One main reason I decided to apply for media is because I wanted to know more about different technology and media production. The elementary school that I went to did not have a media productions class or program, and in registering for middle school I saw Chiefess did! I was very curious about what it was like, and I decided to try out for it because I wanted to learn about technology. In the registration packet, I remember reading that in the media class they got to learn more about cameras, and even got to do radio production. All of this information really intrigued me and I just wanted to learn more. Now in the class as a third year student, I can certainly say that I have learned so much about technology. I was given so many different media opportunities in which most people aren't offered that great experience. I applied for media because I wanted to learn about technology.
Another reason why I applied for media is because I wanted to create my own videos. For as long as I've remembered, I've always liked being behind the camera, taking photos. That being, you're probably wondering why I didn't choose yearbook. Well, I wanted to learn about how videos are made, and how I could make my own. I loved seeing the behind the scenes breakdown and I just wanted to create my own music videos, movie trailers, etc. When I first joined, I didn't actually know we'd be doing news stories. I was a really bad writer, and I had no clue about doing the 'story' part (You can even check out my very first blog as proof.) I thought we'd just be filming and doing things with the camera. Now that I have some experience in creating news and feature stories, I think writing the story is really fun, too. You get to tell stories to others and really get a point across in a creative way. Being in this class has really made me a better writer, and not in just media, but in other classes too. I applied for media because I wanted to create videos.
A third reason why I applied for media is because I wanted a new challenging experience. I remember hearing from a former student that the class was very difficult, and a lot of work. I wanted a challenge, and I sure got one! Media challenges me to do my very best, and to not settle for less. Before I joined, I wasn't aware that you had to work with a partner or contact interviewees. I was a very shy person, and still am. The thought of talking to someone that you don't know on the phone, or actually meeting them in person was overwhelming at first. I was a bit intimidated by my partner at first because they were two years older than me. But I've learned that these are important life lessons that you'll need throughout your whole life. You need to learn how to talk with others, have good communication skills, teamwork and cooperation, and so much more. I've learned so many life lessons from this class, and had so much fun it.
Being an eighth grader, this is unfortunately my last year in the CKTV Media Productions class. I love it so much and I will miss it, and all the people in it. Next year, I will be a 9th grader at Kauai High. However, I do not plan to go into the media class there. The reason for this is because I'd like to branch out and try new things. Earlier in this blog, I mentioned my interest in technology. Well, instead of going into Arts and Communications, I want to try something in IET, or Industrial and Engineering Technology or maybe something in business. I also would like to do things like KEY or LEO club, or maybe even try out for cross country (hah but we'll see how that goes.) I love CKTV, but I want to try different things in High School.
The CKTV Media Productions class has been an incredible experience, and I am very glad that I have decided to apply for this class. It helped me throughout middle school, improving my writing, teaching me life lessons, and giving me amazing long lasting friendships. I am deeply saddened that this is my last year, but that just means I have to make the best of it! Thank you so much for reading! Bye!