Teamwork is everything when it comes to competing at STN. It is important in almost any group activity. One example would be our CKTV Announcements. If you didn't have a director working, that would make all of the switching between cameras a lot harder. Because you don't have a director, that makes it harder for the rest of the team. That is how team work is very important. During STN, the productivity and contribution of just one team member will make a huge difference especially when you are in a very tight deadline. So teamwork was something that I made sure my team had and it sure helped out a lot.
Another thing that helps keep your team focused and productive is keeping your cool. If you are filming an interview, imagine what your subject might be thinking when you are yelling at your teammates because they forgot to bring an SD card. It hasn't happened yet to our Spot Feature team but it something to make sure it doesn't happen at all. During a competition, you need to at least look like you know what your doing. Don't start freaking out randomly. Especially if you are an editor. In the editing room, it is very quite and if you start whining, you will look like a fool. We are only in middle school but we are also competing with high schoolers so we gotta look as mature as possible. That is why keeping your cool is important and we are doing a great job in that area.
But aside from all the good things we are maintaining, we still have many improvements. One of them would be finding a deeper story. In Spot Feature, your story is everything. If you have a very boring story, the judges will surely bring down your score down. Finding a deep story is something that we really need to work on. We also gotta think outside the box. There are going to be whole bunch of schools competing in Spot Feature with the same topic. You have to find a story that is unique. Something that hasn't been so obvious. So finding a deeper and unique story are just a couple of things our team could improve upon.
So thats about it. I really hope that our team will improve even more during the next practice. We will certainly be very busy and productive during the practices and we will also be keeping our cool when times get frustrating. We will also work on finding a deeper story. Our next practice will take place at the Marriott. That means we will be able to interview adults who have experienced a lot more in life. We should be able to find a really good story next practice. So until next time, bye!!!