On Nov. 7, Ms.Misawa came to teach us about Video Production. She showed the Media Club some of the videos she helped produce. We watched short films that explained endurance and willpower for girls.
Before showing us her videos, we talked about how she got into video production and how others like us can become professionals in any industry of video production we want to be in. She says that she first learned how to produce videos in her teenage years where as Media Club learns how to produce videos in our middle school years. Thank you Ms. Anne Misawa and the Hawaii International Film Festival for teaching us more about our video production future!
On Oct. 31, Mr. Dylan came in to teach us about flying drones. He brought in his DJI Inspire and showed us some of the videos he's filmed with it. We went over basics of flying the drone and talked about being confident when you fly.
After we were done talking in the classroom, we went outside to see a demonstration of the inspire taking off and recording 4K video. To compare drones, Mr. Toyota also took out the DJI Phantom 3 and anyone who wanted to fly could have a chance. The Inspire drone was a lot faster and more exciting to fly. It could also go a lot farther and looked really neat. Thank you Mr. Dylan for taking the time to teach and share with us!
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