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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
The Haʻikū Stairs

 

Whatʻs the next step for the Stairs? The future of The Haʻikū Stairs has been fiercely debated for years. Also known as the Thousand Steps or the Stairway to Heaven, the long, narrow step structures make for a stunningly beautiful hike, high up a Windward Oʻahu ridge, providing panoramic views often posted on social media. The hike is both popular and illegal. Residents in a nearby Kāneʻohe neighborhood have endured the trespassers and their noise for many years. The current owner of most of the land under the deteriorating stairs, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, wants to free itself of the liability and tear down the stairs – or transfer responsibility. Join the conversation on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI. You can phone in, or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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Teacher Resources

 

Visit the HIKI NŌ Curriculum Website

Download the HIKI NŌ Curriculum Alignment Document

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Download the HIKI NŌ Curriculum PDF Version

Download the HIKI NŌ Handbook

 


HIKI NŌ RESOURCES AND TUTORIALS


 

1. HIKI NŌ PARTICIPANT RELEASE FORM
Students producing the video: Complete and submit the HIKI NŌ Participant Release Form.

 

HIKI NŌ TECHNICAL SPECS
2. For Camera

 

3. For Editing

 

4. Complete the appropriate pitch sheet:
HIKI NŌ SEASON 11 STORY PITCH SHEET
HIKI NŌ SEASON 11 PROFILE PITCH SHEET
HIKI NŌ SEASON 11 HOW-TO PITCH SHEET

 

5. FRAMING AN INTERVIEW (2:44)
This tutorial covers the “do’s and don’ts” of framing an interview subject.

(by Lawrence E. Pacheco)

 

6. PROPER AUDIO LEVELS (1:26)
A basic understanding of proper audio levels and the difference between analog and digital levels.

(by Lawrence E. Pacheco)

 

7. AUDIO NOISE (3:35)
Do you think you can determine what noise is in your audio? Find out.

(by Lawrence E. Pacheco)

 

8. SCRIPT TEMPLATE AND SAMPLE SCRIPT

 

9. STORY PREMISE (4:23)
Discover how a ‘story premise’ can help you in shaping your personal profile story.

(by Robert Pennybacker)

 

10. 5-POINT OUTLINE (4:48)
Find out how creating a 5-Point Story Outline can help make a successful HIKI NŌ story.

(by Robert Pennybacker)

 

11. SHOOTING A SEQUENCE (9:32)
Learn how to best shoot and utilize a video b-roll sequence in your story.
(Edited by Akane Kashiwazaki and narrated by Robert Pennybacker)

 

12. PACING (7:08)
This tutorial explains how to better pace your edits to achieve the proper mood and emotion for your story.

(by Robert Pennybacker)

 

13. STANDARD OUTCUE (2:27)
Learn what a HIKI NŌ Standard Outcue is and why it’s important.

(by Lawrence E. Pacheco)

 

14. PAD TUTORIAL (2:24)
How to add the required padding to the front and back of your video.

(Narrated by Brian B., PBS Hawaiʻi)

 

15. HIKI NŌ WEEBLY UPLOAD TUTORIAL (6:30)
Find out how to log in, upload rough cuts, and communicate with your mentor using the HIKI NŌ Weebly.

(Narrated by Cayla Paulo)

 

16. HIKI NŌ CREDITS FORMS
Your last step is to complete the credits form for your story or how-to and select a still photo of your crew to run with the credits.

 

HIKI NŌ SUPERS & CREDITS LIST FOR A STORY

 

HIKI NŌ CREDITS LIST FOR A HOW-TO

 

HIKI NŌ CREDITS FORM FOR HOME BASE SCHOOL

 

HIKI NŌ CREDITS FORM FOR HOST SEGMENT

 

17. HOW TO SHOOT A HOST SEGMENT THAT HAS NO B-ROLL (4:49)
In this tutorial we will go over how to shoot a host segment using only an on-camera host with no B-roll.

(Narrated by Nikki Miyamoto)