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!
In the last few weeks, I have learned how to edit videos, and how to properly work a camera. The first step to this unit was how to correctly set up a camera. For a camera to function properly, it needs a battery, headphones, a white piece of paper, a SD card and a tripod. After, I was taught three different shots: wide, medium, and tight. This was difficult for me since I had a hard time remembering to have small to no head space while filming. In addition, editing my video called "Circus Wagon", was difficult to understand because I have always used iMovie instead of Final Cut Pro. Then, I began to get the hang of it and now love Final Cut Pro! I have learned so many things about shooting the perfect shot and the different shortcuts while editing. This week was so much fun!
In Broadcast Tech. this week, I learned many lessons and details on how to run a show perfectly. My favorite job was being floor director. While being floor director, I learned that you need to learn how to multi-task. I wore a microphone/ headphones so I was able to hear everyone in the control room. My job is important because I run the production from the inside unlike the director. I loved holding my hand signals stating when to start, especially when I was able to say "5-4-3-2..." then point to the talent. Being floor director was the best part of this week!
TV Studio Blog Entry #1
Last week, I learned the position of the control group and tech. board. At the control group, I would wait until the director said "record" and I would start recording then respond with, "recording". It was partially difficult for me to remember to reply back but after practicing I began doing it more frequently. Next, I was at the tech. board and controlled the board at the right picture. I waited for my que from the director and prepared to change the camera shot. The different camera shots were the AJA, Control Group, and Camera 2. While being in charge of these jobs, I realized that it took focus and timing to make a television show run perfectly.
I am Catherine Fox