#Editing

What editing software/app did you use?

I used Corel because that is the software that I am use to.

Did you try something new?

I did try anything new in my editing stage but I did try something new in my production stage. It was I had never mixed cement before.

Did you learn anything new about editing?

No I did not learn anything new in my editing stage.

#Production

llo Readers,

 What are some of the successes that you have had in producing your project?

We had a lot of success when we were planting to plants and putting in the water feature.

What have been some challenges that you have had to overcome during the process?

We had a few challenges when we were making the cement. Sometimes it was too much water in it or did not have enough water in it.

 How did you overcome the challenges?

We overcame these challenges by adding a bit more water in the end we found that if we put in about 3¼L of water in it would be just right.

IProject #Planning

Hello Readers,

What have you needed to do to prepare for your project? 

For my project I need to prepare I have needed to create a plan. In my plan I have put in all the measurements like of the size of my deck and how big the rockery is going to be. We then had to go to Bunnings Warehouse and look at the water feature for the correct measurements. First we were looking at this one:

water-fountain-iproject3

But that did not match the colour of the rock we were using. So we had a bit more of a look around and saw this one:

 

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Which matched the earthy colours of the rocks we we are going to use. We add that into our design and then we where ready for the production stage.

All Subjects Week 8

Hello Readers,

English

In English this week I have continued on my piece of writing bread. It the same piece as toast just from the bread’s perspective instead of the boys perspective. At the end of this paragraph I will insert the two pieces so you can compere the two of them. I finished writing my first draft today and I put it in to be conferenced. I then conferenced with Mrs. Stafford. She said to make it a bit longer and to lead up to the big parts better. So I did that and went back to Mrs. Stafford and she made a few changes and then said it was great. I then talked to Mr. Wade and he made even more changes. I think it sound really good now.

Toast

I’m so hungry. I need some toast. So I put my bread in the toaster and wait, just wait and wait. It’s not coming up! I get out a metal fork and put it in and try to lift up the toast. You might think I’m stupid of course I unplugged the toaster. It’s not working. I then get out a plastic fork to try and take the metal fork out of the toaster. But that melted. Now the hunger tears at my stomach. I did the only thing I thought possible, I get out the hammer and smashed the toaster. I get the toast out and it is burnt. The only thing I could do is` smother the toast in peanut butter. So I did. I then cut the toast in half and saw nothing but blueish-green slime oozing out of the toast. But I was so hungry. So I stuffed the toast in my mouth and it happened it was all sticky in my mouth. I ran to the fridge, opened it and grabbed the milk. The use by date said 4/8/2014 and the date today is 6/9/16. But who cares about the use by date. Everybody knows it’s only there to make people buy more milk. So, I drink it all. As I drink I feel the cow dying in side me and the plastic burning in my stomach acid. A few second after I finished my toast a sloppy and sludgy mixture flooded out of mouth and on to the table. Now there is a big green blob on the table.

 

Bread

 

I’ve been made, moved and sat on the shop shelf for months. Blueish-green Mould was growing inside me and then I was finally bought. All I remember is being put in a bag and taken to a house. I sat there for one night and the next morning a hungry boy ran to me, cut off a slice and stuffed me into a broken toaster. Well, it wasn’t really broken, it just wouldn’t pop up. I was trapped, surrounded by hot iron. I couldn’t escape. So I got burnt. The smell of smoke filled the air. The pain was awful. I felt my once soft and fluffy crusts tightening and shrinking around me. Then it stopped. I felt a moment of relief. Then, just as I started to cool down, a fork stuck into me and hot melted plastic was dripping all over me. Before I had time to adjust to my new look a hammer came crashing down and smashed the toaster. Giant fingers picked me up and bathed me in peanut butter. I was then raised to a mouth, chopped and crunched by razor sharp teeth. Then I was gone.

 

Maths

In Maths this week we have started a new subject called my life in numbers. It is where we have to choose something related to our life that is also related to numbers for example I am doing the length of my foot. You might be thinking so what now, well you have to find out what whatever number you are doing so in my case the length of my foot which is 27.5cm. Then you have to write a maths equation that would equal 27.5. So I made one that looks like this 13 X 3 – 4 + 1.5 + 2 – 9,103,462,868,427,762 + 9,103,462,868,427,761 = 27.5. I am now going to think of different ways to express 27.5.

