Here's my blog on the other people that I plan to Interview
On Wednesday, we went to film our first interview. We scheduled it with Allison Fraley. When we got there, the interview went great. She was really nice and gave some really good answers. When we were done with the interview, Ms. Fraley was so nice that she introduced herself to one of her coworkers. His name was Donald Fujimoto He was also really nice. He agreed to do a n interview with us and he also gave some really good answers. We know a lot more about the topic now and I think that this quarter will be a lot better than last quarter.
Here's my blog on the other people that I plan to Interview
Clap along if you know what happiness means to you! That's from the song happy. What makes me happy is reading, being with family and friends, and sleeping. All of these things make me very happy.
Reading makes me happy for a lot of reasons. The first reason is because it takes my mind off of the more stressful things and relaxes me. Reading a good book also can make you feel like you’re in another world and going on an adventure with that character.
Being with my family and friends also makes me happy. My friends are really fun to be around with and my family is really supportive. Being with my family who always supports me makes me happy because my parents are really nice and help me in everything that I do. My friends also support me and they invite me to go to places with them, and that makes me happy.
Sleeping is one of the other things that make me happy. Sleeping makes me happy because dreaming is so fun. You can do things in your dreams that aren't really possible in real life. Sleeping also relaxes you, so it's kid of like reading in that regard. The final reason why sleeping makes me happy is because if you feel really bad and you go to sleep, you wake up feeling great, and when you feel great, you are usually happy.
These are the things that make me happy, enjoying a good book, hanging out with friends or family, or going to bed. They all are fun things to do in your free time, and I suggest that you do them too.
Today was the first carwash of our school year. Every year, our entire class travels to the mainland to participate in the STN Convention. Because flying to the mainland is so expensive, we need to do a lot of fundraisers. These fundraisers include the annual breakfast, craft fairs, and car washes. Yesterday was the first craft fair, and today was the first carwash. The carwash was super fun. We only washed about fifty cars or so, but it was fun to hang out with your friends. There were a lot of cool cars too. There was one truck that was elevated so high, the top of my head was about the height of the bottom of the door, (I'm 5'9"). There was even a motorcycle with a skeleton strapped on the back. Here are a few pictures of us washing cars and having fun.
Our (Carter and I) second quarter project is on the Pay as You Throw program. We are at that stage with this project, and we hope that it will go a lot smoother than last quarter. There are more than three people that we would like to interview, but for the purpose of this blog, I will only state three. These people are Mel Rapozo, JoAnn Yukimura, and Allison Fraley.
We are going to Interview Mel Rapozo because he cast the lone dissenting vote against the approval of the bill 2551 (the Pay as You Throw Bill). We believe that his interview will help our video because it will help us to share both sides of the controversy so that we share a more accurate story. Mel Rapozo's interview will also help us to understand more about the problems that the Pay as You Throw bill will have.
We will Interview JoAnn Yukimura because she was one of the council members that voted to pass bill 2551. She will help us to explain about what kind of benefits the bill will have. Like Mel Rapozo, she will also help to provide another side to the controversy.
We also would like to interview Alyson Fraley. She is promotes the bill and would be great for explaining the purpose of the bill because I believe that the aided in the creation of it. On all of the pages and websites that we have been to, it says to contact her if anyone has any questions so I figure that she would have a lot of answers about the bill in general.
These are three of the people that I plan to interview for our second quarter project. They are Mel Rapozo, JoAnn Yukimura, and Allison Fraley. I think that these people will help to give a lot of information about the bill and the consequences that it will have. We also plan to interview other people like a county council member and people in the community, but I believe that these people will be the biggest characters in our story.
Last year, our project had a bit of a slow start and a rushed finish. This did not help the quality of my work at all. So that this project will be better than last quarter's, we (Carter and I) have gotten a start on it sooner. We have already finished the information gathering of our video. The TIAS and Five Step Outline is also completed. This is much faster than last quarter. We had two project changes last quarter so we didn't get started till later in the game. We also have the contact information of four people that we would like to interview once we get the TIAS and Five Step Outline approved. I have a feeling that this quarter will be a much better quarter than last one! Click the button below to check out my TIAS And Five Step Outline.
This week signified the start of second quarter. There are many mistakes that I made last quarter that I would like to improve on or learn more about. These include shooting better b-roll, making my video shorter, and creating an opening.
Last quarter, our project was about the Rose-Ringed Parakeet, so I go a lot of b-roll of the parakeets. I never used repeating shots in my project, but because some of the shots looked similar, some people thought that I did. So the first thing that I need to improve on is to film a variety of different shots. I also need to improve the quality of my b-roll shots. Some of my shots were out of focus and a lot of them were a little dark, because the birds came out around dusk.
Our video was also way too long. I often make my quarter project too long because I just want to cram as much information as I can into my video. You get your grade docked a little bit if your video is too long, so keeping it under three minutes is kind of important. It is not easy to shorten your video and it takes a lot of time, which I did not have very much of because our final interview was filmed the day before the entire project was due.
Something that I would like to learn is how to make an opening. Because the announcements are different this year, we have to make new openings. I have to learn soon because I signed up for the Halloween opening, which has to be done soon because Halloween is just around the corner. I probably just go ask Kaden, another student in the class. He already made his and it looked pretty cool.
There are a few things that I would like to improve on or learn how to do in general. These include shooting better b-roll, making the video meet the time limit, and learning how to make an opening. If I improve these things, then this quarter can be a lot better than the last one.
My name is Ben B. and I am a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. On this page, I'll be posting two blogs every week. Have fun reading!