Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Argie Garcia's 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Reflection

Please reflect and talk about the changes you made between the first and final cut of your movie. Were the student comments helpful in making your final cut better?
We made lot of changes. One of our most important changes was to make the video from 3:20 seconds down to 2:30 seconds. We also had to put in voices because in the other video we just had a lot of writing which made the video so long. Also, we had to lower the music because people said it was a little distracting. When we were editing he video we also made the pictures go a little faster and we put more transitions to each slide. When we had other students comment on our video, I think it really helped. When they told us how the video needed some changes, it helped because after they pointed it out we looked over the video and we saw what they saw.

If you did not find an expert tell us why you were unsuccessful. Be honest.
We didn't get a expert to interview so I can not answer questions 3 and 4. First we sent out alt of messages to people studying about child labour. In the end we only got two responses. One of which was with the RCMP. We couldn't do an interviews with them because they said they could only arrange an interview in the month of may. The other message we From a girl in Africa. She said she would be happy to set up a online interview with us. We couldn't do the interview because when i sen the message, she didn't reply back to me.

What was your greatest success in the 2 minutes project? What skills will you take away with you and use in the future?
I think the greatest success in the project was finishing it. It took a lot of our own time going to each others houses doing the work, sending messages, and most of all having fun doing the project. I think some skills that I will take with me is gathering information. When you gather information it helps because it makes it easier to make sentences because you have all the information written down.

What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful?
I think we got frustrated with the time changed, how we had to hand it in earlier. When the due date was switched it was difficult because we would have to plan out when we were going to meet and because we weren't too far into the project yet. It was also frustrating when we couldn't all go to a persons house to work on the project, it would either be three of us, or two of us, but in the end we all finally got together many times and finished he project. I think strategies i used to become successful was not to get over frustrated, like don't get angry easily if things don't go the way you want it to. if the whole group doesn't want to put what you said, don't freak out just change what you made and see if they will the next time.

Why is the 2 minutes project important to grade 8 students?
I honestly think that 2 minutes to make a difference is very important because, when we are at this certain age we could start to see what is happening now instead of when it is going to be too late. If we do the littlest things now it could lead up to a big thing in the future. When you are at an older age its harder too see what is happening to the world and the people living on it. People are going through child labour, some animals are soon to be extinct, the would is getting polluted every day because of all those people who don't care enough about the world to pick something up off the floor and put it into a trash can. With every ones help, and all of them pitching in a little bit every day the world might be different than it is now.

How will you make a difference in the future?
I will try to keep donating clothes, money or perishable food items to people around the world who need it the most. I cant guarantee that i will be doing this through out my life, but i will always try to help and try to make everything that goes to the people count.

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