On my next project I plan to produce a video for the Rise ice cream social. Rise is an organization for African American students at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Last year I filmed a video of the Rise finals study haul. This year is different because I am now apart of Rise and I know much more about what goes on behind the scenes. This year I plan to get more b-roll because last year I ran out of shots to use to create a wide, medium, closeup sequence. Also I would like to get more student interviews. I am very excited to produce another Rise video.
I was offered a opportunity to go to HEC-TV to be an assistant stage manager. At first I was very hesitant about taking on the job because it was new to me. When I arrived HEC-TV studio I was prepared to do my job as assistance stage manager. I was introduced to Tim and Jackie, also the other people apart of the show, and the food! There is a full wall of awards, I even got to hold an Emmy award and take a picture. When it was about 8:15 we went into the studio to film the first show. I was asked if I could run the camera and ill be honest my heart dropped, I was extremely scared I would mess everything up. Before the show cameras stopped working and there was so much chaos. Then I began to here the director through the headset, I was confused with some of the words they used but I caught on quick. I moved the camera I was operating back and forth from a closeup of the host to a wide shot of the guest, pretty simple. After a while of recording, I took a break and greeted the guest. It was meeting and hearing these great people. I enjoyed meeting Judge Nannette Baker and Mary Beth Tinker because they're such intelligent, hardworking, and kind women. HEC-TV gave us a little bag of gifts as a thank you. It was a long eight hours but very worth it. Im am so happy and grateful I got to professional experience working the camera for a live show. Thank you HEC-TV!
This year I want to stay on top of things and constantly be working on a project. I would hate to fall behind and not get the full, fun experience of the class. Broadcast and Technology one had more structure. Not that I'm complaining, I really like less structure. It allows you to reach out of your comfort zone. We can come up with ideas of our own and work on them during the year. I have brainstormed a couple ideas that will hopefully make good projects. I am truly fortunate to be able to use the equipment and take this class. Im and looking forward to my first project, I think it will be fun to produce. Im excited to share all my videos with you guys!
I was very excited at the beginning of the year to take this class. I had mixed feelings when I realized I had no I knew in the class. I enjoyed my first project the most. We made an I movie about who we were. I loved it because it was fun to watch, but I loved more because it was pretty easy. The hardest project for me was my six word story. It was hard for me to pick six words and to get my shots to match them. I learned this year that I should do less procrastinating and get what need done. We did a lot of partner work, which I enjoyed. I met new people in the class and made new friends. Mr. Goble and Ms. Davidson, are great teachers. They are both helpful, patient, and taught me a lot. I look forward to taking broadcast technology 2 next year.
My news package is about a high school organization, rise. I interviewed the president of rise and a student who attended the study groups. My original idea was to interview a restaurant owner. I chose my plan B because I felt the club rise was more interesting. Something I wish I did and will do next time, is to get more B-roll. Twenty to thirty minutes of B-roll seemed like to much, but after I was done filming I regretted not getting more. I enjoyed this project because I enjoyed learning more about the club. I did not think I would enjoy this project because it seemed really hard, but I ended up loving it.
This week I did my own six word story. My original idea for my six word story, was to do it on basketball but that didn't work out. I decided to do "My life is a mess". These six words really described what was going on in my life at the moment. I was just saying the words and then I decided to use them. Although I liked the six words that I used, I would have liked my six word story better if I had been able to go through with my original idea. I enjoyed this project because it was somewhat challenging and I have never seen six word videos before we started this unit.
In these videos the interviewer picked random people to interview. The "Adoption" interview really stood out to me. He picked a lady and when he first spoke to her, she said she was a nobody. She ended up having a great story to tell about her family. The story was really heartwarming and I am glad she told it. Another story that stood out to me was "Soul Food". This lady looked so comfortable being interviewed. The Interviewer built a somewhat relationship with the lady. She was so happy talking about her story. While the story was being told, the things they were talking about were showing. This inspired me to interview someone I do not know and have them tell their story.
I found it difficult to find someone to interview. I picked my friend Morgan because I think she has an interesting life. I ended up not interviewing her about the topic I planned on because she did not really have a lot to say. I learned new things about her. My questions were not very good. If i asked her more good question I would have got her talking. The background noise was loud. Next time I am going to pick a good topic and setting, where its not so loud.
A couple of days ago we moved into a new unit, interviewing. I asked one question, "What is/was your biggest challenge?". I learned a lot about the person I interviewed by just asking one question. I tried my best to have the questions stay on topic. I let the person speak and did not interrupt. I followed the rule of 3rd and kept everything to one side. The next time I interview someone, I want to ask more questions so the audience gets a better understanding.
This week I took 19 different shots. Most of these shots were new to me. I was very confused on most of them so getting the shot was harder than I thought. The name of the shots confused me a little. The names seem random so it was hard for me to remember. Above are my favorite shots. These shots were easier for me to get because I had a better understanding of what exactly to do.