In this class, I got a lot of work done. I got a lot of freedom in pretty much everything in this class. I got freedom in picking the project, how I wanted to edit it, which music or background noise to use, and who I wanted to interview. I really liked all that freedom but it was hard for me to pick the topics for every project and that kind of stressed me out, but when I figured everything out, everything worked out great after that. There wasn't really anything bad about this class because everything was so easy going and really fun! Overall, this class was really great because I learned new Final Cut features and I learned a lot about editing that I can use in my future life.
For this project, I interviewed Coach Tarpey and Coach Buckvar about what the football team is doing to prepare for their next season. Some challenges that I had were figuring out when the best times to interview the coaches and get the B-Roll. My intended audiences are the people that watch our schools football games every year and are curious about what the team does before the season starts and how they prepare for the games. If I grade myself, I feel like my work is between acceptable and basic level because I ran a little short on time at the end, but I took my time getting different types of shots for my B-Roll. I feel like this is my best project so far though because worked hard but I liked all the freedom that I got.
For this project, I was curious about what the Ladue High School football team is doing to prepare for their next season so I asked the coaches what they're doing. I interviewed Coach Tarpey and Coach Buckvar. They both had a lot of good information about the weight room but it was really long. I needed to narrow the interviews down and needed some help so I asked Anabella to help me get it to the time limit. When I interviewed Buckvar, I didn't focus it right so he was out of focus but his footage was really good so I'm just going to work with what I have. Tarpey's interview was also really good and gave some good information about what the team is doing. bit.ly/2L0cwjY
This Video was really fun to do. I really liked all the themes on the trailer and it was hard to just pick one to use. It was also kind of challenging because I took a lot of pictures and and it was just hard to find which pictures to use. After I picked the pictures, it was fun to make the rest of it because it was easy finish. Other than that, It was easy and fun to make!
In the TV studio, I learned how to use the AJA and how to be floor director. When I was on the AJA, I learned how to control the screen to show the intro, the flag for the pledge of allegiance, and the outro. I needed to move the mouse around to get to the right part of the screen and show the right pictures. After that, I was floor director. I said almost everything the director said after he said it. I had to say "Stand by, Quiet on the set, Record" and then I had to count down from 5-2 and just point at the Anchor to let them know to start talking.
TV Studio Blog 2
In the TV studio, I learned how to be Director, Talent, I learned how to use the sound board, CG, AJA, prompter, and the cameras. I did not learn how to use the Tech because I was out in 6th Grade camp. The sound board was confusing to use because there is a lot to remember and a lot of things to do. It has a lot of things to remember like when I need to mute and change the volume of the mics and other computers. I did really like being the AJA because I just liked showing the intro, the flag for the pledge, and the outro. I just thought it was fun. I also really liked being Talent because it was fun to be on the camera and just have people pay attention to what I'm saying.
These past couple of weeks, I learned how to use the digital HD cameras. I learned how to just use all the features of the camera. I also practiced the wide, medium, and tight shots but I had some trouble with them because I took too many medium shots when I thought I was taking tight shots. I just didn’t get close enough, and I need to get up closer when taking the tight shots. We also learned how to edit using Final Cut Pro. The first project I did was the Circus Wagon. This project was our first one so we were just experimenting and learning how to use this program. We learned how to add the video to the timeline, cut videos, and use transmissions. On our second project, we edited the 6 shots that we took in the lunchroom. We learned how to add music, add transitions to the music, and how to add color. This was easier for me than the first project because I already knew what it looked like and the basics to this program. One thing that was harder for me to do was to remember the shortcuts.
6 Word Story
I did some research about “For sale, baby shoes never worn.” There is not an actual explanation about this short story. The story was a result of a $10 bet among Hemingway and several writers at a lunch with a lot of wordplay. Hemingway asked each of his colleagues to place a $10 wager and that he would match it. His task was to create this shortest of stories. This website helped me get the information about the story. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/01/14/for-sale-baby-shoes-never-worn-did-or-did-not-hemingway-wrote-the-shortest-creepiest-story-of-six-words/
http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/archival/documents/sixwords/Never really am where I want. So, um, what's up with you? Ask me again in a month. Finding balance between meaning vs. happiness. Tried not to remember but did. http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/archival/documents/sixwords. This website helped me find the examples that I wrote.
