Factoids! Get your factoids! For this assignment, we stressed the importance of storytelling through news by using an easily approachable format - factoids! Students applied their understanding of audio quality, the interview shot, anchoring, and editing to help put together their factoids.
Best Overall: Team 3
Honorable Mention - "Beauty Shots": Team 2
Honorable Mention - Overcoming Obstacles: Team 4
For this exercise, students learned about the "Interview Shot," they then went through the process of transcribing their interviews to assist them in building their shot list. For the next portion of the learning process, student were taught how still motion shot can be used to generate animations.
Best Overall: Group 1
Honorable Mention - On Time: Group 2
Honorable Mention - Engaging Storytelling: Group 1
It's easy to overlook how important sound really can be until you spend a whole day recording without your mic on (it's happened one too many times). In this exercise students were given a video without any sound and needed to design their sound from the ground up.
Best Overall - Group 3
Honorable Mention - Group 2 for most accurate nat sound reproduction & timing.
Honorable Mention - Group 1 for using their voiceovers for comedic effect.
In this video exercise we combined our water play day, with learning to use GoPros and Drones to capture footage. We finished it off by learning about advanced editing techniques and the importance of deadlines. While this can be a tough lesson to learn, the students handled it well and will hopefully apply this lesson to when it matters most.
Best Overall - Group 2: Aiyana & Cairah
Honorable Mention - Group 4: Rylee & Substitute Mentor Lynur for Animation
Honorable Mention - Group 1: Rosa & Damien for a prompt entry!
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In this exercise students must rely on their creative instinct, apply their understanding of a sequence, and utilize their newfound acting skills to tell a short story. Groups were given creative license to tell their silent stories within a short production time frame. It's exercise like these that help student build the foundational skills they'll need to visually tell their stories.
Team 1 "Privacy is Key" for Best Overall Video
Team 2 "13 Reasons Why Not" for Honorable Mention (Contrarian Direction)
Team 3 "Killary" (video removed) for Honorable Mention (Creativity - Continuity Timeline)
For this video exercise students apply their new found understanding of shot types to a pre-constructed shot list. All groups were provided the same shot list and encouraged to put their own spin on it. This first video exercise is the perfect means for introducing the standard shots, vocabulary, and tools we use to produce high quality videos in this class.
Team 4 for Best Overall Video
Media @ EMMS
Tiger Media is the video production team of Ewa Makai Middle School. Our programs include an Exploratory program for students interested in learning more about video production and an Advanced program for students who would like to extend their learning into professional and real-world video production.
About Mr. Toyota
When they say "professions run in the family," the saying holds true for my family and I. My mother, my aunty, and my grandmother were all teachers before me and I didn't ever think I'd be the one to take up the mantle. I've been teaching since 2008 and started at the age of 23 years old.
I'm a National Board Certified teacher with a Bachelor's in Secondary Education: Social Studies. Additionally, I have served in various roles ranging from an HSTA PD Trainer and Consultant, AVID Site Team Member, Club Advisory, Volleyball Coach, Event Organizer, and Chair for the CxK Media Cohort.
Basic Teaching Philosophy
There are constantly occurring learning opportunities. As a teacher, it is my duty to not only help students see these opportunities at face value, but to help them profit from these experiences.
I believe that learning is growing and that growing in the right direction is an important aspect of being successful. I can help the imperfect, I can hardly help those who are perfect. Although academics is an important part of a child's life, I understand that a child's life is even more important than school as an institution. Homework, tests, grades, and due dates pale in comparison to preparing a child for their future. I am but one person amongst a community of people that will come into a child's life, whether my role is small or large, my actions have lasting implications.
I will always strive to make a difference, to help student's grow in the right direction, to develop their passions, and to prepare them for the struggles ahead. It is my duty, my honor, and my will as their teacher.
- Ethan Toyota