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So you want to go to this year's STN competition in the lovely Seattle, WA?
Here are some links and information to check out that will help you get a better picture of what to expect.
Video: Hiki No Special on Chiefess Kamakahelei MS's journey to STN (2016).
On Wednesday September 12th, we began the first round of our 15 Minutes of Fame series.
For this reoccurring weekly assignment, students are given 15 minutes to present a new concept to the class. Presentations can focus on editing, acting, recording techniques, or anything essentially beneficial to our video production team.
Rylee was selected to lead the first weekly presentation of 15 Minutes of Fame because she had found a new way to create opening texts during one of our editing practice sessions. Rylee is a standout member of our Advanced Media team and it's no wonder our very first 15 Minutes of Fame went so well.
In her presentation Rylee showed us how to use stock footage and overlay a plain text, then using a combination of text spacing and transform while using Stencil Alpha in the blend mode could result in breath-taking opening titles. Everyone was impressed with the technique and excited to try it out. Rylee spent the remainder of her 15 minutes of fame assisting everyone in understanding this new editing technique.
Looking forward to next week's 15 Minutes of Fame presenter - Tia.
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