My Semester

My semester

                During my semester of Media Productions I learned a lot and enjoyed what I did in here. There are 3 main things, but it definitely isn’t the only thing I learned. I had to have team work to work with my partner and others around me. I had to rely on them to get their job done and do mine at the same time. We all did work and we would help each other when needed, which we did a lot.

I started out in the commercial group doing interviews, and editing commercials. I recorded some but after that I just ended up interviewing for the most part. It took a while to get use to speaking, and the people who we were interviewing always asked questions and we had no clue how to reply to them. After a while I got used to it and as they got out of a class I told them exactly what to do, how to do it, and sometimes what to say if needed. Even though I did a lot of the interviewing I still learned how to work the camera and most of its features, and edit.

We then transitioned to being the news anchor. Nevaeh and I had to edit the news and what we would say. Then speak in front of the camera for basically the whole school to see. It was hard and a little embarrassing to speak in front of the camera. But we quickly learned that reading the screen as we are going and trying to speak normal was the hardest part of all (and Nevaeh gave me a lot of the things to say). Editing the news wasn’t too hard, we had the commercial group that did a lot of it and we just had to put it together and add some music.

Then there came the blogs. Posting wasn’t hard after we learned and our first assignment was getting use to everything. The only problem was researching the topic. It was a little hard to find what I wanted but it ended up working out. I enjoy seeing all the people look at our blogs from across the world to just one state over. I don’t know how someone can find us like that but they find a way.

My classmates and I learned a lot this semester. It was very enjoyable and we did a lot. Almost every week we were busy either maxresdefaultdoing work or helping others. I mainly enjoyed hearing what others had to say about. If they liked it or not, if they wanted to add something. We took in a lot of ideas and always talked about the home games at our school/high school. This semester was very interesting.

Media Productions Final

In media productions this year I learned many things. Those many things I learned have started me on the right path for the future. I learned responsibility, team work, and new skills like, computer skills, and editing skills. With these things I can do more in life because I already have the tools to succeed.  With the right tools you can go far.

This year we had to learn responsibility with the individual jobs we did. For example every Monday we had to do a plan sheet for what we were going to do for the week. So we learned how to plan our week and how to manage our time so we could fit everything in. We also had to manage our time so we could actually get our work done every week. We couldn’t just mess around for a week and get nothing done. You had to manage your time and make sure you got everything done. In the real world with real jobs you have to get your job done or you will be fired so you have to make sure you’re doing your work done. You also have to make sure you put out your best work so you don’t look like your giving your bare minTeamworkimum just to scrape by.

We had to use teamwork. Even though there aren’t very many of us, seven of us to be exact, we still had some problems getting along at the very beginning of the year. I think by the end we all got along much better and I think I understood the importance of teamwork more after this semester. My partner Lance and I had some problems because we butted heads sometimes, but in the end we worked great together and we started to understand each other’s viewpoints. By the end of the year not only did lance and I understand where the other person was coming from we also started to understand what the other ones strengths and weaknesses where so we split the work up to suit our strengths so that we put out the best product we could.. This will help me in the future because you always have those coworkers that you don’t work well with but you are partnered up with anyway. I will already know how to work with them and deal with it. I will also know how to get along with people in general.

This year I also learned many new skills. I learned editing skills and computer skills. With those editing skills I can work towards the kinds of jobs I wanted that work with videos and with the behind the scenes stuff. This will help me because I can get the job I want to that puts me on the right path. I also learned computer skills. I learned good computer skills. This will help me because every job these days has computers involved in the job. I also learned how to type faster. This will help me because the faster I type the faster I can get my work done.

In this semester I learned so much like responsibility, teamwork, and new skills. With all these new skills I have the skills to do many things. Thank you for this opportunity to learn all these new things to help me later on in life Mr. Decker.

