M before Wednesday. That's all for my blog, I'll post more updates a
Hey Everyone! So as you all know by now, it's been over a week since we got back from our trip to Orlando, Flordia. Staying in Florida for two weeks has done me good; it was a fun and great learning experience. Not only did we get to visit a university and a news brodcast station, but we also got a tour around the Amway center, got the privalage to watch an official NBA game, going to theme parks and had tours, going to Gatorland, and we also got to compete at STN. But honestly, this whole trip wouldn't be possible if it weren't for Mr. M, our chaperones, and the support from everyone. So I'd just like to thank Aunty Cheryl, Aunty Shar, Aunty Linda, Uncle Glenn, Uncle Dale, Aunty Genevive and Mr.M. I'd also like to thank my parents and everyone else for the support in my fundraisers. This has been the best trip of my life! I learned so much and I got to bond with the class a lot. I don't know if you remember this blog: "How Excited Am I?" (If you don't, you can read it by clicking the hyperlink). Anyways, that blog was assigned by Mr. M, to write about your expectations for the Flordia Trip. I wrote about four expectations, number one to bond with the class, number two to meet our pen pals, number three to the STN convention, and number four, the tour of the Amway center and the game. Well, I'm just going to say straight off the bat, they were all met. I most definitely feel that I have bonded with the class; I feel much closer to some of them than I have before the trip (being that I spent 14 days with them). Not only did I get to meet both of my pen pals, but I also met my expectation of it. Both Kimberly and Brooke were really nice and I enjoyed the time I got to spend with them! My third expectation was the STN convention. Before the trip I didn't know what to expect. I was nervous, worried, and curious. But now that I have attended the convention, I know what to expect and I have a better idea of it. And my last expectation was the tour of the Amway center and the NBA game. The tour was pretty neat. They showed us around 7 floors! But I was a bit disappointed because I thought they were going to show us how they broadcasted the game, but the tour was great! You could tell media plays a big role In the Amway Center because they have a whole floor dedicated just for Media! The game was awesome also. I understood the game, and although the Orlando Magic lost, it was fun. Overall, my expectations were met and this trip has been great, yes great. Byee!!
Hey Everyone! So as you all know by now, we are headed to Florida. This blog is just to inform you about some changes that will happen because of this trip. So first of all, blogs. I will be posting blogs everyday on the trip! So the blogs will start today or tomorrow I don't really know. In these blogs, I'll be writing about what happened in my day, my feelings, and more! So make sure you pay attention for that! The next thing I'd like to talk about is the time difference. Now that we will be up in Florida, there's like a 6 hour time difference. I'd just like to apologize if I might be waking you guys up at like 2 in the morning, unaware that it's like 9 there. Overall, I hope this is gonna be an awesome trip and that everyone will be safe! Until next time, Byee!!
You may have saw this blog's title and was confused and thought, "What is this blog about?" Well, that my friend is the countdown until our trip to Florida! Guys!!!! Can you believe that we all will be leaving in 3 days to meet at the Airport, where we will leave for Florida for 2 weeks?! How crazy is that? It seemed like only yesterday when we were at the golf tournament passing out tees to the golfers. But here we are, packing our bags and trying to finish homework, so that we can go and compete at the Student Television Network Convention. I hope you all are super excited! I know I am! Besides going to the STN convention, we will be going to see a live taping of the WKMG News Brodcast, have a tour at Full Sail University, watch a real NBA basketball game, Go to Disney's Epcot Center, Go to Hollywood Studios, meet our PenPals, and so much more! I can already feel that this trip will be awesome. But what I'd really like to say is just thank you to everyone. Thank you to Mr. M, the chaperones, and my parents because honestly, without you guys, going on this trip wouldn't be possible. Thanks to the chaperones in advance for helping the class out, watching us, and making sure everything is good and everyone is safe. Being my 'mom' isn't exactly the ideal job...Just Kidding guys. The chaperones are here to watch us, support us, and keep everyone safe. As Mr. M stated earlier, they aren't our mothers, it's not a vacation, and it's a lot of work. The chaperones also take time off of work and their vacation time, spring break, to help us out, which means a lot! So thank you in advance, for helping us make this trip possible. Thank you to Mr. M, for arranging this trip,fundraisers, and for the faith of potential you have in us. Thanks for the advice and guidence to help us make our video better, because we all know that there are 16 other middle schools out there! It will be very tough! Mr. M has done a lot to help with the trip, besides giving us support and feedback. He plays a HUGE role in this whole thing! Without him, would there be what we have today in class? And also a big thank you to my parents who have helped me pay for the trip, with fundraising and money out of their pocket. Taking your time off of work and your other activities to help with fundraisers, and car washes, means a lot to me. In conclusion, the Flordia trip will be great, but it's all possible because of our patient chaperones, our parents, and Mr. M. So I think we all need to give a big thank you the next time we see them! That's all for my reflective response, see you next time, Byee!!
So tonight is the Academy Awards, aka the Oscars, and this year, hosted by Ellen Degeneres. The Oscars is an awards ceremony in the film and video category. They give out Oscars to this winners of different categories. Here are some of them; Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Origjnal Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Animated Feature Film, Best Animated Short Film, Best Live Action Short Film, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Makeup, Best Original Score, Best Otiginal Song, and Best Visual Effects. As you can see, this relates to the Media Productions class a lot. You never know, in a few years we may see some of our classmates on television accepting their Oscar! I believe that everyone in this class has potential to do so. Age doesn't matter in the oscars. Did you know that the youngest person to ever receive an oscar was 10-year-old Tatum O'Neil for Best Supporting Actress. The oldest person to receive an Oscar was 82 year old Christopher Plummer. The youngest person to win Best Director is Noram Taurog when he was 32 years old! Anyways, the oscars are tonight so make sure you tune in and see if your favorite movie or Director wins!
Hey Guys!! For this weeks Reflective Response, I will be writing about our Pen Pal from Florida. I recently received an email from my Pen Pal, Brooke Barry. It's been really interesting communicating with her, and it's fun because we are in the same STN competition and also in the same grade level. It's also pretty interesting how we have different time zones (5 or 6 hours). But it's also pretty difficult communicating by text message because of this. I'm so excited to meet them when we go up in Florida! Byee!!
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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