Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Practice Story

We chose Luca Aza as our interviewee along with the topic of an shark encounter. For our roles during the making of this film we were switching roles as we went along. We all have the skills to all the roles provided. When one of us were not able to make it that day, the other person would step in for the job which worked out really well. We continuously switched roles and i feel it helped us as a team. It helped us get a good film and we all understood what needed to be done.

Then, describe why safety is your number one priority during the production process. What 3 safety concerns should your entire team be aware of while filming? Conclude with a reflection of your critique results. Please address the three largest words for improvement on the critique graphic. Provide specific examples of what you could do to create a more compelling story, both written and visually. (6 sentence minimum)

ALD 6.1: Anticipate potential health and wellness concerns while operating computing devices in order to enhance workplace safety.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Interview Composition

First, explain the difference between a host or reporter shot and an interview shot. Describe what the background of an interview shot should be composed of and why NEVER to shoot flat angle interviews against a wall, hedge, fence, bus or any other flat surface. What is "look room" and how can you setup "The Line" to avoid creating a profile shot. (6 sentence minimum)

A host or reporter shot is when the interview subject is looking at the reporter instead of the camera. An interview shot is when the camera is looking straight at the interview subject. The background should be compressed and have a frame around the subject.

Then, discuss what you believe to be the most important part of shooting a successful interview... Is it getting a good shot, making the interviewee comfortable, being a good director, testing & recording high quality audio, or asking follow up questions? What strategies can you think of to make the interviewing process easier? (6 sentence minimum)

Make sure background is compressed

Make sure subject isn't looking too far off

Make sure there is enough head space

ALD 5.1 Design a targeted digital media message or concept that addresses the needs of a client.
ALD 5.2 Plan and construct a digital media product from budgeted resources that addresses client needs.
ALD 5.3 Assess the collaborative process for its impact on the design, planning, and production of a digital media product.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Under The Blood Red Sun

Mr. Tim Savage is the director of the movie "Under The Blood Red Sun" and Mrs. Mardi Savage is the associate producer of the movie "Under The Blood Red Sun". A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay or script while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. An associate producer generally assists the producer in putting the TV program or film together. Duties may include writing, editing, organizing scripts, running the teleprompter in news casts, or helping the editor by making beat calls. The movie "Under the blood red sun" is about a little Japanese boy named Tomi. Tomi goes through a lot of difficulties as the bombing of pearl harbor is going on.

There were many questions being asked and it was an upset i couldn't get to ask a question. But i still learned a lot, not only about the movie but about how it was filmed and the details behind everything. One of the questions that were asked was if they had any problems with filming the movie. There were definitely some problems, they stated that there were problems with the budgeting. They didn't have enough money to pay the actors but luckily the actors gladly wanted to take on the roles. Another question that was asked was if they had any advice to beginning film makers. He said to practice writing because writing is a crucial part in being a film maker.

ALD 3.1 - Evaluate the relationship between digital technology and criminal activity for its affect on the digital marketplace.
ALD 3.2 - Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of digital content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Public Service Announcement

A powerful PSA could have a lot of impact on an audience, it could change a persons whole perspective on a subject. I think it could persuade someone to act or think differently because when seeing something go good or bad for someone else it kinda gives that person a decision on what to do. By producing my PSA I am hoping to send a message to people that an active lifestyle has many benefits and that they should begin or keep having a healthy lifestyle. People should care about this issue because many people get diseases from not getting out of the house a lot or not getting the exercise they need.


Then, give your readers some background information about the organization hosting the PSA video contest that you are entering. Explain the 3 most important contest rules that should not be overlooked. Why do you think there are so many opportunities for Media students to earn awards, scholarships and prize money through various competitions? Who do you think benefits most from these contests... the students, the organizations or the audiences and why? (6 sentence minimum)

Behind The Scenes

My PSA evolved into something a lot better than it used to be. My rough cut had many errors but most of those errors were fixed. There were changes that needed to be made in our rough cut, such as changing the first clip. Our first clip used to be of two girls jumping off of Hanalei pier. People had an opinion that it was inappropriate so we changed it into Kawika jumping over a hurdle. Our critique turned out well, people had some compliments such as good lifestyle clips and audio.

ALD 2.1 Assess the evolution of digital media as it affects and is affected by society.
ALD 2.2 Assess changes in technology and markets as it affects digital media designs.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Our first project in Digital Media is creating a series of three cinemagraphs. A cinemagraph is described as a still photograph created to contain a small moving element while the rest of the image remains perfectly frozen. First, in order to create a cinemagraph you must choose your subject and record using a still camera, I suggest using a tripod. Next, import video to final cut pro and you can clip your video to where you want it to begin and end. Then, you are going to create and edit your mask and mask around the area where you want to continue in motion. Finally, you are going to put your final video all together and export it into a GIF making it a continuous loop and there you have your finished cinemagraph. In my first attempt to creating a cinemagraph with my class I could improve editing my mask more efficiently and making the transition less noticeable. In my second attempt of making a cinemagraph I plan to accomplish having a clean looped cinemagraph. I want my cinemagraph to have something to do with water.

My second cinemagraph turned out pretty good in my opinion. I expected it to be worse than what it turned out to be and it makes me feel like I have improved from my first attempt of making a cinemagraph. In my last cinemagraph I plan to accomplish a much better polished and creative video that will top my last 2 videos. My plan for my 3rd cinemagraph is to create a video that is complex and good quality.

In my opinion my third cinemagraph turned out really good, granted I did not edit this myself. It isn't every I anticipated it to be, it turned out better than I thought it was going to be as I said in the last cinemagraph meaning every cinemagraph gets better and better as they come along. The purpose of creating a cinemagraph is to have a more creative visual than just a picture. Cinemagraphs have a better appeal than regular photos do, they are much more interesting. In conclusion, my critique results turned out better than expected. I'm glad people enjoyed my cinemagraphs and thought they were some what good.

ALD 4.1: Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message.
ALD 4.2: Compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.