This week’s blog is on the Life Lessons I gained from being in the Advanced Media Productions Class. This class along with my Band and Science Olympiad Class had many lessons for life and I think taking extra classes that maybe take more effort or time are good to go through if you have the opportunity.
Media has helped me connect more with my family and new people. Talking to new people helped me be more social especially with my family. Before I didn’t know what to say because I was too nervous to say anything to them because I barely talked to them because they’re way older than me. But now I’ve talked to lots of people so whenever I’m having a conversation with someone new seems like nothing. Now I’m more social and not so shy around other people I’m not so close to.
Next is making deadlines. If you don’t make your deadlines, your dead. Deadlines are easy to set but making them is easier said than done. Making deadlines is something that I’ve learned in many other classes, but if you don’t make your deadlines in media your gonna be behind. This class has many projects and work to do and if you become behind the work just begins to pile up until you have more time to finish the work.
Finally is Media helped me in language arts. Everyone knows about the other two lessons, but I don’t talk about this lesson to other people at all so if you’re reading this, you’re the first person to know about this. Before in Elementary School to the first quarter in 6th grade I could barely write and I was a C student and barely got B’s. But then in my 2nd quarter of 6th grade I worked with Kolten and we started writing scripts. We took the sources and information we had from our News Story and tried to find the points and main ideas from it. We did this a lot and now I’m a lot better at writing and my grades went up too.
This is it for this weeks blog. Life Lessons come from a lot of opportunities, but letting yourself have those opportunities is the only way you learn. I didn’t ever think I would take extra classes, but now I’ve come a long way from doing the extra work.
Hey everyone I’m back for another blog. This week’s blog is on the Family Night video that I chose to show. I chose our Crazy Eights News Magazine Video that we did at the Crazy Eights competition. I wasn’t the only one who worked on the video. Haley, Evan, Natalie, Kate, Janine, Shayne, and Halea also worked on the video with me. We all equally did our part for this video and there are many reasons why I wanted to play this video.
First, is teamwork. Although a few of us have our different opinions, and argue out of Crazy Eights, we all put it aside and tried our best to not fight. This year it was challenging since we had a small team for a 8 minute video that usually has more people working on it. Even though we had separate teams in our one team, we all worked together and if there was something that needed to be done even if it wasn’t our job, we did it. Like Shayne and Halea were filming downtown Nashville and the other news stories needed footage from there.
Second, the video showed that anyone can make a good video no matter how many setbacks or experience you have in the team. A lot of the time the 8th graders are a huge help to the team because they have the most experience but in this case only half of our group had been in News Magazine at STN. Since there will be the new students at the family night, I want to show them that even though they’re new and not as experienced, they can still do great work no matter how long they’ve been in the class.
Finally, because most of them will be on the News Magazine team next year and I think it’s to see some of the STN categories and what it’s like. This video is a good example of what a News Magazine is like. It has a good opening with a good written stand up and a variety of different stories that all follow one certain topic. Although we turned it in with 2 minutes left, I think we did pretty good since we were filming stand ups an hour before it was due.
This is why I chose the Crazy Eight News Magazine as my video to show at the Family Night. Hopefully the new students will want to join News Magazine after seeing the video and get a better understanding of what it is. Have a great day and wear your seatbelts.
Hey everyone it's been a while. today I'll be writing about the STN Trip I just went on with the media class and what we did. He asked us today write about it so I'll just talk about my favorite parts. But if you want a bit more about the Trip I have a separate page for STN Blogs iand I wrote a blog for everyday. Anyway, let's get right into the blog
My 3rd favorite part of the trip was seeing snow and having a snowball fight. We sorta had two sides and not really at the same time, and we built snowmen by the hotel. The snow was really soft and not as cold as I thought it would be. It was really fun bonding with the class and playing around in the snow. Also in the snow was ice which I found a few times. talking about ice, we went ice skating and I fell a lot, but I got the hang of it after a while.
My 2nd favorite thing we did was going around Boston and Nashville. We went on Broadway Street in Nashville and it was really long. It was fun to see the different places at Nashville and Boston. they're so different from Hawaii and really nice. I like the city in Boston and I'm thinking of living in the city when I grow up. Boston was really like Music City. Everywhere we went there was Music playing from cars to restaurants. This is why I liked walking around the city.
Finally is my favorite part of the trip. Seeing friends and making new friends at STN. I made a lot of new friends and saw a lot of friends from Maui. I saw a lot of them last year, but I met a few new students this year and I still talk today them after the trip. We even saw them when we were going today Boston because they went go New York. Besides my friends from maui. I got today see my pen pal Ethan and everyone else from Castaic Middle School. Although I didn't really talk to them, I also made friends from Kona and they were cool too. Surprisingly I made a lot of new friends this year at STN this year.
That's it from this week's blog. Have a great day and come back to see next week's blog. Wear your seatbelts.