Thursday, May 24, 2012

See You Later, Alligator! ^_^

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
Last day Blog today we wrapped up are Narrative videos  and started editing them. Im sad the program is over but glad of all the hard work we put in to videos and media magic this year.                                            by Jack

The Zombie days os Felipe

Today, me, Nick, Dondre, Nyiesha, Cory, and Faith all went out to film our big zombie flick it was very exhausting yet very invigorating. I played the star of the film, Timothy Locke, who is an internee at a film making company and he had to bring a zombie head to a science lab to get examined but it bites him. You will see what will happen once you view it on youtube the channel is cmp1000.
On the last day of Media Magic at CMP my group and I worked on editing our narrative video. I enjoyed the editing process and wish to continue doing editing in the future. Im a little upset that CMP is ending but it will be ok.+  

The Last Day

Unfortunately today's the last day of Children's Media Project. It was very fun for the second part of cmp. I hope the little movies we made during the time we were here turns out great. It's been fun, see ya. DonDre Sanders

Its like magic

its amazing that we've made it this far and we've made it to the end of our road. During our little adventure we have laughed, we have cried, we have battle scars, and grew closer together. I had a lot of fun and we learned a lot sadly Media Magic has to come to an end, I hoped you all enjoyed the trip with us. There's only one thing that can explain our hard work and labor, it was like magic!!!!!!

So long! Farwell! To you, my friend...

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! 

It's My Last Day (sad face)

Today is my last day of CMP. IT'S SO SAD. I learned how to use the Flip Cam and the boom voice recorder. Another sad thing: I didn't learn how to edit. I had so much FUN though acting and making really great media(or in my case tried to, lol.) All in all it was a wonderful experience and I can't wait to do it again. There are not enough cool beans to say how cool this program is. I'm so thankful that I could do this. Bye for now....

Smiles, Corey

Why so soon

Well It came to a end once again, Time passed, i wished it was the begging again
Shaquille Scott
Signing out

The final gauntlet

Hey people todays the last day for media magic, and we've had a great run and made some great films I'll be one of the first to thank you for watching us and supporting us thank you you've been great im out.
Ah, what to say about Children's Media Project... It was an awesome experience. The people here are amazing, the projects are awesome, and its just a good time for everyone. Unfortunately he program is on its last day. I am trying to come back for the editing classes in two weeks. I have no doubt it will be just as fun :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Today we put our finish touches on our project.  Nick got hit by a parked car trying to film our video. It was so funny i had so much fun

                                      this is our zombie protest :2,4,6,8, we will not segragate

My group's movie is about zombies and humans who live together, and Timothy Locke gets bit by a zombie, and he has to get to a scientist before  he turns into a deformed zombie, but in the end people throw a protest against segregation between zombies and humans.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The great day 8 filming aww yeaaa

Today we began filming our narrration films and so far so good and were doing great under some pressure to do them this week.

One group is doing a piece on zombies while the other one who has yours truly is helping create a film about the female mind.
  I like both ideas and they seem to both have big time things going on and I can't wait to see how each of them play out. here are some pictures from our day.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Script writing at CMP

So today at CMP, our whole group was split up into two groups: The Mind of a Girl vs. Zombies and Humans. The mission: A script from an idea. We worked with our grand adult leaders to combine our blooming ideas into a well organized story structure/script. It was a lot of fun to layer our ideas into a piece of work. I think both of these works will rock your socks. I'm looking forward to acting and learning more about what technology we use.

Signing off with Smiles,
Corey :)

New Day, New Scripts!

Chauls here! Today at Media Magic, we continued to work on our scripts for the narration films! So far, the two groups have stories about a zombie's life and the workings of a teenage girl's mind. That's all I'm going to say for now! You'll see more about it when we air it in the following weeks.

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 watch a lot of tv. I like to watch the Disney channel. My favorite shows are Shake It Up Chicago, Avatar, and Lost Girl.  My favorite movies are High school Muscial, CSI, The Gates, and Vampire Diaries.

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.

So you want to know a little bit about me, huh? Well first, I love to watch television. My favorite shows would be The Office, The Community, The Finder, New Girl, Always Sunny, Deadliest Warrior, Doctor Who, and Spongebob. Yes, a lot of television. When it comes to movies, I would say my all time favorite movie would be The NoteBook because it was just such a sweet love story.

 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.

So now you know a little bit about me. Hope you enjoyed the information :)

How much T.V. do I watch. What are my favorite shows and movies?
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.    
Q: How much TV do you watch? WHat are your Favorite shows and movies.

A: I don't really watch TV alot anymore because there is nothing really on it. My Favorite TV shows are, Game of Thrones, Being Human, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Family Guy, varity of anime shows, and Burn Notice. I don't really have a favorite movie because I like alot of movies and I can't narrow it down.

Q: How often do you go on the internet, and what do you use it for? 

A: I go on the internet alot! I use it to play video games, to blog, do research, chat with friends online the list goes on and on.

Q: WHen doing group work, what role do you gravitate towards and why?

A: I see myself as a leader, because it's something that come natural to me. I'm very out spoken and I have great ideas and are willing to share it with others, as well as let others express their ideas.

Q: Say you and a close frined had a disagreement. How do you respond to it?

A: If I'm having a disagreement I try to resolve the conflict before it gets out of hand. I won't let a disagreement effect my friend ship. Just walk away.

Q: Say you're asked to do something you don't know to do. How do you respond?

A: If some one tells me to do something I don't know how to do I do my best to do it at the best of my abilities. I ask for that person to explain what it is that they want me to do and do it. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 7: Projecting the Message :)

So today we were we given a task to pick a message from a hat and try to translate it into a PSA video. The messages varied from " Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew" to "It's Easier to Catch Bee's With Honey Than With Vinegar."

After spending an hour planning, filming, and editing, we presented them to everyone and critiqued everyones performance. It was very informational and entertaining. 

Today was an all around great day. I got to learn a bit about editing videos and made some new friends as well. I can't wait for tomorrow. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 6: We play the Stacking Game!

                                  Intense concentration! Can we do this?

                                      Racing for the clock to beat the other team with the higher stacked objects!

                           The team is debating whether or not they should add another object! Should they?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

First day for DonDre

My first day here at the second session of Media Magic was pretty great. We're now script writing for our five minute movies. We learned about story structure. One element of story structure is the Stasis. The stasis is the everyday life of your story. It happens at the beginning of the story and it shows what is normal for the movie or story setting.
Before we started making our story structure ideas we had to brainstorm a messege and convey it to the "money man." The "money man" is the guy who funds your movie if he likes it. The role of the "money man" was played by Ryan. The messege for our group that the "money man" approved was, "No matter what happens remember who you are or others will lose trust in you." We will be making one of our short movies based off of this.

DonDre Sanders

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Getting into the swing of things: Media Magic Day 4

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.