The STN Challenge is coming up soon, and I would really want to be in one. I would like to do the short story contest. I want to do it for a couple of reasons, which I will tell you here. The STN Challenge is basically a 6 day home-based STN Competition. We get the topic, make the video, and send it in to STN, all in 6 days.
One reason I want to do the challenge is because I have always wanted to, but there was always something that made it so I couldn't do it. Last year at about this time I told myself that I was going to do the STN Challenge my last year in CKTV, and it is here.
Another reason I want to do the STN Challenge is because they seem like a lot of fun, and something I would really enjoy. I like doing news stories, or even anything media-related at all. I also think that is Sweet 16 was fun, then this 6-day challenge will be even more fun and amazing.
The final reason I want to do the competition is because I think that it will be a great warm-up for the real STN Competition. It is basically a stretched out version of the spot feature competition. It will get me ready once more for it. I can also apply my knowledge from spot feature into the challenge and vise versa.
Overall, I think that I will be a good help to the team and that I would really enjoy the competition. I would like to be on it for my last year. If I do get on, I will post the video shortly after. Come back soon! Bye!
Not too long ago someone came into our class to tell us of an organization called Above Moon. They are an organization that does filmmaking. They have a thing called Filmmakers BootCamp and there you train throughout the first 3 breaks of the school year, and then during the summer we make one big movie. They have actually been doing this for a while now, so they have some videos up on their website. All of their videos are on YouTube, so you won't be able to watch them in school. They make some pretty good videos, some funny, some real. I will be attending the Filmmaker's BootCamp this break, and hopefully all the others. I hope to see some of you there! I will post a link to their homepage below. Hope you enjoy!
For this blog post, we are supposed to think of a time when we thought that something would be easy, but ended up being much more difficult then you would have expected. One of those times for me was when I first started playing the trumpet. Professional trumpet players make it seem so easy to play the trumpet, and even kids who play it my age make it look easy.
The hard part for me was not making the sound in the trumpet, it was the notes. Trumpets, as you probably know, only have 3 valves. This makes it so instead of just playing the sound, you have to change many things to play a note with the same fingering. That is one of the most difficult parts of playing a trumpet. With 8 fingering combinations, we have around 98 notes. It gets a little hard.
Another part of playing the trumpet that makes it seem easy, but is really hard, is the same for any instrument, reading the music. You have to take dots and lines on a paper and translate them into music. You have to know each note, know each fingering for each note, and a little thing added on to trumpets and all other brass, know the pitch so that you can adjust all the little things to get the note out right, all in a split second or you will miss your note.
When I first started, I could only play a few notes. You would only really understand this if you play a brass instrument. Those small adjustments to get the note out right can be hard. Sometimes it will be impossible for you to play a note because you are note experienced enough. I use to be able to play notes that now seem low to me, and I would struggle with the notes that I play constantly now with ease. Trumpet players make it seem easy to play all the piercingly high notes, but it takes years of practice to get there, and it still in difficult even then. I am probably 5-10 notes away from the highest note you can play on a trumpet, it will take me a while to get there.
Things might seem easy, but don't always go jumping into it right away, it might get very difficult and you might regret it. I don't regret playing the trumpet though, I love it. This has been one of the harder things I have had to do. Come back soon for my next blog!
Even though most people have gotten their interviews done, I think that it would still be good to post this for next quarter. Vimeo Video High School just recently posted a new post on their blog. It is about getting better answers from your interview questions. They have professional advice, and even tricks that companies like Pixar use. It is also about story telling, that is why Pixar is in it. I think that it will be able to help us all out if we read it and try to use the techniques in our interviews. I will put the page in a link below, hope it helps you out!
This past weekend we had returned from our 4-day long camp up at the Discovery Center. We had a whole lot of fun. We did many things up there that were all great, but now I am going to tell you about three of the things that I thought was best about the camp.
