Thursday, July 31, 2008
how to make a button to work on flash8 and 9 because a have 8 in my house
//this code is used for frame control
//_root is to call stage
//this will stop my movie
//this is as3
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
On the 29th I went on a trip to Time Warner. I took a tour of CNN and it made me think about my career plans but I didn't know where to start. What I mainly did was take pictures with the broken Olympus camera and the pictures came out just fine. We visited so many sets of shows and saw the CNN business team work they're asses off. It was pretty cool we saw olden tech like huge ass cell phones, old T.Vs, and etc. And we got the yummiest pizza yesterday. I really want to do an internship there. That was our tour lady in the picture.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Well today was an cool day we went to the time warner building to the cnn head quarters and i had a blast...first of all Liza had so much good questions for the kids that they really was thinking why i wasn't prepared.
i think the one that wasn't ready for all the questions she was asking because honestly i didnt even think she would ask any questions but i think now that she did this alot of the people who went will be more prepared next time when it time to go on our next site visit...
AND AN SPECAIL THANK YOU TO CNN, LIZA, AND THE WHOLE CNN CREW WHO MADE IT POSSIABLE FOR US TO HAVE SUCH AN WONDERFUL SITE VISIT.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
This week at Harlem live was one of the busiest. The kitchen was a creative war zone. There were a multitude of entrées, hors d'œuvre and, deserts. Gisely, the executive director is one of the culinary soldiers; She was chopping, washing, and cooking. We all know that every great soldier has a superb chef and he goes the name Kareem. I hope one day I could at least boil water as good as he can. Rosa and others helped clean the kitchen. I think she should get a 7,548 points and a spa coupon. Just when we were all ready to dig in the mouth watering, scrumptious food it was taken away. The good news is I did cook and the kids said it was okay. If your wondering were all the real food went. It was taken to the annual alumni association kick off. The event had great people who all support what Harlem live is giving to inner city youth. Rich the founder, the back bone and brains of Harlem Live is making shore that the program continues. The Kick off had a happy ending and later that night everyone back at Harlem live got to taste the satisfying foods. Kareem cooked too much food which was just enough for all of us who were anticipating his return.
On Thursday I had a class with Shem. I learned how to go to the new website and how to use the "Text Edit" program. It's cool that I'm an administer of the site. I get to post new and way old stories like from 2005. @ first with was with myself because everyone left for lunch or was out on a story. So I had a head start on the class until I had to go on and story with Rosa, Anthony, and Tamarra to speak with the president of the Jazz mobile. So when I came back I had to wait like a half - hour for the class to start. Now the class is ready and all of a sudden I felt sick and threw up.........
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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Today to me was a good day. Stephanie, Johary, and I went to Gay Men of African Descent Organization. It went pretty well and just like yesterday interview, it through breezy. Also today I explained to my team what we were presenting on Friday. Everyone seemed cool with it and I hope that we win this week. Tomorrow I am going out with Johary and Francisca to my old school to interview my principal. I believe that this will go well just as the others. The other teams need to realize that HL Flow is about to step up. They been sleeping on us, but we got something in store for them. So Until Next Time......
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Hi everybody i am fine just a little tiring, i guess because it is so hot. Oh yeah me and Doris went to a Teri Woods book signing for the book Truth to the game part 3 last Thursday at the Hueman book store. It was cool even though we got there like almost an hour late. When we got there she was finish talking but her publisher allowed me to get an one on one interview with her. It was nice she said some interesting stuff and wrote a lot of books. Going in to like half of the interview Doris came behind me and said she mistakenly wasn't recording so she didn't get like half of the interview. I know it wasn't funny but i just burst out laughing. Luckily Ms. Woods talked for a long time so we got a lot of footage. Now the video team is editing the video, it should come out nice. Well later everybody, i will speak to you all later.
I had a memoir class yesterday. I hate classes that hit me hard in my chest. It was cool, I did a 6 word memoir in 2 seconds. It was "A lot of pain and doubt". Then I came out with another one because mine was all emo. The other one came out to be "Long Life Thread Waiting to End". Yea so much for making it all cheery. Then we had 15 minutes to write a 1 paragraph memoir by writing about "a first". I thought it was funny until I was writing "My First Slumber Party".
