Friday, April 6, 2018

Practice Story

To choose our interviewee and what topic the news story we were going to present, we went around in our group and thought on interesting stories and then chose the most interesting one. Once we figured out who was going to be the interviewee we kinda just split up the other jobs. We kinda stayed with the jobs we were assigned to. We may have switched a few jobs because someone had a better understanding on how to do that specific job. Switching some of the jobs helped our team because it made things easier. Switching some of the jobs also helped us work better as a team.

During the production process safety is your number one priority because keeping everything and everyone safe. 3 safety concerns your team should be aware of while filming are tripping and lifting hazards, camera risks, and shots that may look illegal. Our critique results were very helpful, the results show us how we can improve for our next project. The 3 largest words of improvement we received were probably B-roll, L cuts, and J cuts. I believe those 3 things were the ones we could improve the most on. To make a more compelling story I think we could have improved our b-roll. I also think we could have done a better job on the voiceover and make it more interesting.

ALD 6.1: Anticipate potential health and wellness concerns while operating computing devices in order to enhance workplace safety.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Interview Composition

GOAL: Learn how to compose high quality interviews shots according to PBS Hawaii Standards...
PRE: Each team will turn in at least 6 still images (2-3 per person) of what they believe to be acceptable interview composition.
POST: After the critique, reshoot your teammates with a variety of correct interview compositions that meet PBS standards (2-3 per person).

First, explain the difference between a host or reporter shot and an interview shot. Describe what the background of an interview shot should be composed of and why NEVER to shoot flat angle interviews against a wall, hedge, fence, bus or any other flat surface. What is "look room" and how can you setup "The Line" to avoid creating a profile shot. (6 sentence minimum)

In a host or reporter shot, the reporter is directly in front of the camera and looking directly into the camera. In an interview shot the person is talking to the side of the camera and not directly to the camera. The background of an interview should have things that could frame the person and not things that could distract from the interview. Flat angle shots should never be shot because 

Then, discuss what you believe to be the most important part of shooting a successful interview... Is it getting a good shot, making the interviewee comfortable, being a good director, testing & recording high quality audio, or asking follow up questions? What strategies can you think of to make the interviewing process easier? (6 sentence minimum)

Everything from getting a good shot, making the interviewee comfortable to being a good director, testing and recording high quality audio, or asking follow up questions is very important for shooting a successful interview. I think the most important part of shooting a successful interview is being a good director. Being a good director is important because everything starts with the director.

                                       Make sure they are not looking too far off the camera

                                          Too close, Making the interviewee uncomfortable

Make sure there isn't anything sticking out from their head

ALD 5.1 Design a targeted digital media message or concept that addresses the needs of a client.
ALD 5.2 Plan and construct a digital media product from budgeted resources that addresses client needs.
ALD 5.3 Assess the collaborative process for its impact on the design, planning, and production of a digital media product.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Under the Blood Red Sun

Mr. Savage is the director of "Under the Blood Red Sun" and Mrs. Savage is the associate producer. The role of a director is to control the film in many different aspects. The directors key role is to choose the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of film making. The role of an associate producer is to assist the producer with putting the film together. Some of the duties of an associate producer may include writing, editing, organizing scripts, and helping the editor by making some calls that may help. The movie "under the Blood Red Sun" is about a Japanese-American boy and his family and how life was like for the Japanese people during the bombing of pearl harbor.

I didn't ask a question, but someone did ask a question similar to mines and they answered my question while answering the other question. The question I had was; did the film and the story come out exactly how you wanted it to? Why or why not? The answer I received was; it didn't turn out exactly how they wanted it to, they had to make a few changes like switching scenes around so everything can fit better.

ALD 3.1 - Evaluate the relationship between digital technology and criminal activity for its affect on the digital marketplace.
ALD 3.2 - Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of digital content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Public Service Announcement

A powerful PSA could really influence people to do things or to think before doing things. I believe a PSA could really persuade someone to act and think differently. A PSA is a visual representation of what could happen and I think that really makes a difference in someones thinking. Our PSA is about an active lifestyle. We are hoping to encourage people to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. Our audience should care about the issue because a lot of people don't live healthy and active lifestyles now days and it has really affected people in a negative way.

The ‘┼îlelo Community Media empowers the students voice by airing every student entry on cable television and on the internet. The video competition is for students to learn the value and importance of speaking out on an issue that concerns our youth by using the creative and powerful medium of video. There are a few rules we are required to follow like; all entries must focus on an issue that affects the community, our state, or the world, footage cannot be duplicated, the duplication of footage may lead to disqualification, and since we were doing a PSA, the videos could not exceed 30 seconds.


                      Behind The Scenes

Our PSA changed and improved quite a bit, we took out and also added a few clips. We changed the starting clip to one that matches better with our message. We also took out clips that was not needed and had nothing to do with out PSA. We also got more clips of being active. The changes and improvements we made were worth it because they made our video better.  The best compliment we received was the one that said that we had good shots of people being active, we had a good voiceover and how our video has a good explanation on how to live an active lifestyle.

ALD 2.1 Assess the evolution of digital media as it affects and is affected by society.
ALD 2.2 Assess changes in technology and markets as it affects digital media designs.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


For our first project we have to create 3 cinemagraphs. A cinemagraph is a still photo where a small part of it has a small repeated movement. The first step to creating a cinemagraph is to record a video with movement in it. The second step is to import your video to final cut pro and then you can select where you want your video to start and end. The third step is to duplicate, mask and loop your video. The fourth and final step is to turn your video GIF and save it. In my first attempt with creating a cinemagraph we actually created it with the whole class so it wasn't as complicated as I thought it was going to be. For my second cinemagraph I plan to accomplish a more complicated video. My setting will be at the beach and I will have my sister running in and out of the, my frozen action will be her running and I will have only the water moving in the background. 

My second cinemagraph actually turned out pretty good. It was everything I expected, I had my sisters frozen action with the water moving in the background. For my third video I plan to have a better loop where you cant see where it is. The setting for my last video will be at the beach again. I will actually take a video I already had on my phone and I will create a cinemagraph out of it. The frozen movement will be the two people swimming and the water will be moving around them. For my last cinemagraph I want to create something more complicated than the last one. 

My last cinemagraph didn't turn out as good as I wanted it to be. I couldn't get only the people to be frozen, a big chunk of it ended up being frozen, but other than that it turned out alright. The purpose of creating a cinemagraph is to have a different perspective on a picture. Cinemagraphs put a different view on photos, especially action photos. I'm glad people enjoyed my cinemagraphs and gave feed back on  how I could improve. I also agree with which cinemagraph everyone chose because I think that is the best one I did. 

ALD 4.1: Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message. 
ALD 4.2: compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.