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Hey guys! Tonight was the HIKI NO: The Can Do Festival at Island School. This is when PBS Hawaii shows all the nominated news stories. The festival was pretty awesome, it was on Island School's lawn in front of the gym. The video was projected on an inflatable screen. They showed the nominated news stories in each category: "Best Personal Profile", "Best News Writing", "Best Home Base", "Best Cinematography", and "Best Overall Story" with middle and high school divisions. For CKTV 2 news stories were nominated, "Papa Fu" for "Best Personal Profile" and "Plantation Coffee Company" for "Best Overall News Story". I was very excited that me and Kaden's first quarter project was nominated. Also news stories from Island School, Kapaa Middle and High School, and Waimea High School were also nominated for the various categories. I really enjoyed the festival, seeing all the nominated news stories for this year in the outside cool air with a little rain in the middle. Well that's pretty much it guys, I'm crossing my fingers really tightly, hoping we win. Until next time, Peace.
Hey guys! It's the then of August which means we have a few deadlines to meet. For example, this week our interviews were due this week and scripts are due next week. So since we are midway into our projects, I would like to make a project update in this blog whether or not our project is on schedule. By the way, to answer that question, the answer is no with a few exceptions. First of all were not done with our interviews. Secondly, we did not film any b-roll yet. Even though were are behind, were also in the process of making a script.
First of all, we are not done with interviews. So far, we have only one interview with Mel Rapozo. The problem is right now is the planning of future interviews. This week we were planning interviews to talk with people like Ross Kagawa as well as the Humane Society, they didn't respond. Eventually, the Humane Society did respond but the person they want us to interview is out of town and only be available until next week. To find a solution with the county council, we decided to talk with Mason Chock instead and we planned an interview with him next week Tuesday. So right now our biggest problem right now is the lack of interviews but we are trying to catch up as fast as we can.
Secondly, is our B-roll. Since we only interviewed a politician Mel Rapozo, where the action is not at the location, we did not film any B-roll. After we finish our interviews, we are planning to go to a community where there are a lot dogs and take b-roll sequences with nat sounds of course of dogs barking and living life. We are also planning if they allow us, at the Humane Society Dog Park and take b-roll of dogs there too as well as take man on the street interviews to get opinions about the recent repealed ordinance. Overall, b-roll shooting is on the way but not there yet.
Lastly, to brighten everything up, we are also working very hard to make the next deadline which is the script. So our plan is to construct a script with voiceovers, then once we finish transcribing any interview, were gonna put a section of the interview in the script that will support one of the 5 points right there once we finish transcribing.Then maybe later we can take that out. Basically what we are doing is we are constructing our script as we film to be on-time. While we put the interview in the script were also gonna put what type of b-roll were gonna put in to cover the interview and keep a not what to film for b-roll. I'm hoping this method will work to make our overall deadline in October.
Overall me and Erik's first quarter project is behind, with interviews and b-roll still needed to be film. But are using a way to be very productive to make our deadline. Well that's pretty much it guys, make sure to come back next to read the latest and greatest. Peace ✌ !
Hey guys! As some may know, Casey Neistat is one of the reasons why I wanted to be in media. During the STN Trip, Casey Neistat announced that he would start a daily vlog as oppose to his previous vlogs mbade by Snapchat stories. Well I have enjoyed these blogs since day 1. The reason why I like them so much is the content and shots. The content is always different everyday and is always something cool. Though things may happen again and again, like Q&A day and Mail Time. But everytime, the questions are different and the things he gets in the mail are different all the time and are always cool. There are also thing that actually happens on rare occasions that he captures too. I can't even remember a lot of them because there is too manyot of these rare moments. Like VidCon and the Billboard Music awards, his public hearings, etc. The shots too are awesome looking too. Very smooth and very focused even though he always skateboarding and running. In speaking of running ,his shots of his runs are pretty cool. A lot of the cameras look like they were mounted into the Earth. His time-lapses are even better, with nice color and action. I really recommend watching them to anybody. Well that's pretty much it guys, make sure you come back next week to read the latest and greatest. Peace ✌!
Hey guys! It's the third week of school and so far, media has gone good. But since it's the third week and we already have some deadlines that need to complete like, interviews, I wanted to talk about the most challenging thing in media, so far. Right now, I'm really not that challenged with media maybe because were only in our third week, but I would have to say the most challenging thing so far is..............being a new returnee, ironically. For starters, I'm still not very used to teaching people in media. Second, is the responsibility of a returnee I'm not use to.
