This project was fun but stressful. We learned the necessity of getting interesting and different shots to tell a story. I really liked the idea. This project stressful in the editing. I had never used Premier Pro and After Effects and I learned them on the go. But in the end I think that the softwares are good, but how I do love FCPX.
This month Marissa and I teamed up to show what St. Louis has to offer. We visited the Science Center and the Zoo. It was great to meet all these fun people there. We had a blast working together. We hope to continue this sort of style with "Let's Tour 314!", a new segment on Ladue View that Marissa and I have created together.
This month I had originally started with the idea of doing a full fledged news feature, however as I continued to make phone calls and send emails, I began to realize I didn't have a story, so I last minute turned to makes some factoids. I received two of these facts from HEC-TV, who we are working with again this month, however I found the factoid about Aloe filtering out formaldehyde from the air. I did the filming over five days, I didn't have much time each day so I did a little everyday. I had a few audio issues that I luckily was able to resolve. All in all, I did my best with what I had for these videos.
I set out with a mind set that this PSA was going to be a good one. I had been wanting to do a texting and driving PSA for a while, but had not come up with a good enough idea, that I like and that people might believe could actually happen. Even then, my story board was completely different than the video i published. For starters, I wanted to make the video like someone was jamming out to a song, more like distracted driving. However on the shoot, things were't going as planed and the music I originally wanted to use, I was told I couldn't. So I used some of the original footage and put together a rough cut of someone just texting and driving, with the crash at the end. I added in some music that I wasn't in love with and thought it was okay, but the music wasn't right. Earlier in the week, I found this artist, Lucy Spraggan, who had just put out her debut album. Giving that I had been listening to this song for about two days straight, I don't know how I didn't make the connection earlier, her song "You're Too Young" had the perfect chorus to match the PSA! I needed to get her record label's permission, due to copyright. So come Broadcast Tech, I decide to go onto her official website to find out if I can contact her or her record label in anyway, there was a contact email. I composed the email and told her who I was, what Ladue View is, and why I wanted her music, saying how wonderful it would be if she supported the fight against texting and driving. I sent the email, expecting her not to respond. When I got out of water polo practice, I was flicking through my music when my email came in, and one was a reply, from Upside Records, the record label Ms. Spraggan is signed to. They were happy to let me used the music, they also wanted me to send a link to the video so that Lucy could see it too. This is by far, my favorite video I've done, and I think it was one of my best.
Yesterday was Monday, pre-convention day, for Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC). It wasn't too busy, however Jane and I did make a short, fun video introducing METC. This morning we jumped into action, by 9 AM we had created the lower third that we would use for interviews with keynote speakers, and I had already stated editing the video for they first keynote speaker, Kevin Honeycutt. He was a great interview and even let us try his pair of Google Glass. I also edited an interview we did with Josh Stumpenhorst.
To view the video coverage of METC 2014, check out their Schooltube channel.
I wasn't sure at first what to expect from this arcade, based off the pictures online, which wasn't much, the Neutral Zone was small, and most likely wouldn't be too buys, but boy was I wrong. The Neutral Zone fells like it dropped out of the 1980s and into 2014. The owner and manager, two separate people, both named Shawn, were very helpful in getting me all the information that I needed for this video. It was a lot of fun filming and seeing all of these older games.
Fo r the January show, us B-Tech 2'ers didn't make videos. This was the Broadcast Tech One show hosted by both Marissa (filmsataglanz.weebly.com) and I. It was so much fun and I defiantly plan on anchoring again, perhaps even for our LIVE morning announcements. We had only a select few videos that were able to be used for the show, this explains the shortness of the show. It will be up soon on our website, LHSTV.weebly.com.
This video was the creation of us once again working with HEC-TV. This was once again for their show Explore! This idea wasn't originally on the list of things they wanted, however Tim and Jacqui loved the idea and I went with it. I wanted to interview the creator of these glasses, Hank Green, over Google+ Hangout however it didn't work out. I was lucky enough to film at Wehrenberg theater here in St. Louis to film my stand up. Also a thank you to my mom and Dr. Shear for allowing me to film b-roll at the eye appointment.
This month the studio taping marked something new for Ladue View, we recorded our show live to tape. This was a brand new experience to me as well as many of the other students who had never participated in the morning announcements; if we had then we would have been way more practiced for something like this. The class period before our first final, which also happened to be the final for this class, we practiced. We ran through the show a few times, getting the feel for switching the inputs at just the right time; which I would have to do as I was TD (Tech Director). We had all of our packages queued up in Final Cut Pro X using this program called Aja. Erin ran Aja, and I had to time my switching just right so that when Lillian said, "Que Aja." I would switch to the Aja feed a fraction of a second after Erin pressed the spacebar. This was to account for a bit of lag. But it was a lot of fun and I can't wait for our next show!
The City Museum wasn't too dificult to film, and it was acutually the most fun I've had on a shoot becasue I not only did my video about the museum in general, but I help our Sophie whith her video about the cirucs. I loved helping her becuase I got to reconnect with some of the people that I know from my circus days. Also thank you Sophie for holding the iPad out in the freezing cold!