The thing that I thought was the best of it all was the kickball game that we had. It was a lot of fun. We divided into teams based on the individual groups that we were put in. One of the best parts about the game to me was when Mr. M kicked the ball straight out to me in center field and I caught it. Every one thought that it was a one-time catch and that the next time that I probably would miss it. When Mr. M came up again, I was in the same place, he pointed to right field to indicate where he was aiming to kick it, but again it came straight to me. The next time, the same thing happened. I had caught Mr. M's ball three times in a row and that had kind of started a little rivalry. He would kick it to me, and I would kick it to him. I don't think either one of us caught the other's ball again after that.
The other thing that I had liked was the photography hike. I don't have any of the pictures I took right now, but I will post them in another blog post when I can. It took a while to get to the point we had decided to stop at, about 2 hours. We all got some good pictures and it was a nice easy hike. The only thing was that by that time it was about 12:30, so we were all getting a little hungry, then we realized it took us 2 hours to get here, and it would probably take 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes to get back. It ended up only taking us 15 minutes, we must have done a lot of stopping on the way there!
The third thing we did that I liked was the ginger pulling. I liked it because it was not that hard, but it took up time, time that would have been wasted doing nothing. Those few hours that we spent on it felt a lot faster than you would have thought. It was nice and easy and at times fun. Over all, we picked over 5,000 ginger in only 3-4 hours. It was nice to do and was more entertaining then you would have thought.
Over all the camp was a blast and I wish that we could do it, or something similar, again. It would be fun to do it again. Well, see you later, bye!
Now that it is getting close to the time to start editing our 1st quarter projects, all the newbies need to learn how to edit. Since I do not have a partner to teach, I will provide help to everyone. Editing in Final Cut Pro 10 is really simple once you know the basics in editing on it. On every one of the CKTV Mac books, there should be a folder on the desktop that says something like "Final Cut Pro editing", it might not be exactly like that, but something similar. In there, there is some more folders, about 10, each of them will have a few clips in them depending on the topic you are in. I suggest watching only the first folder, which is either the basics or the introduction folder. It will teach you all the basics for editing in Final Cut Pro 10. You only will need to go into the other folders to learn more advanced things. If you did not get something from the first folder, like how to put in lower thirds, you can ask your partner, they should know, but if they don't, you can simply go into the designated folder, for the lower thirds it might be "Putting text in your video" or something similar. You simply then find the clip that says that it shows you how to make lower thirds. There are many other tricks and tips, and I will also post a link below for a website that briefly explains the basics of editing in Final Cut Pro 10, but if that is not enough for you, you can always check out the videos too! See you later, bye!
A website with a few videos and editing tips.
As you might already know, this weekend is our CKTV Koke'e Camp. The theme of this camp it "Ohana" Means Family. This camp is supposed to simulate the STN trip so that the bonds that we create on the trip happen sooner. I will tell you a few ways I will help support the theme and purpose.
One way I will help support the theme is by simply being nice to others. When you are nice to others, people will like you more and will want to have a bond with you that you end up with at the end of the year when you are in the CKTV media class. Being nice can cause more things to happen than you think that it could. Being nice is always a nice thing to do, and the right thing.
Another way I will help support the theme and fulfill the purpose of the camp is getting to know every one a little better. When I know people better, it will be less likely that I will offend them because I will already know what does and what does not. The way the bond is formed is by everyone being forced to know others better than you did before. I will also let others know me better, so the same can happen for them.
The final way I will support this camp will be by spending more time with the people that I normally don't. I wont always be with the second and third year students that I know pretty well already. I will go and be with maybe the second and third year students that I don't know as well, and definitely with the first year students that I know nothing really about them.
I know that this camp will be tons of fun. I hope that every one helps on keeping it fun throughout the whole camp. Well, off to go get ready for the camp, bye!
At BYU, they have a media program like ours, but much, much, bigger. My favorite thing that they do is Studio C. Studio C is a group of people in BYUtv who write, act, film, and edit funny skits. BYUtv even has their own TV channel, BYUtv. They also have a show called Granite Flats that is shown on Netflix. I enjoy Studio C, and they usually keep it clean and funny, with how long that they have done it, I am surprised that they can still come up with new skits. I will post their website where they have info and also their episodes of Studio C, but if you want single skits, you can check out their channel on YouTube.
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.