P1T4 People Stereotype Hawaii from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.
In our new G.T project we are creating either sitcoms, movie trailers or animations. I chose to do a sitcom with my team Kynan, Raiden and Tim. Our animation is about a group of friends stereotyping Hawaii. Our keywords, which are the words we based our story around, are Hawaii, Stereotype, Local and Friends. I feel the keywords connect with my audience because everyone knows what a stereotype is or knows of a stereotype. Our overall message is not to be mean to your friends or your friends culture. The culture we are stereotyping is the Hawaiian culture, not saying it's okay to do that. Oh yeah, and none of the jokes are true about Hawaii. Yes Hawaii has all the things we said, but Hawaiians are civilized people.
Our overall message is to not make fun of peoples cultures. Sometimes you may not even know what you're talking about. In our film we have Kynan, or Kawika, rage at our jokes because they weren't true. This connects with our audience because sometimes we hear things that may not necessarily be true. Yes, it's ok to make fun of it, well maybe sometimes it's not okay, but you still need to honor their culture, or whatever you're making fun of, with knowing that it is a lie.
The biggest problem my team faced was probably that our team had different opinions on how to do things. For example we had different opinions on the script and how to resolve it. Another challenge we faced would be getting distracted as well. Since we had a PS4, no brand loyalty Xbox1 is good as well, we got distracted very easily. Especially because we had to be playing video games in the video. Anyway, thanks to Raiden because he basically played team leader and told us to get working when we were just being no life people.