Monday, July 21, 2014

Interstitial Madness

The MC’s (Media Creators) are back again from a visit to the DROP House, and much has happened in a short period of time. Come and see for yourself what they’ve been up to! When we were there we found them working on an interstitial. An interstitial is a segue in between two sections of a video, show, or movie. It tells you what you are watching or listening to. These are a couple of examples of interstitials from previous seasons of DROP TV.

Here we see some DROP producers hard at work creating scripts for some new interstitials.

Here we see Amanda, one of the co-directors of DROP TV, guiding the DROP TV producers on what to do and where to be to make an awesome interstitial.

Here we see a bird’s eye view of the final product from DROP producers filming one of their ideas for an interstitial.

Even though the DROP TV producers are hard at work they can still have a lot of fun!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DROP TV is Back in Action!

This summer at CMP, youth at DROP TV have been learning about media arts and what it takes to make a movie from start to finish. During the first week the students started with the basics, like camera angles and storyboarding. Storyboarding is when you draw out, shot by shot, what is going to appear in your film. Like any good TV show, you need a good intro. The Media Creators, better known as the MCs, took a trip to the DROP House to see what the youth producers were working on.

Here are some photos from our adventure to the DROP House and a sneak peek about what to expect from the DROP TV crew this summer.

Jack, one of the DROP TV veterans, is explaining to the team how to storyboard.

Jack is showing one of the MC’s, Dyasia, what they are storyboarding.
A complete storyboard.

The first group is excited about their refined ideas.

The second group documenting their ideas for the intro on a bigger scale.

The second group getting their creative juices flowing.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what Children’s Media Project has to offer. The youth this summer are all full of creative ideas that we can’t wait to share with you. Stay tuned for more updates about new projects by the MC’s and the Drop TV team.   

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

     Hey, it's Jake. In Media Magic today we are editing and finishing up the filming of our trailers. These are trailers for motion pictures. We have been recreating them over the past 2 weeks. In my group, we are recreating the first television spot for the Dark Knight. Jordan, Felipe and Nyree have been working on a trailer for the film 1000 leaves. Jack, Taylor, and Eamon have been working on a Rushmore trailer. All in all, we have been working hard on these and cannot wait to finish.

      Tyler Jake and I encountered an interesting scene wherein we had to produce someone doing pushups whilst someone watched in the background. This is a shot of this scene, while we are trying to figure what to do in the scene.
     This is Jack portraying Max Fischer in a scene from the trailer for Rushmore. It came out well.
      This is Elissa with Domonique in a scene from the Dark Knight, which had a football stadium collapsing and exploding around the players.
     This is Jordan explaining to Mike and Felipe about something to do with the film trailer for 1000 leaves.

     Now Domonique joins me to go over our highs and lows for today. This is Jake. My high for today was certainly my acting in regards to the batman cityscape, viewing the city from the top of a skyscraper. In regards to a low, I have difficulty coming up with one. Now Domonique! For a high: I had a fun time working and watching the football stadium collapse team, and it was also fun to watch the scene with batman on the skyscraper. As for a low, no low today. I think everyone worked really hard and the remakes for the trailers came out really great!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Today was a good day for Media Magic. Everyone did not show up today but we kept pushing and accomplished more things. everyone is working hard and their trailers are coming out great. My group is a little behind and is still working on props and setting up for the football scene for the dark knight rises. I had fun today but at some points i was getting frustrated because i messed up on one of the props and have to do that one over. Overall today was fun for me and i cant wait to finish our project.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Behind the Scenes Look

Today was a pretty good day. Not a lot of people were here, however, this gave Nyree and I the awesome opportunity to film the behind the scenes of Tyler being Bane from The Dark Knight Rises and Eamon doing a scene from the movie Rushmore. I had fun doing it and I bet that Nyree did as well, and apparently she really likes some weird food called Poppy Corn.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Media Magic week 5 day 2

This week's project is recreating movie trailers. We build our own props, use our own actors, and film our own scenes mirroring those of the big screen films. My group is recreating the trailer for Rushmore.  While we lack a gym, a courtyard, or someone who can do a triple backflip, we do have cardboard! We have copious amounts of cardboard...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March 24 blog: Big moment editing

Today my group and I finished editing our movie moment. We had problems editing and rendering, but we got through it anyway. I was interviewed today and it was quite interesting. I feel like my group and I got a lot done today. This week and last week we were pretty productive. We're doing a new project on movie trailers. We are going to relive the trailers. I feel pretty happy about this next project. I'm sure my group will be a big hit. We haven't decided on what trailer we are going to use but I am sure it is going to be good. My group is really creative.