 

Inquiry

In Inquiry this week I we have started and finished the production stage and are now up to the editing stage. I think our production stage went really well apart from one of the interviews with Jesse. He was talking about the most important part about living a healthy life and then I asked Jesse how can we be happy. Jesse then started to talk about how endorphins make us happy. He also said that they are more active when we exercise. I then asked Jesse if he could tell me a bit more about endorphins and Jesse didn’t know so he just said they make us happy when we exercise.

 

All Subjects Week 7

Hello Readers,

Maths

In Maths this week we have started a new subject. It is called Create a Garden. Basically it is you have a $10,000 budget and you have to decide what trees, shrubs, plants, tables, barbecues and other decorative features you want for your garden. The garden is to be in your own backyard. So all the measurements have to be correct. The way we got the measurements of our backyards was we went on Google Maps to measure our backyards using the scale on Google Maps located near the date and time on your computer. You need to click on the image to be able to read it(The scale is in the red circle).

google-maps

 

English

In English this week I have published my piece toast. I think that it looks really good. It is a piece of toast coming out of a toaster and the toast is burnt with a sad face on it. There is also white writing over the top. I am now going to make a piece in the same genre called bread. It is going to be set just before the story toast. I think I am going to make the bread wet and moldy. You need to click on the image to be able to read it.

 

toast

Inquiry

In Inquiry this week we have finished our shotlist and we are going to start filming on Monday. I think our shotlist is very good and is very detailed. I think it our message is really clear and strong. I am really looking ford to filming on Monday. So Rory I going to be dressed in a lab coat, I thing Zoe is going to be dressed in active wear and Jesse does not need any thing because he is the camera man/interviewer so he never comes on the screen. Here is our finished shotlist.

Living a healthy life

Scene Description (Storyline) Type of Shot (MS, LS, CU, ECU, etc.) Dialogue/Audio (VO, PTC, Text)
1 Intro Slide N/A Text on Screen: How to live a healthy life.
2

Person is holding unhealthy food and raises it to his mouth.

Location: Canteen

Dolly in from W.S to C.U of person holding unhealthy food (black and white)

Music: Moon landing music

(Sprach Zarathustr by Richard Strauss)

3

Unhealthy food switches to healthy food.

 

Location: Canteen

C.U of person raising unhealthy food to mouth and unhealthy food switches to healthy food. (Colour)

Music: Moon landing music

(Sprach Zarathustr by Richard Strauss)

4

Jesse interviews Jacob about eating healthy food.

 

Location: Greenscreen studio

 

Two chairs needed.

 

M.S. Over the shoulder of Jesse interviewing Jacob about healthy food.

Interview voice dialogue:

Jesse: What do you think the main thing is that defines healthy eating?

Jacob: I think it is very important that we eat a variety of food. We need to get many different nutrients like iron, protein, vitamins and much more. We can get all of these different nutrients by eating all the different colours of the rainbow.

Jesse: So I should eat red MNMs, orange MNMs…

Jacob (interrupting Jesse): No, I mean in fruit and vegetables.

5

Jacob talks about calorie intake.

 

Location:

F.S of Jacob talking about calorie intake PTC voice Dialogue: As well as eating healthily, we also have to make sure we don’t eat too much. All food has a certain amount of energy, which can be measured in kilojoules or calories. If you eat more calories than the amount you burn, the rest of the calories are converted into fat.
6 Jesse interviews Jacob about calorie intake M.S over the shoulder of Jesse interviewing Jacob about calories.

Interview voice dialogue:

Jesse: How can we tell how many calories are in our food?

Jacob: On the back of most packaging, there will be a section called the nutrition information which tells you how much sugar, fibre, iron, protein, fat and how much energy is in the food. This will give you an insight on what you are eating and how much energy you are intaking.

7 Zoe steps on screen (Jacob is still there) and talks about being active and burning calories. F.S Interview – Zoe stepping on screen and talking about being active and Jacob asking some questions.

