This was a spectacular project that taught me many valuable lessons. To begin, I learned the importance of trying again. I had many technical problems in the first few days that I was filming, and I got discouraged quickly. In one instance I was having problems with my SD card and capturing my images. In the moment, there was nothing that I could do. However, I decided to drive home, grab a new card and go back. I then got the best interview that I have ever captured. I was so proud of my subject and myself for trying again and creating something beautiful. I was inspired by what Abigail had to say about the world and the importance that engineering and innovation has. In addition, I have enjoyed this project because I was able to better understand an activity at our school that does not get much exposure. The people that I talked to were all amazingly nice and intelligent and I had a wonderful time getting shots and interviews with them. Overall I am proud of myself and my execution of camera skills, interview questions, and editing because I believe that I created my best project yet. I had so much fun with this video and I am looking forward to creating more this year! To watch click here.
I enjoyed this project. First, I really liked the topic. When Mr.Goble originally proposed the Epic Object topic, turning an inanimate object into an object that portrays a type of emotion, my mind started racing. My ideas ranged everywhere from a bouncy ball to a piggy bank, but I ultimately decided on the idea of running shoes. The aspect of the shoes leading a person to an end destination seemed intriguing. After some class discussion I solidified my story line and started my story board. The story board was a helpful tool in visualizing the story. In addition, obtaining my shots was somewhat difficult. My sister, who I used as one of my actors, strongly disliked when I would ask her to redo a shot or change the way she moved. After some explaining, I helped her understand that producing videos is always a team effort and that striving for the best result possible is more important than few extra seconds it takes to reshoot. Giving up early and the mentality that "It's good enough" is never acceptable while attempting to create thoughtful videos. Often, I need to teach this lesson to myself as well, remind myself to invest the time and energy needed to complete my best work. Overall, producing this video was a fun, enlightening experience. I really appreciated the opportunity to push myself to imagine a creative video and portray a story with a purpose through an object. Click here to watch.
This project went extremely well. I enjoyed how the skills I learned while producing news packages adapted to create a more creative project. In addition, I enjoyed the emotion tied to this story. It was refreshing to see the passion that my subject, Jahnavi has for dance. One challenge I faced was getting shots in time. Coordinating with Jahnavi and finding the correct day to film in her dance studio was difficult, but eventually we coordinated perfectly and I got spectacular shots. Despite the fact that Jahnavi is talking about dance specifically, this project can relate to anyone. The aspect of passion is universal, and the commitment she shows can be found in many people. This video shows how through any activity you can learn valuable lessons and that true passion is incredibly powerful. I chose this assignment because I enjoyed creating news packages, but wanted to use a more laid-back approach. I really like the way that it turned out. I would say that I mastered my work. I pushed myself on this project and the final product is amazing. Overall, this was a really fun project to do and I throughly enjoyed showing the passion that Jahnavi has for dance. To watch this video click here.
I had the spectacular opportunity to be a part of the 5 On Your Side Partnership Program this year. In this program, students from Ladue High School and Gateway Stem High School collaborate to create a PSA. This year, the PSA topic was centered around the idea that one should be cautious about what he or she posts online. This prompt resonated with me due to the amount of social media use my peers and I participate in. This program was an amazing way to connect with students from a different background and brainstorm creative ideas. My group did not get their proposed idea chosen, but had an amazing time getting to know each other as well as thinking creatively about video ideas. In addition, we had the fantastic chance to tour the 5 On Your Side studio. Seeing an impressive studio and the professional side of Broadcast Technology was amazing. This experience was memorable and truly enjoyable. I appreciated the ability to harmoniously collaborate and create while at the same time having fun. I am so grateful for and will never forget this incredible opportunity.
Originally, I wanted to create a behind the scenes look into the costume crew of Footloose, Ladue's spring musical. While starting my project, I ran into difficulties. Many student did not want to be interviewed, the hectic environment backstage didn't provide for good camera shots, and an unclear storyline deterred me from continuing with my original plan. Instead, I decided to interview the new acting student teacher Ms.Krenning. I learned a lot in the process of making this video. I learned how to take a project that I believed would not work out, and turn it into a video that provided insight into a new member of the Ladue community. I also learned that teamwork is incredibly important and the ideas and advice of others can help tremendously. I enjoyed this project to a degree. I liked getting to know Ms.Krenning and other students involved in Footloose, however I easily got discouraged when aspects of my project went amiss. In the scheme of things, I gained many new skills that will help me in my future endeavors in Broadcast Technology. Most importantly, I leaned how to adjust my perfectionist inside me and allow a good project to flourish. To watch my video click here.
