Friday, April 6, 2018

Practice Story

Description:GOAL: Create a 60-90 second mini profile story about a person in your Hiki No team that showcases high quality interview composition, clearly recorded voiceovers, natural sounds, stable and well composed 3 shot B-Roll sequences, L & J-cuts, balanced audio and smooth progression of the story. BLOG POST: First, explain how you chose your interviewee, settled on your topic and assigned the team roles of writer, interviewer, reporter, director, cameraperson, and editor. Discuss how everyone either stayed committed to their specific job or how they shifted as the production process progressed. Did this help or hurt the outcome of your story and why? (6 sentence minimum) 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) Last, add your visuals: 1) Embed your practice story from Drive at the top. 3) Insert a screenshot of your script between paragraphs. 3) Add the visuals of your critique results after your final paragraph.

For the mini profile story Dawson Fo was our interviewee, writer and producer because he has a passion for singing. John was our director, camera and audio. I was the editor, reporter and voiceover. We assigned people to the specific jobs Dawson voted himself as the interviewee which left me and John to pick what roles we wanted. Since I wanted to ask Dawson the questions me and John decided to pick the roles we wanted. During the progress of the B-roll John needed help with setting the camera up and also getting the best angles to create a field of depth. After the B-rolls we started writing the script and I needed help with editing so I asked John for help. Between me and John we switched one role for both of us which was I took 1 or 2 B-roll sequences and he took up the responsibility of editing the story. To me it helped between me and John because I barely knew how to do a part of our jobs so together we decided to help each other to create a good project.

Safety is the most important priority in anything we do in life. So its important especially with batteries. For me knowing the danger in battery acid since I experienced it when I was younger its dangerous and it is also highly acidic. Safety is our number one priority so what we did was make sure that the battery pack wasn't damaged in anyway. We have to check if the bipod can stand correctly or even open. Another is camera positioning we have to watch where we position the camera. Making sure the camera is balanced on the tripod reduces the possibilities of it falling with Mr. Sanderl becoming mad and us paying for a expensive camera.

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Under The Blood Red Sun

Mr. Tim Savage is the director of the movie Under The Blood Red Sun and many other various movies. His wife Mrs. Mardi Savage is the associate producer of Under The Blood Red Sun. The director controls the filming aspect, dramatic aspects and also visualizes the screenplay. A associate producer generally helps the producer put together the film. The film Under The Blood Red Sun many have been on a Ultra Low Budget but the film was well put together. Under The Blood Red Sun revolves around the perspective of a 13 year old Japanese boy in the time of world war 2. In Hawaii Japanese people was very discriminated because of imperial japan.

My first question for director Mr. Tim Savage was "When the family was hiding their traditional belongings was everything authentic?". His first response was that half of the belongings were authentic not the sword of course but the other half was recreational. The second question was "At any point of your life did you ever have any failures any project or did any ?". His answer was that "there was many fails that I had but the major thing between me failing was getting back up and continuously keep on filming. One of the many hardships that us the crew went through was that the film wasn't really popular and that we didn't get paid for the movie. Another is that since the movie wasn't getting popular we decided to make it an exclusive and took it down on iTunes, amazon and many various streaming sites." Meeting both Mrs. and Mr. Savage was a once in a lifetime deal and for them to answer our questions.

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.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Public Service Announcement

Finally, how did your PSA evolve, change and improve from your rough cut to your final cut? Detail each suggested change from the rough cut critique and explain what your team did to specifically address each suggestion... was it worth it, why or why not? Conclude with a reflection of the critique results from your Final Cut. What was the best compliment your team received? (6 sentence minimum)

1) Embed your finished PSA from Vimeo at the top.
2) Insert a screenshot of your storyboard after your first paragraph.
3) Include 2 unique behind the scenes photos after your second paragraph.
4) Add an image of your critique results after your final paragraph.


PSA's are important to us people so we can get an important message out to others. A public service announcement is important because it raises awareness of the important key things and places that we just take for granted or that we ignore. Not every PSA can persuade a person but if edited and made professionally most of the audience would look towards the topic. Our PSA if done right will show people that domestic violence is and never will be okay to the human eye. The PSA that will be presented is that a threat not just to the people of those families but towards the people of the next generation. Domestic violence in Hawaii is difficult to come by because no one knows the difference between domestic violence and the regulations towards domestic violence.

Olelo Student Video Competition is a competition of PSA's with a limit of 30 sec's - 10 minutes. This contest is to show the people of Hawaii what our youths point of view. The three main contest rules that should not be overlooked. First rule that should not be over looked is the same footage cannot be entered more than once any duplicates will be disqualified. The second is that entries should start with only one slate of black and end in no more than that one slate of black. The last mandatory rule is that the PSA's should only focus on an issue that affects the community our state or the world. I think that the reason why there are so many scholarships, awards and prize money is that the video industry is a industry that needs a lot of film makers. My opinion on these contests are that these videos are more towards the audience to improve awareness. Improving awareness towards these problems will improve the public on reacting and solving the problems.

My initial PSA revolved around "Setting Yourself Up For Success"

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


A cinemagraph is a picture with an ongoing movement meant to look like an animation except it is actually a GIF file from a video file. The first step of making cinemagraphs is to recording stable video with potential looping action and some frozen movement that tricks the eye. Step 2 is cutting the clip, creating freeze frame using (Alt+F) and aligning the clips by staking the freeze frame on top. Step 3 is creating a mask effect on the freeze frame which outlines the looping movement. Step 4 is when you cut the bottom clip and put the end of the clip to the beginning, and then you put a conversion in the middle of a clip, this will allow the video to loop continuously. Afterwards, you bring both sliders parallel to the video and press "I" and "O".

My second cinemagraph will be a video of John spinning the water bottle into a whirlpool with a close shot of the water spinning and the animation looping over and over again. This will be filmed with a camera from a Samsung Galaxy s8 setting is the classroom.
Initially my second cinemagraph did not come out as good as I wanted it to. But because of my time management I could not succeed in perfecting the cinemagraph to a clear eased loop but the attempt in the end resulted in me making the third cinemagraph have an easier loop.

My third cinemagraph is John holding a water bottle while water pours out this was hard for me because keeping my phone stable for this shot was tricky enough that we recorded it more than once.

Within my critique I see that my second gif surpassed my third cinemagraph by one point. This made me curious because the my third cinemagrapgh was more stable. But I understand that it was more
out there in idea wise.
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.