Hey guys!!! Today we went to the Museum Of Natural History and went shopping. So I'll start with the museum. First we went to the dinosaur exhibit, it was my favorite. They had full size fossils of real life dinosaurs which was really cool. After that we went to an exhibit where they had scenes from places on earth and they each had different animals. This was super cool considering there were long descriptions on each scene. After that we went to an Indian exhibit were we saw Native American artifacts. It was super cool seeing these old artifacts. Then we saw old Polynesian and Hawaiian exhibit. This was really cool to see artifacts coming from where we came from. I learned so much. After that we went to an IMAX/3D theater where we saw a movie about the national parks. After that we ate lunch and headed shopping. To be honest this was one of the most boring parts of the trip. We first went to the Yankees shop where only Dalson bought things. After that we went to a comic book store. I decided to buy a few books that were about my favorite show, avatar the last airbender. Then we went to the M&M shop where I got to make my own M&Ms which was really fun. I also got M&M earbuds and shoelaces. Then I had dinner at chipotle. I had a steak burrito which was delicious. Then we headed back, debriefed and went to bed.
Hey guys! Today we went to Chelsea Piers and we also went ICE SKATING again!!!! So I'll start with Chelsea piers. It was basically a big room with a bunch of games that you had to pay for. The first thing we did was okay laser tag. This was really fun, I got to shoot all my classmates in a safe and fun way. After that we ate lunch, I had two sliders that were pretty good. Then we went to go bowling. It was very fun and intense. Although I got last close behind Brent (1 point). When our bowling match was finished we decided to go ice skating. Wow this time it was really fun. For starters all the media students were there so I had lots of fun with them. I also got much better today, out of all the media students I probably went the fastest (not to brag or anything😏). It was so much fun, whenever someone fell (which was a lot) we all went to go and help them. I felt like we really bonded today and has lots of fun. We also went to get dinner at a place called bread and honey. I had a burger with egg. After that we headed back and it STARTED SNOWING!!! It had snowed a little before but know it was snowing snowflakes which was so cool to experience although it was very cold and I o my had one jacket. After that we debriefed and headed to bed.
Hey guys!!! Today we went to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the World Trade Center. We first went to the Statue of Liberty, it was very cold today so we put on multiple layers of clothes. On top of that we were on a boat so that made it colder. Although it was cold, it was worth it. The Statue of Liberty was very cool and big. We took lots of picture and had lots of fun! We then took the fairy back and went to get lunch. I got lunch at TGI Fridays. I had ribs, it was really good. After that we went to the World Trade Center memorial. We got to see the museum as well. We saw the fire trucks that were used, remains of the building, and learned lots about the incident. After that we went to a department store that I forgot the name of. Then we went to a burger and shake place where we got dinner. It was really good! Well that's it dye today. BYE!!!!
Hey guys!! Today we went to the museum of moving film and Central Park. So I'll start with the museum if moving picture. This was a really cool museum. We first saw the costumes included if chewbacca Ms. Doubtfire and various others. After that we went to the video game section, this was cool because we got to play the first Mario and Sonic. After that we made our own flip book. We basically took various picture within a period of time and printed them. Then we got to make our own commercial. We were given videos and we had to edit them. The videos we were given were of Obama speaking and a bunch if b-roll to go with it. After that we left and headed for Central Park. We took the subway quite a way to get close. Then we walked to the near by restaurants. I went to chipotle for the first time, IT WAS SO GOOD! After that we played around a little in Central Park. Then we went to an ice skating rink and ice skated! At first I was doing terrible, I was flipping around everywhere. Then I learned a few things and I got the hang of it. By the end I was doing very good. Brooklyn was our next stop. We took the subway there and Reyes to find somewhere to eat. Kallen and Herenui decided to go to an Ethiopian restaurant which sounded pretty cool. I went to get pizza which was really good. After that we headed back to our hotel. Thanks for reading. BYEE!!!
Hey guys! Today we went to the Empire State Building and the show Matilda on Broadway. After breakfast we met up with The rest of our classmates. We then headed to pick up our laundry. I'll skip this part since its boring. After that we went to the subway to head downtown. When we got off the subway we went to the Empire State Building. It was really big! We went up to the 86th floor and got some cool pictures. After that we went back down and got lunch. I got lunch at smash burger it was really good. I had a cheeseburger and fries. We then headed a little down the street to the worlds biggest Macy's which was cool to say I've been in but to be honest a little boring. After that we went to go practice a dance that they did in the play on Broadway. I thought it went pretty well although at was a little hard and we were no competition for the 8 year olds in the actual show. We then ate dinner at planet Hollywood. I just had a ceaser salad because I wasn't too hungry. To be honest it wasn't very good, my stomach hurts a little from it. After that we went to a gift shop, I just got some random stuff for my friends. Then we went to the play! It was really good! Although I was quite tired so I almost fell asleep. The dancing was incredible and and was the acting especially for 8 year olds. After the play we just headed back to our hotel. That's it for today. BYEEEE!!!!!!
