You might remember Beauty and the Beast movies from before or from the fairy tales you listened to as a child. Well disney is making a movie and this time with actual people and not just animated characters. This seems more action-packed than ever and makes you definitely want to watch the movie whenever it releases.
Hi! For this week's required blog post we have to write about our toughest challenges so far this year. I've been really stressed these first couple of weeks, since we have so much projects in this year. The three things that have been very tough this year are my Franchise Project, the fundraisers, and posting two blogs each week.
The hardest thing I did this year was definitely my summer franchise piece. Being by myself, I couldn't split up the work like other groups did and try to make it a little easier on myself. Another big downside of not having a partner was that it was hard to tell if I was in the shot or not, so I had to plan where I was going to be and point the camera in that direction. I somehow got the project done though, and boy am I surprised that I finished it on time.
The second toughest thing this school year are the fundraisers. We have almost one fundraiser a week. The toughest thing about this is that most of the fundraisers start in the morning or they're really long. I usually wake up early in the morning, but I take a lot of time to get ready and sometimes that makes me late, so I have to try to get ready as quickly as I can. To me, we work so long that we want to just sleep right then and there. I probably have to take a nap before a fundraiser so I don't fall asleep.
The third most challenging challenge this year is that we have to post two blogs each week. I'm still getting used to middle school and all this homework from so many different teachers. On top of that we have tons of projects in media and then we have blogs. It's like," What do I do?" To solve that problem all I have to do is do my homework the day I get it and try not to let it pile up.
Well those were my three toughest challenges so far this year. They were my franchise piece, the fundraisers, and doing the required two blogs a week. So long for now and see you in the next blog. Bye!
Hello! Welcome back to my site for another one of my blogs. For this week's required blog post we have to explain where we are on our Summer franchise piece from the media camp, what still needs to get done, and what we plan on doing to complete these tasks.I am done with the script, but I still need to do filming, editing, and voice overs. To do these I plan on staying after school on every day that I can and try to finish everything on time.
Since my partner from the media camp left the program, that just leaves me by myself. It might sound difficult, but I believe it's possible to do this project by myself. Somebody else from the camp did their project by themselves so why can't I? I'm already done with my script ,but I still have lots more work to do to get even remotely close to finishing the project on time. Since watching that video from my later blog, "10 Tips for Beginner Filmmakers," I've really had a great self-esteem to push me. Using that, I finished my script making sure I liked it and taking PBS's advice and implementing it into the script.
I still need to finish filming, editing, and voice overs. For my scenes I'm thinking of adding sequencing and some extreme close-ups because PBS suggested that I add those in. For the filming I just need to make sure that the audio is okay and there is no background audio and be careful of objects in the background. At the camp we didn't really pay attention to those things and got told to be careful of those things.
To accomplish these tasks, I will have to stay after school for as long as I possibly can. I can't be fooling around when I'm supposed to be working or I would be wasting precious time. I plan on doing filming for the majority of the time and when I'm done with that voice overs, then editing. Hopefully, I will stay on track and finish each part on time.
Well those are the thing I am done with, I still need to accomplish, and what I plan on doing. It will probably be very stressful,like every project, but in the end it will all be worth it. That's it for this blog, and I hope to see you in the next blog as well. Bye!
Hello, and welcome back to my site! For this week's free blog post I'm going to be talking about a video on Youtube called "10 Tips for Beginner Filmmakers." As soon as I saw the title of this video I said to myself, "I definitely need to watch this," because the whole reason I got into media was to learn more about it. To do this though, I would need to both pay attention in class, and do some learning and researching of my own at home.
Now let's get into the video. These tips were really helpful to me, but the most helpful was tip #1. His first tip was to have the right mindset. Before this video, I always thought my videos would be poor and would barely improve. Then, as I saw his films in the video progress, I started having more self-confidence and started to build the right mentality. I would not only recommend this video to beginners, but to experienced filmmakers, too.
This is my first year in media, so naturally, I would have so much goals for this quarter you couldn't even be able to count them. To make the list reasonable, I'm going to shorten the list to 3. For this quarter my goals are to be more creative with my shots, get better at editing using Final Cut Pro, and try not to procrastinate.
My most desired goal to accomplish is to be more creative with my shots. At the media camp I felt like the shots I took weren't very creative and sometimes repetitive. For this reason, during the year, I'm going to try take shots I wouldn't usually take, but sometimes use basic shots which can sometimes look better than irregular shots.
My second goal is to get better at editing videos in Final Cut Pro. While editing the franchise piece at the media camp I noticed some of the scenes didn't fit well together and the voice over sometimes didn't line up with the action. To fix this I'll try to make sure everything looks and sounds great and re-shoot if needed.
My last goal is to not procrastinate and turn my work in on time. In elementary school I used to procrastinate and usually started my work the day before it was due. I still turned it in on time, but sometimes I got pretty low scores. In this class though I know I cant procrastinate because it takes a lot of time to do projects and then revise and then turn it in.
In conclusion my 3 goals this quarter are to be more creative with my shots, get better at editing using Final Cut Pro, and try not to procrastinate. These are kind of my guidelines of what I want to do this quarter. See you in the next blog. Bye!
Hi! This is my first blog ever and it's kind of nerve racking knowing lots of other people will be able to read your posts. To help myself not get anxiety I'm going to start off simple with a movie review. This review will be about the movie "Zootopia" created by Bryan Howard. First of all, if you like action, comedy, and a little suspense, then this movie is definitely for you. My favorite part is when they meet the Naturalist Club, which you can see in the trailer below.*SPOILER ALERT* The main plot of the story is very creative and throws you for loops many times. As the story continues though, it starts to make more sense, and then throws you for another loop. To sum it all up all I can say is "Loops, loops, loops."