Lunch with mentor

Wnet lunch- Jermaine asked if we could have  together for my last day ,Wednesday. So I came in and worked as usually this Wednesday but at lunch time he invited everyone I mentee understand for a surprise lunch for me. We went to a pizza shop maybe one street away from the job building and everyone was there and we ate pizza and talked about college experience and they all gave me advice. And we also talked about movie and tv show and they gave me a card and they all wrote in it.

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WNET Week 3

My last week at WNET I was invited to take a look and help out at the studio and the broadcasting room, Usually the studio and the broadcasting room are in the same place but for WNET the broadcasting room is on 50th st and the studio is on 66th st, weird. I was stand in audience they had this cool old school vibe band that mixed songs from 1961 all together with jokes in between with facts. I couldn’t take in the studio are once the got started which sucks but it was okay. To set up the lights it took about three hours total because they had to reset the lights again. Later in the week I was also able to see how production planning works and how detail-orientated  you have to be to set up shoots thinking about what you need to bring, what do we do if this happens or that. It was interesting to see all that I noticed that nothing is as easy as they make it look on T.V., at the end of my apprenticeship I realize how everyone here works has a team and if people are missing it postpones the operation.

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This picture looks like this because I took a check picture with my finger on the flash while they were doing the show.

WNET Week 1

I was a little over-excited getting I couldn’t wait to go so I came thirty minutes early.During my first week at WNET I was shown around the offices and introduce to many different people. I also ate lunch with another intern from the finance department her name was Lucy and she was from Baruch High School, Her mentor thought it would be a great idea that we could meet another intern, Which it was. The first thing I was able to do one my first day was to work under Brian the Archive master. He showed me how the process of getting orders to archive projected. He also showed me the 3 TB drives they had to store the projects and the storage room was really cold and loud but that made sense because there were servers in that room. That Wednesday I was able to work in the help desk room for the next two days. They had me pull up new desktops from their storage room all the way in the basement of the building and there was only one elevator that could be take down there but it took forever to arrive each time. The storage room had so many different mice, Desktops, and Monitors. I had to take up six desktops and like seven monitors. The next day I guess the senior of the help desk room Wayne, made me go through a troubleshooting test to see how reacted in a situation where the computer wasn’t working. I learned a lot of different things I didn’t know before all of the testing. Then on Friday I was taken to the Ingest room. This is a met Jermaine’s secret secret weapon Erick. On this day Erick taught me how to work the machines in the room and tested out my knowledge of filming and broadcasting rates and frames. He also showed me how to use Final cut pro and gave a tour of the editing world of WNET.

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WNET Week 2

The Second week at WNET I was in the Ingest lab most of the time. But for the Beginning of the week I was in the editing room with technical support learning troubleshooting skills from them on Avid, a professional editing software used by a lot of filming productions. Then for the nest three days I was in the Ingest lab I got test pretty everyday there to see if I remembered everything that I learned I only got one question wrong. I learned what time code was and all the different parts of it I also was taught about audio editing. I learned how to use Adobe After effects, and Premier Pro a bit as well. I soon taught how to take orders and what to do to complete them. After a while I was able to do the orders by myself without any help.

Test

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Joy To The Key FINAL DESIGN 

PROJECT NAME: Joy to the Key

Joy to the key is a one-handed joystick, with a team made virtual keyboard to help those with limited mobility

DESIGN TEAM: Aqua-Blue Phoenix

BLUEPRINT:

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PARTS LIST:

IMPLEMENTATION TUTORIAL: (STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO BUILD YOUR FINAL PROTOTYPE! INCLUDE CODE, PHOTOS (IF APPLICABLE) ETC)

  1. Acquire a MadCatz V1 Flight joystick and install all requisite drivers and components
    1. http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Catz-V-1-Stick-PC/dp/B001MGNWDI
  2. Download the settings file used for Joy to the Key
    1. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B41UuDlAxJitQ1Q5c1JiOFZtZFk/view?usp=sharing
  3. With the code for the on-screen keyboard, compile a .swf file.
    1. SWF File
    2. Code
  4. Run both the on-screen keyboard and the Joystick
  5. Continue onwards.

Ideas for the future/improving things?

Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1z3bmoEAqcRazJrbFB5UDJVckU/preview

Aqua-Blue Phoenix Update 5/12/15

Quick Updates:

  • Designed logo
  • Added suction cups to the bottom of joystick
  • Finished the design for the flash keyboard
  • Attempted redesigning the joystick to match Vernita’s preferences
  • Finished the design for 3-D printed armrests

Plans:

  • 3-D print the armrests
  • Redesign the logo
  • Finish programming the flash keyboard
  • Finish the redesign for the joystick

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Mentor/ Mentee Thing

MENTOR/MENTEE WRAP-UP

My name is Kaylah and my mentee/mentor is Isabela and Donald.

Our Team mascot is: FurBulgaroo(your combined spirit animal with shared interests!)

Our Start up / non profit idea is Skateboard Marathon (something you both love / something you both care about)

If I could describe my mentor/mentee in three words, they would be: Donald

1.Intelligent

2. Awesome

3. Creative

If I could describe my mentor/mentee in three words, they would be: Isabela

1. Creative

2. Crazy

3. Thoughtful

If I could describe MYSELF as a mentor/mentee, I am:

1. Sort of Helpful

2. Supportive

3. Loud

Mentee/Mentor interview/Observation — Theres are all questions for YOU to ask your MENTOR/MENTEE:

  • TELL ME: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

As a Desginer

  • SHOW ME: How do work towards your goals now? (get creative!)

Whenever he has free time he sketches

  • DRAW IT: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Draw a picture of your life in 2020.
  • THINK ALOUD: How do you imagine you will get there?

Just keep improving, Keep going, You can never stop improving

  • WHY? What would be your absolute dream job? and why?
  •  Designer
    • WHY?
    • You like to draw
      • WHY?
      • Creative mind
        • WHY?
        • Was born that way
          • WHY?
          • Genetics