For this week's free blog I'm going to talk about the movie avengers. The movies plot was very good and there was very good acting. The special effects were really good and it must of have took a long time. The camera angles were good like when they followed iron man throughout the skies. In conclusion the Avengers is a pretty good movie.
The reason I joined media was for my passion for making videos. I hoped to have lots of fun making projects about what I loved to do. Now I love media because of everything it has taught me.
In fourth grade I started making videos with me friends such as movie trailers, short films, etc. I loved doing it and I started posting my videos on YouTube. I showed to some older friends and they talked about the media class. When it came around to electives I told everyone about it. I talked so some other friends that knew about the program and they told me it was too much work,
so I got discouraged. Then my friend Dylan brought up media a few months later and I decided it would be worth it.
I decided that I loved doing media and it was worth the work. I hoped to do all the work because I would enjoy doing it. I thought it would be really fun and it wouldn't seem like much work because it would be fun. Although when I got into media I realized it was lots of work and it seemed like that too. I also thought that projects wouldn't take much work like I was used too, but again I was proven wrong.
Media has taught me a over the first two quarters. For example I was used to easy editing that took barely any effort. I also didn't know how important camera angles were. In addition I didn't know how to work expensive cameras. Media has taught how to do all of this and much more.
I don't know if I'm going back to media yet. I feel that it is too early to decide yet. I love media and all of its advantages. Although it is a lot of work and you give up a lot of holidays. But like I said in the beginning this is what I signed up for. And at first I didn't want to joint but in the end it was all worth it.
In conclusion media lets me express what I love and I have to do work on what is fun to me. In all media is fun but there is a lot of work that follows with it. Media has taught me so much and I don't know yet but I think I'm going to join next year.
Last week I was able to attend the first STN practice. Overall I learned a lot and I'm glad I went. To start off I learned about how important deadlines are. In addition I learned how much stress you're under to finish it on time. Finally I learned about how important it is to have a good idea and sometimes you can spend a lot of your time thinking of one.
If your off just a little by turning in your project STN won't let you turn in your project. This is just one example of how important deadlines are in STN. Another example is filming, you have a short amount of time to get the shots that you need for your project. Then if you don't meet the deadline of editing you can not edit. Overall deadlines are very important in STN.
Stress is a big factor, you have a short amount of time and you're on the rush to make it on time. Sometimes when I had stress was when we were short of a lot of shots and we only had an hour to film. Another time was when we were thinking of our idea and we wasted a lot of our filming time thinking of an idea. Overall stress can take over but as long as you stay calm it won't slow you down.
Thinking of a good idea in STN is very hard. Your time thinking of ideas and filming are intertwined so you don't want to take up too much time thinking of one. We took a lot of time thinking of an idea, we just couldn't find a good one, I thought we were going to run out of time filming. Although I'm glad we took the extra time to think of one. Overall thinking of an idea is very important in creating your project.
In summary learned a lot from STN and I'm very glad I went. There are so many factors that play into making a good STN project. Deadlines can really put you on a restriction. Deadlines can cause stress which can slow you down.
For today's blog I wanted to talk about the new movie Mocking Jay Part Two. Overall there was a good plot and plenty of action. Although one thing I noticed was on still shots it didn't seem like they used a tripod which caught my attention. The special effects looked great and really added to the adrenaline of the movie. The camera angles looked really good, there was a vast variety of shots for every scene. In summary Mocking Jay Part Two was a great movie except for a few minor things.
Hey guys so today I wanted to talk about the upcoming movie Kung Fu panda 3. It looks like a great movie. Looking at the trailer it had all the original characters and looks quite exciting. I've always wanted to know how to do animation and I always admired Kung Fu panda for having great animation. Although animation is not the only thing that makes a movie good. There also needs to be a good plot and needs to have one main event that needs to be very exciting. Looking at the trailer the movie looks exciting and looks to have a well developed plot. In conclusion I can't wait to go see Kung Fu Panda 3 in theaters when it come out.
Hey guys for this blog I'm going to talk about teasing. Teasing can come in many forms. I have watched someone tease someone else but never teased someone to the point where they take it personally. Most times people tease others in fun. But sometimes when people tease for real it might be because they got teased or they want to feel better. The victim usually results in feeling bad but sometimes bullying can lead to suicide.
The time I witnessed bullying was one day in the PE locker room. One kid was teasing another kid calling him names, making faces, etc. Eventually the victim got fed up with it and he yelled at the bully in his face to stop. The bully got mad and pushed the victim into the lockers. I felt like doing somethings so bad but for some reason I couldn’t. I felt so bad for the victim and after seeing that next time I witness bullying I'm going to do something for sure.
People usually bully because because they have been bullied or they want to show pride. It can also happen because maybe they’re parents aren't very nice to them. Another horrible reason bullying happens is because they don't like that person. Bullying can happen for many different reasons but I still believe is wrong and none of those excuses are a real excuse for bullying.
Alright so we talked about the bully, now about the victim. The time I witnessed bullying the victim ended up crying. There can be many more results to bullying for example people can get very depressed. Depression can lead to worse results and can even lead to suicide. Overall bully's don't think about what they're doing but it can hurt the victim very bad.
In conclusion bullying is a horrible thing and no one should do it. I really wanted to help the victim that I saw but I didn't have the guts. Bully's are considered cool in our society which shows how messed up our society is, but the real cool people are the people that can stand up for the bully's.
For todays free blog I am going to talk about an anime that I love to watch it is called Avatar the Last Airbender. At first glance it seems like a little kids show but I think differently. It has a really good plot and can get you pretty hooked. *Spoiler Alert* The world is divided into four nations (Water Fire Earth Air) these nations can control these elements. The avatar can control all four elements, In this series the avatar is an air bender, the last of his kind. The fire nation is aiming for world domination and the avatar must stop them. Aang, the avatar, and his friends must go around the world so Aang can master all the elements. Overall Avatar is a show with a good plot that I love to watch.
My favorite trip was when I went to the North Shore of Oahu. One of the places we visited was the town of Haleiwa. In addition we went to Waimea Bay which was awesome. We also went to Kaneohe which had lots of amazing beaches.
Haleiwa was a small town in the heart of the north shore. There were lots of surf shops in Haleiwa because of the amazing beaches around the area. Haleiwa also had lots of food trucks which surprisingly had amazing food. Overall Haleiwa is a very interesting and cool town.
Waimea Bay is a famous surf spot as well as a tourist attraction. The waves can either be really big or completely flat. There is also a rock that can be very fun to jump off of. When Waimea Bay is flat it can be a good swimming beach, he water is clear and there are not much currents.
Our next destination was Kaneohe. Kaneohe was more towards the east side and had many cool beaches. We first went to Makapu'u, the waves weren't too big but still could be dangerous. We then went to Sandys beach, there the waves were giant there were lots of people body boarding although I decided to take Gopro shots of the amazing surf. Kaneohe was a cool town with many cool surf spots.
Overall my trip to Oahu was amazing. There were so many different things that I did that made me glad I went. I loved it so much, I hope I will have the same love for our STN trip. I cant wait for STN we re going to do so many amazing things.
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.