Interview voice Dialogue:

Zoe: As well as eating healthily, you have to exercise to burn off the calories that you eat. Kids and teenagers should be getting around an hour a day of physical activity.   However, only 42% of kids aged 6-11 get an hour of exercise a day and this number dramatically drops to only 10% when the kids are between 12 and 19 years of age.

Jacob: What kind of activities are considered physical activity?

Zoe: Physical activity can be anything from walking and jumping to intense running, swimming and cycling.

Jacob: How much exercise is too much?

Zoe: For kids and teens, aerobic training that is weight supported like swimming and cycling should be safe to do 5-6 times a week, but high impact physical training like running should generally be limited to 3 times a week and separated by a day.

8 Zoe talking about the benefits of physical activity and things that it   prevents M.S PTC of Zoe talking about the benefits of physical activity

PTC voice Dialogue:

Zoe: Exercising for an hour each day can dramatically reduce your chance of getting type 2 diabetes and getting high blood pressure. Starting exercise when you are young means that can be a fitter adult than if you hadn’t done exercise when you are younger. Also, exercise can help you deal with stress and increase your happiness.

9 Rory talks about how getting enough sleep can help us. F.S Rory and Zoe discussing getting a good night’s sleep.

Interview voice Dialogue:

Rory: But if you exercise lots, you will find that you get very tired. It is very important to get a good night’s sleep so that you can wake up feeling refreshed and awake.

Zoe: How much sleep do children need?

Rory: Children should get at least 8 hours of sleep each night to ensure that they are well rested and feeling happy, alert and ready for the rest of the day.

Zoe: Can children get too much sleep?

Rory: Yes. When a child sleeps for more than 11 hours, they feel grumpy and depressed.

10 Rory discussing sleeping well, going to sleep quickly and getting ‘good’ sleep. M.S PTC of Rory talking about sleep

Rory: To get to sleep quickly and too sleep well, it is important not to drink caffeine before you go to bed, as well as turning off al electronics at least half an hour before you go to sleep.

Also, it is important that you get to bed earlier, because every hour you sleep before midnight is equivalent to two hours after midnight in the amount of rest you get.

 

 

11 Rory in chair slowly falling asleep. M.S of Rory in chair Text: Rory is now getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night and is living a much heather life.
12 Rory falls asleep and the lights turn off. M.S of Rory sleeping N/A

 

All Subjects Week 6

Hello Readers,

English

We had Mr. Wade. He asked us what writing is. We all started guessing. He then gave us a clue. It was that I started with T. I then put my hand up and said “Writing is thinking”. He then gave us a photo of a gorilla. We all had to think of things related to the photo. Then we had to write a story about the gorilla. When we had finished that I continued my piece toast. I have now finished writing my piece toast. It is now ready to be published. I think that it is one of my best pieces this year. Here it is.

 

Toast

I’m so hungry. I need some toast. So I put my bread in the toaster and wait, just wait and wait. It’s not coming up! I get out a metal fork and put it in and try to lift up the toast. You might think I’m stupid of course I unplugged the toaster. It’s not working. I then get out a plastic fork and try and take the metal fork out of the toaster. But that melted. Now the hunger tears at my stomach. I did the only thing I thought possible, I get out the hammer and smashed the toaster. I get the toast out and it is burnt. The only thing I could do is` smother the toast in peanut butter. So I did. I then cut the toast in half and saw nothing but blueish green slime oozing out of the toast. But I was so hungry. So I stuffed the toast in my mouth and it happened it was all sticky in my mouth. I ran to the fridge, opened it and grabbed the milk. The use by date said 4/8/2014 and the date today is 6/9/16. But who cares about the use by date. Everybody knows it only there to make people buy more milk. So, I drink it all. As I drink I feel the cow dying in side me and the plastic burning in my stomach acid. A few second after I finished my toast a sloppy and sludgy mixture flooded out of my mouth and on to the table. Now there is a big blob on the table.

Math

In Math this week I have gone to Mr. Henderson’s maths session. In it we where given a sheet to fill out. In it there were questions where you had to find out what the perimeter of the shape was. Some of the shapes had all of the measurements and the rest of the shapes only had some of the measurements. But those shapes were symmetrical and had all of the measurements filled out on one side so you could figure out the answer to the question.

