Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Today, two groups created experimental videos. with one requirement- it must be outside. with that information, the groups brainstormed ideas. My group's video was about a man who falls out of a tree, hallucinates, becomes normal, and walks away. From my view it was good, but we could've worked more on the way the scene looked on screen. because in reality, it looked really good. but when we saw it on the projector it didn't fully tell the what the story was about. Alltogether, it was a good start to the week.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Today everybody recorded a mini video about 30 seconds long. when we got back inside we went over the videos to see what wedid wrong and how to fix It. I was the photographer during this video taking pictures of the progress they have done. The video was about a leaf falling to the ground and smacking somebody in the face. The other video was about a box doing different scenes with the students.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Today at Medic Magic we started discussing how to use cameras and tripods. Before the camera lessons we played a game of celebrity heads. A game involving a sticky note or something of someone stuck to your head and you have to ask questions to figure out who or what you are headMike and Ryan discussed using camera and the potential problems that a little mistake such as an unbalanced tripod. Today was an over all fun day and I cannot wait to come back tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Until next time,
Monday, August 13, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
This summer I work at Children's Media Project as a part of Team Motion. Even though I do not go on the radio as much I get to have an opportunity to help teach younger kids in the Night Writers program. I really like doing that because I get to help them with making there pieces and I get to see what other kids around my age are thinking.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Elizabeth and Madeline editing with garage band
Monday, July 16, 2012
Team Motion & DropTV Day 2!
Hay guys! It's Martha! Second day of Team Motion and DropTV! Overall it's been a very relaxing day. Lots of promoting has been going on and well, what can I say, Team Motion is working hand in hand with getting DropTV's shenanigans out there. Haha. So far it's been a really good day, and Ryan and Mike have been teaching DropTV about story structure and script writing! We've been practicing our promotional skills and our video recording skills in Team Motion, so we've been paying lots of attention to detail. Even though it's scorching hot outside! But we got through it and we're hoping to have some more fun this summer with DropTV.
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Monday, July 9, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Hey guys! It's Martha here blogging directly from the last day of this session of Media Magic! :[ It's actually really upsetting that it's ending so quickly. During this I was very greatly introduced into the Apple world. Not only that but I met some AMAZING people while here. It's great knowing there are actual humans out there that enjoy making movies and coming up with the ideas for them just as much as I do.
Ryan and Mary Ellen were the most AMAZING teachers EVER! I met two people that I feel I've known forever and have so much in common with! They're my heroes.
All of the other people here that helped us get all of these things done are amazing as well. They tolerated us just as much as we tolerated each other.
But most importantly my fellow Media Magic-ers. I've worked with them during this session and even though I already know some of them, I feel like they're all family now.
Media Magic helped me electronically grow.
And I hope to be a part of it in the future <3
Love, Martha <3 ;3
Sadly, today is our last day of Session 2 of Media Magic. In comparasion of the two, I enjoyed this one more because of how many creative minds joined together for amazing short pieces. I wish we had more time to hang for film, but all good things come to an end. Til next time, fellow viewers!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
this is our zombie protest :2,4,6,8, we will not segragate
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Signing off with Smiles,
The main goals for the scripts were to have amazing story structure, build up brilliant dialogue, and superb character development. With a flip camera in hand and a Mac on task, we all had tons of resources to create these two films-to-be.
One last thought: would anyone know when the narwal bacons?
See you guys next time for Media Magic Blogs!!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I do go on the internet everyday. I mostly use it for my facebook to chat with friends.
When doing group work, I don't like sharing ideas because I am kinda shy, but I like to support other peoples ideas if I like the ideas.
If my close friend and I had a disagreement, first I would be quiet and think about what just happened to see what went wrong. If I was at fault I would kindly apologize but if not I would make her see reasons that she was wrong.
If I was asked to do something that I didn't know how to do I would first try to figure out how to do it myself but if I can't do it I would just leave it alone and ask for help.
My time on the web consists of me looking up random facts and "tidbits", Looking at funny pictures, and editing stories that I write.
If I were to be working in a group, there are a few roles that I interact with. I am a BIG creative idea person. I work my best when I am asked to "Think outside of the box" or come up with something new. I also work well when it comes to organization and planning. Things just flow easier when you have everything written down on paper. Usually when I am in a group I will be nominated to lead or choose to spearhead the project myself. I work pretty well under pressure.
Ah, when it comes to friends, I have a few good ones. If a close friend and I were to disagree on something we wouldn't stop talking, hate each other, or even try to see the other persons side. We would argue our point out in shouts until we are blue in the face! After about maybe 12 hours we might decide to call it a tie, and then we would just laugh about the ridiculous points we tried to make. I have stubborn friends.
What would I do if i was asked something and didn't know how to do it? Honestly? If I was asked to do something I wasn't sure how to do, I would do it anyway. Unless it was like a cataclysmic, life or death decision, I would pretend to know what i'm doing and push forward with the same conviction I would have if I was an expert at the task.
