These headphones might be the best headphones yet. The meter on the side reminds me of the old portable radios that has the pointer to change the station that you want to listen to. In the video the guys says that these headphones are, “Some of the most sealed headphones that I’ve ever listened to.” This shows that if you’re in a noisy house or when it’s noisy and you want to listen to music then I suggest that you use this type of headphones.
Happy Mother's Day! We now have two more weeks of school and we have been in school for almost all four quarters. When you are in school or working you sometimes make mistakes and during this school year I have made a lot of mistakes at home and at school. For this weeks blog topic is about the three lessons learned in the media class.
I have learned a lot of things in my sixth grade year and I have learned more in my seventh grade year. One thing that I learned in the media class this year is to communicate with others. For the people who don’t know me well then I gotta say that I’m the type of person who is not a great communicator with others in my first year in media and I have still been doing this since. Instead of working on it I have to teach myself to be a better communicator with others when it comes to planning an interview, or just with others such as my partner for next year.
Another thing that I learned in my seventh grade year so far is to always be on track with the due dates and schedules and to NEVER PROCRASTINATE. I learned that when you procrastinate there are always consequences when bad things happen, just like me when I procrastinated and didn’t do my blogs in the past quarters. I learned this because I got consequences from three people (you know one of them, and the other two were my parents).
The third thing that I learned in this years school year so far is that when you stress out then that helps you work faster. Nah that doesn’t work for me because all I do when I’m stressing out is that I tend to never stay still because most of the time when it’s the end of each quarter I have a lot of things going on in my head that I want to get done. I have also learned that when you stress out, it’s better to do things instead of running around. After you get things done you feel relieved and when the next quarter comes then the same things happen again and again until the school year is over.
Learning from mistakes are sometimes good and bad, but when you make mistakes there is a chance to learn from it and have a second chance to learn from it. There are so many things that you could learn from after you make mistakes and some of them are not successful. Media has taught me a lot over the past two years and hopefully others don’t do the same mistakes that I did.
Hey guys so the end of fourth quarter is coming by fast and summer is coming up too. I'm happy for summer but I also want to finish all that I can in all of my classes until summer. Since summer is coming up and the school year is ending than that means that there is going to be another CKTV media family night and there you show the new upcoming students what kind of videos we do.
So for our family night the video that I'm planning to show is the STN movie trailer. I chose this because it shows how creative we have to be when it comes to videos that have actors. I think that this is important because every time you make a video you have to use teamwork to make and plot a video.
I also chose this video because it also took place in the STN convention. I think that this is important because this video took five out of all the other schools that have come from all fifty states and the international schools. I think that this is also good because we also had some problems but we were all surprised that our video placed.
The last reason why I chose this video is that it also has a message to never leave things behind that are important. I think that it’s important for every video to have a message because that shows others that we put a lot of thought into a video. I also think that having a message is important because in my opinion I think that having a message makes the person who is watching this video to understand what it's about and what we are telling you.
In Conclusion, these are the three reasons why I chose the STN movie trailer as my video to show to the family night that will be coming up soon. Making a video is hard work but once you get it done then you feel relieved after each quarter. Have a great day!
This week we didn’t receive a blog topic from Mr.M so to replace it we will have to do a free blog. For this blog I will be showing you about what I think is the best phone case that you could get but the problem is that it’s only for the iphone 7. What is good about this case is that it charges your phone and one thing that no other phone case has which is a storage holder kind of thing. How this case works is that it holds your storage into an SD card so that way you won’t lose your storage and use a lot of your data. But it’s better to watch the video to understand more.
Hey guys! So for the past weeks we have been working on our 4th quarter project which is on the Kauai Grown Products. For this quarter is like a group project because there are teams such as the Videography, Photography, etc. For this quarter I’m on the Videography team with Kolten, Ty, Taylor N., Mia M., and Keith. For this weeks blog I will be telling you about what things I worked on and the things that have to be worked on.
For the past week Keith and I did our first interview with chef Guy Higa and got a lot of information. We finished most of our paper work such as the Transcriptions, Five Points, and the Script. After we revise it then we can start working on editing the interview into a composed 1min and 30 second video.