The start of my semester in Broadcast Technology II has been spectacular. We were tasked with picking a job in the TV studio and learning about it. I chose to learn about anchoring. At first, I was incredibly nervous to be on camera. However, after practicing a few times I got over the initial nerves and developed a love for the position. The feeling of accomplishment after reading a segment correctly is thrilling. While working in the studio I also learned many new lessons. First, I learned that making mistakes is normal and not a big deal. In the beginning, when I would read a line wrong or hesitate, I would get discouraged. However, now I realize that little mistakes are acceptable and the power of improvisation is useful. Next, I learned how important teamwork in the studio is. Each job directly influences the next and in the end, we are all working together to complete an amazing product. In relation to the need for teamwork, the use of communication is incredibly important. To be a good team we all need to be alert and listening for when we're needed. Overall, my first experiences in the studio have been fantastic. I look forward to anchoring more as well as starting to produce my own stories. To watch the February edition of Ladue View click here.
The Acting two class preformed in "4 am" as their final. They preformed during the Senior Directed One Acts in Spring 2018. In Broadcast Technology class I created a News Package following their journey and emotion. I really enjoyed this process and the people I did it with. Mr.Goble was spectacular in teaching, Mr.Pecka was kind to let me use his class, my classmates helped in editing and ideas, and most of all the acting two students were amazing in their performance. The structure of this project was helpful and easy to follow. I would not change anything about this project because it was astounding and incredibly enjoyable.
Overall, my experience with Broadcast Technology was memorable and extremely enjoyable. I enjoyed the lessons that taught us many skills and the process of applying those skills. Mr.Goble is a spectacular teacher who spends individual time helping students reach their full potential. There was very little that I didn't enjoy. My favorite project was the "Six Word Story" project. Even though I had difficulties with my shots, Mr.Goble helped me and it turned out fantastic. I would have liked a few more mini-projects, but overall the lesson plan was great. I have developed a love for Broadcast Technology and would love to continue it in the future. It was a wonderful class!
In class we watched six Steve Hartman “Everybody Has A Story” videos. We choose two stories to connect to a method called "Hey, You, See, So" storytelling. "Hey, You, See, So" structure: Hey- Attention (Hook). You- Viewer’s relation to the topic. See- Two or three facts. So- Why do they care?
I enjoyed watching these videos because of the heartwarming stories. I also enjoyed them because I learned more about the process of delivering facts and emotion in stories.
Story One: "Soul Food."
Hey- The hook is Suzanne Lee's appearance and house. Shows setting and gives background.
You- Shows family connection and her relationship with her children. Shows her way of giving back to the community with her food.
See- Shows her refrigerators. Shows people that eat at her home.
So- Shows the importance of character and giving.
Overall this video is amazing. The way Steve connects with the character is wonderful. He includes humor as well as emotion. Suzanne also has a bright, energetic personality.
Story Two: "The animal Odd Couple"
Hey- The hook is the elephant itself. We see and hear about the statuary.
You- The relation is the two animals as unlikely friends. Shows true connection between different species. Includes that many people have odd friends.
See- Shows the interactions the pals have. Explains the dynamic of the sanctuary.
So- Inclusion and unique friendships.
This story is spectacular as well. The subject is amazing and unique. Again, Steve inspires joy and understanding through his story.
I enjoyed creating the interview project because I learned how to conduct a purposeful interview and learned new skills on filming. I filmed my father and it was nice to learn more about him and the things he's experienced. I had some difficulties after my interview because I had to edit a 16 minute video down to five minutes. A few things I learned from the interview process are composition, framing, and sound. I also learned how to ask meaningful questions that give complex answers. I enjoyed helping my classmates with their projects. I would love to continue to do interviews and learn more.
I am a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. I am the executive producer of Ladue View and I enjoy making and staring in videos I create in class and out of class. I work hard in my contributions to the art of videography. I am passionate in my efforts to inform others and inspire many.