So many of guys probably haven't heard of oceanography but its basically taking pictures of waves and I love to do it. So basically when a wave forms it leaves in opening of water inside the wave referred to as the barrel, this is what I take pictures of. Doesn't seem that hard or dangerous right? Well when your out in 10 foot shorebreak getting beat down just to get a shot it gets a little dangerous. I use a gopro but more professionals use Nikons with waterproof housings such as Clark Little. This is a really cool type of photography and I feel there is a lot of potential for it.
Hey guys so Kallen and I's project has been going ok but theres still a lot to be done. We started transcribing our first interview which is a leap in the right direction. We are trying to get our second and third interviews scheduled but the people either won't respond or they will only do it in a week or two. We haven't started editing but I don't think were that far behind.
Our first interview went good, we did it with Mel Rapozo. He answered the questions long and detailed so it so little hard to transcribe. Furthermore everything else went good we didn't have to redo anything which made us look good in front of Mel. I've been learning to transcribe, its easy but you have to type fast.
We were going to try interview were Ross Kagawa, and The Humane Society. Unfortunately Ross Kagawa wouldn't answer and The Humane Society said they would call us back but they didn't. We also tried to schedule an interview with Mason Chock but he told us to call him back after school and then he wouldn't answer. Scheduling interviews is nerve-wracking because you don't want to mess up your speech because you will seem unprofessional.
Editing seems hard, Kallen has taught me a few things but its still confusing. Just starting a new project takes multiple steps which is not what I'm used to. Im used to iMovie which is very simple, and I've used it for many years which makes it hard to branch out to other editors. I can't wait to learn final cut pro though.
In conclusion our project is going good but like I said theres plenty of work to be done. Im sure we will get it on time because Kallen seems like he uses his time wisely which is a good influence to me. I really think that are project is going to turn out good, we have an interview done and transcribed and i'm learning to edit.
Hey Guys! So recently I have been using my gopro a lot. A gopro is cool and unique, it is good for outside sports, mostly because its waterproof and shockproof. There is a lot of things you can do with a gopro, I use mine mostly for ocean sports and skateboarding. With 4k recently coming out the cameras that can film in 4k are highly expensive and heavy. The new gopro hero 4 black can record in 4k for 500 dollars and is smaller than an iPhone. There are also lots of cool accessories for gopros for example I have a trigger for mine and they have ones to connect with you helmet, skateboard, bike, surfboard, and more. In conclusion gopros are so small and awesome, I am going to use them in at least one of my projects.
Media is a big commitment but there are some things that are harder than others. One of the hardest challenges is getting my blogs done every week thats hard because its 5 paragraphs plus a one paragraph freebie blog. Its also hard remembering dates because there's a lot of deadlines in media. Its also hard to do announcements because you have to be there early.
Blogs are hard because on the weekend the last thing you want to think about is school. Its also hard because sometimes it doesn't save your work when you done, for example I had to re-write this blog 3 times. Its also hard because sometimes you forget to do them. I'm sure eventually it will become a habit.
Remembering deadlines is hard because there are a lot in media. Luckily we write them down in our planner but it becomes pretty cluttered. One example is when me and my partner forgot when interviews were due so we had to do them last minute. This is one of the hardest challenges.
Announcements are hard because your under a lot of pressure. There is also a lot to do especially when your titler. If you make a mistake its embarrassing because your name is on the credits. Sometimes its not your fault because the director tells you to do things late. You also need to get to school 30 minutes early.
To sum it up there is a lot of challenges in media, I only named a few. It will probably just get harder but I just need to be prepared. To look on the bright side the challenges that I face now will probably become easy later. I'm just going to have to swerve my way through everything I face.
Hey Guys! So I just wanted to talk about what I used for editing before media. The editing service I used before media was iMovie on an iPad it is a lot different, final cut pro seems a lot harder. You can do all the basic stuff such as fast and slow motion, putting clips together, and adding titles. It also has a cool preset for making movie trailers as you can imagine I had a lot of fun making them with my friends. More recently I have been making edits with waves that match the music. These are lots of fun mostly because I love going out in the waves and taking videos with my gopro then coming home and practicing my editing. I can't wait to learn different and more advanced editing types with final cut pro!
Here Is One Of My Edits I Made With iMovie:
My first week of media has been going good, it seems like it is a lot of work but there seems like some awesome benefits. I got to learn the all the different jobs of the announcements which was cool and different. I also got to meet my partner Kallen he is in 8th grade and has been featured on Hiki No a few times. The technology in the class is very cool yet very expensive which makes me a little nervous when using it.
The announcements is made up of 9 jobs, the two announcers, the two cameramen, the floor manager, the titler, the technological directer, sound directer, and the directer. The announcers announce everything that is going on that day. The cameramen adjust the cameras and and take out the scripts when the announcers are done announcing them. The floor manager just does the countdown before the recording starts. The titler put up the opening and ending videos as well as the titles. The technological directer switches between the cameras, and the directer tells everyone what to do.
Kallen, my partner is in 8th grade and knows a lot about media. He has been on Hiki No a few times, one of my favorite projects by Kallen is Papa Fu it is about a man who is 101, it tells about his secret to long life. Another one of Kallen's Projects is Hanapepe Nights it talks about Friday Nights in Hanapepe which is an event that allows people to share the products/food and for all the locals and visitors to enjoy.
The technology in this class is amazing from the expensive cameras to the MacBook pros that we get to take home. The cameras for the announcements are really cool they are reflective so the scripts appear to be on the lens of the camera. There is a software called the tricaster it is really cool it allows you to switch between cameras and put any videos or titles that you want to on the broadcast, this software is used for the morning announcements. Sometimes when we are talking about how we have to be really careful when using this tech it makes me think how easily they could break and how much it would cost to replace which makes me pretty nervous.
My first week of media has been awesome there is defiantly a lot of work to be done but will be well worth it. My partner Kallen seems really good at media. Finally the tech is awesome but delicate. Overall my first week has been going really good.
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.