What Keith and I have to work on is the Banquets, Leis, etc. with the name of Jeffifer Ortel. We tried to get in contact with her but we didn’t get a call back or a response so Keith and I will keep trying. We hope we could get a response next time we call so we could schedule an interview and so that way we can get our Project done.
We have a lot more to go which is a lot of things and that sometimes gets stressful for many people like me. So now we have to finish the Guy Higa video and start getting things ready for the Jeffifer Ortel interview. After we get all those things organized for the Jeffifer Ortel interview then we can finish our quarter with that video.
In Conclusion, Kauai grown is coming along slowly and the summer is coming by really fast. I just hope that we finish our video in time or before the quarter ends. Have a great Day!
Hey guys! So a week ago we came back from our STN trip in California and came home with awards. This year we had a really fun time on the STN trip and went on many rides at Disneyland, and Universal Studios. We also went on studio tours at Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, and Pixar. There’s a lot more to talk about the STN trip but I will tell you the top three best moments from the trip this year.
The first moment that was the best was when we all went to disneyland and went on mostly all the rides. Mostly all of the rides that we went on were crowded so our class had to go on the single rider line so we don't waste time and so we could go on more rides after that. What was fun about riding rides was that we all made faces and we all screamed which I thought was funny because most of us had some voice cracks and some of us had many faces when the cameras had taken photos of us on the rides. Disneyland was fun for me to see again and fun for others to see for the first time.
Bringing it back, the second moment that I thought was the best when the announcers at STN said our name for any of the top five places such as the Honorable Mention, 3rd Place, 2nd Place, and the best 1st Place. Even though we didn’t get as much awards as last year we still had a fun time and cheered on for the other schools but mostly for Hawaii. I think that the the awards ceremony is the most stressful thing next to filming and editing in 3 hours each or less for the other categories.
The third and final event on the STN trip that I thought was the best is when we all got to see different things on each set on the Universal Studios Tour. Universal Studios was so much fun because we also got to go on many rides and we got to go on a VIP tour around the whole property of Universal Studios in California. During the tour we got to see many things such as the prop department which is like a big warehouse filled with antiques chairs, mostly anything you can think of.
In Conclusion, On our STN trip to California we got to see many sights and sets like the Hollywood sign in LA and different sets at Universal, and Warner Brothers Studios. This year was so much fun and we had a really fun time doing the competition even though it was stressful. Have a great day!
Hey guys! We have less than a week left until we go on our trip to Anaheim, California. I’m so happy to go this year because this year it’s gonna be more close to home and more exciting because we are going all over LA and Anaheim. But today Mr. M wants us to share what things we are looking for when we go to STN.
First off, I’m so happy to meet my penpal from Castaic Middle school in person instead of communicating through email and text. I think that we are gonna be good friends because we both enjoy watching television shows on Netflix. I’m so happy to see him when we go to Anaheim because we are definitely going to have a fun time there.
Secondly, I’m looking for going to Disneyland, Warner Bros, and Universal Studios because in my opinion I think that those are the good people who make movies. My goal this year is to try not to buy too much things at every store we go to and also save money for food. I’m starting to smile already even though we have less than a week left.
Finally, Im also eager to see if we do well this year so now I wish I could read the future. This is one of the most stressful things that we experience during the closing ceremony/ awards. Plus we are competing against other schools which makes it even more exciting.
In conclusion, STN is coming up and each day it gets more and more exciting also we get more and more anxious.
Hey guys! So last weekend we had our first and last practice for the “Crazy 8’s” which we are doing to compete in the STN competition in Anaheim, California. I'm so excited to go on the STN trip because now will be on the west coast of the United States so we would be more close to home. This week Mr. M wanted to know how we are doing with our practices that we have been doing.
First off, my team which was the Movie Trailer team and for the irate practice we had some struggles because there were more newbies that returnees in this team because last year I did Music Video and Napua did anchoring last year but did Movie Trailer in her sixth grade year in media. The first practice was hard because there wasn’t a great communication and plus we didn't know how each of us really well but after we have been practicing our relationship became closer.
