Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I'll be sharing you this very influential and strong video that gives off an important message. "If you can't see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there's something inside you that made you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit. You built a cast around your broken heart and signed it yourself, you signed it: 'they were wrong'." Do you recognize it? If you go to CKMS, you probably have watched this video on our closed-circuit announcements. This video is an anti-bullying video, that I think really affected all of us. The video is the animated version of the poem, "To This Day" by Shane Koyczan. I really like this video because of it's message. It get's it's message across very well, in my opinion. These anti-bullying videos are kind of just like the PSA's we make. In one of the breakout sessions I went to that was hosted by Les Rose, he told us that you have to make the audience laugh before you make them cry. I think this video used that technique too. Shane Koyczan started off the video with some humor about porkchops, but then it gets serious, and sad. In my opinion, there are two parts to a good video; the story, and the technical side. The story, the message, was great, which is clear. The technical side, was also great. The visuals were amazing! As you know, this video is an animated. The visuals were so intricate, yet aesthetic. It makes me ponder how long it must have taken to animate this! For this audio, you could clearly hear the dialogue of Shane's poem. You could also hear the pain and the emotion in his voice when he spoke. There was music playing in the background, too. I think the music helped the video because it intertwined with the poem and made the video even more saddening. Overall, this video is a very sad, meaningful, and well-put-together animated poem. You can watch the video below, and click here to read it. That's it for my 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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