First of all, teaching anybody in media is something I'm not very used to. Since I was a newbie last year, I was taught by Kaden which is now a third year student which I think is use to teaching people in media. For me, being a second year student, I may have worked independently for the second semester but I didn't need to teach anybody, just take care of myself as well as looking after my classmates. Now the year has started and I'm nervous that I'm gonna teach my partner Erik the wrong things. Or it may be confusing to him and may not get the topic or objective. Overall, I'm nervous of teaching a newbie because I'm not use to teaching anybody else.
Secondly, is the responsibility of a returnee. I know that if I wanted to stay in the class, I had to step and take more responsibility not only to teach a newbie but everything else that comes with it. Like taking command our news story because we need to guide our newbies on the process of making a news story. Do 2 radio scripts instead of 1 like last year. I'm very use to doing 1 script when we do our radios and my radios are not due until the week after fall break so I'm kind worried I'm gonna do my 1st script and forget that I have to do 2. Overall, the responsibility of a returnee is another big challenge.
To conclude, I am not saying that I don't want to be a returnee, but I'm just nervous I'm gonna be a bad one. A person that may teach my partner wrong or not doing all my work as a returnee. Well that is pretty much it guys. Make sure to come back next week to read the latest and greatest. Peace ! ✌
Hey guys! Over the summer, I found this TV show on youtube. It's called "Airline" and me being a plane geek, I'm very obsessed with the show. "Airline" is a UK documentary series which displays daily life in the airport; as customer service, flight crew, and ramp agent. The TV show was aired for the first time in 1998 and ended in 2007. The show first featured the defunct airline, Britannia Airways and later with low cost airline EasyJet. Over that time that film showed me the perspective of the people behind the counter. I enjoy the show because it allows me to feel like I was right there when that thing happened. For example, on EasyJet there is something called a check in closing time where you need to check in before this time or you'll need to be transferred onto another flight. I can't even count how many times people have argued to the agents because they missed the check in. Another is delays and cancellations and the arguments and negotiations that were made. During all this drama and also fun, the camera is probably 2 feet away from the moment and interviews after the moment made you feel like you were there. It also shows the stress that people that work for airlines across the globe face everyday. I really recommend this show if you like documentary's and a person that likes to see some action. Well that's it for this week, make sure to come back next week to read the latest and greatest. Peace ✌
Hey guys, school is back in session and that means its time again to hit the books and get the camera rolling for CKTV. Last week was the first full week of school and in this weeks blog I would like to talk about my first week of media. The first week of media was pretty good, for starters I got to meet my partner which I'm dying to know who it was. Second, our project is running on schedule. Lastly, we got to teach the newbies the duties of the broadcast.
First of all, I got to know my partner. Since the Lawai International clean up, I've been dying to know who my partner is. Well on Wednesday, I found out my partner is named Erik. I had no idea who he was until I met him that morning. He's a pretty cool guy, even though really didn't get to know a lot about him. We really talk about was media business. So far we have gotten along well so far and I sure that we will in the future as well as getting to know him better as the school year goes through. For now on, were on the right track for a good partnership. By the way, to go to my partners blog, click HERE.
Secondly, our 1st quarter project is the making and on schedule. So that media business, besides blogs and the broadcast, we also talked about our project about the topic, the story, who are going to interview, ect. So we decided to do our project on a hot topic thing going around on the island, the Barking Ordinance and its repeal on the law. On the first day we started on our TIAS. We also found numbers to call like the county council when were ready to start making interviews. It was all in full swing until they just repealed the law, on that day. I told my partner ad told him that the law got repealed and were thinking of either cutting it or keeping it and we decided with help from Mr. M to keep the topic. We are now telling the viewer about the repeal of the ordinance with its argument about it and the future for Kauai noise-wise. I hope the project turns out well and hope it may get on to HIKI NO or something.
Lastly, for me as a returnees I got to teach the new students about the duties of the broadcast. The whole first full week of school was to teach all the new students all the different jobs of the CKTV News morning broadcast. The rooms were packed and we would go around the room talking about all the different jobs and also tell them some tips along the way. I enjoyed it because I remembered me being taught 1 year ago how to operate the tricaster and the cameras, etc. I wanted to them to know what to do when we go live and so I enjoy that.
Well that's pretty much it guys. That how my first week of school was like. From knowing my partner to being on schedule with our project to teaching the new students about the broadcast. Well that's pretty much it guys, make sure come back next week to read the latest and greatest. Anyway see ya later.
Aloha, my name is Kallen and I am a eighth grader at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Lihue, Kauai. This will be my second year in this media class (CKTV). I am looking forward to a great 2015-2016 school year.