 

Inquiry

In Inquiry this week I have continued on our personal projects. At the moment we are working on our shotlist. We have nearly finished our shotlist I think we have a really good idea. I really like the bit when I say eat the rainbow and Jesse thinks I am talking about MNMs. Jesse is also going to do an interview with Rory who I going to talk about sleep. He is going to talk to Zoe about being active and getting outside a lot. Our film is really just about how important it is to be healthy. Here is our shotlist for our film.

 

 

Scene Description (Storyline) Type of Shot (MS, LS, CU, ECU, etc.) Dialogue/Audio (VO, PTC, Text)
1 Intro Slide N/A Text on Screen: How to live a healthy life.
2 Stop motion: Person is holding unhealthy food and raises it to his mouth. Dolly in from W.S to C.U of person holding unhealthy food (black and white)

Music: Moon landing music

(Sprach Zarathustr by Richard Strauss)

3 Stop Motion: Unhealthy food switches to healthy food. C.U of person raising unhealthy food to mouth and unhealthy food switches to healthy food.

Music: Moon landing music

(Sprach Zarathustr by Richard Strauss)

4 Jesse interviews Jacob about eating healthy food. M.S. Over the shoulder of Jesse interviewing Jacob about healthy food.

Interview voice dialogue:

Jesse: What do you think the main thing is that defines healthy eating?

Jacob: I think it is very important that we eat a variety of food. We need to get many different nutrients like iron, protein, vitamins and much more. We can get all of these different nutrients by eating all the different colours of the rainbow.

Jesse: So I should eat red MNMs, orange MNMs…

Jacob:(interrupting Jesse) No, I mean in fruit and vegetable.

mnm-rainbow

healthy-rainbow

All Subjects Week 5

Hello Readers,

English

In English this week I have fixed the changes that I was told and then checked with Mr. Henderson to see if it was good to publish. Mr. Henderson said to build up to the jokes a bit more. Like when I get out the hammer. Instead of saying ” Now the hunger tears at my stomach. So I get out the hammer and smash the toaster” I say ” Now the hunger tears at my stomach. I did the on thing I thought possible, I get out the hammer and smash the toaster. I am also going to put in a reason why I don’t care about the use by date. I’m going to put in something like” Everybody knows the use by date is only to make people buy more milk.

 

Inquiry

In inquiry this week we have started a new subject called a personal project. We were aloud in groups of three or less. I’m in a group with Jesse and Zoe. When we started brainstorming ideas Jesse thought of a film on what instrument you should choose because Zoe plays a woodwind instrument(bassoon), Jesse plays percussion and string instruments (piano and violin)   and I play a brass instrument (Trumpet). Then Rory didn’t have a group so he joined ours. We then had to change our idea to something else. Jesse then suggested a human stop motion. We all agreed now we just had to think of the theme. Then I suggested healthy eating. We all agreed on that. Then we started to think what could happen. Rory then thought of having someone about to eat a Big Mac. Then a big red X comes on the screen and it then switches to a healthy wrap and a green tick come on the screen.

 

Maths

This term in maths, we are working on measurement. This week I have gone to Mrs. Stafford’s session. In it we worked on area. Mrs. Stafford told us how area is a bit easier apart from perimeter and perimeter is a bit easier apart from area. This is because some people get confused when they do them at the same time. They think the perimeter is the stuff on the inside when really that’s called area. We were then given a work sheet to work on. You had to use the formula the width + the length = the area.

 

Zoo Conservation Film

Hello Readers,

Over the last few weeks the year 6 have been making films about an endangered animal from this list:

( You need to click on the image to see the list )

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To start we needed to choose an animal. I chose the gorilla because it is my favorite animal. We then had to research our animal to make a script.

 

Once we had finished our script we went on the excursion to the Zoo. The gorillas were out for most of the day. But then we looked for where the gorilla talk was and got a bit lost. We then asked someone where the gorilla talk was and he said whichever side of the enclosure the gorillas were and that was the exact thing we didn’t know. We then found where the talk was and it was just finishing.

 

We then had to edit our footage to make it in to a film. We first had to refine our scripts. Mine looks this:

 

Gorillas

 

Did you know:

 

  • Every gorilla in the world has a different nose.

 

  • Gorillas also have longer arms then legs. This helps the gorilla to walk.