Pc vs Console

Pc vs. Console is highly arguable. Everyone that plays console argues that it’s the best, and everyone that plays pc says that its better.  It seems like more people play pc, but only know a few games. They may be big titles but usually people who play console know a lot more games that are out for sale. The reason could be they don’t sell pc games at your local GameStop, only console. So you have to find the game online or from a friend, there’s also a rare chance you will see it in an ad. I play both pc and console, I believe that console is a laid back feel, unless you are going competitive.  But pc is easy to use, so a lot of peopleImage result for pc vs console are good at it. People tend to be good at pc games because of the controls so it makes it a lot more competitive and fun. I believe pc is the favored one of most console and pc players. Mainly all major games are set at a price of 60$. That’s actually the minimum game creators go, for the people that think it’s expensive (kind of is). But pc games price tend to go down faster. 62% of gamers play pc while 56% of games player console. What about the cost for both the pc and console. The Xbox One S is
around $$350 with featured games at 1 TB. However pc’s average cost around $500-700. But you can also do so much more with a pc. In the end they are both battling it out to be in the top spot, and I don’t think any of them will win anytime soon




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Apple vs. Samsung

The IPhone 7 and the Samsung s7 have the some similarities and differences. For example both phones have claimed to be water proof. With Samsung’s new Galaxy s7 you can have up to 256GB Samsung says goodbye to blurry picture and hello to low light pictures that looks great with their new camera. IPhone has two cameras and that is supposed to 2x the normal zooms you can get those up close and personal shots. In the picture to the iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: comparison of the quality of the shotright, the phones cameras may look the same but if you look closely you can see that the s7 has more of a pink color to it and the colors look lighter on the s7. On the IPhone picture the flower looks redder and the colors look a little more natural. We won’t know what the flower really looked like but pic which one you could like to see more. Both of these phones they both keep up with each other. The Samsung s7 says it has made the wireless charging faster and easier to charge your phone from 0-100 in no time. The new and improved lightning charger for the IPhone 7 says to charge the phone faster. Both new phones now have a way to pay using your phone using the wallet apps. The two phones have a lot that they fight about but they are more alike than we think.


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How did snowboarding start?

Snow boarding started with a guy named Jack Burchett. He had a plank of ply wood, tied together with horse reins, that was his new invention. 30 years later an eighth grade student named Tom Sims (who eventually created the sims snowboards), who was obsessed with skate boarding made a “ski board” as a woodwork project. It was a rounded plank of pine with a nose kick in the front and a carpet on top to supply much needed traction. The bottom had aluminium and candle wax that would supply the sliding action that allowed him to surf across the snow. it caught the eye of a few people here and there but it didn’t get caught commercially until 1965. A dad was trying to get his kids out of the house on a snowy day, so he invented the Snurfer (snow and surf together). It was 2 children’s skis bolted together and a length of cord for balance. Eventually he had the neighborhood at his doorstep asking for the same thing, and 6 months later the snurfer was patented and manufactured. Even after that everyone saw it was a kids toy, nothing for adults. 1972 Dimitrije Milovich made the first snosnowboardwboard as we know them today. But even if people started riding them, the ski resorts wouldn’t let them in, they said that their insurance policy didn’t cover them. He later showed them up with a written confirmation from major insurance brokers for ski resorts. That is when everything changed. Later the growing sport was recognized by the winter Olympics, and team GB sent 7 snowboard athletes to sochi to compete in the snowboard slope style. The on going sport has blown up, remember to wear the proper gear if you ever decide to try it out, I encourage you to.




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YouTube is an amazing place where people can be themselves, and be whoever they want to be. The creators where Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim out of a garage in Menlo Park. The started working on the idea at a dinner party in San Francisco in 204, and after that, it didn’t take long for YouTube to take off and gain popularity. People watch approximately four billion hours’ worth of video each month, and 72 hours’ worth of video is uploaded every minute. This video sharing sit has jump started many careers like Justin Biebers and Psy (the guy who sung Gangnam Style).  This amazing video sharing forum has created many jobs besides just the ones for the many singers. It has also help start careers for many people who have committed their lives to making people happy on the internet and giving people a place to escape to wyoutube-logohen life is hard in the real world. The most subscribed YouTuber is PewDiePie with 49,184,005 million subscribers. He has made his life work making people happy and giving them a place to escape to. YouTube is a very important place to me. That’s where I go when life gives me lemons, I make lemonade out of it and go escape to the YouTube world.



