Sunday, May 2, 2010

Jamie's 2 Minutes to Make a Different Reflection

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2 Minutes to Make a Difference: Poverty In Africa (Version 1)

2 Minutes to Make a Difference: Poverty In Africa (Final Cut)

Talk about the changes you made between the first and final cut of the movie. Were the student comments helpful in making your final cut better? The differences we made in the version 1 of our video to the final version, was that we made our voices more clearer, we added our interview with our expert, and we showed how we actually made a difference. The students' comments did help us make our movie better, because they pointed out some of the mistakes we did that weren't obvious, and they also told us to correct different mistakes they noticed in our video.
How did you find your expert? What did you learn from your expert? We found our expert on the internet, by searching "experts on poverty". She gave us a lot of information about herself, and what she knows about poverty. She helped us improve our movie, because she compared the poverty in Africa, and the United States. There was a lot more information she told us, but our camera didn't get it.
What was the greatest success in the 2 minutes project? What skill will you take away with you and use in the future? The greatest success in our project was our video, and that our hard work paid off. We got together everyday to work hard on it, and it turned out really well. Also, we made the pictures go along with what we say in our script so that the viewers will really understand what we are trying to say to them. The skill I will take with me for the future, is editing skills. I learned how to make things better, and how to actually make things fit and flow properly.
What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful? Some of the things that frustrated me was adding the background music, and the video of us interviewing our expert. My group and I didn't know how to put it on iMovie, but we still got the interview in properly. I started to learn how to use iMovie more and more, which gave me ideas on how to add the background music while having our voices playing.
Why is the 2 Minutes project important to Grade 8 Students? The 2 minutes to make a difference project is important to grade 8 students, because we learn a lot of skills throughout the making of the project. We learn our technology skills, and we also learn the other most important things in our world. We learn that others in the world are struggling, and that the Earth is struggling too. We also learned how to do things on our own, and how to figure out things by ourselves while making the movie. Our technology skills obviously got better, by editing our movie, and making it better.
How will I make a difference in the future? I will make a difference in the future by continuing to donate to different charities. I will use what I learned now, and make smarter decisions that will help our people, and planet improve a lot more.

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