Secondly, I think that the Movie Trailer team has really improved a lot from our first practice. I think this because there is a difference from our first practice to our last practice and that has changed a lot by how we acted in each of the trailers that we did. We improved a lot after all of the four practices that we did for the past months.
Finally, our last practice was the Crazy 8’s practice and that was very stressful but good for us so we could experience what it was like again to shoot and edit a video in 8 hours. So for our first Crazy 8’s practice it was stressful because we had to edit our videos more than one time but we only had to change the most common mistakes which were mostly jump cuts.
In conclusion, working as a team can either go in the right or wrong direction. Have a great day!
Have you ever seen glasses/ shades like these? I haven’t, but the only thing is that it looks really expensive. I think that it’s so cool that you can customise your own screen so it can show a message or something else. I hope I have enough money in the future to buy something like these glasses.
Hey guys! So for the past weeks we have been talking about our next and new group project for the fourth quarter. Next quarter we are going to do a project on Kauai Grown and if you don’t know what it is then you should click the button below. For this week’s blog topic Mr.M wants us to give him three reasons why we should either be in the Photography, Videography, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter teams. So I picked the Videography team because in the videography team we will have to shoot and edit a personal profile on all of the farmers who work for the Kaua’i Grown Company.
So one reason why I should be on the videography team because I would like to keep working on the Video part of media than the social media side. I think this because in media it’s more of the broadcasting and I also choose videography because I want to put a little more pressure on me because in the videography you need to find time to first do you paperwork then your scripts and your filming and finally your editing. I enjoy doing the videography part of media because there’s a lot of work that is in it but every time you do a video it helps you to become over your fear of being stressed.
The second reason why I should be on the videography team because sometimes when I take pictures I tend to shake my hands. That way the pictures that I take comes blurry and you can’t see what is being focused in the picture. I don’t really enjoy taking pictures too because of my hands shaking and also I always have a feeling that I might drop the camera.
The final reason why I should be in the videography team because I don’t really enjoy how Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter works because it seems like it wastes a lot of time of your day. I also don’t like Snapchat because it’s like you have to post a picture or a video every day. That is one of the things that I don’t like the other social media apps.
In Conclusion, There are many ways to talk about this topic but these are the three reasons that I thought were the best. Have a great day!
Hey guys! So for this week's blog topic it’s about how we thought our third quarter projects were. So for every third quarter we do a PSA or a Public Service Announcement and in each category for the Olelo Youth Xchange there are different time limits for some of them but the PSA category’s that we are mostly in have the time limit of 30 seconds. In my PSA for this quarter was about conserving water and how important it is to us now and in the future.
One thing that I felt good about my PSA was the way that everything got together well. I thought that it wouldn't because there were so many shots that were in the video that it got confusing to find each shot and place it in each spot where it was supposed to be. Usually when it comes to filming it feels easy but when you realize what you're doing it gets complicated because you have to zoom in or out and change your focus and your audio when the camera is hooked up to the mic.
Another thing that I was satisfied with was the way that all my drafts were completed on time and not after the due date. I'm satisfied with this because if you have seen my blog about the third quarter goals that I would like to achieve, turning in all drafts and paperwork turned on time was one of my goals for third quarter. Also, I felt good about this because I thought I was going to turn in two drafts for this project but I edited two more so it because to four drafts in total so by doing that it made feel better about myself with turning things on time.
Finally, the third thing that I was satisfied with was editing. So for me when I come to editing I follow whatever’s on the script and that makes it more easy for me but sometimes it's hard to figure out where each shot will go because it can either go in the center, top, or bottom. So in editing you have to think just like what you're doing with the camera when you're filming because you have to think is this the right place to put these shot, is there any jump cuts, and does this part make sense.
In conclusion, I think that my third quarter project went well because there was many things that I had to fix but became much better for me because what Mr. M told me really helped make the video make more sense. Because in every PSA it must tell a Public Service Announcement and must tell a message about the topic that your in with olelo. Have great day!
Hey guys! So since Donald Trump is our new president Mr.M wants to know what the three traits that we feel every president should have. There’s a lot of things that we can talk about Donald Trump but today I will tell you all the things that I feel every president should have which is very important to us as citizens of the United states. I think this will be the most hardest blog I might do because my goal is not to say too much, but just informing you these are my opinions.
