Friday, May 11, 2018

WNN May 11, 2018



It's the last blog post about WNN! We did our season finale, and man was it an experience. This week, I was part of the host segment. I also got to record a rap for the special segment (god, mine is so bad). I took a few photos for sports segment too. I was also assigned to the school news team and got a few B-Roll clips for it. I would've done a lot more, but I had my AP Environmental Exam on Thursday.

I think my proudest moments were getting some lit photos for the sports segment and sometimes coming in clutch in some editing and filming. It was interesting to see how I work under pressure again, and it's cool that I got to have this experience.

One fail that I would say is actually my rap. The audio was baaaaaaad, I wish it was a little different. I liked it lyrically, but once I heard it with the beat, I was like oh wow, that's pretty bad. One area of personal growth would probably be working under pressure. I seemed to have that every week, and since it was so consistent, I seemed to get a little better at it. There were moments where I cracked a little, but I still held strong.

Overall, I'm glad I got to work with this news crew. It was pretty cool to get to know everyone a little bit more, and it's gonna be weird to not have classes with them anymore. We did great guys!

TAGS:

ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.

ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.

ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.

ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.

ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.

ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

Friday, May 4, 2018

WNN May 4, 2018



I was part of the sports, weather, community, and surf report team this week. I was able to be filmed for the weather and sports and I filmed Jessica doing community and surf report. I gotta give props to Jessica and Mr Sanderl for finishing the editing up, I pretty much only cut the correct spots in the raw footage for them to use. I'm really proud of this segment, I felt like we got some really pretty shots.

I really hope our audience had fun watching our season of WNN. There was a lot of work put into it, and I know I personally had some fun moments creating them too. I also hope we were informational and accurate in the information. The biggest takeaway that I've learned from this class is definitely dealing with deadlines under pressure. Our deadlines are every week on Thursday, so it can be tough to keep that motivation up. But hey, I did it! It's getting closer to the season finale, and we won't disappoint!

TAGS:
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

Friday, April 27, 2018

WNN April 27, 2018

 

This week, I contributed to WNN through the Special Segment. We did a language segment where we quizzed different students in both Spanish and Japanese. This was probably one of the more stressful shows that I've done. The segment itself wasn't that terrible, but the planning and the editing, it was just a lot to handle. I probably could've worked on the planning more, but I hate confrontation, so doing things like asking hesitant people to speak in another language on camera is really difficult for me.

I think out of all the segments, I like to either do on-camera hosting or school news maybe. I'm actually not too sure, I'm not too biased against all of them, it just depends on what specific story is going on in them. I like school news because you get the most educational value out of it, since you need to mostly interview and edit a majority of the time. I also like sports, community, and weather sometimes because for some reason, editing gives a sort of peaceful tone, and that segment is like 80% editing. I like special segment sometimes (I didn't really like doing it this week), but its humor is a very important aspect to our show, so it's cool to have fun and have that importance, but it can get stressful. Being an on-camera host is probably the easiest because you just have to memorize some lines on camera, and put in a few pieces for editing. Then you just gotta wait for everyone else and input their segments, so the hosting itself is really simple. However, when you're a host, you can't expect to only be the host. When you sign up for host, you'll probably end up being drafted to another segment when you're finished, so that just brings us back to square one and where you're needed most.

Next week, I'll probably be on the sports, community, and weather segment. That's mainly because I go in a cycle when choosing my next segment, but I like taking pictures for the B-Roll in that segment. I'm pretty excited for our season finale. It's going to be weird not producing a show every week. I'm not sure if I have any specific ideas, but I know that I want it to be different. People are gonna be watching knowing its the finale, so they're gonna be expecting something special. Hopefully, WNN will deliver!

TAGS:
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

Friday, April 20, 2018

WNN April 20, 2018



This week I was apart of the School News segment and our topic was Senior Song. I personally only got to work on just the School News, so it was cool and less stressful to have only one focus. I personally got two of the three interviews (Danika and Taylor) and I wrote and recorded the voice over. I also got like, one B-Roll sequence, but it wasn't that great. GG Gavin for getting all the B-Roll cause all of it took place during lunch and I don't know about any of you guys... but I need my lunch.

We can increase our viewership and entertainment value as we progress towards our final few shows simply by getting more students on camera. If we put more of some random students and teachers on WNN, we'll probably get more viewership since people like to see themselves on camera. We could also get some teachers to put it on for their class which might in turn get those students to tell their friends about it. It's pretty wild that we only have three more episodes left... Like the heck? We're gonna try our best to make these last few episodes count!

Meeting our deadline on our ahead of schedule is VERY important now that we have certain class privileges on Fridays. I mean... it was ALWAYS important since the very beginning of course. Meeting deadlines are important kids, no matter what the reward is. With that being said... a reward in general can act as a great motivator in getting kids to get their deadlines done. I'm not going to go into detail, but let's just say that this park is hella pleasant now.

REQUIRED VISUALS:
Embedded video from Google Drive at the top.

TAGS:
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 3.2: Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of broadcast content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.

