PP #update

So fare I have finished filming. I used the long weekend to my advantage so I could have an extra day to film. filming the T.V went pretty well, looking back at the footage some parts get a bit blurry so I will have to do some cutting and snipping to make sure there are no really noticeable blurry parts. I have never really used the camera and tripod before to film something so this was testing me to see If I remembered what I leant back in term one. I did have lots of practices while waiting for a certain part of the DVD to come on. I would practice a panning shot or zooming in and out slowly so that I didn’t mess up and have to do it all again. it took a while to set up not only the camera, but putting all the blinds down and closing all the windows so the blinds would not bang while filming. I did have a bit of noise in the background with toby’s little but loud bell and everyone else down stairs being active, but I was able do deal with. I now just have to put it all together edit some audio and speed some things up. during filming I decided to add in the video that’s kind of like a note to all the girls at EBA congratulating everyone on a great year. watching it made almost cry because its something that I love to do, and is something I’ll be doing again very soon. I found out last week that I will be presenting this to 6C either the day of the concert or dress rehearsal.

I really hope that it comes together well.




conservation film

For this film I will be focussing on the Australian fur seal.


Intelligent creatures of the deep blue sea. Fast, funny and adorable. But I’m not here to talk about how great of a creature they are. They may have the numbers but that does not mean that they are perfectly fine. Now protected, this species was hunted almost to extinction in the earlier centuries, but they are still at risk from humans, who sometimes illegally shoot them for bait. Over 200,000 Australian fur seals were hunted and killed in the 1800’s for their fur and blubber. Fortunately, the numbers have recovered with a population of around 50,000. Their main predator are Great White Sharks and Killer Whales. However, there is more than just other sea creatures who could kill them. Plastics can also potentially kill seals by wrapping themselves around them causing them to lose breath. We need to say no to plastic bags, why? Not only are they killing the beautiful fur seals but so many other sea animals are dying as well. The numbers may have recovered since the 1800’s but if we don’t say no to plastic bags those numbers could quickly go down and we could lose this beautiful creature forever. Look at them look how happy they are to be alive right now. No one wants to see this talented animal disappear in the next few years so please help us save these wonderful creatures of the deep blue sea.


Building Views

We have spent the last three project maths lessons doing a maths 300 projects called building views.

the first lesson we worked on this sheet.  for the first sheet e had to make  the shape that was on the sheet then draw what It looks like from the front then from the side we did this four times. then on the second sheet it got a little bit more challenging.

this time we had to write the numbers and copy the shape of the sheet, but we had to make it with 15 blocks then with the most we could make it with then with the least. to start I found it a little challenging but as I got the hang of it I found it quite easy. I found this task a lot of fun because it was something new. then we moved onto the computer software.

 for this one we had more than just 2 views. I only really used the 3×3 grid because I found this part quite challenging I did have ago at the 4×4 grid but I never finished it.

I have very much enjoyed this activity and I would love to do more like it.


For term two I put together a power point explaining what happens during concert time for dance. Now it is actually concert time and things are about to get a little crazy. The film will include rehearsals where we all come together for both ballet and jazz, photo day photos from my mums phone and the professional photos, some of the actual concert and a video that was created by Emma Madden (director of Expressions Ballet Academy). The video is for jazz and that’s all I will tell you. I am again going to use premier pro but this time I would really love to extend my knowledge even more to produce an even better film. I love to entertain people of all ages so my film will be suitable and entertaining for all ages. I’m looking forward to seeing peoples reactions when they see what myself and many others spend hours doing. I do fear that filming the TV will create problems as it is the only way that I can access footage, and I don’t think I will be allowed to film the concert before people even by tickets for this year. so I think I should use last years footage which I have on DVD.

I am looking forward to making this film.





Italian cultures

italy-10hf919Learning about Italy’s cultures was  interesting because there are so many different traditions and laws.

In Italy, Italians living in the warmer south enjoy a leisurely life as they take their time to accomplish business. then those from the northern side of Italy feel more pressure and view time as something not to be wasted. Italians enjoy visiting friends, family and neighbours, especially on holidays and on Sundays. Guests invited to dinner often bring a bottle of good wine and a box of chocolates or flowers to the host, unless they are told otherwise. Guests wait for their hosts to sit first and wait for them to eat before they do so.

Then in Australia we all have different opinions and personalities which choose if they want to take their time or rush to get things done. When it comes to having guests for dinner its a more relaxed, chill and hang out then a straight forward dinner. Guests may bring treats such as wine, chocolates or flowers, but it is not expected. We all like spending time with friends and family, but again its more of a chill thing. We have sleepovers and invite friends over. Its not really a big meal or anything like that.

If I lived in Italy I would be so in love with all their fashion because of all the dresses, head pieces and all the beautiful jewellery, but I would find it challenging to remember all of the rules when you go as a guest a someone else’s house. Such as you are not allowed to stretch at the table and you have to bring some sort of gift to the host if you are a guest.

