This week Shola went out of the country so Alex took over to be mentor in our group. In the group so far Amanda is drawing pictures of protestors and political cartoons on the police as b roll for the people with audio interviews. Jovon didn’t attend meeting on thursday but will meet with Alex on saturday to get b roll. He has interview Ex- polices and police. As for me fanny, i am finding b rolls on google that would fit with the interviews and also editing Our interviewee in union square park.
We look foward to making this video happen. I hope everyone likes it on the day of the screening
Hi, I thought I would do this cause I got some time to kill!
So, On Saturday, under the high heat and the blistering sun, we went outside! We lost a few gallons of sweat and went to 2 urban gardens! We interviewed several people – both organizers , and people who use the garden – and even volunteered a bit, planning on going there again in a week or 2.
Well, anyway, we suffered from the blistering heat, and yeah, that and that. We also had to search a bit for people to interview, as it’s being memorial day weekend meant that many people weren’t there.
The problem we encountered:
Memory. We should have brought an extra card.
Let the others of the group post!
(aka Week 4 but then it wouldn’t seem chronological. Also thanks a lot Georgiana and Benjamin for stealing my post it show me how much you appreciate my work >:D)
Challenges that we face involve planning and time. Because we’re doing stop-motion, planning out as precisely as possible would be ideal. However, with my so-called-partner-in-crime-aka-Ayumu missing 3 days in the past two weeks due to unavailability, thinking about and finalizing the script by myself is difficult. If I had all the time in the world to handle with this project instead of having to deal with last minute tests (SATII’s on Saturday and I’ve only started cramming today! yay!), essays (eleven days left and I haven’t even started! yay!), projects (a group project due in 7 days and we haven’t even talked about it! yay!) and finals in the last few weeks of school, it would be more manageable. (Also, Sara’s going to be gone for a week so we have to get some serious work done!)
However, on the bright side, production itself has become less daunting because we have completed the first of four (if we’re not tossing this scene out due to the crookedness of the board) scenes. Also, we’ve come up with a sort-of short cut, but not really a short cut, if you see what I’m saying. Now, if only we could narrow down our two most important scenes — where the heart of the information is.
At this point, these challenges seem a little daunting. After all, time in this world in this world is pretty limited. It’s not like I could magically add three more hours to a day, right? Well, for those tests and essays, I’ll probably spend my morning train ride to school studying and writing essays instead of napping. As for that project? Hahahahaha… For that planning out the script before we meet again on Tuesday? I’ll start spamming Ayumu and nag him to help me. For my part, hopefully inspiration will strike.
What I am excited about is seeing this entire project unfold and finalize itself in the next thirty days. Our start seems to be pretty good, and it’s the little details and efforts that we put into this project into becoming successful. Even the music, which is a major issue right now (we haven’t even thought about it yet…) plays a major part in changing the video from just pictures moving on a screen to a meaningful video. Piecing everything together is a long way off from where we are right now, but it’ll happen.
-brb spamming Ayumu on facebook-
Today we learned how to edit videos, and each of the videos came out perfect for out first time of course. Shola already knew that our videos were going to be great. In the beginning however, everything was considered very rough, learning the basics is already one of the hardest parts of learning anything new and IMovie was no different.
After learning the basics we decided to go downstairs in the basement and attempt to use our new skills on a practice video, in which each of us worked on a different part of the same video , a horrible basketball game that was played in Harlem. Unsurprisingly, each video turned out to be a comedy, it was pretty hard for the video not to be a comedy considering all of the plays were all failures, good times. Now that everybody has experience in video editing, next week, we are on our way back out to get more interviews in the area.
Option 1: This week, after we pitch our ideas, we’ll be working towards a storyboard, figuring out ways we can tell our stories through different mediums. Write about what medium you are planning to use to tell your story and how this story is going to be told – Any interesting shots or interviews you want to record? Any important information you want to make sure gets included?
In order for us to get this point across we are interviewing everyday regular people about Equal Rights, Police Activity, if certain people feel nervous about walking past Officers, or if Males are more likely to get stopped by Cops than Females. We started to record people and found out many things about how people feel towards law enforcement.
On week 2, we went to 14th st union square to interview people about the police activity and where or not they feel safe about this community. we manage to interview about 5 people which is a great thing. we hope we will be interviewing people who are cops and see what they think.
what special about our activity is that it raises awareness about how the police acts towards people and what they should do when they are stop by the police.
we are going to tell the friends around us. and we are going to use youtube and facebook and raise awareness about the police activity going on in New York city.
THIS IS BENJAMIN AND GEORGIANA! 🙂
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Enviroment: Progress 2
We went over film and audio techniques today. We’ll be filming for the first time on Saturday (either my grandfather or the Patchen Community Garden)! Ben and I are very excited.
So far, everyone we have met have been highly welcoming! And thus have encountered no problems!
Our goal for the video is to teach others the importance of urban gardening in relation to food and to inspire others to be involved.
What are some challenges or difficulties you are facing as you begin production?
G: My only challenge is finding the time to film and balancing the externship with my final projects.
B: Pretty much the same! But I’m finishing school in a week and that will no longer be a problem!
How do you plan on tackling these challenges?
G: With lots and lots of planning. I’ll try to not procrastinate much. I have my days planned out for the next few weeks.
What are you looking forward to working on? Is there a particular aspect of production you are especially excited about?
B: Interviews! And filming people! And what Georgiana says right after me!
G: I’m excited to visit some of the groups that we’ll be filming and see exactly what they do. I want to film!!! 😀