Friday, May 11, 2018

WNN Week 17



I think this is the last time I'm gonna have to post a blog for this class. Don't quote me on this, though.

Here we are after 17 weeks of doing Warrior News Now. Kind of a shock that the time went by that fast. Over the span of 17 weeks, we've made a lot of great episodes while, in the process of doing so, made some mistakes. It's been an interesting experience putting together these shows every week and I'm sure we've all learned something at this point. This week wasn't exactly a learning experience for me, considering I had AP testing for the solid majority of the week and wasn't able to contribute to the project anywhere near as much as I would have liked to. Skyler and I were in charge of special segment, which was slated to be some sort of rap video for our season finale. In terms of the probably minimal amount of work I was able to do, I helped orchestrate some kind of plan and wrote/ghost-wrote a few raps for myself and others. Since I was gone on Wednesday and Thursday I wasn't able to contribute my own rap or help edit, which was a disappointment for me considering I was really looking forward to this segment. However, I am looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to next week's project.

I have a few "proud moments" from the show when we've had work turn out really good. I loved the five second rule gameshow and the ramen challenge, mainly due to how great they turned out and how well they were received. I was also really satisfied with how some school news segments I worked on turned out, those being the senior project highlight and the art club highlight. The segments that really gave me some sort of creative platform where I could really engineer something truly different from the last piece had to be my favorite, but school news did give me a chance to make a structured piece that I ended up being really satisfied with in the end. I definitely have a substantial fail for you; the captioning on the school news piece on the storms that devastated the North Shore. I was copying down names from a list of people that was written on a document, and, unaware of who Tia Takasaki was, wrote her name down as a caption to the wrong person. I didn't realize the fault in this until it was pointed out to me the next day. I think next time, the best possible thing we could do is have a few people take the time to watch it over that could provide a different outside perspective on the piece. If they can catch things of that level of importance that I can't catch, it'd be worth it no matter what, even with time being a scarcity.

It's hard to necessarily pinpoint an "area of growth" I've developed from working on this show. I'd say that it's definitely whipped some time management senses into me that I didn't have before, though. Time management has always been a little bit of a concern for me (let's face it, bigger than a "little bit") and having to finish an entire show in four days has definitely given me a new perspective on managing time.

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, May 4, 2018

WNN Week 16



Hi everybody, welcome back to my blog. It's week sixteen. We've been doing this for sixteen weeks. Wild.

I'm gonna lead here by saying that this had to be one of my favorite WNN episodes. On this week's episode of WNN, we did a special segment; a game show called "Five Second Rule". The point of the game is that two contestants are asked a question with three possible answers. Their goal is to give three answers in 5 seconds or less. No answers are incorrect; the only way to get points is to give three answers. I had a lot of fun working on this week's WNN special segment, and I think it turned out really great. In terms of the entire WNN episode, I definitely think it was well produced. Sports, community, weather and surf report did a fantastic job (great photos and great shots!). School news was also really well done (the interviews were definitely of substance and the b-roll was great) but audio levels for the voiceovers could definitely be improved.

In terms of what I hope people have gained from WNN, I hope people feel like they've been entertained and that they've gained some more information about things around our school that they didn't know already. I'd say the biggest takeaway I've learned from this class is that communication is the most key part of all of this. If you're not working together, 110 percent as a team then things aren't gonna come out the way you want them to.

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 27, 2018

WNN Week 15



Hello. Welcome back to another day in the life of Warrior News Now. I'm gonna start by saying this was personally the worst week I've had on WNN. I had to take on the "school news" segment, to which we were required to make it on a specific story that extensively lacked b-roll, so much to the point that there was almost nothing to work with. Even with the setback, I still worked hard to make something of quality, and that ended up being undermined by the pictures in the end anyways. I'm gonna say that working in such a time frame with such few people gets very difficult. WNN would definitely be a higher level of quality if we had more people to make it function like it should.

I'm gonna have to say that my favorite (and at this point the most tolerable) segment is special segment. Special segment gives you the creative freedom that the other segments honestly should give you. I'm hoping to get to stick to the special segment for a little while, primarily because I believe my skillset lies with a more creative format. I think my least favorite segment is sports, community, weather and surf report, mainly because, like I stated previously, it completely lacks a creative aspect. When I work on the special segment next week, I'm gonna do a Five Second Rule game show with two students participating. After the last game show, I'm looking forward to showing what a different idea can do.

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 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.

WNN Week 17

I think this is the last time I'm gonna have to post a blog for this class. Don't quote me on this, though. Here we are after 1...