Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Connor Bonnett's Two Minutes to Make a Differance Reflection

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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?
The most important thing we did was making our movie alot shorter. We reduced the time from 3:20 to 2:30 to match the title of this project 2 Minutes to Make a Differance. Another thing we changed was taking out the words we put and replacing it with voice which helped in making the movie shorter. We had to make are music more quite because we got comments on are video saying it was too loud. We made the pictures go by faster which also helped to make the movie shorter. It was really good to know what people liked and disliked about our movie so we knew what things needed to be changed.

If you did not find an expert tell us why you were unsuccessful. Be honest.
We sent emails to a bunch of people related to child labour projects. We got two responses one from the RCMP and one from a girl working on something in Africa. The RCMP couldn't set up an interview with us until after the project was due. The girl in Africa said that she would set up an interview with us, but when we sent the email she didn't reply back.

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 about this project was being able to have fun with it. We also got to try and make a differance telling others about what is happening with Child Labour so that maybe they could make a differance in the future too. Working with groups because I think it will help to have teamwork and being able to understand how your fellow group members work.

What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful?
What frustrated me the most was finding out that there was a change in the date the final cut had to be finished by. It meant we would have to squish all the planning for putting the movie together. We also had trouble with all of our group being together all the time because someone wouldn't always be able to go to another group members house one day. My strategy to becoming successful with this project was not being over worked and everyone being able to agree on what we were going to do with our movie.

Why is the 2 minutes project important to grade 8 students?
I think this is important to grade 8 students because we will learn how to help out others across the world at a young age. Even if it is just spreading the word it will convince others to maybe donate money or help out in any way possible to make life for others good. With everyone helping out at all ages it can make a huge differance in the long run. It also teaches us to be responsible for our world and to take care of everything on it.

How will you make a difference in the future?
I will make a differance by picking up trash that I walk by on the streets and I would like to donate money to things that will help people from the ones strucken by poverty to the soldiers trying to make peace for this world.

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