Mega Aflac makes the News!
This duck in the photo, Mega Aflac, never bothered to make a nest. Mega Aflac also doesn't care that he is in the news! This is because he would much rather be playing with the other ducks. I don't know the names of the games that they play, but it looks like they sometimes chase each other, and they like it. Mega Aflac was featured in the news because he looks a lot like the original Aflac duck, but we already named one of our brown khaki campbell ducks Aflac. So, I named this one Mega Aflac due to his size.
Right now, I am reading with Mega Aflac. We are reading "What's Killing My Chickens?" by Gail Damerow. We are reading this book to help keep our chickens and ducks safe from raccoons. After I got this press coverage, I ate Mega Aflac and bought a new duck. Just kidding! I would never eat one of my ducks! Mega Aflac is still safe, actually he very anxious to go outside, because he loves it out there. In December, I decided that the best way I could help heat up my ducks was by turning the temperate to negative three degrees. Just kidding! For real, I added in heat lamps so all the animals can stay warm now. Thank you for reading the Ducky Blog!
Duck Movie coming soon!
Alright so, a new Ducky Movie featuring my ducks will be coming out soon. Here are the steps to making it:
1) I filmed my ducks in front of a green screen, and I then opened it up on a mac book. I put some footage of the school hallway, and did the green screen effect, because the ducks were filmed in front of a green screen sheet. The ducks would often poop on the sheet!
2) Next I drop it into iMovie, and I crop it out so that only a minute and 30 seconds of the original footage is in the film. Originally it was around 13 minutes, and no one wants to watch my boring ducks for 13 minutes.
3) In the editing process, I zoomed in on the ducks faces when they were speaking, and added subtitles so that it appears as if the ducks are speaking. There is also a picture-in-picture of my hologram, talking about my brand.
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Green Screen Ducks.
A few weeks ago, I was doing a school project where I filmed my ducks in front of a green screen sheet. The story of the video is that there are some ducks are lost in my school, and they were trying to get out without being caught by the kids. They thought the kids would eat them! During the day of production, I taped a big green screen sheet to the side of my house, and also to the ground. And then I had the ducks quack there for 13 minutes. I had to entice them with meal worms to keep them there! The ducks were sometimes trying to run away, however we were able to keep them under control. I ran around to where my mom was filming, and just outside of the camera, I would chase them back into the camera frame.
At one point, the full grown Lucky and Aflac (not pictured here) came onto the green sheet, and started trying to take the mealworms from the “ducklings.” We let them take the mealworms, and so the ducklings had to get other food. I wrapped it up by ending the film when the ducks were eating. I do foresee them getting filmed again. In terms of the holidays, I totally think that we could do a video where the ducks are trying to stay away from the raccoons! Maybe I will add special effects where there are raccoons in the background. I could find a picture on the internet of a raccoon, and add it to the video by downloading the image and then placing the image into the film. These ducks are looking forward to getting seen on screen. Thank you for reading the Ducky Blog.
I was inspired by my chickens and ducks to do "Ducky Comics." I have done a fundraiser for 4-H, and plan to continue doing so in the future. -Henry, 14
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