 

  • And Gorillas share 98.3 percent of their DNA with humans.

 

 

Because of these cool features, and many more, I have always been fascinated by Gorillas.

 

Gorillas are one of the most feared animals in the world. Whilst it is true that they are large, powerful creatures, they are also very gentle. Gorillas are endangered because of poaching and habitat destruction and the mountain gorilla has become the most endangered type of gorilla.

 

I learnt from my research and visit to the Melbourne Zoo, which has a Save Our Species campaign, that mobile phones have a mineral in them called coltan. Now if you don’t know what Coltan is, it is a mineral that is found in Gorilla’s habitats, and we humans are mining it to produce our products, such as mobile phones. Because of this, we are killing gorillas.

 

You can help these gentle creatures by donating your old mobile phones to Zoos Victoria.

 

Once we were done refining our scripts we had to record our voiceover. We then had to put the film together. I used only my footage because the gorilla was out for the whole day.

 

We then had to get feedback. We had to sit our laptops on a table and then walk around and comment on other films.

 

Once we did that had to edit our films again.

 

We the submitted our films for the final time and the gave feedback to each other. Here is my feed back for my finished film.

 

 

I like the voice over and the music-Mia

 

You had really cool facts and good music-Ellie

 

you had really great facts – LIly

 

I like the facts, the music fits the mood. – Zoe

 

You really informed the audience about what is killing them and making them extinct-Mary B.

 

The voice overs were really good and your facts were really good. The music set the mood and made the film really powerful – Emmaline

Your facts were very interesting, and I have learnt a lot about the gorilla than I knew before. -Georgie

 

i liked your music it really suited your film, and also your film has lots of facts – Samantha

 

I like your choice of music and your footage. I also like your facts – Rory

 

Good and interesting facts. The audio quality was decent, and the footage was good.-Matthew

 

I really liked your facts and the way you say you are facinated by the gorilla’s – Astrid

 

Here is my finished film. Enjoy.

 

 

 

All Subjects Week 4

Hello Readers,

Maths

In maths this week I have been to Mr. Henderson’s session. It was about naming angles. I learn how to name an angle using numbers. First you have to number your two arms. I named mine 1 and 3. Then you had to name the vertex. I named mine 2. Once you had done that you had to just put an angle sign ( If you do not know what that is it is in purple in the image below) and then put your three numbers in order making sure that the number the vertex is in the middle.

 

angles

 

English

In English this week I have done another conference with my piece toast. Everybody said that it was really good and that I only needed to change the end. They said that it ended abruptly. So I am going to change the end to something like ” A few seconds after I finished my toast a sloppy and sludgy mixture flooded out of my mouth and onto the table. Now there is a big green blob on the table.” Then Miss Torney said that once I changed the end that I could publish my piece.

 

Inquiry

In Inquiry this week I have completed my Zoo film. I have submitted it and am very happy about how turned out. In it I talk about how Coltan is killing Gorillas. If you don’t know what Coltan is, it is a mineral that is found in Gorilla’s habitats, and humans are mining it to produce products, such as mobile phones. I also talk about the features that Gorillas have like:

  • Every gorilla in the world has a different nose.

 

  • Gorillas also have longer arms then legs. This helps the gorilla to walk.

 

  • And Gorillas share 98.3 percent of their DNA with humans.

My favorite fact about the Gorilla is there scientific name of the Gorilla. It’s Gorilla.

 

 

 

All Subjects week 3

Hello Readers,

Maths

In maths this week we have continued our angle project. I have changed my photo from the photo of the grass to a photo of a giant pineapple building. We have got our results from the test. I’m happy with my results and only need to work on one of the places. I went to Mr. Henderson’s session and I learnt how to name the different angles.

02-15-cool-buildings-shaped-like-their-company-product-634x479English

In English this week I have been working on my piece called toast. Everyone in my conference said that I should change what happens at the end from the toaster popping up to something else. I changed it so that I vomited all over the table. At first I put in to many descriptive words and then Miss Torney told me to pick the two best Words and take out all the other words

Inquiry

In inquiry this week we have continued the zoo fiim I am recording my voice over on Monday. Our film is due on Tuesday so I am looking forward to sharing my film with everyone.