With the semester coming to a close, it's hard to believe five months have gone by so quickly. It seems like only yesterday I was editing my first project for this class, a cancer awareness PSA about a former Ladue student. Now in the month of May and looking back, I realize I have learned a lot about news story formats, short films, and studio work. And while this may be the end of the semester, broadcast technology related work continues! This summer, I may be helping a company with some promotional videos and putting the knowledge I gained in this class to use. In addition, I will be writing a script for my short film next year, only this time, the film is going to be some twenty minutes in length and will be shown at my school's film festival. I know these oppertunities could not have arrisen without the masterful teachings of Mr. Goble and Mrs. Davidson. Thank you both, and I look forward to resuming work with the two of you next year!
Well, I fininshed my final project. You can view it on my videos page. The objective of this assignment was to tell a story with six words and six shots. I think I succeeded in that regard. The story we told had to be about ourselves. I believe I did well there with the whole domino chain of bricks setup. The first three words appear before the video and they are "Told One Lie." As the video illustrates, the first two bricks with 'Dad' and 'Keith' written on them have a piece of paper with 'Trust' written on it uniting them. Then, the telling of this first lie caused the trust that held my dad and me together to break (scissors cutting). This put some distance between the two of us (my brick falling over) and I ended up telling more lies (domino chain). The final result was disasturous because my dad was having a difficult time believing anything I told him and I felt terrible everytime I lied and was caught doing so. Eventually, our relationship reached a breaking point, and as the last three words state, "Trust was broken." But it was more than broken. As the glass in the picture frame depicted, the trust between us was shattered.
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Yeah. So, on a more positive note, please notice my story is in the past tense. My dad and I have since repaired our relationship and his trust in me is in the process of being restored. I just need to remember, no matter what happens, my father will always love me for who I am because I am his son and he will forever support everything that I love to do. Including this Broadcast Technology course. Thank you, Dad. I am very fortunate to have a father like you.
It turns out I'll be making a final project for the Broadcast Tech course I'm enrolled in. Tell a story about myself in six very different shots is the assignment. My story is "Told One Lie. Trust Was Broken." I'll be using several pieces of symbolism to tell my story. I don't want to say much more without giving it away.
My name is Keith Hoagland and I am a student who enjoys listening to music, reading, writing, making movies, and acting.