For the month of November, I participated in a in-school field trip with four other girls in my Broadcast Tech. class along with five eighth graders from LMS. I partnered up with Alyssa, an eighth graders, to think of ideas of videos to produce. It was also neat to work with students in my little sister's grade to see their perspective on social media and vaping. In the end the video produced was our idea, which was very cool! The video was of students holding a board labelled "With Just One Click..." which was Maria Dolan's idea, then the student talked about a negative event that has occured in the Ladue District. The video became very impactful which was the goal for us to complete. I am very proud of how this video turned out and wish it would've lasted longer! To add on, Panorama was doing a "Fake Foods" article about plant based products. I tagged along when Lucy Lochmoeller and Domenic Fenogolio went to Whole foods, and Burger King. At Whole Foods, we purchased avacado based icecream and soy based cheese. The icecream was so good! On the contrary, the cheese was not pleasant tasting. Lastly, the Impossiburger at Burger King was not terrible but like a regular fast food burger. It was a very neat experience to see how the panorama took notes for their article.
For my October assignment, I went around LHWHS to find students who have experienced a concussion from a sport. Finding students to interview was surprisingly simple to do, since concussions are so common in high school sports. I found the sound difficult to fix in a few interviews, most that I could not put in my video. To fix this, I will need to remember testing all the equipment beforehand, in order to have good soundbites. This video was very intriguing to create because I was unaware of the affects that concussions bring to students daily. The students who I found to interview mostly played popular sports. For instance, ice hockey and football are very prone to concussions. Lastly, for my rule of third, my podcast had music in the outro along with the intro that was not perfect. For example the music had lyrics so it was difficult to understand myself. With the audio provided by Mr. Goble, I was able to successfully find music to add in order to fix my mistakes from last month.
The photos above are students, Jordan Peete and Lexi Levy.
In Costa Rica, my church family and I worked on remodeling a beaten up, rotting church in a poor area of Costa Rica. We woke up around seven, did our prayer journals, ate breakfast, and began working around eight. On the first day, I painted the mint green walls of the church into a sunshine yellow. After lunch on the same day, I ran into a lizard. Instantly I tried to pick it up, however there is not windows on the church. Therefore, the lizard jumped into the room where all the girls were sleeping! Eventually I got the lizard out of the room and gave it to a local teen who was playing basketball with Dillion Clark. The local teen attempted to eat the lizard and I gasped... although it was a joke.
In Broadcast Technology, I enjoyed getting the freedom to show my creativity. My favorite project was the six-word story. Although, it was difficult at first to create an idea, but at the end I loved watching each students' final project. Another assignment I loved, was making my weekly account. I had new owned a website so it was a really cool experience for me. Broadcast Technology gives you plenty of time to go your own pace for each project. To add on, during some projects I had too much time left over which I disliked. Broadcast Technology 2 interests me for next year as an option to select. This class as been so much fun for me and was one of my favorite classes!
For my last unit before finals, Mr. Goble taught my class how to properly interview a person. This unit excited me because I can carry interviewing skills throughout my life. My group and I interviewed Lauren Vanlaningham, captain of the Sparkle dance team. When interviewing Lauren, I learned about talking space and how it is very important to check the audio before beginning an interview! Audio was a difficulty for my group and I. To add on, for the first 30 seconds of Lauren's interview there was no sound because the mic. was not on. Eventually, we fixed the audio and began the interview again.
My six-word story is called "Look at Life With Some Color." This was chosen while I was with my friends. These six-words help remind myself to always see the positive and not negative in life. The first shot that was used is a low angle shot, then I transitioned into an extreme wide shot. The third shot was an extreme close of my eyes. After, I used a medium shot (#4 shot), and for #5 I used dark voyeur. On my sixth shot, the shot was filmed at a medium close-up angle. The shot I took at the football came was rather difficult for me. For instance, the camera needs to be still in order to record the perfect shot. So, when I was shooting this my knees were bent and my phone up to my chin for balance. I choose each shot according to my life and how it's spent. This unit was a way I was able to show my creativity and ideas.
The six word quote I read with the class made me very curious. "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." It gave me different perspective. Was the baby taken away from the parents? Was it a miscarriage? I enjoyed the challenge of finding conclusions to the six word quote by Ernest Hemingway. The second quote states, " Change the World by being Yourself." This quote can speak to everyone, you need to be yourself to make a change. This inspired me to be unique! I found many six word stories on this site!
I have lived in three states!