Hey Everyone! So today was the actual official first day of STN. We started the day off by waking up and eating a quick breakfast. Then we were off to the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was pretty cool. There were fun, loud music and some projectors projecting these colorful patterns everywhere. There was also many camera people and an excited crowd. All combined together, you have one awesome ceremony. It was kind of like a wake-up assembly also. There were some speakers and there were some awards accepted for the US Education TV awards ceremony. We also were paid a visit by a pretty cool person, Andrew Jenks. At first I didn't know who he was, but I did after his whole presentation. I learned about the tv shows and films he has created, and his whole start. He told great, funny stories, one about how HBO wanted to visit his office and see his operation, but it turned out he didn't have one, so he tried to fake it to show how "professional" he is. It was pretty funny because of all the ridiculous escuses he came up with, like his office flooded. This reminded me of the conversation we had a few months ago, back in 2013, how it doesn't matter about the equipment or how good it is. But what matters is the whole concept and idea of the whole thing. We also got visited by Student of the Year, Cameron Quan. He spoke to is about the three most important things; Teamwork, Humility, and Motivation. After the ceremony, briefings began. Anchoring, Music Video, and Commercial teams competed today. I wasn't competing today, so the attendies not competing, goes to breakout sessions. Breakout sessions are basically classes, of course relating to media. I went to "The Voice", "Stand Down to The Professionals" and this other one. The first one, the voice, and let me clarify is not like the tv show. It helps you with your voice doing standups, voice overs, and even radios! I chose this class because I really needed help with my voice. After the class, I unfortunately actually didn't learn much. But I did learn that if you yawn before speaking it helps and putting your fingers over your nose also does. Stand down to the Professionals taught about standups; how to position the camera and such. It also talked about scripts and Inwas volunteered to read the script and anchor for everyone. The last one, we just watched videos. This session didn't really help me, unfortunately, I wished I had taken a class from Les Rose. At the end of the day we had a Middle School Mixer or Mix-up. I finally got to meet my Florida pen pal Brooke, and got to see Kimberly from Castaic again. That's it for today, I have to get my rest for tomorrow, 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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