With our PSA's done, it is time to start on our 4th quarters. As you might know, the 4th quarter projects are whatever we want, movie trailer, PSA, short film, whatever. First I will tell you what I am doing. After that I will tell you our plan, and than I will say what our topic is.
I am going to team up with Dalson for 4th quarter. We are planning to do a short film. We have been discussing it for a while now. We still might change some things up though.
Our plan for this project is to treat it like Sweet 16. What I mean by that is getting a topic, or thinking of a title, and then coming up with ideas based on the title.
Our topic will most likely be "The Master Plan". We are starting to come up with our storyline now, but we haven't gotten much. We are going to start our main development of our storyline.
With the old stress gone, and the new stress here, our 4th quarter projects have started. Wish us luck with this new project. It will be my first short film! Well, I will see you soon!
We have finally finished our PSA's. My PSA is about excluding others. I finished my PSA on Wednesday, and I made sure it was good the rest of the time, and finished the papers for Ole'lo. The PSA's were a lot easier than I remembered. My PSA had no real difficulties. I think it turned out good, but it seems like the story is too long to fit into 30 seconds, and it feels rushed. If you would like to see it, I have it on my 3rd quarter page, or just here. I hope you enjoy it!
So in this blog I will be telling you about what happened at our 2nd STN practice and the goals I set and which goals I accomplished. One of my goals I set were to help create the storyline. Another goal I set to help my team was with the filming. The final way was to help with editing.
The first goal I set was to help out with the storyline. I wasn't able to help too much because I had a band performance for the first 20 minutes of the practice so they already had the idea of what to do. The topic was "practice makes perfect" so they decided to do it on a band student, and since I am in band, I knew some people who would be good for us to interview. I was able to help get us an interview with one of my friends who plays trumpet.
The second goal I set was to help with the filming. I didn't help with too much of the filming, but I still got a chance to do some. I usually film most of the b-roll, but this time I barely filmed any. Brandon did much more filming than he usually does.
The final thing I was thinking I could help my team out with was editing. I didn't do too much editing, but I usually don' do a ton. Brandon usually does most of the storyline placing, then I put in most of the b-roll, and that is what happened. I did help with the ending by telling Brandon a neat way to end something when you have b-roll of people making music, which I have done before, so we added that in and I think that ending it that way makes it kind of a nice ending.
If you want to check it out, you can click HERE. I hoe you like what we did. I will have another blog up soon, so come back soon to check it out! Bye!
Wildlife is not currently crossing, it is just the name of a video that I found on vimeo. It is an animated short that is on the vimeo staff pick. It is all about a snail boy who gets thrown onto the other side of the road, because of a car, away from his girlfriend snail. The video is all about him trying to make it back to the other side. It has really nice editing, and a thoughtful storyline. It uses a beginning part that you would think would not be relevant, but it turns out to be the cause of the whole story. Overall it is kind of interesting. Hope you enjoy it!
For this blog we are supposed to write about what we can do for the next STN practice, which this was supposed to be about the one yesterday, but I didn't get to it until now. So instead, I will add on some things to the topic. I will say what I thought I could help out with before the practice started, and then something similar to that that I actually helped my team out with if I didn't help them out in the way I thought I would.
The first way I thought I could help out my team was by helping to make up the story based on the topic. I didn't really help out with that too much because I couldn't make it until about 20 minutes after because I had a band performance (solo) at the school and then I would walk over to the library, but instead, they already knew what they were going to do and they came to me. The topic was "practice makes perfect", so they did it on a student in the band. The part that I helped them with that is related to what I thought I would help them with was the fact that I knew some of the band students there, so I kind of had an idea of who would be good for our story.
Another thing I thought I could help with was doing some more of the filming. It turns out that Brandon did much more of the filming than he had done in the previous practice, so I wasn't too much of a help with the filming as I could have been. What I did help with instead was that I knew the person we chose to interview well, so both of us were comfortable talking to each other, so I was the one asking questions instead.
One other, and final, thing that I thought I could have helped with was the editing. I didn't do a ton of the editing, but I did come up with about half of the story line of the editing. I was a help in the editing, but just not in the way I thought I would have been. So that is another way I was able to help my team.
After a great practice, you realize that you didn't quite help out as you might have thought you would, and that is exactly what happened to me. So next time you practice for anything in a group, be more open to ways you can help your team, even if you didn't expect to see yourself doing that. Well, bye for now!
For this weeks PSA, I found a pretty cool PSA about not texting and driving. Like all the others, things happen that you wouldn't expect in a normal PSA that is not too creative. In this one, someone texts their mom, then accidently goes into another lane with a car coming, and then boom. Before you read any more, You should first watch the video HERE. If you have watched the video already, you would know that the cars don't crash like I know you thought would happen, but instead, everything freezes. The two drivers get out, have an argument, an then they both get back in the cars, everything but the two of them are frozen. As soon as the one who is not texting, a mom, looks back at the road, everything resumes. The cars crash. What I liked about this PSA is the idea of how to display this PSA. I have already asked some people of what they think would happen and they said that it would have been the everyday texting and driving PSA, but they did not see the freezing part coming. I think they thought this one through pretty well. So tell me in the comments what you thought would happen in the PSA, I would love to hear what you thought would happen. Good bye for now!
This blog is about a choice that I have made that has caused a chain of very bad effects, worsening every time. One choice I have made was when I one did not practice my trumpet enough to fill up my practice log. First I will tell you the chain effects, and then I will tell you about what I disliked the most. I will finally tell you some other little details.
The first effect that happened was me realizing that my practice log was due the next day, and I still needed like 3 hours more of practicing. After that, I told my parents, and they got mad. To add to that I had to go out into our ohana alone and practice for 3 hours straight, if I wanted an A. This was in my first year of band, so I barely had any songs, so I had to repeat the same 20 short songs over and over again for 3 hours!
The thing that I disliked the most of all was having to repeat the same short songs over and over again and eventually it got really boring, so boring that I started to just walk around doing nothing, and I would even got distracted easily and purposely because it so boring. Also I really hated having to practice for such a long time. I was probably some of the worst 3 hours of my life.
I am in 8th grade in my school's Advanced Media class. I love this class and I have been having lots of fun in it. This past year we went to San Diego, where STN was held, and the year before it was in Orlando. This year it was in Atlanta, Georgia.