So What I look towards a new president is to be respectful. Being respectful to me means that you meet new people and and you make then feel welcome and for example if you have and election you should make people have a say like a question instead of putting them to the side and changing the topic. The definition of Respectful is “feeling or showing deference and respect.” I know that Donald trump shows respect to us as citizens but I think that he should show some more respect to other countries before we might have missiles coming to us.
Another trait I look towards a new president is to be like you’re the smartest person in the world. I think this because for me when you think you’re the smartest person in the world it make you seem kind of sassy and rude and this is what causes hate because you might stick to it and you might say it over and over and that way you think that people will like you but when others see that they might not stick with you and be your friend. I think that when you let people have a say in something, when you listen to people and when you don't act like you're the smartest then that will make people stick with you and never leave you and it's also really simple to just be kind to others around you.
The third trait that I would look for towards a new president is honesty. I think this is important because we all know that if you're not honest then things might not turn out the way you wanted them to turn out. I think that honesty is the most important because if you show honesty and really show it then people will believe you and like you more than hate you and actually leave this country for another country with a better president.
In conclusion, there are many things to look out for when there is a new president on the way to control our country. I thought these three traits were important to me because they really relate to kindness and that make everyone happy when someone is nice to them. Have a great day!
So if you haven’t heard of the MacBook pro with Touchbar it is just like a regular computer but this one has fewer ports like the SD card, USB, etc. But what makes this good is that there is a touch bar so if you have a apple laptop then you will have all of the smaller and thinner buttons at the top and I think that’s what the touch bar part is Such as the brightness, play and pause, and volume buttons. In this video Casey talks about what is good and what’s not good about the Macbook Pro with Touchbar.
Hey guys! So this week’s blog topic is about how our morning announcements have been going since we have been doing it for a while now. If you have read my blog that was made two weeks ago I was saying all about the things that will become good for the morning announcements. But today I will tell how it's going so far?, has it been hard or easy for me?, and what can we do to make it better for the whole school or the audience?.
First off, the announcements have been great so far because one everyone has been coming to school on time which makes it better for us who is working and announcing to practice more. It has also been good because we have actually added a lot more things to the announcements such as our personal profile videos, added birthdays, quotes to end our broadcast, and a word of the week. This was like another kahoot game just you have to listen to the announcements to see how many times our teachers at CKMS thought we used the word of the week such as last week’s one was luminous.
After doing the announcements with the birthdays and the Personal profile videos it felt like how we ran the announcements last time just a little bit extended with the Personal Profile on Tuesdays or Thursdays. After doing the announcements for the first time after second quarter when we took over the announcements it felt like it was easy because last year was the same just with the leadership people and a couple videos that some teacher wanted to show like how one of our teachers at CKMS made a video about the “You Matter” campaign. Well I personally thought that it was easy for the first time we did the announcements after we took it over this year.
To make the announcements more enjoyable I think that we should make a new intro to the announcements because we have been using the same intro that I think kaden made when he was in media in seventh or sixth grade and now he is in the ninth grade. Another thing that I think we should do is to try and include some pictures in the credits because in the credits it as a plain black background and colorful lettering so I think that if we put pictures it will be more eye catching. The last thing that we should do is to work on putting in backgrounds because Mr.M said that since we have been showing the greenscreen for a while now we should add some of our pictures so we can get rid if the green screen and make it more enjoyable.
In conclusion, Doing the announcements is a big job because it’s live and once you make a mistake everyone will see it but if you practice there will be a higher chance that there will be no mistakes. Have a great day!
So in this video Casey does another tech review and since his lens for the canon 80D can't be fixed he decided to try a Sony camera. In this tech review Casey talks about what is good and bad about the camera compared to the canon 80D camera which I think is a big switch. I think this because in the video it seems the 80D has more things that make filming easier like touch screen, auto focusing etc. But the Sony has many good things but the only problem is you can't see yourself without the flip screen etc.
Hi my name is Kai and I'm a second year student in the CKTV media class. My partner this year is Keith. Thanks for tuning in and have a great day.