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Ms. Bronson

Ms. Bronson is a Global studies teacher who went to Clear Creek middle school and high school. Ms. Bronson says she has many great memories most of them being from hanging out with her family and friends. From the day Ms. Bronson could remember she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up. She was a very busy high schooler between playing soccer, softball, track, and being on the ski team. With high school came the classes in high school. Ms. Bronsons favorite class was government in high school. Using her love of government and hard work she went to college and got a degree. She still worked hard in college though. She wasn’t one to go partying every night instead she worked hard and got her first job at Qudoba. She wanted to come to our great school because it was smaller and everybody knows each other. Ms. Bronson has always been very passionate about the world and its cultures. I am very happy to have Ms. Bronson as a teacher this year. She just got engaged and she is training to become a vice principal. I wish her luck on her journey through the rest of her life!


One of the most dreaded thing to come along with school…homework. So the real question is should school students have homework. In my opinion homework should be non-existent. Here some positives and negative.

First, it allows connection with parents and students. It creates an environment where students can interact and have help from parents instead of just being on their devices. Another reason is it allows students to connect with teachers and helps them teach the lesson more in depth. Finally, it can help students practice for big test and get them prepared. That is why homework is beneficial.

These are the negatives. First, it puts stress on the student and doesn’t give them time to relax and enjoy their childhood. It also can create arguments among family and creates fights. It also can create cheating habits if kids do not finish homework and copy another student’s work. That is the negatives of homework.

What I think should happen with homework. Homework should be gone. Poof. Countries like Finland don’t have homework and they focus on collaboration and they are exceling in the school education. So tell me ladies and gentleman should we have homework?

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History of Metallica

Metallica is one of the most well known rock bands in American history the band began on October 28, 1981 when drummer Lars Ulrich but an ad in the LA newspaper when James Hatfield answered the add with his skill on the guitar soon hatfield recruited his roommate Ron McGovney to play the bass guitar and Dave Mustaine to play the lead guitar they quickly recorded their first ever demo called “No Life ‘Til Leather” this demo blew up and they had shows all over the bay area they soon moved there after convincing Cliff Burton to leave the band Trauma that he was in to replace McGovney. Soon after they blew up on in the bay area they received an offer from the record company Megaforce Records. They soon moved to New York to record their first album shortly after arriving in NYC Mustaine was replaced by the legendary guitarist Kirk Hammett and they began recording their first album “Kill ‘em All.“ That Blew up with riffs like “The Four Horsemen,” “Whiplash” and “Seek and Destroy.” following their first album came “Ride The Lightning,” “Master of Puppets” that hit the Top 30 charts and their 4th album “…And Justice For All” Metallica also released their first self titled album fans know as “The Black Album” and their first-ever official live album they were a duel headline with Guns n’ Roses called “Live Shit: Binge & Purge” over the years Metallica’s fan base grew and they came out with more and more albums. Which leads to today In there 50’s Metallica still goes on tour and even is working on a new album “Hardwired to Self Destruct”metallica-promo-photo-1200x120011

the history of gaming

The history of gaming, the very first example of recognized gaming was created by Dr. Edward Uhler Condon in the new york worlds fair in 1940. Thousands of people played it, to be exact it was 50,000 people only after 6 months of being released to the public. But the actual first gaming system was released 3 decades later when the “Brown Box” prototype was released. This was a commercial gaming system but as i said was released in 1967.

The game spacewar was created 50 years ago believe it or not! It’s known to be the second VIDEO GAME created, But many people say that that should have the title of the first video game but in reality more people actually think pong was the first video game which is not true., it was actually the first arcade game which depending on the person could i suppose be as well in the same category of the first video game.. Majority of the games created even to this day are based around role play and adventures where you take the identity of another character who may or may not even exist.

Anyways more about space war, it was created by Steve Russell in 1961 (a student at massachusetts institute of technology). It was also the first interactive computer game and the graphics were made up of ASCII text characters.

But then there was Ralph Baer who was an engineer at sanders associates wanted to explore the idea of gaming that was interactive and uses a television instead of a computer. This idea was first becoming an “idea” per say in 1966. When he acted upon it, it was already a whole year of planning, building, mistakes, and a good time with technology. But by the time that a year had passed it was 1967 and they had actually created TWO new interactive television games. There was a chase game and a tennis game, they were able to manipulate a toy gun so that it detects spots of light on the television. First arcade game released was in 1971 and was called Computer Space, public consensus said that the game was to difficult to play. So games vary from computer, television, roleplay in reality and roleplay on a video game. As long as our imagination lets us roam, then we can live in any game we want to



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