Friday, April 13, 2018

WNN April 13, 2018



This week, I got to be part of the host segment with Jai. We already did the host segment together before, so we had it down right away. Memorizing lines this time around was soooo much easier than before, but I don't know why. Maybe it was just the practice I've gotten, but it was fun to do it again. Since it was Friday the 13th (sp00ky), we got Gabe to put together some sicc sound effects like a wolf howl and an organ noise. We also did some creative stuff with the background, like when we introduce Gavin, we had Gavin come in from the back and be like "That's me!", so that was pretty funny. I also got to help edit Gavin and Jai's special segment. I just did little stuff like put in the interview clips and cut certain parts to make the story flow.

The weekly grind of creating a classic WNN story is no joke, I'll tell you right now. Our planning usually occurs on Friday because we need to make sure we're ready to go on Monday. On Monday, we usually finish up our scripts and sometimes go out and film. A lot of the time, we film the host segment on Monday, but sometimes we start filming the host segment on Tuesday, but it's almost always done by Wednesday. Monday through Wednesday is usually our filming day. And Thursday is our deadline so we can get the show out by Friday. Editing comes in whenever you're finished with filming of course, so editing can come anytime between Monday and Thursday really. On Friday, if we were able to get it finished by Thursday, we do a critique of the overall show.

Communication with other students on the production team, other students, teachers outside the class, and Mr Sanderl plays a extremely crucial role in the outcome of our segment and how successful it is. Without communication, you don't have anything. You need to communicate with everyone involved with your segment and make sure there's no misunderstandings. The more people that understand what's going on and what their roles are in your segment, the more awesome your segment is going to be, that's just fact.

TAGS:
ANB 6.0: Synthesize aspects of broadcast media to create a presentation that communicates a specific message to a target audience.
ANB 6.1: Plan and construct a broadcast message targeted to a specific audience.
ANB 6.2: Develop a broadcast media production that conveys a targeted message.
ANB 6.3: Evaluate the interaction between broadcasting professions during the planning, and production of a media broadcast.

Friday, April 6, 2018

WNN April 6, 2018



This week I got to do the school news segment, which was pretty interesting since our topic was on the early college program that we have at our school. I myself have taken Math 103, and am going to take Math 140, English 100, and Psychology 100 in my senior year, so I already knew a good amount of information on my topic. I also got to interview two of my close friends, so that was fun. Overall, I'd say the project was a success. I had a bit of deja vu doing this story from when I did a similar story about my Math 103 professor. I wish I had been able to get more B-Roll, not because I didn't have enough, but because it was all of the same thing, so I wanted a little more variety.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is making a huge impact on the broadcast industry. It's already making a huge impact on capturing sports coverage for viewers. Putting VR into a news story shouldn't be that far away, and I can see it drawing large audiences simply because of how cool it is. These new mediums could affect accessibility to content and its distribution in ways that might seem a little complicated at first, but it's nothing that no one can learn. VR is usually accessed through special goggles or functions in a camera or phone, so not everyone would exactly have access to it. However, if people do get access to these mediums, then the distribution of beautiful news stories are going to make a huge impact on people everywhere.

TAGS:
ANB 2.0: Evaluate the impact of advances in media technology on audiences and the broadcast industry.
ANB 2.1: Assess how changes in media technology have affected the accessibility of broadcast production.
ANB 2.2: Evaluate the impact of distribution technologies on the broadcast media industry and development.

Monday, April 2, 2018

WNN March 29, 2018

BLOG POST:
How do you see the broadcast industry evolving alongside societal advancement? (6 sentence minimum)

This week, I was part of the Special Segment team originally, but I also got put on the Sports, Community, and Weather Segment for someone to be on camera for the weather. My main segment was Special Segment though, and I was actually pretty proud of it. Our idea was that since spring break had just ended, we thought it'd be a cool idea to go around the school and ask people about their spring break. We tried to put some humor into it by interviewing a local bush, a chicken, and an anime girl on a book, so if that doesn't get your attention, I don't know what will. It was pretty cool to go around and get some new faces in WNN.

So the future of broadcast media is definitely looking promising. We're constantly developing new technologies, and broadcasting online is becoming more popular than on outlets like radio and newspaper. I'm not saying that those things aren't informative or reliable, but you can see how much popularity that online news sources are getting in comparison to classic news sources. Radio for example, might appeal to the older generation audience, as it has usually been their way of receiving news. That doesn't mean the newer ways of getting news isn't appealing to older audiences though. TV and internet is meant for all audiences, it just appeals to the younger ones a little but more. But like I said before, technology is constantly evolving. The broadcast industry and society go hand in hand in terms of evolution. In a way, the industry kind of has to keep up if they want to stay in business. So if it falls behind, they're gonna learn real quick that you need to keep up with society if you want to stay in business. I mean, it IS showbiz after all...

TAGS:
ANB 1.0: Evaluate the evolving relationship between broadcast media and society for its impact on the broadcast industry.
ANB 1.1: Assess broadcasting as a communicative medium used to captivate, inform, motivate, or entertain.
ANB 1.2: Compare and contrast the impact of radio, television and Internet broadcasting on modern culture and society.
ANB 1.3: Assess the response of broadcast media and the broadcast industry to societal changes.