Monday, December 12, 2011

Postproduction on "Historical Inaccuracy"

Normally i would be talking on my video blog on my YouTube channel, but i don't feel like talking to my camera right now, and i want to type about some of the stuff that's been going on, some of which i have talked about in my past video blogs.
Taking Video Production class was probably the best choice I made starting senior year. I get to make films with the help of tips from the teacher, and ideas that I get from watching the movies and video blogs that Peter Jackson (favorite director, the best in my opinion) has made.
Since i got a head start on my second video assignment, i finished the editing on it shortly after everyone else started. i am now editing and extended version of the open assignment, which can be about almost anything. It is a short film based on a skit i did with one of my friends in drama class near the beginning of the year. We called the skit HISTORICAL INACCURACY. Now it has become a huge part of the first semester this year. We even filmed it together (i run the camera and play my role again, he has to be in it too, to replay his role), having an awesome and hilarious time playing two 16-year-old idiots. A lot of times when we finished shooting a certain scene, we would go back behind the camera laughing, saying "we're so stupid" :)
For the last few days at school (sadly for only one class period a day) i have been editing the movie, planning to make this the extended edition that i can post on Facebook, my channel, and show to my friends. After this version of it is done, i plan to show it in drama class since most of the cast members are in the same drama class as me. Plus, am going to make a copy and cut it down to eight minutes because that's how long the open assignment can be. This way all the footage will already be in order and edited the way i want it. the open assignment will just be shorter.
i have until the end of January, so i have time. But i still hurry because i want to get it done soon so i can edit a film i want to make with my sister over winter break.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Senior Year

First two days of Senior year have been good. Some people can't wait to get out of high school. Some like me can't wait to go back because we go back and see our friends, and go back to the place that molded some of us into what we are today.
Some of us are in no hurry to graduate 'cause we're used to what goes on in High School. Taking classes, seeing the students and teachers and going through a routine of going to different ends of the building every forty-five minutes, and learning new things in classes like the electives we choose. i can't say I'm not one of those people because i like it as well. Take me for example. I hadn't learned what to really appreciate about it until i was at my worst 'i-hate-school' phase that made me want to quit and lasted for nearly two years (freshman year not as bad). I'm not proud at all of being like that at the time, but in a way I'm glad it happened because it opened my eyes.
This year things are going to change, be better like last year (maybe better than that). I plan on making senior year my best, and i bet a lot of you want to as well, am i right? OJR WILDCATS RULE!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

So far

OMG i went to Susquehanna with my dad today and helped unpack stuff for my sister Kaitlin who is starting her third year of college! :) It's good to see she's not complaining so far even though its only been a day. This time no crappy roommates are involved, living in an apartment.
I'm almost done reading the sixth RANGER'S APPRENTICE book already! I have got to keep working on these books so i can finish them before the eleventh one comes out. It's gonna be gooooooood.
Is anyone besides me ready to start school? Most of my friends will be seniors like me, and some of my friends just were seniors and are starting college. I'm proud of us, and of them, really. I actually can't wait to go back. 16-year-old me would probably lose his mind hearing that, but not 17-year-old me. I'm ready to start again and get back to seeing my friends, and take things like video production and acting. As soon as the school year starts, especially for us seniors maybe, things are going to change.