Monday, May 3, 2010

Sharmaine's 2 Minutes to Make a Different Reflection

Google Doc:

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?
We made many changes in our video. Many of the comments were very helpful and the rubric made us think more on what we need to work on to make it more successful. What we changed in our video was our voices. When we spoke, our voices were to quiet or too fast. So we decided to change it and make it more clearer. We also added our interview and how we made a difference. Mrs. Armstrong was a great help to us. She really caught mistakes that people wouldn't usually hear. One of them were saying Africa was a country but, it was a continent. So we have to redo our script.

How did you find your expert? What did you learn from your expert?
We found our expert on searching on the internet. Our expert's name was Donna Beegle. She is an expert on poverty In the United states. She gave us plenty of information that we could we and one of them was comparing Africa with the United States. Even though she was mostly dealing with the US. She did give us information on poverty in Africa. Sadly, that information did not give on camera.

What was the greatest success in the 2 minutes project? What skill will you take away with you and use in the future?
I think the greatest success was finishing the video and I can't ask for more than that. I thought it was a great success because for me this is the first video I have done. We worked hard doing this video and it's finally done. We did our best to make to good, for example, we match our script to our pictures. We did that to make people understand what we were talking about. I know for sure I will take my editing skill because editing makes things more better and so I can improve on it.

What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful?
What frustrated me was finding an expert. I was incharge of finding someone we can interview. I finally found one and decided to e-mail them letting to know that we were going to interview them. I took awhile for a response because it was soon the due date. Next, we needed a place to call her and it took awhile, but it all payed off in the end. The strategies use used was to use the time very well to be done.

Why is the 2 Minutes project important to Grade 8 Students?
The 2 minutes to make a difference project is important to the grade 8 students, because we learn more things. We learn more about our earth and different of places around the world, how they are struggling. Whiling we are learning about our topics,we are also improving our skills. We improve our editing and revising skills but, not just that we learn more about our technology skills too. Most of all, our teamwork builds up. We learn how to do things together. Sometimes we also learn how to do things on your own, to become more independent.

How will I make a difference in the future?
I will make a difference in the future by continuing to donate money or unwanted clothes to different charities, to help people around the world. I will also make our world more greener and make better decisions throughout my life.

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