Tomorrow is our second STN practice and I hope everyone is able to do a better job than the first. I know that we need to improve quite a bit. I think it would be best if we improve on our story the most. I think we also need to focus on our interviews. Finally, I think that we need to work on our b-roll shots.
We, like one of our practices last year, completely missed the best story, but we had hinted at it so you could know the story existed. We decided to have the story on the man being grateful to be on Kauai when the true story was that he was grateful for his daughter being pregnant after trying going through a lot of work. We let him say that, but only in one audio clip in the entire video.
We also were having trouble getting the right answers out of our interviewee. It could have been him not understanding the questions and the goal, or we could have been asking the wrong questions for the right answers. I am going to try to think of better questions to get better interviews.
We also did not get too great of b-roll shots, but that is why we focused on him being grateful for being on Kauai, because we could get good b-roll for it, it turned out to backfire on us. Now that I really think of it, we could have gotten enough b-roll to fill up the story if we did do it on his daughter. We also did not have good quality of b-roll, we did not really have any sequences. I am going to try to shoot better b-roll and sequences.
Overall, I plan to do much better on this next practice and bring it up an lot in quality. Well, I will tell you the results soon. Bye!
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.