So as you can see Italy is much different to where we live, or is it? Here’s what I wrote about Italy…




its done finally I have finished my skiing film!!!

there were a few changes a long the way but I am very happy with what the finished product looks like.

the day that we filmed we found it really easy to get good footage, but we had one little miss hap. Dad not used the  GO PRO in a while so he was still trying to work things out during the filming stage.

there was a trail that had a lot of jumps so we stated to film that, but little did we know dad was not filming he was taking photos.!!!!

we did not realise until we were home and watching all of the footage.

editing was very challenging because I didn’t  know if I could snip things in half like I can when I use iMovie. so instead of completely losing some audio that dad said while we were skiing I recorded it as a voice over.

I think I very much challenged myself because I only asked for help if I could not find it on YouTube or on adobe support. I felt very determined to get  it done no matter what activities I had on.

I hope that everyone will enjoy it. it was so  much fun to create.



# update

And I’m back again.

Last week I was in falls creak and that’s where I did 100% of my filming!!!

so now I just need to download some footage off of my phone then the GO pro. from my point of view this is where it gets tricky. I have always had multiple problems with the editing stage because of all of the detail that comes with premiere, but this time I have WAY MORE time to archive this challenging stage.

In my last post I mentioned that I was doing a vlog, but things have changed. With out a script I struggled to talk to the camera, so now I have know idea what type of a film it is.

The go pro was a bit of a challenge because of the model that we have you cant see what your filming at the time because it does not have a back screen. I have not actually seen the footage yet because since we got back we have all been quite busy.

There is still a while to go yet but I need to use my time wisely or it will turn out to be a day before its due and only half way into the editing stage and I do NOT want to want to be in that position at the end of the term, NOWAY!!!


T.J Scotland

websites: Glosbe.com, Is the loch ness monster real? Nessie sightings. 

This week my family and I are in Scotland!

your probably wondering why I’m writing this on my blog well I have randomly misplaced my travel journal so why not put my travel experience to Scotland on my blog?

Fun fact: I have two great, great grandmothers who were Scottish, one on my grandmother’s side and one on my grandfather’s.

On my grandmother’s side there was a woman called Sarah Dixon who was born in 1883 in Glasgow, Scotland. Then on my grandfather’s side I have another great, great grandmother who was called Ethel McDougall who was born in Sofala, NSW to Scottish parents in 1881.

Besides the cool accents,  in Scotland the main language is English.  The traditional languages of Scots and Scottish Gaelic are also spoken.

So here are some greetings from the Scottish Gaelic language.

English                       Scottish

Hello                           in Scotland they just say hello too.

Good morning          Madainn Mhath

Good bye                    Guidbye

I was talking to grandad over the phone last night and I asked him what he thought the population of Scotland was. His guess was around 5.200,000, and he was pretty close to the actual answer.

So the population of Scotland is……..Drum roll please …………………. 5,404,700!!!

Last night dad was telling my sister and myself about the loch ness monster!!! he tries to scare us but is doesn’t work 🙂

Anyway, he was also trying to persuade us to believe that the lock ness monster is real with all of these fake photos that had been easily edited. Like this one.

 Mum said that anyone can edit if they try.

Out of my whole family dad is the only one who believes that the loch ness monster is real and living in the lake as I write this.

I was watching a video on YouTube and it was a news report. Apparently there was a part of the lake that was predicted to be its hide out because it was small but could fit the estimated size of the monster.  A month later there was a piece of equipment that people sent through the lake to find the hide out but after weeks of searching nothing was found.

This has been my trip to Scotland.




















For my next project I’m going to be doing a short film about… skiing!!!

I will be using a go pro to collect frottage while skiing. I will then transfer the footage to my phone to make a vlog.

I would like my vlog to go to an age group around 10 to 13 because younger children I don’t think will enjoy a vlog more than what a person around my age would, parents and adults I don’t think would choose to watch a vlog because it does not really fit into something they would WANT to watch.

I really want to just entertain people with the humour in my family that know one really sees. skiing is a big part of my family so when we go up the falls creak we try to make the best of the trip and have a great time.

scenes will included, the drive up, skiing and the family!

this is a topic that I love to talk about so I hope that you will all enjoy it.






this week has been a bit hectic.

I have finished my power point with pictures and all. the short film is also done. I have made a voice over to go on top of it as well. I did it at home so it was a challenge to keep the house quite for 10 minutes,  but I’m happy that its all in time with each other:) I made sure it was all in time by watching the film as I recorded and I am pretty sure that lots of other people would have done  If they needed a voice over. well I think I  could say I’m done my passion project, because I did not do a actual film so I did not really have the same amount of work to be done as everyone else.  next time I do one I will be doing a film and most likely a instructional film but I just don’t know what about yet.  I regret not doing a movie because I could have done a lot more to show the message I was trying to get through, but I’m happy with what I have.