Thursday, May 26, 2011

IDTV 2011 Show#3 Available On YT Now!

If you haven't noticed yet, our IDTV Show#3 has been already uploaded on our YT channel. I also created an playlist for it so you can watch right here.

The show will also be aired tonight at 6:30 on Cable Channel 75, and again at 10:00 pm on Cable Channel 27.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

IDTV 2011 - Time To Say Goodbye

I mentioned that I was not feeling good at the first few weeks of the class, that was true. I really had a difficult time to get along and work with the team. When I was assigned a first project for the show, (Best Of SF) I felt excited but I also think that was killing me. Why did I say that? First, it was a project involved with only two people - my co-producer and myself, we didn't have any field team, and we didn't even have a field video camera, (both my co-producer and I couldn't check out field video cameras since we were not in field video production class) all those issues had already caused me a headache. Misfortunes never come singly, on the day when my co-producer and I went out to shoot, maybe it was too windy that day, I caught a bad cold. From that time until the filming of Show#1, I was really sick, and I coughed in middle of the nights. Every time when I woke up because I was coughing at night, I asked myself why I had to do that. I really wanted to quit at that time, but something has pushed me not to give up, I just bit the bullet and continue my project.

The outcome of the first "Best Of SF" was pretty good, that was the thing I felt really pleased. Now I get out from the class with three individual projects that I involved with producing role, and as one of the producers for the season finale, this is way better than I first expected. Looking back, I think all my hard work really worth.

Today was the day that the whole IDTV team gathering together one last time before we broke up, we watched the whole Show#3 together while we also had our party. We ate, we drank, we really had a good time today. I mean this was my last time we saw each other, everything at the moment has become piece of memory.

Now, it is really the time to have my final thought right here. It's been my pleasure to write and keep you guys updated with the blog, but it is also my last blog post for the IDTV Show. I certainly learned a lot from each of you guys by working together in different ways, I really appreciate all your efforts. Thank you - Thank you very much.

One last thing, I really want to see someone in the future IDTV classes would also write and keep up a show blog, and I hope my efforts could also be continued.

I wish you guys will remember me because I will never forget you guys, before I leave, may I present one of my favorite songs to you... Click on the link please, it is a great song!

Good luck and wish you all the best.

IDTV 2011 - Last Day Of Class + Party - Pictures & Videos

That was our unforgettable party...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

IDTV 2011 - My Reflection Part 2

Last night I received Misha's comment regarding this blog, and I'm really appreciate that he gave me such positive feedback. Here is something I want to say - it's not easy to create something that I have in my mind, it's even hard to keep something up and running. As the saying goes, it is difficult to start a business, it is even more difficult to keep business running. Another thing I want say is everything I did right here was voluntary, and this is really important - when you do something voluntarily, you have that passion, then you always want to work on it and keep on the good work. That's why I always say that you can't do something with good quality if you are forced to do it, and more than that,  you never have that satisfaction.

All right, let me continue with my thoughts on IDTV. As some of you know, this is my second year in a row taking this class, and I still remember just before the Winter break I told Misha I wanted to join IDTV again this year. The reason I take this class again is I want to work in the new HD studio, another reason is I want to gain more experience, especially my producing. However, when the semester began, there were so many things that I had never expected. On the first day of the class, I felt really strange even though I took classes there before; another thing is when I worked with the class first time, I felt that it was really hard for me to get along with them, they seem didn't like me and we really had difficulty to have understanding from each other. At that time, I didn't have any good feeling with the class, I really wanted to quit. Something happened just in time for the filming of Show#1 even made me felt down, let me tell you here tomorrow if you want to know it.

Tomorrow is the last IDTV class meeting and we're going to have a end of semester party. We should have fun and hope you guys can really enjoy the party tomorrow!

Monday, May 23, 2011

IDTV 2011 - My Reflections Part 1

It is pretty ironic... This has been named as an "official blog" for the show, and when you scroll down to the CCSF BEMA's official homepage, this blog is described as "written by BEMA advanced TV students". The "student" is me, and I wrote everything from day one... I think I should say it proudly that I created the blog, I developed it, and I keep people engaged! 

Speaking of the creation of this blog, my original idea was to try some new approaches promoting IDTV, one of the best way I thought was to open a blog, (most of the hit TV shows nowadays also have blogs) telling you guys what was going on with the crew, where were we up to, and of course, sharing something that you can never see on the show itself - I'm talking about those behind the scenes. I still remember on the first few posts of the blog I said every student in the IDTV class are welcome to post something, this is not my personal blog, this is a blog for all of us. However, maybe I'm the one who has nothing to do, no one has posted anything. It was disappointing for sure, but I can't force anyone to do this because everything is voluntary.

Even though there is no other students write on this blog, I'm still glad to see that there is a number of people who often check this blog, many of them have given me quite positive feedback. No doubt about it, that is my greatest motivation to continue writing this blog. Another thing that I feel really excited is the total viewers of this blog has reached over 500 as of yesterday, I created this blog in early February, and we have got more than 500 viewers in just three months, this is a big accomplishment!

Sometimes I really can't distinguish if this is my personal blog or this is my professional blog. I have stopped writing on my personal blog since I created and worked on this blog. Maybe I always like to reflect some of my personal feelings and emotions right here, sometimes it becomes my personal blog.

I think this might be too long for you guys to read, so I have to stop here for today, let's continue tomorrow...