Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I thought I'd share some videos that I really enjoy and that could prove useful to you. If you've been to STN, you'll know how stressful, fun, and educational it is. You get to learn from many experienced people in the industry, and be surrounded by other aspiring filmmakers, too. It's such a great experience and opportunity, and if you go, make the most out of it! This year will sadly be my last year at STN with CKTV, but I might try to get into Kauai High's media program. As I was saying, today I'll be sharing with you the STN Convention Recap videos from last year. One of the contests for the High School division was Convention recap, where you create a recap video about the whole convention, from start to finish. This category wasn't available to the Middle Schools, but this year it is! I'm really excited for all the new competitions that were added to the Middle School, because it just gives us more options and choices! Who knows, maybe you'll want to try out this competition! I just love these Convention Recap videos so much because it really digs deep into what STN actually is. Watching through a bunch of these videos, I've noticed that all of the jobs in the team is very important. Being that it is a recap video, the narrator/writer mainly controls how the video will play out. However, I've also noticed that the shots in all of these videos are very well shot. They're focused, interesting, and even include some camera movement. The editing worked hand and hand with the voice overs. These videos seemed really challenging to create, and the relationship between the writer, photographer/editor, needs to be strong and cooperative, or else the competition wouldn't go smoothly. One of the recap videos below is from Searider Productions, who place 1st last year in this category! I liked all of the time-lapses in this video, and I think it really worked out well, especially because it was on-screen when the VO was talking about time and moments. One of my favorite shots would have to be at 00:15, where the camera moves into the wall, and then transitions out of it into a different shot. It was really creative, and a good use of camera movement. Another thing I'd like to point out is that the b-roll matched the Voice-Overs, and the music added more emotional quality to the whole video. I can't explain how much I like it, so just watch the video for yourself! Well, that is it for this weeks reflective 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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