Hosted by Students from Waiakea High School on Hawaii Island
Students from Waiakea High School on Hawaii Island host this edition, which features a story about a Maryknoll School student who competed in an Ironman Triathlon in Canada-and has type 1 diabetes. On Kauai, students from Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Public Charter School chronicle the construction of a traditional Hawaiian house (hale).
This episode also features student stories from: Kapaa High School (Kauai); Hana K-12 School and Seabury Hall Middle School on Maui; and Farrington High School and Waipahu Intermediate School on Oahu.Click here if you can't view the YouTube version of this video
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Hosted by Students from Kalaheo High School
Kalaheo High School students host this week's show from their campus in Kailua, Windward Oahu. Students from Seabury Hall Upper School on Maui cover the ongoing restoration efforts on Kahoolawe. On Oahu, students from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama visit 'Ulu'ulu, Hawaii's official archive for historical footage, currently housed at UH West Oahu.
Also featured: a story from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School that won a national award at a Student Television Network competition in Los Angeles. This episode also features student stories from: Hawaii Preparatory Academy (Hawaii Island); Kapaa Middle School on Kauai; Waialua High and Intermediate School and Wheeler Middle School on Oahu.
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The Use of Cutaways to Avoid Jump-Cuts - by Robert Pennybacker
I remember in the first day of editing class at USC Cinema the teacher asked us "what is the one and only reason to make a cut?"
We came up with fancy answers like changing the pace of the scene, creating rhythm, grabbing the audience's attention. He shook his head. "No, you're all wrong. The only legitimate reason to make a cut is to show something new."
This gem of knowledge has stayed with me to this day. It also explains what a jump cut is. When you edit from one shot to an almost identical second shot, it creates a jump cut because you haven't shown us anything new. To make an edit work you need the second shot to be from a different angle that shows us something new.
Jumpcuts often arise when you try to shoot a process and you do it all from one angle. To move from one step in the process to the next, you have to edit out the excess time. But when you edit to a shot that is from the exact same angle, a jump occurs because of the "sameness" of the two shots. Such was the case with one of the early drafts of Molokai High School's "How To Make A Paper Airplane" franchise piece. They did a good job of covering some of the process from different angles, but some of it was shot from just one angle and, thus, jumpcuts occurred.
One way to avoid jumpcuts is to film "cutaway" shots and insert them in places where there were jumpcuts. An excellent cutaway to shoot for a process piece is a close-up of the person who is performing the process. I suggested this to Molokai High teacher Perry Buchalter. His students tried it and found that they were able to avoid the jumpcuts. Check out the "before" and "after" versions of their franchise piece and you'll see what an excellent job they did. And the next time you film a process, make sure to cover it from a variety of angles and shoot a cutaway close-up of the person performing the process. Your editor will thank you.
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