My first goal for the semester is to be cautious of when my deadlines are, and I mean it. Every time I say I'm not going to procrastinate, I end up just making the deadline by a close call! You would think that since I have had so many deadlines that I should know by now! We'll see this semester if I can strive through… If I do this, then I won't feel worried when I'm turning my project in, because I won't be afraid that it'll be too late by the time it's done. This semester, I will wipe that crease off my brow by turning my project in way before time is up. BUT, if I have a TON of time left over, then I will of course, revise it and see if there are any more changes I can fix!
My second resolution is to make my videos as interesting as possible. I want to make my work memorable- in a good way. For instance, I want to learn how to add certain effects to my shots to make them more interesting, maybe even learn to use the green screen. Or, like, I could do certain color effects, or create flashbacks, slow motion shots, or anything you can possibly think of that will enhance my videos. Telling a good story is one thing, but when you add things to your editing, it makes it even better!! I wanna go from good to great. I know that I was talking about how Kody said that it's not about what you have, but I say that if you do have the opportunity, then go for it! ]
My last goal is to make sure that I create a final project for the year that is way better than all of my other final projects I created! See, I've been writing a whole bunch of short films lately, because I've gotten bored. So, I wrote out dialogue scripts. My most recent one is seven pages long, not back and front. So, since I've already written a few scripts, I think I'm gonna try bringing that script to life, and actually create a film! This will be for my fourth and final project of the year! By the way, all of my stories I've written are like drama stories or like love stories, I don't know. Dramatic. Anyway, I plan to make that film the best film I have ever made in this class! Last year, I made a movie trailer, which was on the Kanna Ohana. It was a comedy. Lighting was bad, there wasn't really a story, and my family isn't actually like that, with the exception of a few things.
After this semester, I won't be joining the High School's media club, so this will be the last time I get to create a story and share it with a bunch of people and get tips on how I can improve! I want to make sure that I have fun, and that I make this a year I won't forget! I will definitely try to follow up on my three goals for this new semester! I don't wanna think of eighth grade as my worst year. I wanna leave this class feeling proud of what I've accomplished, proud of what I've done!