Monday, July 21, 2008
Well let me tell you something my peoples! Last saturday the video crew we went to Cony Island to capture some dancing people. But everything ended up bad. Anyways we took advantage of our time and started doing P.O.S over there in the beach. Jennifer, Nana, and i forgot this kid name but we all worked together in the P.O.S. We did pretty good.We interviewed so many crazy people over there in that beach that the only thing you could of done is laugh it off. After all those interviews, Rich picked three people to get a free ticket to ride the CYCLONE. I had to pay because i was not picked to get a free ticket but a was not going to miss that ride ever in my life. Ok so we rode the ride and one of our group cell phone got lost in the ride. I told him to sit on it or put it deep in his pocket but it still got lost. Well good luck for him. I had so much fun and i am looking foward in going back to Cony Island...J
yes i wrote that, and i was very impress ^_^. Then we had to write about our first anytime experience... i ended up writing about the first time i got a tatooo and how it went. because that was a first experience to me and it went really well.....and i actually got to laugh about the other stories that were being read. and i learn from the others. classes like these are good becuase we do get to learn from others and thats a good thing.
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I had another class today. It was the memoir class with Katherine. It was pretty good. We had different memoirs and i particularly liked the 6 word memoirs. It might seem easy but its very difficult to summarize your life in six words. We had to write these six word memoirs. Mines sucked horribly. Everyone Else's was mad good. Oh well I'll stick to paragraphs. Next we read the paragraph memoirs. We had to write about our first_____. I was so stumped. I had nothing to write. Everyone was writing about their first love, heartbreak, prom, etc. Then it hit me. I'll write write about my first sibling. The class was was almost over when i started to write so much. The class was really good.
On Saturday I did first video class with Chris, I think it was. The black guy with the dreads. It was funny he was being ma sarcastic. He was like "I'm shout out the girl that was cursing me out in her blog", it ended up being Chantasha. He was teaching us how to property pack the video backpack, about what a tripod is and other video things. That's a picture of him he tried to runaway but I got him. This picture was before the class, I was at the Harlem Book Fair with Rosa to return again to W 135ST.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I think the Microsoft Word workshop went pretty well. I know the first part usually isn't new for most students, so thanks to everyone for being patient as we worked through it. I always wonder if I should put in those things, but if someone doesn't know, it can be really hard to delve right into the harder stuff. I appreciate all the feedback. I think next time I'll go a bit faster at the beginning and maybe add a few more complex tools at the end--like using the Readability Statistics and working with documents side-by-side.
See you on Monday. Be ready to write!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Another day at Harlem live which is always filled with creativity,learning, and excitement.The kids work in teams to create compelling stories. The Programs main focus is Journalism. Each team produces a plethora of News Stories, poems, essays, video documentaries ,and other media. The most captivating thing about Harlem live is that the content produced by the teams are 100% word for word, image for image there own. The kids go out with there groups, find a story video tape it, write about it and edit it. As you may know from my previous video I teach Adobe Flash, but I'm not the only teach in town. The young journalists build skills that will make then serious contenders in the job world. This is Aliyah, shes been with Harlem Live for some time now and it's nice to work with the great people that come from this program. Right now shes adding points to teams and to individuals and I thought that Coding was hard. This is Michael and Nana doing team chores, I know that its not the most exciting thing you've ever seen, but it teaches them responsibility. Harlem Live is all about Journalism at quick glance, but there is way more than meets the eye. The program is character construction with a good story.
Friday, July 18, 2008
katies class was great and I learn some few shortcuts and better to highlight the words that could be for some use. I wasn't paying much attention well because i was thinking but i still listened to somethings she said, like her friends jane. Her friend gets paid for every word and that is why it is important to know word count. Also I learned to switch around the paper instead going one way. She also taught if want to accept some changes and we will recognize by the outlines. Its easier to know what changes have been made
Thursday, July 17, 2008
REALLY AWESOME !!!
Today i took a Microsoft word class with this woman name Kathrine. I learned some new thing on that that i didn't know before. It was pretty interesting. I already knew about the "apple v" and "apple c". I learned how to check the number of words and to show corrections on the document. I learned about the track changes and formatting palette. My computer had an old version of Microsoft word so i had to do some things the old fashion way. Lol.
how upsettin is that ????
ne way we went to the rhythm nd blues festival and i recorded some footage of the lady singing.
that pretty much wraps up my day..
until next time
I knew how to do most of the things that we learned today so it was pretty easy for me to finish the program on the computer that we did. I saved my work so it should be easy to find the corrections I think (lol) but I would love to take more of her classes if she has them... I think she's doing a memoir class and I would love to take the class to gain more knowledge...