Hey guys!!! Today we left from Atlanta today and flew into New York. So I'll start from Atlanta. We basically woke up, made sure we were ok (I had the flu 😕), and headed down stairs. After that we went to the store, I got a breakfast sandwich. Then we went to the couch and slept for a while. Around 10 we headed to the airport. Then we waited through TSA and things like that. I then ate lunch by the gate. I had a turkey sandwich and an iced tea. A little after that we went to our gate and left to New York. I fell asleep most of the ride, we were basically flying over land the whole time which was cool. After we landed we got in a shuttle 0and headed to the city, we went under a bridge that was almost 2 miles! After about 30 minutes we got to our hotel. We checked in and then went to go was laundry. We then got our jackets and went to eat dinner. That's about it. BYEEE!!!
Hey guys!! Today was our fifth day in Atlanta. Today we found out the winners of STN and went to six flags. So I'll start with the closing ceremony. Overall we did very good on our projects. We got second place for convention recap, honorable mention for music video, and honorable mention for movie trailer. 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. After the ceremony we went to six flags! I have never been there before so it was really cool. I first went on a ride called Georgia Typhoon. This one was a little different because it wasn't very sturdy. We then went on the biggest one, we waited one hour in line to get to it. It was really fun and scary though, we went really high up and then went really far down, we also went upside down, and a guys phone fell out of his pocket and broke. 😬 Then we went to a ride called the superman. We were hanging upside down and we did a bunch of tricks and stuff, it was so much fun! After that we went on a ride where it pushed you very high, about 300 feet, then it dropped you. It was so much fun. After that we headed to IHOP for dinner. I had a cheeseburger. Well that's it for today. BYEE!!!!
Hey guys!!! Today was our third day in Atlanta! Today was the music video, spot feature, and nat sounds day to compete. Since I'm on the movie trailer team I did not compete so I had to go to breakout sessions all day. Basically what breakout sessions are is when professionals talk to you about techniques. But the music video team needed another actor, so I volunteered. We then went to the park to film. Filming was fun, it wasn't too hard and the shots were pretty solid because we used the osmo for half of the filming. After that we went back to eat lunch which was sandwiches. Then we went to a breakout session where there were two critiques that tried to fix people's videos. After that we went to another breakout session which talked about the things you need to figure out before setting up an event. We talked about mostly about the cost to run events. Our last breakout session was about two news reporters and then sharing there story's. We learned new techniques to starting your story's and much more. Then we went to our rooms and prepared for the middle school mashup. This was an event where middle schoolers got to meet with each other. We were given words that relief to filming and we had to do whatever the technique was. This was lots of fun although some of the kids were quiet weird. After that we went to go eat dinner at CNN I had two nacho cheese tacos and a starburst slushee. Then we walked back to our hotel to go to the awards ceremony. It was very cool seeing all these amazing films made by students our age. Congratulations to Waianae to winning so many awards. I have to say my favorite was a music video called music 101. So that was my third day. BYYYEEEE!!!!
Hey guys!!! Today was our second day in Atlanta! Today was our crazy 8s competition. We woke up around 6:30 and ate breakfast at 7:00. Then we got our equipment and headed down to the ballroom where we were given our topic. Our topic was science and technology. We spent the first 30 minutes liking on google maps for a story. We came up with nothing so we decided to go to the park and try to find story's there. We asked 8 shops and they all rejected us. At this point he had about 2 hours of filming left compared to our 4 that we had before. We finally decided to do our story on the construction workers working on the street lamps. Unfortunately our interview was made up of not full awnsers that were about one sentence each and a few actual awnsers. This made it hard but we got good b-roll so we headed back. Editing was going pretty good so I went to get lunch. When I came back we were almost done so I just added the rest of the b-roll and did voiceovers. Then we sent it to Kallen and Kaden and they edited it in. After that we turned in our project with about 10 minutes to spare. After that we put our equipment back and went to meet our pen pals, this was really fun because I felt we bonded very well. We had dinner after that, I had lemonade and ribs. After that we headed back to our hotel and went to the STN opening ceremony. This was so cool, the guest speaker was amazing, and I had lots of fun. Today k felt we did lots of fun stuff, I can't wait for tomorrow. BYYYEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
HEY GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today was our first day in Atlanta!!! So to explain what happened I'm going to start with Friday. So on Friday we left from Kauai at 9:30 PM to Los Angelas, it was a pretty long flight. Overall I got about 20 minutes of sleep. I was sitting next to strangers so I was pretty bored the whole flight. Anyways, we arrived at Los Angeles at about 4 in the morning. I got hot cacao and a blueberry muffin, it was very good. So we got on our flight a little bit later and there was a storm in Houston so we waited in the for 2 hours before leaving. Thank goodness for the free movies, games, and music. Then we finally left, the whole plane ride I watched Martian and played trivia. When we got to Houston we were very tired, luckily we didn't miss our flight. When we got on our flight I slept for the two hours till Atlanta. Then we grabbed our bags and went to the hotel. The hotel is giant, there are 50 stories! After getting checked into our room we went down and got pizza! I can't wait for crazy 8s tomorrow! BYYYEEEEE!!!!!