Film – Week 8 – Screenwriting

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“You can’t fix a bad script after you start shooting. The problems on the page only get bigger as they move to the big screen.” – Howard Hawks


  • So far this week has been pretty good, the only this about this week’s blog post is the directions I was a little confused about so I just did what I thought was right.


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  • I learned a whole bunch about film making today! I learned the production phases, the different jobs in the film making industry, and the history of how colored film was made.


  • I feel like I’m in a never-ending week. School every day, homework after school, then soccer practice, then another soccer practice, then go home, eat dinner, do more homework, then go to sleep. Every day is the same. Nothing new. Then the weekend is over in a flash and was back to the start of the week. It’s so weird how this school year has gone so far, I love being busy, but I don’t want to do the same thing every single day. That’s what I’ve been doing for the past two months. School, soccer, homework, sleep. Over and Over again. I just wish we would go back to regular school, or at least have the option too. I do not work well with online school, I’m highly unmotivated (For me this still means I’m motivated but not nearly as motivated as if I were to be in an actual school. Like I still get my work done but the quality of the assignments is lower.), and yes I still see my friends, but it’s not the same as seeing them every day for at least an hour a day. I miss seeing those people that you don’t actually hang out with out of school but your good friends with them. I love the friends that I have but you can’t make new friends when you stuck at home all day. I’m a very extroverted person and I’m an only child so I am really alone all throughout the school day. I work better around people, talking to them collaborating with them. Zooms are not the same and never will be. Ok timers up.


  • Supermans wife gets kidnapped by the joker
  • Someone’s dog runs away and they try to find them
  • On your journey from fat to fit
  • Acne journey
  • How college is treating someone
  • Life in high school
  • Someone your steals product idea
  • Someone Identity gets stolen
  • Doctor kills a patient
  • Someone goes to jail for falsely accused.


  • It was cool to watch!


  • I learned that keeping my room clean helps me stay focused. When my room is messy, I end up staring at it for a while and think “Should I clean my room right now, or should I do homework?” And I would rather just not do either of those and just watch Netflix. Sometimes I end up leaving my room messy, and I keep things over and over. Should I clean it? Then I get distracted by something else. I have learned to not let my room get super messy, but instead, clean up all the time just for a little bit. No long clean sessions because then my room with being messy all the time till I clean it. The moral of the story is to pick up after myself as I go.


Film – Week 7 – Tools, Time, and Rooms

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In this class this week was pretty good. I love that there is no busy work. Just the kind of work I need to learn about film.


  • I chose IMovie as my film/video editor. I have it already on my Mac and iPhone. When I was young I used to make videos and edit them on there, so I already am familiar with the tools and everything.
  • I found a youtube channel called VideoZues that has multiple videos on using iMovie as an editor. How to Learn how to shoot and edit better online videos with expert video editing tutorials, video production techniques, and video marketing strategies is what this youtube creator has to offer.


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  • From doing this introduction to sneak on the lot I learned a lot about the website! It looks like a really helpful website to get your to name out there. I also think it’s a really good Idea giving people points because it motivates people to keep going. I can’t wait to use this once we make actual films!


  • Today was a tricky day, I got so much homework! With three zooms a day, with some being a whole hour and a half long, it doesn’t give me much time to do the homework my teachers give me. On top of the homework, most days I have soccer practice. Not just one practice, but two. I have highschool soccer practice then club practice right after that. There just isn’t enough time in the day for me to get everything done! Somehow, I make it work. The way I get done with my work? Stay up past 1:00am doing homework. That is my trick to finishing all of my work. I don’t find this to be a very health technique, but it’s the only way for me to get everything done on time. If I don’t do any work one day, I get double behind for the next day. It’s a never-ending cycle of WORK WORK WORK! If I didn’t have zooms, I bet I could get all of my work done for the day in the time of a school day. In my opinion, zooms are the biggest waste of time of ALL TIME. Most of the time all teachers do is explain the assignments they are giving for the day, with extra random things on top of that. The film is the only zoom class that I can tolerate because it is right to the point. The rest of my classes usually use the whole hour and half time AND give homework. I would keep ranting, but I already went past the time I’m supposed to use.

Developing Quality Workflow

What Is Workflow and How to Get the Best out of It

What is Workflow?

“The sequence of industrial, administrative, or other processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion.” –

Developing quality workflow comes with being human. You can’t be a successful person without becoming good at workflow. What is a quality workflow?  How do we develop it?  Below are elements of the production cycle that most creative people move through as they create something.  First, we must identify the stages of project production. What is each stage and what are the quality checks for each stage.  Read on and find out!

Stages of creation Development


  • Tools you should use to create inspiration is trying to look at the real world from a different perspective. If you’re at a roadblock, take a break and something will come to you.
  • Ask yourself, is this really what I want to do? Is this what I want to dedicate my time too?
  • I think the measure of quality depends on the person. Someone might hate your work and someone who loves it.
  • Everyone who sees your work is who considered your work good or bad.


