Hey guys, for this week's blog I am going to be talking about my musical inspiration. With the recent death of prince I think we should acknowledge who we look up to because we don't know when anyone could pass away. My first musical inspiration is an artist named Chris Tomlin. My second musical inspiration would have to be Coldplay. And my final musical inspiration is Macklemore.
Chris Tomlin is a warship artist that has a lot of cool songs. In the beginning I heard his songs in church and loved them. I never knew who he was until I looked up his songs on YouTube. I found out that a lot of my favorite songs were actually written by a guy I have never heard of before. He has a wonderful voice and his songs are very complex in the writing. Chris’s music inspires me so much to write my own music and I love listening to it.
Coldplay has a wide variety of songs. They have some very complex planned out songs like viva la vida which are cool because they are very soothing to listen too. They also have songs like sky full of stars which I love because they are simple, easy to listen to, and have a great beat. In addition to that they have songs like Adventure Of A Lifetime which are more electronic. I also like Coldplay because their songs don't have bad meanings like most music these days. These are some of my favorite types of music so I love Coldplay. With all these different types of music it is easy to see that Coldplay is a very talented band.
Macklemore is by far my favorite rapper. He has really fun music and has a great beat. Can't hold us is one my favorite songs by him because I love the rapping and the chorus is also really fun to listen too. He also has songs like downtown which are fun because they have a story, and then the chorus is really cool and catchy. He also has other songs with stories like wings. I like songs with stories because you are taking your experiences and sharing them with the world.
In conclusion any artist that can produce music is very talented. These are my favorite musical inspirations. They all have great talent all in a unique way. There are other artist that I really like but I didn't include them in this list because they only had one really popular song. Prince was an amazing artist and it is important that we learn from old music because there is so much to learn.
Hey guys for this week's free blog I am going to be talking about a YouTube series I watch called “Who Is Job”. I love this series because it is very entertaining. I love surfing so it is really fun to see him, taking on massive waves. He also does some really dumb stuff that's very entertaining. Jamie O'brien (The Main Actor) is a professional surfer, he loves to do things out of the ordinary that other people think is too scary. The filming is also really good in this series. There are really good sequences and they edit it in away that keeps your interest. The stories are the best part though. In one episode he took a board shaped by a really famous surfer and took it to pipeline. The board was from the 70s and was one of a kind, it was so cool to see how peacefully he rode it. The editing was great in that video because it was really calm music. In conclusion “Who Is Job” is a great show.
Episodes: (Warning: Swearing and some inappropriate scenes)
Hey guys for this weeks blog I am going to be talking about the DJI phantom 3 standard. I am thinking about getting this drone. Here is a video of it.
I really like this drone because it is only 5 hundred dollars. Although this seems like a lot the DJI phantom 3 pro is 1,200 dollars. The only real difference is the video quality, the DJI phantom 3 pro has 4K and the standard has 2.7k. I think this is a good beginner drone because it is cheap but it still has the functionality of a professional drone. The other good thing about phantom drones is that they are very easy to fly. When you let go of the controller it hovers. And when it goes out of range or is running low on battery it will return to where it started. In conclusion the phantom 3 standard is a great drone for its price point.
Hey guys for this weeks blog I am going to talk about going out of my comfort zone. One day me and Dylan were going diving at Mahalepu. It was a big day but we decided to go out anyways. Three reasons we went out of our comfort zone was there was strong current, the waves were big, and there was a big fire at the end.
It all began with a normal day out in the water we were having fun and didn't really realize where we were. It turns out we were about an 8th of a mile from where we got in. When we tried to swim back we found that there was a really strong rip current. We also found out that the only way to get back on to land was the way we came in. Although we tried to find another way in the opposite way of the way we got in. We swam along the coast and finally found a spot we could rest for a while. On our way there we saw a tiger shark.
Getting up onto the spot where we could rest was the hardest part. The waves were pretty big and the sandstone was really sharp. With timing the waves correctly we finally got onto the place where we could rest although we had lots of cuts on our feet from the sandstone. We then realized we had two options. We could climb at straight up cliff (some parts were leaning over). Or we could swim to the shore. Dylan was really tired so we decided to climb the cliff. It was really hard to get up but we did it.
After that we got our stuff and headed out. On our way out we saw
Hey guys for this week's blog I'm going to talk about astrophotography. I would like to begin by saying that this is such a cool type of photography. Although you need to learn some things about it first. For my pictures I have been using a Sony Nex-5 with a 15-55 mm lens. When I first started this I was only adjusting my shutter speed and my shots weren't coming out very good. Here is a shot of my first attempt:
I began playing around with the settings a little and realized I was missing one key component, ISO. So I started playing around with that and found the perfect amount, 6000. Here is a shot with my ISO set higher:
When I looked at #astrophotography on Instagram I found that most people had really cool Milky Way shots and assumed that we didn't live in the right spot for that. I woke up at 4 one morning for a surf competition and walked out side. I saw a big bright Milky Way!! I was so excited so I grabbed my camera and started taking shots. Here is my shot of a Milky Way:
The camera that I use is a pretty cheap camera so this shows that no matter what equipment to can still get great shots if you know what you're doing.
Hey guys for this week's blog topic I'm going to be talking about my 3 most memorable of our STN 2016 trip to New York and Atlanta. My first memory and by far my favorite was going ice skating in Central Park. My second favorite was winning so many awards for STN. And my last but not least favorite memory was seeing Matilda on Broadway.
Ice skating was by far my favorite memory, it was just so fun. The first day when I went I was alright, I could skate pretty good but I was going pretty slow and was falling a lot. The second day when we came back I got a lot better. I was going really fast and barely falling at all. On the last day I also got to reach the people who were sick the first day.
My next favorite memory was winning the awards at STN. We won honorable mention for movie trailer and music video which was cool because I acted in both. We got second place for convention recap. We also got first place for anchoring, first place for commercial, and first place for short film. We also got second place for spot feature. It was really cool knowing that we placed in 7 of the 8 categories that we entered.
Seeing Matilda on Broadway was really cool. We first got to learn one of the dances from the play. Even though I did terrible it was really fun. Then we got to see the 8 year olds do it and I'm pretty sure we felt bad about our dance. The acting was really good and they did they play in a really cool way.
In conclusion there were so many amazing memorable moments in our trip I can't name them all. I also really enjoyed the basketball game. In addition six flags was so much fun. Although nothing could beat ice skating. I had so much fun in that trip and I want to give a hug thanks to Mr. M for taking us on that amazing journey.
My name is Erik I am currently in 6th grade. In my free time I like getting videos of waves, and putting them together to make edits. I also like taking pictures of waves.