Friday, April 20, 2018

WNN Week 14



HELLO, READER. THANK YOU FOR READING UP UNTIL THIS POINT, OR JUST READING IN GENERAL. Yes, I wanted you to yell that. This week on WNN we made a student poll to find out what our Warriors are planning on doing after they graduate from high school. Our job this week was to make a promotional video to let the students know about the poll and where to find it. I think it went really well, but we could improve on our audio consistency. I think the best way to increase our viewership for the show would be to get more students in on the special segment and share the link with all of the teachers. Our deadline is very important to our success for many reasons, especially to make sure that our viewers see the episode when they should be seeing it, AKA every Friday.

TAGS:
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

Friday, April 13, 2018

WNN Week 13



What's up reader? Welcome back to my blog. On this week's episode of Warrior News Now New Network Now, we did a school news segment on the senior project. We gave some background information on the senior project, as well as interviewed three seniors that presented their senior expo this week (Kamaile Packard, West Johnson and Larry Loos). I personally think it turned out great. The b-roll ended up looking fantastic, with the exception of some dark shots, and the interviews ended up turning out really good too. Everyone that we interviewed had a lot of really valuable information to share with us, which ended up contributing to what made this such a good piece.

Now I'm gonna share with you the "weekly grind" of WNN. It all starts on Monday, where we pick the categories that we want to work in, choosing between school news, sports/community/weather/surf, special segment, or being an on-camera host. We then come up with the subject material for our selected segment, write the scripts and come up with a plan. Then, on Tuesday and Wednesday, we shoot our video, and on Thursday we edit and finish the final product. Then, those are all strung together to make the WNN you know and love. Communication is SO important in making a good segment. If you don't have a solid level of communication and planning between you and the people you're collaborating with, your piece becomes so much more difficult to produce.

TAGS:
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

WNN Week 12



Hallo. Welcome back to my WNN blog! It's been a minute. On this week's WNN episode, we did a school news segment on our school's art club.

TAGS:
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

Monday, April 2, 2018

WNN Week 11



Hallo. Welcome back to my WNN blog! It's been a minute. On this week's WNN episode, we did a school news segment on our school's art club.

TAGS:
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

Monday, March 26, 2018

WNN Week 10



Hello everyone. Congratulations, you've made it to the halfway point. This week marks week 10 of WNN, the ending of the first of two quarters of this class's semester. Now you should prepare yourself, because I'm pretty sure this is gonna be the longest blog post I've written so far. For this week's segment, we did a piece on the culinary class's ramen challenge. Originally, the plan was for us to highlight the ramen challenge for a "top chef" kind of cooking competition, where we'd highlight their cooking processes and then have a judging segment. It ended up relying on the judging segment almost completely, mainly because of how entertaining it turned out as.

We did a lot of work as a group this week; I shot b-roll and interviews with the students during the ramen challenge, as well as footage of the actual teacher judges reviewing session (which ultimately didn't end up being used in the end), and I also came up with the idea for the review segment, set up the cameras, filmed and edited the piece. Jai did a fantastic job with b-roll shooting and was great on camera, and Gabe also contributed to making the music for the piece and, like Jai, did great on camera. The two of them were just very entertaining over the span of the whole piece. There was so much more to that piece that we would have loved to include in the final product, but the lion's share of the video had to be cut out to meet the time constraints of 60-90 seconds for our segment. As implied by the last sentence, the time constraints were a bit of a challenge this week, and they ended up affecting the end product overall, in terms of the topic changing from a cook-off segment to a food review bit.

Now jumping to the school news piece on the walkout. I think that the most compelling parts of their segment was their interview with Kasiah and their b-roll of the actual walkout taking place. Kasiah was one of the students that organized the walkout, and was definitely very educated and passionate about the subject. With the way she describes the situation it really takes you into the vast reality of how big of a problem this is. The b-roll also shows that many others, including students, teachers and staff think this too and know that it's time to make a change. Now jumping back to our segment, the ramen challenge. The goal of our segment was to provide an entertaining piece that, while being a funny bit, showcased the work of the directed studies in culinary's work. I think that, using the piece method that we did, we definitely were able to accomplish that, and I think that this was definitely my favorite piece so far I've done on WNN. I'm definitely planning on doing more like this that engages the students and makes for a lighter, funnier piece on WNN.

TAGS:
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

WNN Week 9



Hello again. Welcome back to my blog. Surprised you're still reading this, it's been 9 weeks now. In this week's episode of WNN, we did a segment on Key Club and their journey to HCON, a Key Club convention on Maui, where Key Clubs from across the state join together and grow together through Key Club related activities. I know, that's a lot of Key Club in one sentence. My jobs this week were writing the questions for the interviews, shooting the interviews, writing and recording the voiceover, and editing the video.

Now I'm gonna be talking to you guys on how to be a good film director. I think two main things about being a good film director are planning and understanding. You have to plan what you're shooting well, with a lot of attention to detail, as well as understand the purposes of why you're filming the piece you're filming and the constraints you're working under. Doing things like shot planning and good script writing is helpful to making a good piece, as well as keeping keynotes on editing using markers. Also, know the audience. Know who you're trying to appeal to and how, which will help you make a piece that will reach and resonate with more people. I've honestly always been interested in the prospect of doing video editing or animation as a professional job. I've worked as a paid video editor before, but it was nothing like what I would imagine working in the professional field to be like, which would be a pretty amazing thing to experience. I have a lot of creativity when it comes to editing and animation, and having a place to exercise that creativity in a professional fashion would be an incredible opportunity.

TAGS:
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

WNN Week 8



What's up? Welcome back to my blog, where I'm gonna talk about WNN Week 8. My group made a "meme contest" segment this week, highlighting a little idea we had to get the students to submit school related memes for a segment that would ultimately highlight them and be pretty entertaining. No idea if it's gonna end up turning out that way, but why not try, right? The goal was for them to submit their memes to our network email "wnn@kapaahs.k12.hi.us" and we would review and judge them. Just gonna have to see what happens and if we get any submitted.

Now moving to the next topic of this blog, the FCC and FTC. I know what you're saying already; well what do the FCC and FTC have to do with WNN? Well, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and FTC (Federal Trade Commission) are independent branches of the US Government; the FCC regulates national/international communications through pretty much any form of communication requiring a satellite, and the FTC has the goal of putting an end to anti-competitive business behaviors. I'd say I'm supportive of the FCC and the FTC's principles of trying to regulate content and keep the internet fair. Their execution, however, could definitely be improved on. The FCC isn't doing so well right now under the influence of Ajit Pai.

TAGS:
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

WNN Week 14

HELLO, READER. THANK YOU FOR READING UP UNTIL THIS POINT, OR JUST READING IN GENERAL. Yes, I wanted you to yell that. This week on WNN we...