STN: Day 1
What's good everyone? Today was our first day in California! We started off our day to get some breakfast a small cafe in the hotel we are staying at, and if you were wondering I got a simple Iced Mocha. After eating breakfast we went to about three different places and they were The Warner Bro's Studios, UCLA, and to a Lakers game!! So firstly the Warner Bro's Studios; it was pretty interesting we got to tour different sets that were/are using for television shows, or movies. We got to go on the Ellen Degeneres set which was pretty cool, but I also got to see some buildings that were used in some of my favorite shows. Secondly, UCLA. We learned a bunch of stuff about filming and theater, and some information on if we want to apply for that college when we are older. We also got a virtual tour of the campus, which was also cool. Lastly, the Laker game!! This was honestly one of the highlights of my day because it was so fun and amazing. I never thought I would be so into basketball until today. We also tried getting on that huge screen by dancing all around, but that didn't work... Although, we didn't get on there, I was really happy when the Lakers finally won! Anyways, I hope you guys like reading this blog, and have a wonderful day because I know I sure did. Anyways, bye everyone!
STN: Day 2
Today we went to Universal Studios, and we went to the City Walk that was located there! It was very cool, and all I could say is that my favorite part of today was going on the tour at Universal Studios! We learned a bunch about different sets and also got to stand on them! The tour guide, named Peter showed us different effects that were on some actually TV shows, and movies. But my favorite thing on the tour that happened, was going on the fast and furious 3D simulator thing. I was freaking out because there were holograms of the cast, and we were 'battling' with them. We also went on a few rides at Universal Studios. My favorite was the Harry Potter one because it was creepy, yet fun. There was different characters, and we were in flying through the sky. They also made it so it would feel like how you think you feel, if you were to go through the same situation. For example, if there was a drop, there would be a bunch of wind and they would move your seats so it would feel like you're dropping! We also went to the City Walk, and I bought a few things which was cool!
STN: Day 3
Hey everyone! So today we left to Anaheim. On our way there, we went to eat breakfast at Bob's Big Boy, and I just ordered a simple omelet. After breakfast, we went to Hollywood! It was really cool and I got to see some of the Hollywood stars, like Michael Jackson's star, and even Kevin Hart's star! Then after that we went shopping for a little while and went back on the bus. The bus ride was pretty long so I slept most of the time because I was still a little tired. After we arrived at the hotel where the convention will be held at, we relaxed in our hotel rooms for a little while. After that, we went to Downtown Disney, shopped a little and ate lunch!
STN: Day 4
What’s up everyone! Today was really cool and fun! We went to get some breakfast at Mcdonald's, and then after that we went to the Angels Stadium! It was really cool because we got to tour the stadium and see where they practice batting and we got to go to the dugout. After the tour, we went to another tour and it was at the Disney Animation studio! It was pretty cool and we got to see some behind the scene stuff of some disney animation movies, and we also learned some things about animation too. We went back to the hotel, and we got to meet our pen pals! My pen pal was Isabella, and she was the sweetest. We traded our gifts and we walked to Bubba Gumps for dinner.
STN: Day 5
Hey everyone, today was pretty hectic, fun, and crazy. Because… today was the Crazy 8’s competition! I’m on the Crazy 8’s News Magazine, and our topic was social justice. Mia, Rayden, and I, were on a team together for crazy 8’s, and it took us a while to find a story. We got a story, and it was about this guy that worked at a pizza place and how he didn’t go to college, but still had a good job. We started editing, and it took us a while and then we had to make corrections that Mr. M suggested to make. We started editing the whole news magazine video, and there were a few clips we were missing so the anchoring team had to re-film that clip. But, we got our video in on time! Unfortunately, we exported the wrong video, but it wasn’t anyone's fault. After Crazy 8’s, we had some time to eat and relax for a bit, and we went to opening ceremonies, which was also fun and interesting.
STN: Day 6
Hello everyone! Today, we went to a couple break-out sessions, and went to the film excellence awards. We missed some break-out sessions, which I don’t mind; to help the Castaic students with their music video. And as for the break-out sessions, we got to see behind the scenes from the movie “The World of Apes”, which really cool to be honest. After break-out sessions, we went to eat at The Cheesecake Factory, and they had very delicious food. Then, we went the film excellence awards, it was very fun, and there were really good videos that we saw!
STN: Day 7
Hola everyone! So today Rayden, Natalie, and I were competing and we had to wake up early because our competition started at eight. We were competing on the PSA team, and our topic was about nutrition. We had some actors that helped us out in our video, and they were Mia, Kirra, Carter, and of course Natalie. After we were done filming, we went to do voice overs. Then, me and Rayden headed over to the editing room, and Natalie went to break-out sessions. Fortunately, we turned in our PSA 30 minutes before the deadline! Then after the competition, we went to the Angels game and I got a baseball! Overall, today was fun!!
STN: Day 8
Hi everyone! So today was very fun… it was closing ceremonies and we went to Disneyland! Closing ceremonies was very interesting, yet fun; we found out who placed in their categories they competed in. We got 3rd place! Spot feature, and Anchoring also won 3rd place!; Music video, and movie trailer won honorable mention; and Nat package won 1st place!! I was very surprised yet happy that we placed because we were all newbies. After closing ceremonies, we went to Disneyland! One of my favorite rides we went on was California Screamin’ and the Grizzly Bear ride! California Screamin’ was my first roller coaster, and I really liked the Grizzly Bear ride because I got wet by water! Anyways, that was my day. Have a great day everyone!
STN: Day 9
Hi everyone! Today is our last day in California and I’m sad but happy at the same time because I don’t want to leave, yet I miss Hawaii. Anyways, today we went to Disneyland. First, we went on an Indiana Jones then we went on a tour about creating animated movies and did several activities like talking to crush the turtle, drawing, and making our own storyboard. After that we went on a few more rides at Disney, like Splash Mountain, and Space Mountain. Bye everyone, we have an early flight tomorrow