Friday, October 26, 2012
Professional videographers Alan Sangpan and Jack Gao from Isle Media Company held a special 2-hour videography workshop for the 4th-6th graders in Digital Media Club. Students learned movie-making tricks like lighting, camera angles, and audio to help enhance their videos and also got to use some of the professional equipment. They also got to share some of their videos that they had been working on with these professionals and get feedback. It was inspirational and exciting for these young women to see videography as a profession and to see applications in digital media skills. The owner Alan Sangpan had such a great time teaching these highly motivated and talented students that he is looking forward to coming back in the spring semester to do a follow-up session.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Mrs. Ricardo has done her graduate studies thesis on native Hawaiian plants and is also Native Hawaiian. She shares her experiences of growing up as a native Hawaiian and learning to care for the plants. She also discusses why it is important to save them.
The Digital Media Club had a rare opportunity to visit the germ plasm where they house thousands of endangered native Hawaiian plants at the Lyon Arboretum. They also got to interview one of the scientists there named Nellie who works on conservation efforts at the arboretum.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The sixth graders in Digital Media Club visited the Lyon Arboretum today to interview experts and help plant Native Hawaiian seedlings. They are producing a documentary on why it is important to save Native Hawaiian plants and teaching the public how to care for them. They had a rare opportunity to visit the labs where endangered Native Hawaiian species are and also interview scientists. Afterwards, they planted some Native Hawaiian plants at the Lyon Arboretum. They planted more than 20 new plants! By the time these sixth graders reach high school, these plants will be taller than them. In a joint effort with the Lyon Arboretum, the Digital Media Club is creating a video for their website, for Endangered Species Day, and also their Disney Planet Challenge project which will help bring awareness to conservation efforts for our Native Hawaiian plants.