Today, we got in depth with Ernest Hemingway and the Six-Word Stories concept. Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and noted sportsman in the 20th century, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. One of his most famous stories “For Sale: Baby Shoes: Never Worn” is such a provocative short story that sparked many theories, it is said that he allegedly wrote this story for a bet with his friends, but it is actually false according to this article from Snopes. Moreover, this short story has many theories of explanations, I think that it talks about a miscarried baby from his wife, thus, he simply sold the shoes because no one will wear them, or maybe the child had some sort of deformity in his legs, or maybe the wife had died while being pregnant. Some of my favorite six-word story examples are "Painfully, he changed ‘is' to ‘was’.”and "The smallest coffins are the heaviest.”
I’m looking forward to what we will do next.
Certainly, I thoroughly enjoyed using Final Cut Pro software program, moreover, my experience got enriched because of the Circus Wagon video. Such assignment exposed me to various elements of video-making in Final Cut Pro, the concept of the assignment was experimenting with the program’s elements in order to make an utterly random video. I liked the concept of the assignment as well as the fluidity of using the program, especially in using the timeline and adding elements there, in addition, I liked how the video turned out - full of randomness and craziness. I obviously learned how to interact with basic elements in the program, I also learned some methods that help creating a professional video, like fading in and out, and using scissors tool. One of the challenges I faced was recalling the steps of adding elements in our second day with the program. I overcame them by googling some methods, or asking Ms. Davidson for help. Personally, I feel that I need more practice in order to get the hang of using the program more practically, but at the same time, I think that I’m ready to move on into the next exciting chapter of the course!
Working in the TV Studio has been one of the most interesting American high school experiences I had so far, I got the opportunity to get in depth with media production by using equipment I never thought I’d have the access to. I genuinely enjoyed each and every single job, moreover, I learned how each one of them is vital for the success of the production. I quite enjoyed being a Camera Operator, this job introduced me to using the camera which is one of the essential components in media production, I was amazed by how such equipment work regarding adjusting everything from the aperture to zooming. In addition, I liked working in the Sound Board and its precise process with doing mike-checks and recording. On the other hand, although I liked being an Anchor, I got pretty nervous while doing such job because I wanted to speak in perfect English (It’s not my first language), despite that, I loved being in front of the camera and I aspire to improve myself in such aspect. In addition, I noticed that being an AJA is bit boring because you’re not assigned much, but I still enjoyed it. All in all, I certainly enjoyed working in the TV Studio and all the jobs it had, I hope that I get the chance to do more experiments with each job, and I’m looking forward to share what I learned so far in Broadcast Technology.
Basel is a YES exchange student at Ladue High School from Jordan.