Six-Word Story, Six Unique Shots
Interview an Expert w/o B-Roll
I learned a lot from this interviewing experience. I learned how to put the interviewers on the correct third and how to use Final Cut Pro in more depth. I also learned how to listen to what the interviewers have to say and ask backup questions. When I first practiced in class, I put the person in the middle of the camera and the person was out of focus, but after I practiced for a while, I was improving. I put the person in the right third, White balanced the camera, and asked them about what they said. I really liked this experience because I feel like I learned a lot about interviewing that I didn’t know before.
Final Humans of Ladue
During this project, I learned a lot. I learned how to ask the right types of questions, how to place the person on the right third, how to add B-Roll, and how to make them feel comfortable and not nervous. It took me a long time to learn all of this but after doing this for a while, I got the hang of it. I started off by just asking questions down a list that I had, but I didn’t get the answers that I wanted so I listened to what they said and asked them about it and I also asked them the Tell Me questions. When I started interviewing people, I was confused on where to place the person. I wasn’t really sure where to put their eyes and where to give them talking space, but I later learned that the person needs to have a little head space and they need to be looking at the person asking the questions and not the camera. When I added the B-Roll, I went into the class and got a wide, medium, 2 tight shots, an extreme tight shot, and a re-establishing wide shot at the other corner of the class. This was a really fun project to do.
Class Feedback Blog
During this class, I really liked a lot of things. I really liked all the freedom that we got with our projects, going to practice outside in the cafeteria, and I really liked going to the TV studio and using all the equipment. Some things I didn’t like were that I didn’t really get that much help when I needed it, Mr. Goble was really busy and couldn’t help, he wasn’t always in his best mood, and some of the projects were a kind of hard to do. I really liked the 6 Word Stories and the Interview an Expert project because I had a lot of freedom with what I wanted to make. I am really interested in taking Broadcast Tech 2 because I really liked using the studio and it was my favorite lesson. Overall, I really loved this class!
Blog 1-- TV Studio Lesson
In the TV studio, I learned a lot about our Ladue View show. I learned a lot about being a Floor Director, how to center the Anchors on the camera, how to line the lights up right, and how the whole show just works. When I learned about being Floor Director, I learned that you need to move a lot from Cam 1 to Cam 2, you need to make sure the Anchors are ready to start, and you are in charge of everything in the Studio. When I learned how to center the Anchors on the camera, I learned that their shoulders need to be just noticeable and they also need to not have too much head room. When I learned about lining up the lights, I learned that the normal lights need to be on both of the anchors sides and the orange light needs to be right on the crease of the walls. It was really fun to be a part of and help out on this show because it was fun, I learned a lot, and It was really interesting to see everyone’s work and what we were able to accomplish.
Project 2 Mini Deadline
For this project, I haven't really done that much yet because it took me a while to figure out what to make it about. After brainstorming for a couple weeks, I came up with the idea of Apple vs. Android phones because there is a lot of debates on which phones are better. Next class, I'm going to interview Manley about his Iphone and Nico about his samsung. I'll get some information about why they like their phones and why they picked what they have. After I get their footage, I'll edit what I have and just make it the best I can until the actual deadline.
In this project, I interviewed an Apple user and an Android user to see the differences between the phones. At first, I had some problems with thinking about what I wanted to make because I couldn't think of any ideas. After hearing what other people were thinking, this idea of Apple VS Android came up to my head because people like both phones and there has been a lot of people trying to prove that one phone is better than the other. I feel like one isn't really better than the other, but they're just different. I could have focused the camera and white balanced the shots, but I worked with what I had and did the best I could.