  • Make sure you do what you do for the right reasons.
  • Are you creating your project for a valid reason? Or is it for something that isn’t worth your time money?
  • You measure quality intention by looking at how hard they are working on their project. If they don’t really care, they probably don’t have good intentions.
  • Everyone, who sees your work is judging your good or bad intentions.


  • Tools we should use during pre-production is everything around you to help you brainstorm ideas. The internet is a great place to find information and check your work to make sure it makes sense.
  • Start with an idea and keep building off of it until you believe it’s exactly what you want.
  • You measure quality by the best of your ability, what do you think your audience will like? If you don’t think they will like what you have come up with, pick a different idea.
  • The audience around you sees what you do with your work and how it evolves.


  • Make sure you have good actors playing the parts of your film. If you don’t have the right fit, then the film could be ruined.
  • Take it one take at a time, don’t rush. If you have a take that’s good but not perfect, just do it again.
  • As a director or producer you should know whats good and not good about your film and how to fix mistakes.
  • The director and producers and writers measure the quality during production.

Post Production

  • Double-check everything in your project. Don’t put in a whole bunch of work just to wing it in the end. You’re almost done.
  • Start with going through all the takes then editing out what you don’t need and make a raw cut. Then add animations of the film.
  • By watching everything back that you make. Work with what footage you got and make it work.
  • Everyone who watches the film is who measures the quality of the film.

Presentation Performance

  • Use the internet to get your project out in the world. Publish it everywhere you can. Also, market your film before letting it get out into the world. Make people wait for it.
  • Start with marketing your project to the world. Get people to be interested in it. Once you have an audience who wants to watch it, set a release date.
  • You measure the quality of the performance to see how many people watch the film and like it.
  • Film critics and everyone who watches the film is who measures the quality of the film.


  • Use an internet website that rate and review your film. Whatever the people say is probably right. The customer is always right!
  • Ask friends and family to give you honest feedback so you know what you can do better next time.
  • You measure quality feedback by getting genuine answers from people you can trust to give you the truth.
  • You, the person making the film is truly the one who measures the quality of the film because you are the one who made it. You are the one who knows how much work was put into it or not put into it.

Recipe For Success: Simone Biles

The Athletic Brilliance, Biometrics and Unbounded Success of Simone Biles -  Black Voice News

Born: March 14, 1997 (age 23 years), Columbus, OH

Personal Success Definition

I define success as achieving your goals and dreams. Finishing your tasks at hand and when you are done with them, move on to the next ones.

Simone Biles has created a platform for herself, that she uses to motivate other gymnasts. She had a dream to go to the Olympics, and she not only did that but got 1st two Olympics in a row! She had goals and one by one accomplished them all. She is the perfect representation of what success really is.

Skills for Success

In order for Simone to become successful, she needed to become good at something. That something became Gymnastics. She started gymnastics when she was very young, and it became what she was good at. She needed to become physically fit, in order to do flips, splits and everything else needed to compete in gymnastics. Another skill she needed to develop was to build the mental strength needed to throw advanced skills. Gymnastics is not only very hard on your body, but also very hard on your mind. You need your mind to be strong, if it’s not your very likely to get hurt both mentally and physically. Here’s an example, you learning how to do a back tuck on a four-inch beam. It’s the first time you are going to throw it by yourself. If you don’t have the mental strongness, your mind won’t let you do it. Or you will do it but will hurt yourself from not thinking properly. Having a strong mind is one of the biggest skills you need in order to be a competitive gymnast. Lastly, you need commitment. If you not committed to the sport, your are just going to quit when it gets hard, and it gets hard a lot. Simone never did quit, she kept going every single time things got hard, whether she got injured, or she couldn’t seem to perfect a skill, she pushed through.

How Simone Used These Skills

Who is... Simone Biles | NBC Olympics

Biles became the most-decorated female gymnast in world championships history when she won four golds, including another all-around title, one silver, and one bronze at the 2018 championships to bring her career total at that competition to 20 medals. So I guess you can say that she has had lots of success in her life.

Challenges Overcome

Simone says “The biggest obstacle that I’ve had to overcome is learning to have confidence in my abilities,” she says. “When I believe in myself, it always puts my nerves at ease and allows me to be my best.” “Consistency is the hardest part,” she says. “There’s a certain expectation that I will always perform at the same level that I have previously or higher. This is especially difficult because I only compete a few times a year, so you can’t really have an off day.”

Significant Work

World Champion Simone Biles Visits IGI!!! – IGI Gymnastics

Simone has made a skill in her floor routine called “The Biles” it’s a double-twisting double backflip. She has also inspired thousands of young girls to do gymnastics and set high expectations for themselves.