Im not exactly sure how much T.V. I've been watching but it hasn't been a lot of T.V. I would say my favorite T.V. shows that i watch are Family Guy, Bleach, Adventure Time, and a few more I can't think of right now. The movies that I like are movies that are suspenseful and horror movies.
How often do I go on the internet, and what do I use it for?
I go on the internet just about every day. I usually play games or go on YouTube and look at videos but lately I've been using it to look up information to learn more about the world.
When doing group work, which of these roles do I gravitate towards and why?
-Team leader, Has good ideas, shyly shares them, Has good ideas never share them, Hangs back and let other people do the work, Makes people laugh with shenanigans.
The role that i gravitate to the most is has good ideas, shyly shares them. I gravitate towards that the most because I don't like my ideas being criticized so much.
Say a close friend and I got into an disagreement. How would I respond?
I'd most likely just start off in a calm voice and try to explain my side of the disagreement.
Say I'm asked to do something that I dont know how to do. How do I respond?
I always try and ask someone for help but if no one can help me I look up on how to do what I'm trying to do.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
First we talked about our trip to Troy where we talked to people that appeared to be our peers. They also appeared to have made a film without me me... kinda sad about that actually. Then we went over ways of how we could narrate a film of our own and we used some examples, that were actually pretty good. After wards we began learning the Google Doc which is sooooooo awesome I can have a conversation actively ,but I'm very lazy so scratch that. We all have a idea to create a film where we uses narrations to explain the film we are making and so far it's coming along great. So the group I'm in is brainstorming ways to think like a girl pfff, good luck with that, me. Good day to you, good people, see ya! As you can see in picture number two, that would be me.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
my favorite show are Tyler Perry's House Of Payne I watch it tuesday at 9:00 I also like law and order I watch it when every it comes on
I go on the internet all the time i go to listen to music i also go on face-book to chat with my friends i also go on google to find out new things
when im doing group work i have good ideas sometimes i share them sometimes im shy
If me an a friend was to have a disagreement i would tell them how i fell about the situation
if im asked to do something that i dont know how to do i will ask for help i dont like feeling lost
I'm on the interent at least once a week. I usally go on the internet to talk to friends, learn new things, look at pictures, school stuff, and listen to new music. My favorite websites are Ask.com, Yahoo.com, Google.com, Facebook.com, Youtube.com and Pandora.com.
When I work in a group I'm leader or a goup member who has good ideas but only kind of shares them. These roles appeal to me because I am good at leading others and organizing things but sometimes others want a turn at being a leader so I let them, but I still help out.
If a close friend and I had a disagreement I would try my best to work things out with them, and if that didn't work I'd give us so thime to think it over. Sometimes you disagree on something and that's okay because no one agrees on everything. If that friend is that important you'll work it out.
Sometimes when I'm asked to do something that I don't know how to do I simply ask for help.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
2. When doing group work I generally take on the role of being a person who has good ideas, but won't share them, because a lot of the time I know my ideas are not necessarily needed at the time.
3. If I've ever have a disagreement with a friend I would send them a long drawn out text message voicing my ideas and opinions. If I'm asked to do something i don't know how to do I tell that person I don't know what I'm doing.
Q) How much TV do you watch? What are your favorite shows and movies?
A) On a regular day, I watch about 4 hours of TV. When I'm being lazy, it blows up to approximately 10 hours! I enjoy watching House, Family Guy, Scrubs, and Game of Thrones. As of now, my most beloved movies are Chronicle, SuckerPunch, and lastly Charlie St. Cloud. Yeah, I watch chick flicks.
Q) How often do you go on the internet and what do you use it for?
A) Seeing that I have a smartphone I'm going to have to say ALL THE TIME. I'm usually looking for new pictures to inspire my constant hunger for the arts. Other than that, I'm talking to distant friends on Facebook or listening to funny people on YouTube.
Q)You and a friend have a disagreement. How would you respond?
A) This happens at least every two weeks. I'll talk to a friend of mine and we may get into a bit of a skirmish. I take a good breather (lasting up to four days) and try my best to come to an answer we both can agree with.
Q) You're asked to do something you don't know. How would you respond?
A) Hmm...I'd most likely attempt to get the hang of this new ability or skill. That's mainly why I joined CMP! I wanted to expand my horizons from just drawing and sketching. If I want to work in animation, I'd be much better for me to learn filming, recording, and how to correctly storyboard.
And that's all for Q and A! Let's go on to Group Roles. For me, it's mainly the funny guy making shenanigans or the one who has amazing ideas, but rarely shares them. The reason why is because when I am in a group, I tense up and the only way I can release stress is through comedy. After I let all of the giggles out, my brain begins to go into overtime and come up with all of these super awesome ideas but I would not share them. Mainly due to my fear of ridicule from my ideas.
How much TV do you watch?
What's your favorite shows or movies?
