Hi guys this past Saturday we had a second STN practice at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School. Our song was "I Want You Back" by Colbie Caillat. Our first practice was not very good, so this practice we changed somethings up a little so that our second practice would be a lot better than the first. At the end of our practice, we watched our videos over, and we found out from Mr. M. that we have some more things to work on. Lastly, I think all of us group members got along well.
By changing up our ways of working with each other the results were different. Unlike last time when we did not have a story or we had blank spaces this time we did not have blank spaces and our story was a whole lot better. Although some of our shots did not make much sense to Mr. M we had to take some time to explain it to him before he finally got what we were trying to say and show in the video.
Even though we improved on somethings we will have a lot more to work on. For example, at the end of our video we had the broken hearted girl kick a rock at the boy, and the boy picked up examined it for a little while and threw it away as a rejection to this thought. Mr. M did not quite get it either so we must make things more obvious to see and easier to get.
We are headed jobs that we were to do. So everyone in our group would b edoing somethings and not be sitting and stocking up. For example we each had a piece of equipment to carry and Nicole was a actor, javlynn was a photographer and a actor, LIndsey was a actor and editor, and I was the actor, editor and director. So we all had assigned jobs and we all did our jobs well..
We were a team this practice and hopefully next practice will be better prepared, and in fact we also are going to schedule new dates for us to practice on our own time. So we did pretty good... How did your group do?
Hey all you bloggers,
My Physical Therapist had a group of her friends come down from California and you won't bleieve who one of of them were. (Hint: her picture is above). Yah, that's right my physical therapist's friend that came down from California was Colbie Caillat! How cool is that! The funny thing is that yesterday was STN Practice and our song was "I Want You Back" by Michael Jackson, but sung by Colbie Caillat so it was just so coincidental so I thought that it would be interesting to put it in my blog.
This weeks blog will talk about a review about the movie Hunger Games- Catching Fire. When I was watching the movie in the theater I really liked it because I felt like it was a better version of the Hunger Games and it and it caught my attention with all the suspencful stunts. As you read on I will be talking about characters and settings, my favorite characters, and my favorite 2 parts in the movie.
I watched the movie only recently even though it came out in November 22nd, but remember that I will talk about the movie in detail so watch out there may have some .......
WARNING: !!!SPOILER ALERTS!!!
IF U HAVE NEVER WATCHED HUNGER GAMES OR CATCHING FIRE THEN I WOULD SKIP THIS BLOG...
In the movie Catching Fire it is not the same as the book so if you read the book and think the book is all you need to read then think again. Catching Fire is really different because "last year was child's play..." This year they are "dealing with all experienced killers" and they have to forget everything they "think they know about the games" if you don't know the characters they are Peeta, In love with Katniss... Worked at a breadshop with his family... A victor of the recent games... From district 12, Gale, He is best friends with Katniss and hunts with her... From district 12, Katniss, is a rebel... A victor of the recent games with Peeta... Her symbol is a mocking jay... From district 12, Haymitch, a mentor of Peeta and Katniss for the games and Haymitch is a former victor of the games and has so much money that he buys liquor so is often drunk a lot... from district 12, Effie Trinket, is a lady with fashion and works for the capital, Cinna, is a designer for Katniss and also works for the capital... His job is to make Katniss look good for the camera... A trusted friend of Katniss, Flavius, is one out of the three of the prep team, Veina, another one of the three people in the prep team, Octavia, the last on in the prep team, Portia, is Peeta's designer and works with Cinna to make creative ideas for dresses, President Snow, he is the president of Panem... Wants Katniss dead because she is a signal of hope, Plutarch Heavensbee, is the new game maker and is seceretly tring to keep Katniss alive... On the rebel side, Finnick Odair, ia a former victor... Chosen weapon of choice is a trident... Allies with Katniss and Peeta... From District 4, Mags, Finnicks partner in the games... from district 4, Annie, Finnicks love, Johanna Mason, former victor of the the games... Allies with Katniss and Peeta... From district 7, Beetee and Wiress, really smart people from district 3, Prim, is a cute 12 year old girl and is also the sister of Katniss... From district 12. The main settings are the victors village, home of the victors, Panem, is a place where the rules were harshly enforced, the capital of Panem, is a technologically advanced utopian city where the nations most wealthy and powerful live, the arena, is the place where the tributes fight.
My favorite characters are Katniss and Peeta because they are both in a situation where they have to try to keep each other alive in the arena. Katniss is faced with problems and situations in which she either needs help from others or tries to hide her feelings or secrets. Peeta is trying to keep Katniss alive because he says that she has a lot of reasons to live like for Prim, Gale, her mom and everyone else, but for Peeta he only has Katniss so he tries to keep Katniss alive.
