My first project back is a PSA about the Time's Up! movement as it is very prevalent in today's political and social world. I found really strong female leaders in my school and had them participate and act as the voices of my video. I found it to be very important to have women telling the story. I as a man can shine a light to their message and put it together, but for it to have power behind it, the video needed women. My end goal is to have it done by the end of this month and submit to a few competitions and garner attention for this movement.
This semester has been one of my best film wise. I made videos out if my typical comfort range and they turned ou better than I expected and I cant wait to do more new types of cideos.
The story is an interview and inside look of how auditions feel and what it is like to audition. The beginning is the explanation of the audition and the feelings before an audition. The middle is the actors feelings in an audition leading to the end which tells the actor post-audition feelings. The conflict of their stories is each of the anxiety and worries about the audition. It is resolved with the actors preparation and confidence. I think all audiences can relate to situations of high stress that mean a lot to us.
The story focuses on Lilli and Ron's stories about auditioning for this musical and how they felt about it. there are other characters in the story, but none speak the other people are simply in it as BRoll to focus on the two main characters of this story.
People should care because it shows that there is a lot more to a show than the crazy dances an long monologues. It also shows that actors have real emotions too.
Videography Techniques, Clarity & Interest Editing: 14
Style, Organization & Preparation: 14
Overall i think my video could have been way better. I didn't plan my time out and because of silly mistakes I made by not checking sound input I lost a lot of good BRoll opportunities. I also think I didnt plan to use a lot of shot variety and it showed.
For my news story i did an American Idol style interview to ask about the process of auditioning and everything that goes with it. I think it was fun to ask about all the different aspects of musicals from people that I normally don't talk to. The hardest part about the project was the fact that my clips for B-roll didn't pick up the sound #Whoops. I think I made it work thought, but i cant wait to get back to making my super creative videos.
I got to see HECTV produce a live broadcast. It was so cool because I got to see what it was like to make a live show. I got to work with producers and directors and watch the control room. I also got to look around the school it was filming in and the studio was so amazing. They even had a radio studio. I loved being able to see the show happen in front of my eyes. It was like our morning announcements on a major scale and I loved it
I did a PSA on how words can hurt a persons attitude and emotion. It is often said that words cant effect a person but in reality it the words that people say about us that take the longest time to heal. So i wanted to show that. This project was different for me because I started using the green screen and I used some new effects and transitions. I liked experimenting with the possible backgrounds and I cant wait to put some new things in my videos.
The basics are key. To enhance my videos Mr G and Mrs D had us practice our 19 basic shots and choose our six favorites. Practicing the shots after almost a year made me realize all the possible shots I can use in a video.
My Favortie Six:
Extreme Angle: This extremely low angle make for a great clip if the goal is show dominance and importance of a character.
Low Dramatic shot: I like this shot because as the name implies it makes the character seem more dramatic. The subject seems more important and in a dramatic seen it's used for the person you want viewers to root for
Extreme Close up: This shot is better than a close up because you can show so much emotion with an extreme close up. It also is great for showing specific things, like maybe on a phone case or a small detail that viewers need to see.
Birds Eye View: This shot is perfect for showing a scene from above, providing a different perspective than a typical wide shot, or medium shot.
Point of View: This clip is used for showing what a character sees, providing a first person account of a situation which is really cool if you want someone to see an event from a certain person.
Pull Back Reveal: I love this shot because its an easy shot to use for irony, its possible to be focused on a character and zoom out and they could dangling over a cliff and that unsuspecting setting is the best part
I am now a published producer. Isn't that a sentence. Through my school's broadcast tech class I have the opportunity to send my videos to an educational site called HECTV, and submit them for their live broadcastings about different topics. In October they are running a feature on kindness and I decided I wanted to make a video for that feature, after 2 long weeks of working I finished my video finally.From there I sent it in and got some feedback to improve my video. I made some changes and BAM! I'm now gonna have my video featured in a live broadcast in October. Now I'm entering a new contest and can't wait to film for that.
I am back in Broadcast Tech and I'm so excited to turn my summer's worth of video ideas and bring them to life. My first project this year was to cover the eclipse as a story. It was such a cool event and I decided that instead of some super science-y and serious cover of it I would make mine more lighthearted. I like things to be simple because simple=easy to understand and I want my videos to reach everyone. This year my goals are to make a music video, a short film and a video that tells a really deep story. Can't wait!
Today marks my final day of broadcast tech this year, and I can't say I'm happy about it. I took BTech because I thought it would be a super fun way to spend my time and I heard great things about it. Now that I have been in the class for 5 months, I can truly attest to how great this calss is. I realized I had a talent and desire to do videography, it's an easy to way to express creativity and tell stories. My favorite part was being a news reporter, I got to go out and capture film and interview, it was amazing. Then I came into the lab and got to edit my own footage and creat emy own stories. There was not a single thing I would have changed about my experience, maybe I would have carried around a reporter badge to be cool. I can't wait to continue videography in BTech2 and beyond! I highly recommmend taking any type of videography class, its easy to learn and very fun to do!