Richard Turere TED Talk

I think that one of the main messages was that one simple thing can turn into a very valued invention. Richard experienced some difficulties but he didn’t give up. He found that lions were frightened of moving lights so he thought of an invention that could turn on different lights at different times at night to scare the lions away from eating their stock. He never gave up even when life got tough.

He got his messages across to his audience by adding a little bit of humour to keep his audience engaged with his speech. But he didn’t do a full on joke right through the whole presentation because then his audience wouldn’t take him seriously. He also had some images that showed what was happening to his community because of the lions and how he solved the problem with his simple but effective invention.

For technical support Richard used a screen, microphone and a clicker to flick through the images. He needed the microphone to magnify his voice because he was in a really large hall and even though it would echo people sitting at the back wouldn’t really hear him. He used the screen to show images of what his county’s problem was and how he solved it. He also didn’t use a script like Thomas Suarez used because Thomas had his iPad with him.

Richard had great eye contact with his audience and he didn’t look away. He didn’t have a script with him and he looked as if he he practised his script thoroughly because he didn’t hesitate in his speaking and he spoke very clearly. Even though Richard had a thick accent he communicated well with his audience using the screen for images.

THINK Online

The THINK acronym is basically a safety program which makes sure that everything that we post on any media platform has its place on it. The THINK acronym is the basis for that.

TRUE- Posting something on a media platform generally has to be true. Saying something that is false can cause a lot of commotion and rifts between people. Something that’s false can cause misleading and fights between people. Even if you meant it as a joke someone may take it seriously.

HELPFUL- Posting something that isn’t helpful can be a waste of time. Even if you mean it as a joke maybe you can tell the person face to face because again, someone might take is seriously. Things that aren’t helpful doesn’t have their place on a world wide media platform.

INSPIRING- Something that’s inspiring causes people to step out of their comfort zones and try something new. If the thing that you published on a social media platform is not inspiring and is a bit of a put down you can cause people to hide away from others and stop them from being who they are.

NECESSARY-Posting something on a media platform that isn’t necessary doesn’t really have its place there. If it isn’t necessary people will ignore it and wont pay any attention to it even if you thought it was a joke. Things that aren’t necessary will be ignored and you might even get judged on that. To find people judging you of something you thought was a joke is not a very nice feeling at all.

KIND-Posting something on a world wide media platform that isn’t kind and is hurting someones feelings is not a bright idea. People will see your true colours and may not want to be with you anymore. Posting something kind is a nice thing to do and it makes you feel good as well as everyone else. Spreading positive spirit instead on negativity is very nice.


Thomas Suarez Ted Talk

I think that one of the main messages in Thomas’s Ted Talk is that from starting with a small idea or a passion you can develop on that. In Thomas’s case he wanted to make apps so when the Apple company released the apple iPhone he created apps. Another message that I took away was that if you work hard to achieve a goal you will most likely achieve it. Thomas really wanted to release some apps so he worked hard and released some.

Some ways in which he got his messages to the audience was interacting well with them. He showed examples and talked about what he did, what his doing now and what he would like to do in the future. He also engaged his audience and made them laugh which was a really positive reaction to when your presenting something. Engaging with your audience really helps connect with them and get your main messages across really well and efficiently.

For technical support Thomas used the screen for showing images, a microphone to magnify his voice, his iPad for a bit of extra support and a clicker to flick past the images on the screen. The fact that he used the screen to show images of his project really helped to connect with his audience because it showed everything he had done and was going to do. Using a head microphone was essential for Thomas because the hall was quite large and he had to magnify his voice quite a lot in order for everyone to hear what he was saying and interact with him more.

As for presentation techniques he had very good eye contact with his audience and would only look at his iPad for little prompts he needed to keep the flow. He entertained his audience very well by cracking up some little jokes along the way of his presentation to make sure that he had a bit of humour in his presentation. He spoke very well with different voice levels and sound and he didn’t get stuck on his script too much.

Shot Gun Microphones

This clinic was run by Mrs Williamson and she demonstrated and told us everything we had to know about the cameras. After that we got into groups and tried attaching and detaching the Shot Gun Microphone from the tripod with the adaptor. Did you know that the Adaptor on the Shot Gun Microphone can fit onto any camera? We also tried to shoot a mini film, our one was kind of a dance. Unfortunately we couldn’t finish it because we ran out of time but I think we did quite a good job on it.

Wireless Microphones

Wireless Microphones was run by Mr Henderson. First of all Mr Henderson showed us all the wireless microphone packs and the places where they live. After Mr Henderson demonstrated how to use everything we got into groups of about 6. In our groups we shot a mini film. My group was doing a tongue twister day where Hannah was the news reporter and we all had to say tongue twisters in front of the camera using a microphone. I learned that when you’re using a microphone you hold it just underneath your chin so that you get good audio.

Green Screen

This was our last film school blog post so I was really happy because we could soon start making films. This clinic was basically introducing us to rules and how the green screen works. After that we got to play around on Adobe Premiere Pro in the green screen section. We also produced an other tiny film. We had to go onto Adobe and play around with this clip that students from a couple of years ago did. This was mine.


Editing-Adobe Premiere Pro

As I said in my film this is the most important clinic from all the film school blogs. Unfortunately I had to miss out on period 5 when we all got to play with it but it doesn’t matter because I got to play with it in the Green Screen clinic. Adobe Premiere which is the program that we’re using gets used by real directors who make real films. I was astonished when I heard that, but then it is a really complex program to use. Just remember that when you’re searching for Adobe Premiere remember to click on Adobe Premiere Pro not Adobe Premiere Rush.

Shotlists and Storyboards

As I said before this was the most important clinic yet. The reason is because this is where you put all your ideas on creating your film onto. It’s kind of like a seed. I was amazed to discover that planning took 60% of time, production took 10% of time and editing takes 30% of time. Planning takes the most amount of time because this is where you start to create your seed. As we all know writing the draft takes a small amount of time because that’s when you take the ideas from your seed and form then into sentences. The editing part or the publishing part takes a considerable amount of time due to the fact that we have to make sure there are no spelling or punctuation errors and because we want it to look its best. This is why this clinic was so important. .

Audio Booths

I missed out on this clinic but thankfully Katie.W and Hannah.B sat down with me and taught me what they learned about in it. Mr Galluccio was the teacher for that clinic. Like I said it’s mainly about rules that you have to maintain when your in or near the booths. Katie showed me the power point and Hannah explained everything with detail in about five minutes. I was really glad that they could sit down with me and explain everything. Thank you Katie and Hannah!

Royalty Free Music

This clinic was operated by Mr Gallucio and he taught us which types of music that your allowed to use for films and which types your not. Some of us got introduced to an app that has heaps of free music that we’re allowed to use. This program is called Bensound. Our task was to go onto Bensound and find different types of music that matched these six movies: Star Wars, The Greatest Showman, Wonder, IT and Titanic. I found two for Wonder, two for The Greatest Showman and two for Star Wars.

Wonder: Creative Minds and Memories

The Greatest Showman: A New Beginning and Beyond the Line

Star Wars: Epic and Evolution.