that would be useful for this job. Plus I’m a teenager who’s in love with social media, so why wouldn't I want a career like that?
For Product 2 I will be exploring the syllabi from multiple advertising degree programs and build a syllabus of my own. This will help build a potential path for my future and grow my understanding of getting a degree. I will also look into the social media masters programs at the University of Florida and the University of Southern California. I discovered these programs through my research for Product 1. I hope that continuing this research will help me decide what I want to do with my future and I’m excited to continue my research in the second half of this semester.
Hi my name is Carlie Beliveau. I am a high school student at Danville High school and I am currently taking a Compass class, which is allowing me to learn about any topic I'm interested in for a credit. In this Compass class I chose to study more about child development and more about the young years of a child. I chose this topic because I have a strong passion for working with children and want to proceed with this into my future. I have been learning more on this topic by using a child development textbook called The Developing Person By Kathleen Stassen Berger. Which is teaching me many things I didn't know. I not only have been using my text book I also have been working at a daycare every morning.
I have been working at ABC & LOL Child Care Center in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. In the center, I work with all different age groups from newborns to early adolescents. While at the daycare, I always give 100% of my energy and time to all the kids. I really focus on each and every child’s personalities and try to have one-on-one time with them so then I can get a better understanding of what that child needs or likes. I work every morning at the daycare from 6:30AM to 10:00AM.
When I get to the daycare there are many things to do cause there are only usually three of us in the morning to open at 630. When we first arrive we have to get all the classrooms prepared for the kids to come in and start the day, at the daycare we don't have breakfast till 8:30 so most of the kids who come in early can get a snack that we get for them. When there start to be more kids and staff we start breaking the kids into their assigned class rooms, I usually take the wobblers into their class room. Those kids are around 1-1 ½, once we get into the classrooms I start to do diapers, we have a pretty good set schedule that works for everyone.
After I get done at the daycare I then go home to work on my homework which includes Early Childhood Development class. This class is self-driven and is overseen by Ms. Keach and Ms. Parent. Each month to prove I have learned the information, I have to come up with something to show them the work I had been learning. I enjoy this class because I am exploring something I would like to do in my future and it's something I have a huge passion for.
Outside of the realm of fear and screams, I’ve also always harkened a liking for comedy and laughter. Now at first one may look at the two genres in question, Comedy and Horror, and think that they are so wildly differing in moods and themes that they could never coexist in the same film or show. However there exists a genre-hybrid of the two genres, it is referred to as “horror-comedy.” It is actually a fairly popular genre that’s often considered to be a subcategory of horror, or a subcategory of comedy depending on which way it leans.
There are two general types of horror comedy movies. One formula was more popular in the early 2000’s. Which was a general formula of comedy movies made as satirical commentaries of horror, often tearing at the slasher sub genre for its outdated scares and redundant tropes. The second type of horror comedy which is more prevalent in the modern world of horror is a little more intelligent. These films are far less concerned with constant jokes and non-stop laughs. On the contrary, these films derive their humor from the writing. The characters tend to be less of general stereotypes, and the dialogue is more intelligently written and witty. These newer films feel less like satire films with a horror theme, and more like horror films with cynically funny characters and writing.
Now after I concluded my research on the history of horror comedy, I decided on a general concept that I could use to make a series. This concept ended up being Ghost Tales, a horror comedy series that will follow a duo of paranormal investigators as they go around the state conducting investigations and fighting supernatural beings. One of the characters in the Duo is named Chett Bloodstone. Chett is supposed to be a character almost representative of the horror genre. He’s very pessimistic, grouchy, gloomy, violent, and an overall macabre individual. His partner Robert Graves on the other hand, is meant to contrast Chett to an extent by representing comedy. He’s younger and more energetic than Chett, he is much friendlier, an optimist, and loves to joke around and try to make light of a dire situation. Of course at first in the beginning their personalities clash and they do not seem to get along together, but soon after they begin to bond and their opposing personalities end up bringing them closer together as they continue to fight off demons and monsters.
This series in particular will likely follow more closely to the modern formula of horror comedy, but that is not to say that it will not drive any inspiration from the satirical commentary films of the early 2000’s-2010’s. I do plan that many episodes will have antagonists that are parodies of horror villains of the past, such as Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, etc. But there also will be villains and characters that are not based off of horror icons, and rather are completely fabricated creatures or are original adaptations of existing cryptids or urban legends. Like Bigfoot, The Wendigo, Chupacabra, etc. It will be difficult to run out of antagonists. The primary anticipated challenges to be presented will be time, scheduling, and writer’s block. As for the first two I hope to overcome those issues which plagued my project last year, but for writer’s block all I can really do is try to think outside the box and not write myself into corners.
Currently I have a first episode ready to be filmed, a cast eager to get on camera, shooting locations set, a theme song being composed, and costumes ready to enhance character appearance. My next course of action will be to coordinate with my actors to have them review their lines, and work with me to find a date that will work for everyone involved to be ready to act. Once shooting wraps I’ll be editing and releasing the episode online.