So far for Kauai Grown, it's gone pretty well. I love photography and I got to go that as my team. So far we've interviewed a few farmers and gotten some good and not so good shots.
So far I think we've went to 1 or 2 farms and it went pretty well. We get some really good shots of the product and some great interviews. I think this is going to go really well. And at the end of the year we'll have lots to look back on.
So we also got some bad feedback (understandable). We just need steadier shots. And personally, after getting feedback, I really understood what need to be done. We need shots of the farmers, and the farmers with their products, and just the products in general.
So what I think needs to be done now, is just finishing following around the people who are interviewing the farmers. After that all we need to do go to farmers markets on our own time and we'll be done!
So so far that's all we've done, and need to do.
So we just got back from our 2017 media trip, and it was pretty amazing! We all learned a lot about media production and each other. I learned about the value of money, winning isn’t everything, and how important it is to help each other.
So first, the value of money. Not totally important, but it is helpful. Because when I'm in the store all I ever say is, “I want I want I want”. But it's a totally different story when you're the one with the money. Because it was a choice of food or junk. And that was a hard for me. So now I know I guess.
And next I learned that winning isn't everything. In my STN category I got honorable mention. Which was still HUGE for me to even to get recognized. But even if I weren't to be, it wouldn't have been awesome just to be there!
So when I first heard about pen pals I was really excited. And when we got there and we were competing we really needed to help each other out. But during competition our pen pals needed batteries. So of course we gave them and I didn't really think much of it, but they were just so excited and glad and I didn't really realize how much that meant to them.
So that was what I learned so far from my first and only STN trip.
So today was ok. I've had better days overall. But it was pretty cool. We started are days at Warner Bro's and toured that place. And I got to take a picture on the friends couch. Then we had lunch which was of course good. Then we drove for a while to the Staples Stadium. There we saw the Lakers vs. the timber wolfs. Lakers won. Then we drove home, and that's it for today.
STN is finally here!!! I've been waiting for this all year long! And now that it's here, I WANT TO BE IN CALI ALREADY!!!
So this first thing I'm excited about is of course, STN. I have two amazing team who I work with great together. I know this might be stressful, but frankly, I'm pumped anyways
The next thing I'm excited about is meeting my pen pal! Her name is Morgan and she is SUPER nice. I can't wait to give her present and see the look on her face!
And lastly I'm very excited about Disney Land! Who wouldn't be? I LOVE scary rides, and I can't wait! But I am bummed that they shut down the Tower of Terror . But that doesn't matter too much, I'm just happy to go!
So those are the three things I am most excited about! I can't wait to Cali!!!
So STN is just right around the corner, and we have definitely worked hard for it!
At first I was very iffy about the whole thing. I didn't really take much seriously, but I feel like I personally have improved, and my group in general. Our team did have some problems as far as communication goes, but sense our other practices, we have definitely improved. And I do feel like I contribute to the team, mainly because I'm an actor.
So for my Crazy 8’s team, we've only practiced once, but that one time we did, I think it went AMAZING! Everything went perfectly, and I got to smash an ice cream cone on Asia's head, which is just an added bonus.
So with both of my teams, I think both are going pretty well. I have two awesome teams, and none of us have problems. But with the heat and pressure of the actual STN convention coming up, that COULD be a possible issue.
So that's it for this week. I'm VERY excited for STN mainly because I have awesome people in my group, who support one another when we feel stuck.
So unlike traditional fourth quarter projects that pasterns have done in this media class, we will now technically be working for quite grown. And I am really excited about it.
So first off, we all need roles of course! And I would LOVE to be a team leader in photography. I love love love taking pictures, and I think it's AWESOME that I could maybe have a chance to do something this big!!! So if I were to get on this team, I would definitely take this seriously.
My next reason would have to be, how good I am. And I know this is totally an opinion, but I don't suck at taking pictures, and I think that would help somewhat in this.
And my last thing is, how bad I want it. I don't know if this counts as a reason, but I want this sooo bad, and I willing to work for it! I can definitely take on a job like this, and I want to!
So that for this weeks blog topic. Do use of the reasons why I think I should have the spot on photography team.
With the third quarter coming to an end, so are our final projects. And I’m pretty excited about it!
So usually around this time of the quarter, I’m swamped. I am just over powered with stress, and anxiety and everything else you can imagine. But with this project I would probably feel more proud of it to know if it was any other project I've done so far. At first they were specifically two parts of it, one with the Napua texting and one with Mia texting, but I ended up only doing the Napua’s part because mine was a PSA only be 30 seconds long. Which ended up really working out for me because I had just enough time. But one of my favorite features of this is how dramatic it is.
The next thing I enjoyed about this pure say was how it was planned out. I usually have better ideas in my head, but they don't really work out so well when I put them into action. But with this PSA what I had in mind actually turned out the way I wanted it to.
And the last thing is just how it turned out in general . I'm usually not too proud of myself around the end of the quarter, knowing I could've done better. But I really really did enjoy producing and editing this film. I feel like it really came together.
So over all, my PSA turned out great. And I'm very proud of it!!
So with Donald Trump as our new president, there has been Lots of talk whether he is suitable to be a president or not. But in my opinion here are three traits that any president of the u.s. should have.
My first trait that I think you should have would have to be the right amount of bias. As a US citizen, you should have the right to your opinion, but you shouldn't let it influence every single decision you make. For example if you feel very strongly about the Second Amendment, it shouldn't make you do anything drastic that is against the greater good.
The next one would probably just have to be smart, I'm not sure if this completely counts as a trait, but it really should just be something that you have. I know a lot of people say Trump is a genius and a lot of people say that he is nowhere near being suitable for the u.s. president, but you should have the intelligence to get your way around being the u.s. President regardless.
The last one is just common sense. it really is just something every single human being should have, you should have the common sense to know right from wrong especially if they're you your the u.s. president. And I hope Donald Trump has at least an ounce of it in his body.
And that's it for this blog, those are the three traits I think our US President should have. Not being completely influenced by their opinion, intelligence, and have a common sense.
So again, now media is taking over morning announcements. And now I've seen a couple of my classmates go on morning announcements, and I actually add ons on Valentine's Day, and it's kind of scary.
So I just finished with morning announcements scripts, and kind of struggled with them, but they were also at the same time a lot easier than I thought they would be. So that part of this new Journey has been somewhat easier than I thought it would be. But I've seen some other people struggle to with Scripts so I just have to say I'm going to try not to make them to boring, I'm going to try and make it to where I have the audience wanting to listen.
So again, not the Valentine's day which is on Tuesday, so I can't really tell you if it it was hard or not, but from what I've seen so far it looks somewhat easy, but I don't want to judge too soon. Sometimes I struggle with pronouncing words and talking at a normal pace so I'm not quite sure how well I do when I'm actually on camera. So I'm really going to try to practice scripts at home so I don't sound awful on camera.
And the last thing I'm going to do to make it somewhat more appealing to my audience, is really trying not to stutter. I don't really know if this counts as a category as its own, but it's still something I struggle with sometimes when I'm speaking out loud. So I'm a really really really going to try to get my scripts to the right amount of speaking tone that fits me, if that makes sense.
So that's it, those are the three things I'm going to do to try and make my morning announcements the best they can be.
So, I really think this is amazing. This is probably the coolest photography video I've seen so far. I love that how the man who's being interviewed tells you all the steps to take your photography to the next level. I honestly love photography and I've been dying to try some of these out, and it's so cool to see the new ways you can. I wish I could actually try some things out for myself, I would love to see what I could do, hopefully I don't break anything expensive... But all and all this is probably the coolest photography video I've seen so far, and I'd love to try some the stuff out.