Dear Kobe

 

I know, I may be late to reflect on the tragic passing of Kobe, his daughter Gigi, and the other passengers in this tragedy. I didn’t know what to feel, other than sadness for the families of the victims.

I can’t sit here and say I was a huge Kobe fan, but as a fan of the game, he is legendary. I will miss the competitive edge. I may not agree with his motivation tactics, but there is no denying that he was a winner, both as player and as father, husband, friend.

Thank you Kobe for the great memories, restoring the Celtics-Lakers rivalry, and most of all, being an example of pursing greatness. You affected many people and you will be missed.

#mambaforever #8 #24

 

Stories from NBA.com

https://www.nba.com/video/2020/01/28/20200128-inside-kobe-storys

Images and names of the victims

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/pictures-these-are-the-victims-in-the-kobe-bryant-helicopter-crash/2299204/

The Art of Visual Storytelling: Week 2

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Inspirational Post: This can be sued for any profession, but I like it because often I want to give up.

January 13 – 19, 2020

Another fun week of writing. I did well in all the assignments. I scored a 90 on the Interior assignment. I scored a 100 on everything else, so I finished with an average of 96. My class G.P.A is 98.

  1. Exterior Locations: 
    1. We discussed how it’s better to show, rather than tell by watching a Pixar short, PIPER. We had to explain how the location affected the main character.
  2. Int.
    1. Using our characters from last week’s persona assignment, we scripted a scene using only interior slugline.
    2. TerrioJenkins_Week2_INT_Persona2nddraft
  3. Cliches Vs Tropes
    1. We discussed cliches and tropes. I scored low on the quiz because I didn’t realize how many cliches there is.
  4. Children’s Books
    1. We learned that scripting can go hand in hand with writing children’s books. This is another area of interest for me.
  5. Kids’ Shows
    1. Our lecture this week was on children’s television shows. We went over Sesame Street and how as a writer you have to hide the educational piece and violence in kids shows.
    2. Terrio_Jenkins_Week 2_Kids Shows_Muppet Description
    3. Terrio_Jenkins_Week 2_Kids Shows_muppet
  6. Games
    1. We listened to a clip on how video games make more money than film/animation/television. Writers are turning to games as another source of income and freedom.
  7. Second Chapter: A Stranger (Flash Fiction)
    1. Prose: FlashFictionChapter2_TheConception
    2. Audio: 

Art of Visual Storytelling: Week One

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January 6 to January 12: This was a fun week. I learned about scripting and wrote my first formatted screenplay scene. We discuss elements such as voice, shots, and introductions.  I scored a 100 on each assignment, bear in mind that each assignment was only a rough draft.

1.Over Black (Sound assignment)

OVER BLACK.

A slow CLAP repeats followed by excited GASPS. Water SPLASHES and loud CLAPPING drowns the slow clap and gasps.  Piano PLAYS upbeat song as FOOTSTEPS on OLD WOOD. Focus on SLOW CLAP, then a heavy SIGH.

2. Flash Fiction (Voice assignment)

3. Radio (Formatted Dialogue)

4. Punctum & Stadium (Shots)

  1. The SHOT element is no longer used in “spec scripts” (the only kinds of scripts we’re learning how to write.) Do not put specific SHOTs into your screenplays.
  2. stadium (the general idea of a picture
  3. punctum (which is a single element that punctures the frame and draws the eye. It’s often said the punctum is what turns a snapshot into a photograph.)
  4. Not every photograph has a punctum. Sometimes it appears by accident, sometimes by design, but if one turns up in your own album, it’ll be more special to you than the others.

5. Persona (Character Description)

6. Character (Script Introductions)