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.

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.

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

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...

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.

Friday, March 16, 2018

WNN Week 10

I contributed to this week's production by signing up for the school news segment of this show. This time however, it was a little different, as we had two news stories to take care of. One of them was about the Ms. Hashizaki and her students with their topic on bee population decline. The other story was about the national school walk-out and how our school in particular was doing it. I think the most compelling part of our school walk-out story are the interviews, especially Kasiah's interview. She was a great interviewee and was a great addition to our segment. I'm also super proud of her for helping organize the event. 

The B-Roll in our story was also very powerful, and I'm really glad we had so many cameras getting shots of the walk-out. Multiple cameras are really the way to go if you want the best angles and most creative B-Roll. I think the least effective factor in terms of conveying our message to the audience is probably not what we had, but more of what we didn't have? What I mean is, I just feel like there's something missing that could make it better. It might be the voice over script (although that also might just be me being mean to me because I wrote it), or it could be putting certain B-Roll clips in instead of other clips. The voiceover is always very important because it needs to match the interviews in a way so it doesn't set the audience off, and creates a smooth segway into the next piece. We of course, all know the importance of B-Roll. B-Roll can be the almighty savior when it comes to a good story. I'm glad we had so much B-Roll, but it was a little tough to find the best clips.

My goal in my segment was to create a powerful and moving story for the walkout to capture the audience's attention, and to help create (I guess all I did was help with the interviews) an informative story on the bee population decline and the students who are aiding in the effort to stop the decline. I guess I was more involved in the walk-out story, so I'd say we completed the goal of creating a serious story about what happened. We had really great B-Roll shots and awesome interviews that really pulled the story together. I would say this is probably my best school news segment so far? I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I think the other segments did a great job too.

ANB 4.0: Evaluate the use of broadcast media to convey a narrative message to a targeted audience.
ANB 4.1: Deconstruct various media presentations to identify their effective components and the organizational structures used to convey them.
ANB 4.2: Assess the use of broadcast media to elicit a desired response from a targeted audience.

Friday, March 9, 2018

WNN Week 9

This week, I had the unusual opportunity to be on the same team as myself. Now let me explain this, cause it might get a bit wild. I signed up for the News Host segment this week, but on one else signed up for that segment. Then there was a joke that I should be both hosts... Well one thing led to another and now I'm a part of a duel hosting segment with me and myself. Interesting I know. I find it a bit creepy how well timed everything is, but nonetheless, it is pretty cool. To be a successful film Director, you need to be assertive. You need to be clear with what you want to who you're directing and who you're not directing. Sometimes the people on camera can get distracted, so as the director, you need to make sure your team stays on task to produce a quality piece.

However, the director doesn't get to do everything. The Project Manager organizes the business, finances, and employment issues in film and television so you can have a sustainable production. The Executive Producer oversees the work of the producer on behalf of the studio, financiers, or distributors. This ensures that the film in work is completed on time, is within the budget, and follows artistic and technical standards. The director of photography is the chief over the camera and light crews working on a film and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image. 

My specific career path is probably not going to be completely relating to filmmaking. Though it can be enjoyable to put out a quality story, there's a lot of hard work that goes into it and the industry is very competitive. I also really enjoy theatre (more specifically musical theatre), but I can't see myself making a living off of that either. I am pretty interested in psychology, but I haven't had too much experience in that pathway, so I guess we'll see about that.

ANB 5.0: Evaluate the interactions between various broadcast professions and their impact on broadcast media
ANB 5.1: Compare and contrast professions associated with the production of Broadcast media.

Monday, March 5, 2018

WNN Week 8

This week, I contributed to the Sports, Community, and Weather segment of WNN. I was technically on a team with Pua, but she was absent the whole week, so I ended up doing the segment by myself and with the help of Mr. Sanderl. It was pretty fun to do this by myself, but oml was is difficult at times. The B-Roll was probably the most stressful part, but memorization of lines was pretty difficult too.

The FCC, or the Federal Communications Commission, regulate interstate communications through radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. The FCC is important because they can help make important changes in the wireless world. The FTC deals more with the promotion of consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices. This government agency is important because they enforce the provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act. This act outlaws unfair methods of competition and outlaws unfair acts or practices that affect commerce.

Both of these government agencies work to impose a lawful and protective security for society's work that they put out for the public. They do this by investigating potential issues, enforcing their laws, and regulating certain industries. I agree with what these agencies stand for, but some of the ways they go about enforcing their laws.

ANB 3.0: Comply with legal and ethical practices used in the positive production and distribution of broadcast media.
ANB 3.1: Examine the significance of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to broadcast media distribution and development.
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.

Friday, February 23, 2018

WNN Week 7

This week I signed up for the Special Segment portion of WNN. We decided to do a commerical for getting ready for the ACT's next week in the form of a health and side effect kind of commercial. I got to film some B-Roll, help write up some scripts, and do some editing. There were some new rules that Mr. Sanderl had to lay down this week too. Those rules were that we needed to use imagery and footage that only we made, so nothing online or something that someone else made. Another rule was to focus on the students more in order to promote the production more and to give more relatable stories. Another rule that has been set in since the dawn of time (or at least the dawn of the camera) was to get B-ROLLLLL. B-Roll is the holy sacred charm that makes editing and quality very beautiful. The last rule was to dedicate our souls, ahem, I mean our time to meeting the deadline this week to produce it in time. But hey, we did it, and the quality is pretttyyy good.

When we planned our visual and shot list, I had big ideas for what we could film. I was picturing sunny fields and dogs with flower petals and smiles everywhere. Of course, looking back now, those were unrealistic expectations, and what we actually got was much more realistic in what we could've gotten. When planning your visuals in your shot list, I've learned to try and take these things into account. Try to really plan on what you are able to get and what is available to you. Those things are going to be what you have to work with and learning how to make those things work well can go a long way. To make sure you have compelling B-Roll, make sure it relates to what is being said in the A-Roll, and make sure it looks interesting. Interesting, relating B-Roll is what makes a production good.

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.