Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Interview Composition

First, explain the difference between a host or reporter shot and an interview shot. Describe what the background of an interview shot should be composed of and why NEVER to shoot flat angle interviews against a wall, hedge, fence, bus or any other flat surface. What is "look room" and how can you setup "The Line" to avoid creating a profile shot. (6 sentence minimum)

The difference between host or reporter shot and an interview shot is that a host or reporters shot is that

Then, discuss what you believe to be the most important part of shooting a successful interview... Is it getting a good shot, making the interviewee comfortable, being a good director, testing & recording high quality audio, or asking follow up questions? What strategies can you think of to make the interviewing process easier? (6 sentence minimum)

Last, add your visuals: 1) Place your best interview at the top of the post. 2) Between paragraphs, add a google drawing that visually explains how to create "The Line". 3) At the bottom, create a photo bar from 3 of your teams' pre-test examples and explain what not to do in each caption.

ALD 5.1 Design a targeted digital media message or concept that addresses the needs of a client.
ALD 5.2 Plan and construct a digital media product from budgeted resources that addresses client needs.
ALD 5.3 Assess the collaborative process for its impact on the design, planning, and production of a digital media product.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Under the Blood Red Sun

Mr. Tim and Mrs. Mardi Savage is the Director and Associate Producer for the film "Under the Blood Red Sun". The roles of a director is that the director is the one that writes the script, the one that finds the characters for the film and he's the one that makes the whole film happen. The role of a associate producer is basically the one that generally assists the producer in putting the film together, the duties of a associate producer may include organizing the script, editing, writing, and helping the editor by making calls. The thing that they do to contribute the filmmaking is

What was the first question you asked and what was their response? Describe the rest of the questions you asked and the answers you received during our discussion with Mr. and Mrs. Savage. (6 sentence minimum)

I didn't ask any questions, but someone ask a question that was similar to mine and I got the answer to my question which was, What inspired you to become a director?,

ALD 3.1 - Evaluate the relationship between digital technology and criminal activity for its affect on the digital marketplace.
ALD 3.2 - Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of digital content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Public Service Announcement


First, describe the impact that a powerful PSA could have on an audience... Do you really think a PSA could persuade someone to act or think differently, why or why not? What are you hoping to accomplish by producing your public service announcement? What is it about and why should your audience care about this specific issue? (6 sentence minimum)

A powerful PSA can have a huge impact on a audience. It could make them change what they think about it or it could make them feel emotional. I think that a PSA could persuade someone to act or think differently because other people have their own ways of thinking about a PSA and others could act differently towards a PSA, because it all depends if they get the idea of the topic. The thing that I am hoping to accomplish by producing our public service announcement is to make a good PSA that people could watch and get the idea of our topic and maybe get a little motivated by our PSA. Our PSA is about Active Lifestyle, our audience should care about this specific issue because eating junk foods and not being active is a issue around the world. So our PSA is a message to inspire people to get more active and not stay in bed all day.

Then, give your readers some background information about the organization hosting the PSA video contest that you are entering. Explain the 3 most important contest rules that should not be overlooked. Why do you think there are so many opportunities for Media students to earn awards, scholarships and prize money through various competitions? Who do you think benefits most from these contests... the students, the organizations or the audiences and why? (6 sentence minimum)

Some background information about olelo

Finally, how did your PSA evolve, change and improve from your rough cut to your final cut? Detail each suggested change from the rough cut critique and explain what your team did to specifically address each suggestion... was it worth it, why or why not? Conclude with a reflection of the critique results from your Final Cut. What was the best compliment your team received? (6 sentence minimum)

Our PSA evolved by us changing some video clips around and matching it according to the voiceover. The suggested changes from our rough cut critique helped us a lot. Our team took the suggested changes

ALD 2.1 Assess the evolution of digital media as it affects and is affected by society.
ALD 2.2 Assess changes in technology and markets as it affects digital media designs.

Thursday, January 11, 2018


First, explain what a Cinemagraph is and the type of video you need to make it work. Breakdown the process of creating a cinemagraph into 4 simplified steps. Describe what you plan to accomplish in your first attempt. (ie., setting, subject, equipment, composition, movement, etc.). Explain the strengths and areas for improvement related to your first attempt. (6 sentence minimum)

Our first project in Digital Media is creating a series of 3 cinemagraphs. A cinemagraph are still photographs which minor repeated movements are occuring. The first step to create a cinemagraph is to record a video with something that has movement in it. The second step is to open up final cut pro and import your video and clip it to where you want it to start and end. The third step is to create and edit your masks. The fourth step is to turn your video into a GIF.

 My second cinemagraph turned out to be pretty good. The second cinemagraph I created wasn't really exactly what I wanted it to turn out to be. I think it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to is because of the video I chose to do. The video I chose was not that great because the quality isn't that good and the video is kind of blurry. The things that I can do to improve my third cinemagraph is to use a video that isn't blurry and that has better quality. The thing I plan to accomplish in my last cinemagraph is to create the best one that I can.

ALD 4.1: Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message.
ALD 4.2: Compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.