The first challenge I've faced was ironically, blogs. It is only the second week of doing blogs but for some reason I'm kind of slacking off with them. It's been harder for me to just write and it's harder for me to think of ideas. This of course leads to procrastination, and we all know where that takes us. I hope I can get back into the blog routine soon, because I somehow keep forgetting about them. Since I've joined media, I've never missed a blog, and I would like to keep it that way! I'll be sure to try harder, and start earlier on my blogs so they won't be posted at the last minute. When you tend to rush, the quality of the work isn't at it's best, so by starting earlier I can produce greater content with my blogs!
Another challenge I faced within these few weeks of school was starting our first quarter projects! As you probably know, for the first semester of the school year we are required to create a news or feature story on a topic or person. My partner, Kirra Carvalho and I, are working together on a feature story on a painter named Moses Hamilton who paints with his mouth. The reason why this was a challenge is because it was a quite a challenge to get in touch with him to schedule an interview. Kirra and I had to keep calling and emailing back and forth but luckily we ended up landing an interview with him! After this, we had to create questions. This also was a complication. We had too many questions for Moses, but too little for his parents! Also, wording the questions was pretty difficult. It was a sensitive and touchy topic, so we didn't want to word our questions wrongly, in a way that will present us as rude or inconsiderate. Starting our first quarter projects was a challenge for me.
The third challenge I faced was keeping up with deadlines. The quarter is moving quickly! Only three weeks in, and our interviews should be done and filmed in a few days! Being that the deadlines are at full speed can cause lots of stress for everyone. For example, this weekend everyone decided to film their interviews! There was no way there was enough 60D's for everyone. We had to buddy up and share equipment with other partner pairs. Kirra and I shared our equipment with Kaycee and Mia M. We both had to sort out our schedules so that all of us could use it. I know of some people who shared with 3 pairs of partners! It was a pretty hectic experience that I think we should all take away the message of not procrastinating and waiting until the last minute. Currently, Kirra and I are on track. We created our TIAS, 5 Points, and we filmed the interview with Moses and his parents. While we were there, we got a decent amount of b-roll, too. I'm a prerty big believer on transcribing the same day you've filmed, so we just have one more interview to transcribe until we can start working on our script! Scripts are due soon, so hopefully Kirra and I will stay on schedule! The last challenge I faced was keeping up with all of the deadlines.
Overall, we all have had to face some kind of challenge over these 3 weeks of school. For me, I was challenged with doing blogs, starting on our first quarter projects, and keeping up with deadlines. The important thing though, is to put to use what you've learned as you beat the challenge. I'll definitely be putting more effort into my blog, and refraining from procrastination. How about you? Well, that's it for this weeks constructed response! Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful day!