I have 2 favorite parts in the movie. My first favorite part is when Peeta, Katniss, Finnick, and Mags were in the areana and Peeta was in the front cutting a path through the jungle. Mags was on Finnicks's back and Katniss was in the back watching out for unwanted enemies... But then Peeta swung his knife right into a force field and Peeta got blown back and knocked out. Then Finnick started to revive Peeta by blowing air into his lungs by doing CPR. I like that part becuase the sound was so detailed that it felt like you were in the areana with them and their special effects were reallu cool and looked so real. My second favorite part of the movie was almost at the end. The beginning of my favorite part starts when Beetee has the wire that he made and Johanna Mason and Katniss have to go back to the beach from the lightning tree to bring the wire back, and Peeta is left with finnick as a bodyguards for Beetee. When Katniss is with Johanna and the wire the unexpected happens, the wire snaps and comes coiling back to the girls then Johanna hits Katniss in the side of her temple so that she would be partly unconscious and not able to fight back when Johanna tries to cut out the tracker in Katniss's arm. Johanna also takes some of Katniss's blood and rubs it on Katniss's neck and face and Johanna tells Katniss to be quiet and she runs away. A little while later, Finnick comes running down yelling Johanna and Katniss's name. Then once he's gone, Katniss wakes up and makes her way back to the lightning tree and tries to look for Peeta. When she nears the tree she finds Beetee on the ground unconscious and she sees the knife with the wire wrapped around the handle and she worries about Peeta because he was no where to be foundso then she grabs a arrow and takes the wire which is attached to the tree and she wraps the other side of the wire to the end of hte arrow and loads the arrow in to the bow and waits for the lightning to strike, but in the background she could hear Finnick's voice saying not to do it. Then suddenly, the lightning comes down hitting the tree and going through the wire and then Katniss launches the arrow into the air upwards, hitting the top fo the arena electrocuting the arena's circuit board making everything fall aprtt. This is another one of my favorite parts of hte movie because it shows friendship by Johanna giving up her life for Katniss to stay alive. It also shows the rebel in Katniss and how she would do anything to show the capital that she is "not just a piece in their games".
I would give this movie 5 starts because their acting is so good that I have to admit that I started to cry in both of the movies. Their special effects are so good that it is really believeable. i can't wait for Mocking Jay Part 1 comes out in November 21st.
Finally making the switch to Weebly.com. And man was it hard because I had one account and I finished coping every blog down…and I forgot the username and Pasword to it and you won’t belive what happened. I wrote my username and password down in my planner so that I won’t forget it and the next day boom I forgot it so what did I do… I looked through my planner and at every single page and i forgot what page I put it in. Pretty sad right, so then i made a new account and now I finished. So now I will tell mr. M the URL and my next blog will be on Weebly. Yay!!!
The STN Convention is coming up so that means that we have to practice and we just finished our first practice. we have teams like movie trailer, music video, spot feature, etc. I’m in the music video team. We were assigned three songs and we had to choose what song we wanted. In this blog I will talk to you alittle about who my teammates are, how the contest was, and what we will have to do and work on.
Our team is made up of four people… Lindsey, Javlynn, Nicole, and myself. Lindsey is really good with the camera and has a really creative imagination with awesome ideas ( experienced ). Javlynn is good at the camera and learns pretty fast (nonexperienced). Nicole is a good photographer but takes a alittle while to learn about things on a new camera, so i have been taking some time to teach nicole new parts of the 60 D so that when the next practice comes around then she will be ready to film (nonexperienced).
In the beginning the contest was really hard because Lindsey was not here so we had to film with out a experienced member here which made it alittle more difficult because we didn’t know what we had to do for 2 hours. and in that 2 hour frame we were trying to get something done, so in the beginning the actor was Javlynn and then she did not want to sing the song so then we changed it to Gone Gone Gone by Phllip Phillips, so now the actors were Javlynn and Kaden. Then swithed to Nicole and Kaden. Which then swiched to Kai and I because Kaden had to leave. Then Kai had to leave so then that final actors were Brandon and I. In the end when Lindesy came it was a whole lot easier.
The music video team has to mainly work on our timing and our filming. Since our timing was off we didn’t have enough time to get enough shots so when we edited we had to reuse alot of our shots. For our filming we have to get more creative shots and use different angles to make the video more interesting.
Other than our bloopers and our mistakes the STN practice was really fun, especially when all that was done we ate hotdogs and chili and we got to watch Here Comes that Boom. Bye!!!
The new year has arrived and that means the school year is half way done. So it’s time to make a new semester resolution. In this blog I will talk to you about how I would like to get a good grade for my PSA, get the music video team for STN ready and prepared for the next practice, and how I would like to keep my blog posts update and on time.
The first thing on my list is to get a good grade for my third quarter PSA. My PSA is about showing kindness and holding the door for others especially when they need help. The hard part for me is to find a idea of what I want it to look like. I think once I got a good idea then I can start working on the project.
We had a STN practice yesterday and the music video team had some bumps in the road. One big bump was finding good a good boy actor that wasn’t working because all the boys were either filming, acting for their group, or editing. We couldn’t choose a different song because all the songs had a boy in it. Another hard part was filming because the photographers did not focus very well so when we began to edit we saw the clips that weren’t focused so we couldn’t use some of the clips. So during school I think I will try and help the photographers learn more about the camera so that the next time another practice comes around we will be better prepared.
My last new semester resolution is to keep my blog posts updated and on time. Even though I have never missed a blog post I would still like to keep up my streak because the PSA project is coming up and I think that I may need my media iPad. So keeping up my blog posts on time is key to keeping my media iPad.
So that’s my new semester resolutions and I would like to read all about what your resolutions are so leave a comment below and thank you for reading this blog only on edublogs.com
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