This year has been great. There were some downs, meaning my R.I.S.E project which did not turn out the way I wanted. However, I decided to toss that project and create a new one. I was able to produce a project in which I felt very passionate about. The class was pretty small but it worked out because we had just enough people to do the job. The job meaning the show “Ladue View”. I had a spot as a floor director which was an easy task after I got the hang of it. Mr. Goble and Mrs.Davidson were very patient in the learning process. Everyone made mistakes but we were able to learn from them because we were given many chances. I was also able to anchor a morning announcement with my friend Essete. I really enjoyed anchoring with her, it was a fun experience. I also got to meet some great people, thanks to Mr. Goble. I went to HEC-TV and took on the camera man job. It was an amazing opportunity. I am so grateful I was able to take part of that show. Overall, broadcast technology 2 treated me well. I believe that this class, if I work hard enough, will potentially open many doors in my future.
Over the past month we have worked on the tv show “Ladue View”. I had so much fun working with my classmates and my teachers to create this great show. There was a lot a practice and work put in by the whole class. I moved around jobs and was able to try different things. In the end, I had the floor director spot. We used headsets to be able to hear everyone in the back. I had to do countdowns and repeat what Marilyn, the director said. It was a great opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes of shows. It also showed me that there may be mistakes but we have to learn to move on and keep working. Everyone was very supportive and nice throughout the show creation and the class.I think these characteristics set the base for a incredible team. I really look forward to making more shows like this in the future.
Last week I completed one of my favorite projects. I wrote a poem and hoped to make it into a video. This is exactly what I did. I made some changes to the script but it all turned out great. I asked some friends of different races and cultures to recite the sentences from my tweaked poem. The sentences or phrases I asked them to say were directed towards their own stereotypes people have put in place to define them. Being in at Ladue High School has brought me to see the separation we create based off of stereotypes. I am one to believe that we should reject the stereotypes. If us human beings are able to do this, we will get along and hopefully live in better peace. Overall, I want people to understand that we are all different and we are all human. We all make mistakes but never should that mistake be used to define the people of that race or culture in the long run. It takes kindness to create that open mind we should all have, to reach out to others before judging at first sight.
I was moved to create a project that projects the problems in today's society. In my video I plan to address some of many controversial topics, such as the black lives matter movement and immigration laws in the United States. I also want to address many incorrect stereotypes that we human beings have put in place to define others. I want people to know that it is crucial that we do not allow stereotype's to cloud our judgement's. I plan to do a video that is similar to the "No More" PSA. Obviously, these videos are far more affective than mine will ever be. However, my hope for this video is to advocate for change in the communities I am apart of, one of which is Ladue Horton Watkins High School. I also hope for my video that people can watch, relate, and then be inspired to make a change in their own community as well. It is important that we understand our voice is powerful and when we use it, we can start a movement to make a difference. This is what I hope people draw from my video. I am very excited to produce this project and share it with my community.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=j70ha1PUlqk - "No More" PSA
R.I.S.E is an organization at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. I produced a video for the ice cream social they held this year. I am apart of R.I.S.E and I went back and forth with recording, and participating. I had fun interviewing and once again learning more about R.I.S.E. I interviewed Dr. Chrystal Sailor, she is one of the school counselors at Ladue and also a sponsor for this organization. She tells you in the video, what the purpose of the organization is and why. I also interview Kennedy Alexander, a freshman at Ladue. She explained more about what they did during the ice cream social and her opinion on it as well. I captured shots of different activities and the leaders helping around. I did not interview a leader of R.I.S.E and I wish I had. This is because the club is mostly organized by them. Last year I produced a video for the study session they held before finals. This project was very short and easy, overall I enjoyed it.
This was a very fun project and I really look forward to doing more sports videos. I went to most of the Ladue Horton Watkins High School's football teams games to capture footage. My partner and I also went a practice to capture footage of them putting work. It was uncomfortable walking and trying to get good shots at the games, but I eventually got used to it. Mr. Don Goble taught us new effects that we tried when editing. It was very helpful having Cleo as my partner because she is a great video editor. Overall, I think the video turned out very cool, especially with the effects added for hype. I am thinking about trying another hype video for the girls basketball team at Ladue. I am excited to share it with you all!
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.