~1st Amendment~ ~Chocolat3 Kiss~
On Tuesday i learned how to fade pictures in and out as well as add audio to slides. Today i learned how to fade more than one picture in and out. It's relatively easy and reminds me a lot of Photoshop. I was late to take this class since i had a Word class with my e-mail editor Kathryn, but it only lasted 10 minutes. Luckily for me i am a quick learner and i absorbed the information eloquently.
Just when you think you know it all you end up finding out something more useful. Just a while ago U thought I knew everything about Word, which I did not. Today the class was taught by Kathryn, who so happens to also be my e-mail editor. I learned how to format one line to have the same changes as the next, and I also learned how to use track changes. It's more like a history list to show what corrections you've made. I found this very useful because you not only correct yourself, but you also see the process.
Here's a sample from Team Joc:
Its Monday and tomorrow is the presentation day at Columbia University! Team J0C is motivated but not cocky the least bit. We are confident in our presentation and the result it will have on the judges. I feel that this summer has gone but really fast! I have made alot of new friends and I have learned a lot of new things by comming to Harlemlive. My writing skills increased and I learned the first steps of video editing. But today my team did a run through for tomorrow and the impotant topics were touched on. I feel the team is really starting to work together and contribute good ideas for tomorrow. I also feel that our most important aspects of our personalities are showing in our presenation by the input from the different members in our team. In all honesty Team Joc wants to WIN!!!!!! I believe that winning this presentation will boost our confidence in winning the whole Summer Media Challenge!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
So thats about it for today.
because we do need points +++++
I know some things about a video but not a lot, it was refreshing to get a glance at some videos yesterday though. The short piece that Anthony showed yesterday was about food from different cultures. the video meshed two things I love dearly; food and film.
By the end of the class Anthony taught us pretty much all he wanted us to know about getting B-Roll and the different types of shots, including: zooming-in, zooming-out, wide-shot, and panning. Anthony said panning would great for the situation he was in; the fact that Anthony sat at such angle that he couldn't see all of us students, having a camera pan the whole section would tell a story and also keep the audience engaged because there would be much movement in the shot(s).
Over all it was a good class and I hope I get to learn more as the summer progresses.
Can you deal?
Avoid phone interviews; you want to see the other person and get reactions from them. If they avoid an answer you can see their reactions and certain things they do. Just get straight to the point.
~1st Amendment~ ~Chocolat3 Kiss~
With visuals, make sure your visuals don't take over your presentation. Make your visuals guidelines to what you want the audience to know. Your notes can't be written out word for word, you'll tend to read out your notes than to improvise. Improvising is a good way to keep your audience engaged in your presentation.
~1st Amendment~ ~Chocolat3 Kiss~
I haven't been creating any tutorials as of late , but I do have a good reason. I've been going to New York to teach Adobe flash to kids at HarlemLIVE witch is located in Harlem. HarlemLIVE is a nonprofit organization that was created in 1996 by Richard Calton a former New York City school teacher. There mission is to empower a diverse group of youth towards leadership with experience and exposure to media and technology. The roll I play is teaching Adobe flash. The kids have picked up this program like biscuits and gravy. We have been creating simple animations, tweens, and buttons. Soon I want to teach them how to create a simple website with actionscript 2. As some of you know Adobe Flash is as complex as it is fun and I am astonished at how smart all these kids are. I will report more on the HarlemLIVE and I will also begin to do some tutorials again going into Actionscript 3. Remeber to visit my website onenterflash.blogspot.com and also visit Harlem Live's website www.harlemLIVE.org
When some of the people took Blaire's class, I think some people were shocked we was using microphones again. The class was o.k. I couldn't figure out who she was looking at during the whole class. Her eyes were going up, down, side to side and somewhere else. I was surprised she didn't studder or something, I just thought eye contact was necessary when you was making doing a class. The class was good though I took some notes, even though I'm not a journalist she had good points. I also participated in the assignment. What we had to do was make up interview question for the people, in groups of 2s or 3s, who was written on the index card that Blaire passed out. It would have been better if the people in the team would have acted like the person in the card and another person was the reporter.
Yesterday morning John Mckay, came late from the airport from to Harlem Live saying: "Sorry I didn't know printing pages would be 4 minutes each". It was OK though, I got to watch the last episode of Death Note before John came. The class was OK but John had to put me on blast sending me to public speak about directions on how to go to the 2 and 3 train. What's worse is that people got to see my so called "attitude", because when Adam responded to my public speak , I responded also. LOL Its on camera. But me and Adam worked it out he pulled me to the side and we resolved it, I didn't mean to go out like that.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
TEAM AMBUSH WILL RISE TO THE TOP !!!!