Hey guys, Ben back with another free blog, and this free blog is going to be about radios, so for this, I'll be updating you regularly, but we just started last week, so I'll be talking about that. Our radios are due on the 18th, so they can be aired the next week. Which gives us three more weeks to finish. Since we are also working on our project, and I have to teach Dylan a lot of stuff, we are going to take this week to getting more info. We checked all the school websites and got nothing, we checked the sports and we got a couple, but that might not be enough to make a full radio script. So for this week, we are going to call schools, and see what we can get, since information is pretty dry so far. Well, that's all I got for you guys this week, see you guys later! :)
Hey guys, Ben back with another blog. this week's blog topic is about our project, where we're at, what we're doing, that kind of stuff. Now, for Dylan and I, we aren't exactly of track, but we are trying to make this project the best with what we got.
Firstly, where are we with interviews? Well, over the weekend, we finished. We think. We got Doug's interview, and we interviewed two riders. Everything went pretty smoothly, and I am happy with the interviews. Now, we are considering interviewing a restaurant owner or a hotel manager that he drops people off at because it increases their business, but looking at where we are now, a week behind, I don't think that's going to happen. Plus, we have the Media camp next weekend, and then scripts are due, so I think we will have to pass that stop.
Next, how do I think this project is going so far? Well, I think it's going pretty good interview wise, nice background, clean audio, perfect. But then again, we are a week behind, we planned on interviewing the customers the same time we got Doug's interview, but he got a flat tire, so we had to reschedule that part, so I don't know how scripts are going to turn out, or how B-roll is going to go, but we'll just have to see.
Lastly, speaking of not knowing what the future will bring, what are my plans for the next couple weeks? Things can change, either by choice, or not, so these are just plans. My plan is to finish transcribing by this week, finish scripts by that following week, and if we get it approved, we can film B-roll that weekend, and then once we finish that, we will have a couple weeks to finish, so we can start editing, maybe get some more B-roll, and finish by the deadline.
In conclusion, that it how our project has been going so far, I am looking forward to reading your guy's blogs to see where you guys are at. Anyways, see you guys next week. :)
I know, the title makes you want to jump off a bridge. But, lets get into this blog before you actually do that. When I was about to log into my YouTube on my CKTV Laptop, the default Vevo videos popped up on the home page before I could log in. I looked around, and I found that music video. I've never actually seen the music video, so, me being curious, I watched it. And even the song is one of those songs where you hate it, but it's catchy, like "Call me Maybe," the music video was actually pretty good. It was all basically filmed in a gym area, but the key to the video was the camera angles. I liked how the camera crew got the smooth shots of the crowd cheering for the guy, and what really stood out to me was the camera angle below the singer when he was dribbling the basketball, it seemed pretty interesting to a critic like me. If you guys want to go and check out the video if you haven't seen it, here you go.
Hey guys, Ben back with another blog. I just finished filming interviews, I'm really worn out. So excuse me if this blog isn't a "High Quality" as my normal ones. Anyways, this week's topic is about what the biggest challenge so far is for Media. Now, being a third year student, the common stuff that the newbies have trouble with like deadlines, procrastination, ext. I've been there, and I know how to handle it, or fix it. (That doesn't mean make it more challenging Mr. M XD) For me, the biggest challenge is that people come to me when they need help because I'm a 3rd year student, deadlines (Still), and blogs.
Firstly, People need my help. I already got my hands full as it is, Media plays a big role in that, school, my "social" life, and everything in between. I'm not saying that if someone ask me for my help, i'll pull their teeth out, but it's just another layer to the cake named "Stress." I'll always help them because I'm nice...ish. But if i'm really busy, I tell them to see Kaden because he knows more than me.
Second, deadlines. That word will haunt my dreams for the rest of my life. I'm fine with deadlines, but what bothers me is how close they are. Mr. M talked to use about procrastination and how we all waited until this weekend to get interviews done, but really, it's because none of use could have scheduled interviews, let alone have confirmed our projects until this week. And nobody wants to be interviewed during their busy weekdays, so we had no choice but for all of us to interview the same weekend because the next Monday, interviews are due. If interviews were due the continuing Monday, things would be less chaotic.
Lastly, keeping up with my blogs. I've been struggling with blogs like now, because the fact that summer just ended, so we have to get used to our regular schedules. I've gotten used to not doing blogs on Sundays, so I usually remember last minute, which is getting kind of annoying. I can't do it during class because of our project. Again, dangerously close deadlines. I know that this will clear off over the weeks, I just need to adjust to the school schedule again.
In conclusion, those are the challenges that I've faced so far. Hopefully, things change, or I change, either way, I hope it gets better. I am looking forward to reading you blogs to see if I'm alone on this or not. Anyways, see you guys later! :)
I know what you're thinking, "Man Ben, that's a big topic for the first week of school." Yeah, it is. But I haven't been to the movies in a while, and I realized I haven't done this free blog topic yet, so I thought to myself, why not now? So anyways, why did I join media, well, I joined media for "Practice" for when I go into High School, College, and eventually, a career. I want to pursue a career in editing. Nothing fancy, just commercials and small movies if i'm lucky. And my future employer will give me a boost in the employment sheet knowing I've been in this since Middle School. Not only does media teach you about media, it also teaches you about life lessons. Procrastination, Dedication, Consistency, Politeness, ext. Everything schools should be teaching in general instead of all this Algebra nonsense. But I know that this class will help me get a job, and help me in life in general. So, that's why I joined, and sticked in media. :)
So, here we are you guys. 8th grade. Man, time flew didn't it? Well, it did for me anyways. So..! For my first blog post of this year, we have the topic of how our first week went at CKMS. (Well, first week of my 3rd year for me) Anyways, it's been going smoothly so far, not to much work. I'm getting a fair amount of free time and juggling my YouTube channel, but then again, it's the beginning. And as we all know, the beginning is the easiest time of the school year. So anyways, how did my first week go you might still be wondering?
First, how about my new partner? My partner this year is a 6th grader (Newbie) named Dylan. From what I could tell over the week, Dylan is a pretty quite guy, but I know that he is open to learn. He listens to what I say, does what I ask, and best of all, doesn't question my authority. (That last one was a joke if you can't sense sarcasm) He saved my skin when we were giving out ideas for our projects, mine apparently wasn't good enough, so Dylan stepped in with an idea that made the cut by a long shot. I think that he'll be a good partner if I can get him to open up a bit.
Next, we showed the new kids how to run the Morning Announcements. I was assigned in the room with the cameras and where they actually announce, so I didn't have as much heavy lifting as the kids in the Tech room. That also means that I don't know what they learned or how they learned it, so that leaves me cautious. I THINK I did I good job teaching the kids in my room what to do, it really all comes down to how they listened to what I said, but all in all, It wasn't I big challenge for my POV.
Lastly, I got to reunite with (almost) all my friends fro last year. A lot of you know this, but during the summer I basically locked myself in my room playing video games, so meeting people again was... an... experience. nah, it was nice to meet all my old friends all take the title of the "Big dog" or the "Big Kahuna." I already made friends with a lot of new kids too. In and out of Media. We are all going on the camping trip in Kokee, to "bond," and i'm going, even though it's during my birthday, so I'm looking forward to getting closer to the new kids.
In conclusion, that is how my first week on this year went at CKTV. I am looking forward to reading your guys' blogs, especially the new kids, see how they are liking media so far, because boy, there isn't any word out there that can describe what CKTV is like.