PSA: Keys Are Key

We have all forgotten something.

We all have been in a hurry at some point in our lives. But sometimes, we are so busy rushing we forget important items. Our phone, our wallet, and sometimes even our keys. Please watch this PSA, and remember to always double check you have everything before you leave.

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The MCU: A Reflection

Marvel’s epic conclusion to ten years and 22 movies has hit theaters in the form of Avengers: Endgame.

What is your favorite Marvel movie? Who’s your favorite Avenger? Are you ready for Endgame? Today, I sat down with my friend Ty’Rese to reminisce about the MCU prior to Avengers: Endgame. You can listen to our conversation on this episode of CarChat!

A Review of Canon’s EOS Rebel T5

When I graduated high school in May of 2016, I got a DSLR camera as a graduation present. Specifically, the Canon EOS Rebel T5. It came with an 18-55mm lens, and a 75-300mm lens. It helped me dive deeper into my exploration and experimentation in the world of videography. I’ve shot over 1000 pictures and over 50 hours of video with this camera, and it’s all turned out just the way I thought it would.

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A picture of me with my T5, uploaded to Facebook January 25, 2017.

I really enjoy my T5 becuase of the high quality pictures it is able to take. However, photography isn’t my specialty. Close to three years later I am still trying to find my perfect photography skills. I prefer using the preset portrait settings for basic photography of one subject, but sometimes I like to get adventurous and experiment with other settings.

Although I take a lot of pictures, I primarily use my camera for video. It has been able to help film high quality recordings for many of my projects, and I have hope that it will help me with many more in the future. The T5 can film in 60fps at a 1080p resolution, which is perfect for making my YouTube skits, which can be found here if you’re interested.

If you want to get your own Canon EOS Rebel T5, you can get it here.

 

Minecraft and its Simplistic Beauty

Chances are you haven’t gotten to where you are today without hearing about Minecraft. It is a game enjoyed by YouTube content creators, and middle school children alike. Placing blocks in an infinite world, fighting off monsters and building whatever you can think of. But what makes Minecraft so intriguing, and borderline addicting?

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Screenshot taken by X4Xanthos (Jackson) in-game

Some would say it’s the basic look of the game. It’s pixelated block-style design adds to the building concept. Players build structures that might be a certain number of blocks wide or tall, and just looking at the terrain can make that a lot easier to accomplish. Just looking up “minecraft builds” on Google Images will reveal just how talented some players are. Players have made perfect circles, spirals, and so much more. Look some up for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.

Some might say it’s the fact that there isn’t really a story. Sure, you could find your way to the End dimension and kill the Ender Dragon (which is considered the official “ending” to the game) but you’re not required to. You could spend countless hours exploring, building things, or just killing monsters; you can truly do whatever you want. The game doesn’t force you to follow any specific series of events. It’s all up to you.

Minecraft may have become somewhat of a meme over the years, and multiplayer servers are filled with kids and game mods. But, if you take away all of the Internet fodder, it can be an enjoyable creative outlet. If you want to traverse the blocky landscape yourself, and create your own adventure, you can purchase Minecraft here.

Digital Motivation & Marketing

By: Miosha “Yosh” Wagoner
Occurring to an article entitled, The Impacts of Technologies on Psychological Wellbeing, every piece of media technology content can deliberately or inadvertently impact psychological well-being.  By understanding the power of this effect, I digitally recorded the Haskell Indian Nations University Volleyball team both on and off the court since the spring of 2018 to continue until the end of their fall 2018 season. This help motivated and encourage the team with each improvement on film from one month to the next. I compiled short highlight reels of their achievements and share it on social media for all to see. This in return, motivated our athletes to improve and want to show more results. One of the greatest powers of digital storytelling is the ability to share it with others instantly.
For the first time in school history, the Haskell Volleyball team has won the A.I.I Championship! Here is the recap of their amazing run to the title during the A.I.I. Tournament and some season play footage.
So how does that translate for digital marketing business profits? Digital storytelling is also very audience-driven because of the necessity to help your audience understand your story through various media. Digital videos contain much more information than text or images alone, it creates immediate accessibility and engagement with others. Small or big, businesses are able to connect with customers and sell their services cheaper and faster on the web.  In an article entitled, Digital Marketing by the Numbers: Stats, Demographics & Fun Facts, the site provides a list of SEO Statistics in 2018 that highlight the digital market.   
  1. Better content can drive traffic to a blog by up to 2,000%.
  2. Google is responsible for 96% of all smartphone search traffic, and 94% of the total organic traffic.
  3. Enterprise and Mid-sized companies rely more on Technical SEO and content development to increase and maintain search presence.
  4. Digital Marketing Statistics 2018
  5. Source:Buzzstream.com
  6. 72% of marketers agree that relevancy is the single biggest factor for better SEO. Experts agree that writing for search terms rather than simply incorporating them into the content is pivotal for traffic.
  7. Search engines drive 93% of all website traffic.
  8. About ½ of all searches are four words or more.
  9. Two seconds is all companies get when it comes to website load time. Anything longer increases bounce rates by 50%.
  10. 18% of all local searches lead to a sale within one day. 72% of people who visit a physical location will choose one within 5 miles of their original location.
  11. Having a video thumbnail in the search results can double your search traffic.
  12. 90% of searchers haven’t made their mind up about a brand before starting their search.
  13. 82% of searchers will use their phone to help them make a decision about an in-store purchase.     