How often do you go on the internet, and what do you use it for?
Question 1.) I watch Tv when ever i get the chance to i guess, 3 hours a day.
Question 2.) House, Naruto,Cops, Attack of the show
Question 3.) Well i go on the internet about 5 times a day, From class one to 5:30. School work sometimes, most of the time youtube. I use youtube for education to know how to cut and edit things. But I'm not going to like, I youtube surf like the rest of the world.
When doing group work i like to not be a team leader but put in my ideas. Most of my ideas are what i want to see happen, that i thought of when i was home. I do all the work thats given too me, so making me a fall back is a smart idea. I'm not going to lie, I make jokes all the time but that only rules out the negative cloud.
If a friend and I got in to a fight, like "Nate" one of my many best friends who make me who i am.
I think I'd yell for how long the fight is and then it becomes quiet, then we just blow off the steam and drop it. If one thing i learned with friends is, if you can be mad around them and get into fights and meet up tomorrow like nothing happened then. That we understand each other more than words to a human.
If i don't know anything about something, Ill call on Jevon. The master mind of them all, The king of logic. Or just a Teacher. laugh out loud.
Scott Was here 4/25/12 Signing out...
Q2: How often do you go on the internet, and what do you use it for?
A2: I use the internet pretty often and i use it to go on Facebook and occasionally to go on Youtube.
Q3: When doing group work, which of these roles do you gravitate towards and why?
A3: . Hangs back and let others do the work ( If it's something i'm not that good at)
. Team Leader ( If it's something i know a lot about. )
Q4: Say you and a close friend had a disagreement. How do you respond?
A4: I would be distant at first but then I'd go to the friend and talk to them about the situation and then make up from the argument.
Q5: Say you're asked go do something yo don't know how to do. How do you respond?
A5: I'd tell the person i don't know how to do whatever they asked me. And then I would learn how to do that thing.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Hi, I'm Corey and today was my first day of CMP. It was a lot of fun. We started off with some new rules and some old ones to get the floor rolling. Then after we had a break of such. We played the I have Mail for..... game, I was in the middle a lot, too. I came up with our new free writing title and it's called TIW which stands for timed idea writing. Which we did twice today. One of which was for use to come up with our own jingle. There was a lot of funny ones. I got to learn so stuff about the flip cam and a recording device thingie. There was a lot of laughing and as they say, "laughing is the best medicine."
Monday, April 23, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Wow... I can't believe how fast the time has gone! These eight weeks have been a blast! During my time here, I have learned how to direct most of our pieces, how to use every shot in several different ways, and how to use the wonderful movie making program iMovie. As fun as this entire experience has been, there are three times that have been engraved into my memory. Those three times were making the silent movie, learning how iMovie works, and meeting all of my amazing partners here at Media Magic. I'll treasure these memories because these actions made me a better person in film and attitude.
-Charles Smith, signing out.
Shaquille of Media Magic
Although we didn't get much footage on the walkway, it was a beautiful day outside, and I loved just taking the time to sit down and free-write. That wasn't the only gorgeous day that we got to go outside: we went by the river to the park and did a zombie-esque humanimation. It was so much fun!
I had a great time here at CMP. I learned a lot and I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and completed what I needed to do.
The time at Media Magic was AWESOME!!! I also wish that it hadn't ended so soon. It was really, really fun here and I hope I get accepted to be in the next program that they're doing. One thing I learned that was fun was how to edit movies on iMovie. Another thing that I learned was how to use a flip camera. I also learned a lot about animation, which was also pretty awesome. Three great memories that I have are the making of the silent films, The last day of Media Magic because it was so fun just being here today, and the making of Media Magic Man. All those memories are the best to me because they were really fun and enjoyable to me. I feel sorry for the couple of people that missed the last day because it was great here.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Well, people, here we are: the final trial, the last of the gauntlets, and the final boss. I'd say that my favorite memory was when we created the silent film for our show. It was really awesome because I helped write the storyline, but I was sick one day so I couldn't act in it. One thing I liked about the program was the way the teachers taught us and understood what we were doing: they did it well. Another thing is we have so much work experience from this, and this can help us get a job in the future in film making if we are serious enough. And finally, the friends I made while I was here which includes everyone, including the teachers and the volunteers, won't say names but thanks for this great opportunity and I hope I'm here next time for...
-Sincerely, Billique Smith from Media Magic
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The other two were "Snapping Fingers" and "Speech to the People." "Snapping Fingers" consisted of Billique, Charles and Nick in a blast from the past, snapping their fingers in unison. "Speech to the People" had Nick a leader quality to him that made everybody cheer.
It was a lot of fun seeing the end results of everybody's projects. They look great. I saw Shaquille's which looks amazing! It's the silent film that we filmed a few weeks ago. He made it black and white to make it seem like a real silent film. With the music behind the footage, it turned out perfect.
I'm so excited to see how the episodes come out, and how all of our hard work really paid off.