Monday, May 7, 2018

Photo Challenge CaiseyE

Photo Challenge Pictures
A 15 day photo challenge is a challenge that requires the participant to take a photo everyday with a certain theme and criteria. We chose all of the themes and with each one we chose a CAP for example: low angle, rule of thirds or focal point. I was in charge of the class critique once. This is when we explain what the photographer did correctly and give pointers on how the photo could be better. During this challenge my photography skills improved in the sense of awareness. I am now more aware of angles and composition etc.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hiki No Personal Style

Our story topic is finding your personal style. It is relative with being confident and that is our main subject along with fashion and individuality. We improved a lot of things in our video from rough cut to almost final. One of the things was the music and voice over levels. We adjusted them to be more consistent and better flowing. We also added more male roles to balance it out.

The DMCA penalizes people for copyright infringement. This is regulated on the internet. "Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works." You can get permission to use copyrighted media. This is done by contacting the owner and negotiating. This is where you will determine if payment is required. If everything works out you will then get your permission agreement in writing. If you are to use "Fair Use" you won't need permission. Fair use is used "for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work."

It is important to get permission to film on location because if you shoot on any private property without permission you could get sued. If it is in public and you look like you have a production you could get fined or arrested. You also must get release forms. Media companies and TV networks get a video release form signed so they will not be sued by someone who appears in a video. For our critique results the average was 3.5. Much better than our practice story buy a whole point. In our video we could've made smoother audio transitions and turned the music down more. Overall our team did pretty well.

Rough Cut Critique

Final Critique

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Practice Story

We chose Julianna for our interviewee, being that her story was the most interesting and relevant. I had the role of voiceover and transcription. Mikela was our director and Julianna was the star. Our roles were pretty straight forward but we all helped each other to get the finished product. Mikela and I wrote the script while Julianna was absent. Our team worked well together.

Safety is always our number one priority while working on a project. To get the right shot is one thing, but not if it puts us or our equipment in harms way. During filming we were aware of tripping, sharp rocks, slippery stairs. For our overall project we could've improved on some things. For one example, we could've made our audio visual ties better and more relative. Also we should have filmed some more b-roll, just in case we needed it while editing. Lastly, we could've angled Julianna differently for the interview shot. Our story itself was pretty compelling. We could've had Julianna rehearse the interview.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Host shot addresses the audience looks at camera
interview shot doesn't look at camera, they're talking to the interviewer
BG: Don't shoot against flat surface, it should relate to story
The line is to avoid a profile shot

The host and the interview have very different roles. The host shot addresses the camera and the audience directly. The interview shot is the person addressing the interviewer, not the camera directly. The background of your interview should be related to the topic of the interview! Never use a flat surface or blank wall.

not done

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Under the Blood Red Sun

Mr. Tim Savage is a director and film maker who works along with his wife Mrs. Mardi Savage; The associate producer. The work of a director is to control a film's artistic aspects and visuals. He also takes care of the screenplay while also guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of the films vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members and carrying out production design.

An associate producer (AP) assists the producer in putting the TV program or film together. The AP's jobs may include writing, editing, organizing scripts or helping the editor by making beat calls.

Without the Savages, the film would not have been able to come to fruition. The work that they do as filmmakers contributes many things to filmmaking, including conveying stories that otherwise might not reach the screen.

Under the Blood Red Sun is a story of friendship and survival. Tomi Nakaji is a thirteen year old Japanese boy living on the island of Oahu. When the Japanese kamikaze jets fly in and bomb pearl harbor his life changes forever. Tomi's father, a fisherman is arrested and brought to an interment camp. Tomi's haole friend Billy Davis also lives through this catastrophe with him and they help eachother get through it. Tomi has to essentially become the man of the family, while facing racism and his paradise's destruction.

The first question I asked was; "was it hard to make the film accurately represent the book in the amount of viewing time had the film allotted?" The answer I got was that, yes. It was very tough, as the director didn't want to mis-convey the message of the story. He said that the author of the book actually worked on the screenplay so they had his blessing on what they wanted to do relating to creative vision. The director and his team worked pleasantly with the author.


ALD 3.1 - Evaluate the relationship between digital technology and criminal activity for its affect on the digital marketplace.

ALD 3.2 - Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of digital content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Public Service Announcement

"Public Service Announcements" are more than just announcements. I personally, have an unintentional scale to tell if PSA's, trailers and cinematic moments are powerful. If I get chills. If I get chills, the cinematic point of the scene/production has done it's job, or made me feel something. If a PSA has heavy emotional value the audience is more likely to remember it, more likely to be impacted and affected. PSA's do have the power to persuade an audience and they do have the ability to jump start change!

‘Ōlelo Community Media is Oʻahu’s non-profit community Public, Education, and Government access provider, it was created to empower the voice of the community. ʿŌlelo has announced the launch of their 15th Annual "Youth Xchange" Student Video Competition. This contest is an opportunity to “Empower Youth Voices” through the use of media.

Through these videos many people benefit. The audience is impacted and with this it can make them aware and prevent them from being at risk of the different topics used. Also businesses and non profits benefit from this because the topics we're making the PSA's for are sponsored, technically this is free advertising for them. It also helps spread awareness for their cause.

The three main rules of the contest are as follows: first, you must register as a primary contest entrant. Then complete the online entry form and submit your video by 11:59 p.m. HST on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Don't forget to make sure your video is within the time rules of your category!

ALD 2.1 Assess the evolution of digital media as it affects and is affected by society.
ALD 2.2 Assess changes in technology and markets as it affects digital media designs.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip.  It looks like a mostly a still picture with a moving part somewhere in the space.

First Record a video about 15 seconds long. Use a tripod and focus on your subject. Make sure the camera doesn’t move at all, completely still. Import it into Photoshop by going to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers and selecting the file. Then In the Timeline, select the best area of your video and mask the moving object so it is the only thing moving. Blade it in the middle and move the end to the beginning. Create a loop and put a transition in the middle so your cinemagraph is seamless. Export it as a gif.

For my next cinemagraph I am going to be inside, in my bathroom or kitchen. I am going to have hands in a sink with water coming from the faucet. The water will be the only thing moving. It is going to be running through the set of hands. These will both be filmed tonight outside of school. I am going to see if one of my parents will be the hand models so I can operate the camera.

For my third Cinemagraph I am going to be inside my room. There will be a hand putting the needle on a record player and just having the record spinning. I am going to keep my phone still and record that for the first video. I will most likely use a box as a tripod since I don't have one for an iPhone. I am going to alter the colors of the Cinemagraph too to make it look best. This one will be my most out of the box one.

My third cinemagraph was pretty creative but it wasn't my best. There was a moment of skipping that I could've fixed to make it more fluid and looped. The point of creating cinemagraphs is to learn about production and design. Cinemagraphs can do many things that photographs can't. Cinemagraphs give you a glimpse of a deeper part of the picture, because part is moving. It is easier to interpret it accurately rather than leaving all the guessing up to us like pictures do. They also grab our attention much quicker than pictures because the moving part pops out. I agree with my results, it was rather accurate for the work I did.

ALD 4.1: Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message.
ALD 4.2: Compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.