 

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Balling on a Budget: Drone Adventure

Balling on a Budget: Drone Adventure
Practice Makes Perfect

Created By: Yosh Wagoner

With new technology in drones, more quality can be added without the expensive cost. The film industry has continued to capitalize on drone technology by bringing this new dynamic perspective to the screen as recently as 2013. Today, drones with cameras saturate the market, often under $500 and available in any configuration you want. However, where does one start when you are balling on a budget and want to create a quality film or promotion?

Next Drone Move
Dizzy Up Starting from a few feet above the ground, lift straight up while rotating. This only uses your left stick, simply placing it in a forward and left or forward and right position. Practice different combinations of quickly up with a slow rotation, slowly up with a quick rotation, etc. Rotate both clockwise and counterclockwise.

When deciding on the right drone, time was spent researching and comparing three major brands. It was important to get quality without breaking the bank. Based on the reviews and features, a DJI Spark drone with the Fly More Combo kit was purchased for around $600. Flying for the first time, I was really happy with the quality the ability of the Spark Drone. We are testing the functions and are excited to shoot more!

Watching youtube videos on drones and how to flying, we took the sky ourselves and created a mini adventure film. For the last “Storytelling with Drones Series” blog, footage was captured in an open field, near a park. We used a few methods suggested in Jeven Dovey, 20 BIGGEST DRONE MISTAKES beginner Pilots with DJI MAVIC PRO & SPARK for this first mini-drone adventure flick that created a dramatic effect needed. Taking the drone out, for just a few times I have used maneuvers for beginners.

Like the film industry,  I am also diving into the new dynamic perspective with drones.  Balling on a budget and wanting to create a quality promotion with a drone has me excited to travel. Stay tuned for more drone adventures to come from around the country. Next up, try two of the 5 Drone Maneuvers To Improve Your Flying by Clay. He suggested some new maneuvers not mentioned in other articles that are worth trying the next time out, Dizzy Up, Square Dance, The Arch, Circle The Wagons, and Boomerang.

Stay tuned for more drone adventures from around the country and then the world! Have something you would like us to film? Leave a comment and like our page!

Taking on the “Storytelling with Drones Series” has contributed to new ideas and places to film with the drone. Have something you would like us to film? Leave a comment and like our page! So when there is a will, there is a way!! Click the links below, from start to finish in “Storytelling with Drones Series”.

  1. Historical- The Historical birth of aerial filming for movies and where it is going now. Where does a consumer start?
  2.  Technology Review- Recently purchased a drone and provide a technology review on the first flight and review the camera. The first day of flight capturing in-flight videos and photos.
  3. Narrative- Create a mini-movie with drone footage to complete the “Storytelling with Drones Series.”

Glued to Screens: How often we look at Phones

Think of something you do multiple times a day. Whether it’s talk to friends or coworkers, drink coffee, or count the hours on the clock, we’re all guilt of having some very constant habits. One habit this is overlook by many is the large amount of times we look at our phone per day. In a recent study titled, “How often do you check your phone?” published by Victoria Woollaston, she brings up the point of how people usually look at their phone around 150 times per day. This number ranges from having long hours of looking at Instagram, to looking at the time. Not only that but, a recent poll given out to millennials has shown that 91 percent of them believe that they have a healthy relationship with media. One of the possible reasons that millennials tend to check their phone so much is due to dopamine being released into the brain every time you check it. One example of this comes from the notifications that go off on our phone when we receive a message, whether it’s a text or email. Not only that but, millennials tend to use their phone for an average of 5 hours per day, which takes up a third of the time that people tend to be awake. This is largely different compared to the boomer generation, who said that smart phones have ruined technology (51 percent).

While most people spend a lot of time looking at their phone screens, researchers have found out that many health issues can arise from this. People who spend large portions of time looking at a screen tend to suffer from a lack of attention, productivity and memory. People have also reported having increased levels of stress, lack of sleep, and a large suffrage of cognitive errors. This shows that a side option must be found soon due to the amount of harm that something, as small as a phone screen, has on an individual. While people are appreciative o

Think of something you do multiple times a day. Whether it’s talk to friends or coworkers, drink coffee, or count the hours on the clock, we’re all guilt of having some very constant habits. One habit this is overlook by many is the large amount of times we look at our phone per day. In a recent study titled, “How often do you check your phone?” published by Victoria Woollaston, she brings up the point of how people usually look at their phone around 150 times per day. This number ranges from having long hours of looking at Instagram, to looking at the time. Not only that but, a recent poll given out to millennials has shown that 91 percent of them believe that they have a healthy relationship with media. One of the possible reasons that millennials tend to check their phone so much is due to dopamine being released into the brain every time you check it. One example of this comes from the notifications that go off on our phone when we receive a message, whether it’s a text or email. Not only that but, millennials tend to use their phone for an average of 5 hours per day, which takes up a third of the time that people tend to be awake. This is largely different compared to the boomer generation, who said that smart phones have ruined technology (51 percent).

While most people spend a lot of time looking at their phone screens, researchers have found out that many health issues can arise from this. People who spend large portions of time looking at a screen tend to suffer from a lack of attention, productivity and memory. People have also reported having increased levels of stress, lack of sleep, and a large suffrage of cognitive errors. This shows that a side option must be found soon due to the amount of harm that something, as small as a phone screen, has on an individual. While people are appreciative of having the world most intelligent device in their hands, we still don’t understand how we can control the importance of other humanistic features as well.

Phones

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/smartphone-usage estimates_us_5637687de4b063179912dc96

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2449632/How-check-phone-The-average-person-does-110-times-DAY-6-seconds-evening.html