The Labyrinth in the Library

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Today we had a special performance by Mark Penzak called “The labyrinth in the library”, and today you will be lucky enough to hear a reflection about it. So shall we get in to it?

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All right. Mark came in today to perform the labyrinth in the library. The story was set in 1983 and it was about this kid called Hugo who despised reading and was addicted to video games but wasn’t allowed to play on his fathers computer so he took it in to school in one of his books when he starts to play it he gets magically transported to this secret labyrinth where all the books that were ever written reside. Merlin the wizard then tells him that there is a golden robot going around and stealing all the words out of all the books. He then tells him to use his imagination and after 3 failed attempts to get out in Peter Pan and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe he finally succeeds in shutting off the computer and getting out of the labyrinth

I think the set design was amazing the way that the bookcases opened up and “became bigger”. I also think that it was extremely funny and kept you entertained. The overall story was good and made sense but I feel that the ending was a bit rushed and there could have been more story towards the end. One of my favourite things about it was the way he got the crowd involved with the play, I seemed to really enjoy that.

I hope you have enjoyed my latest reflection and for more great posts, stay tuned to the internet!

OTTT Film Pitch: The Great Ocean Road

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Hi, and welcome back to my blog. Today I will be blogging about my documentary film pitch for the great ocean road. So who wants to hear some history? The great ocean road was first planned as far back as 1880, but real plans didn’t take off until after the first world war. In 1919, 3000 or so war veterans, now known as diggers were looking for work when the great ocean road trust, having already raised 81,000 pounds, called out for workers to work on the G.O.R. Construction on the Eastern view to Lorne link started on th 19th September 1919 and finished in 1922. After that the diggers started building links from Eastern View to Anglesea, and Lorne to Cape Patton. Construction of the great ocean road from Anglesea to Apollo Bay finished in 1932

My film story is this: I will do a brief history of the great ocean road and what life was for the diggers using a few walkthroughs and P.T.C’s  and then I will transition  to the modern day G.O.R and some of the things you can do around it but then I will quickly launch into a conservation stage about the hooded plovers and maybe, just maybe, Interview someone from the G.O.R.C.C (Great ocean road coastal committee) or Save the hoodie.

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I think this story is worth sharing because more people need to be informed of the issues facing our community with the hooded plovers and that there are only 6 pairs of hooded plovers nesting on the hooded plovers nesting on the coast and with one of the lowest survival rates in the world, that number isn’t increasing soon. (Whilst editing this I thought, “Hey, why don’t I have protecting the hoodies my message?” so that is what I will do) I want this to be powerful, but also as a documentary, sort of like when you know, top gear have their little cut scenes with dramatic voice overs.

Some of the Filmmaking techniques I plan on using are: Voiceover, P.T.C, Walkthrough, Interview, Old photos and historical references (my dad actually has an old builders square from the 1920/30’s when the diggers were actually building the road!)

I hope you have enjoyed today’s blog. For more OTTT blogs, you’ll have to stay tuned to the internet!


#Description and #Planning

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Hi all, today I will be doing a special 2 in 1 blog for my passion project. I hope you enjoy


So for my passion project I have decided I will be doing a promo film for the Otway’s. So sort of like “Favourite walks” and “Attractions”. I feel that I needed to do something to do with nature for my passion project so I was either doing this or some natural photography. I also chose this topic because I actually love bushwalking and just the Great ocean road and Otway’s in general. I’m going to have some ideas taken from the OTTT (Our town through time) project which my first 3 preferences are pretty much all on the great ocean road and the OTTT will have some ideas taken from my passion project. The only real roadblocks with it is camera equipment, which I don’t really know how to sort out. I mean you can’t just take your everyday camera and tripod on a rock-hopping adventure up the Cumberland river.


So far my planning is going good. With my shotlist I have realised when filming there is going to be a lot of variables, such as the weather and the business of the location we are filming at, how the track condition is on that day and if the track is entirely blocked off all together. I have decided on music which is here if you want to listen to it.

I’ve decided to have a bit of an intro with audio of The Otway’s at night with music in the background and a title of the project. The title is, wait for it:

Nature discovered: The Otway’s

So what do you think of the title? Good or bad? Comment your thoughts please. Anyway back to the normal blog: After the intro I will have a panning shot or a drone shot of Erskine falls as my ES (Establishing shot). Then it will be walks and waterfalls galore with the occasional photography of nature. I will end it with a piece to camera in front of a waterfall, maybe Henderson falls (When proofreading this I realised, “why don’t I do it behind Kalimna falls?” so that’s what I will do) and have some inspirational talk.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog. Until next time, Stay tuned to the internet!

Gauss beats the teacher

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Hi all, today I will be doing a blog on our latest project maths investigation, “gauss beats the teacher”.

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Ok then, At the start of our investigation, we were asked a question:

Could you add up all the numbers from 1 – 100 as fast as Gauss?

Carl Friedrich gauss (1777 – 1855) was at school 1 day when the teacher gave him a question, to try to add up all the numbers from 1 – 100. The teacher thought that would keep Gauss busy, but before the teacher sat down at his desk, Gauss went up to him and gave him an answer, and it was correct! How is this possible and how did he add it up?

He got the answer so quickly because he used something called “the great summation trick”. It’s where you get all your numbers, in this case 1 to 100, you pair each one up so 1 and 99, 2 and 98, and so on. Then the 2 leftover numbers were 50 and 100, so 4900 + 150 = 5050.

You can do this to any amount of numbers in the 10 indices system. Like 10000. There is just one simple rule. The rule is that the sum is always 5 followed by one less than the number of zero’s in the highest number, then another 5 and the same amount of zeros again. Here is an example

1 to 10 = 55

1 to 100 = 5050

1 to 1000 = 500500

A Close Game

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Hi All, today I will be doing my first of many blog posts in term 3. This one so happens to be about our most recent project maths investigation, called “A close game.”

The Story:

In the 3rd game of the bledisloe cup in 2014 between the Australia Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks was decided by only 1 point. We were given some stats,

Tries Conversions Penalties

Points Value  5             2                  3

Australia        3              2                 3

N.Z                 4              3                 2

As a class we had to work out,

  1. Who Won the Match?
  2. Who would have won if tries were worth 4 points?
  3. Who would have won if tries were worth 1 point?

These are my results:

  • Normally New Zealand would have one the match 29 – 28
  • If tries were 4 points It would have been a 25 – 25 draw
  • If tries were 1 point Australia would have won 16 – 13

Thanks for reading todays blog and be sure to stay tuned for more posts!

Knight’s Tour


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Hi all, today I will be doing a blog on our most recent project maths investigation, knights tour.

At the start when Mrs Flakemore told us that we were doing this, honestly I had no idea what this was, and as of now you probably don’t either. So this is how you play the knights tour game:

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The way to play it:

You start off with your knight, starting from a place on a even chessboard (our class played it on a 8×8 chessboard, but you can play it on any grid board, like a 5×5 board) and as this being the “knights tour” you have to move to every space on the board, but the only legal move you can make is the move a knight would usually make in a game of chess, a subsequent “L” shape. But you can only traverse each square once (only counting the ones the knight actually lands on.) Like I said before the aim of the game is to traverse each square once, without getting “trapped”.

My Results:

As you can see above I have compiled a graph of my results when playing the knights tour virtual game on maths300. In it, there is obviously a lot of variation in the data at the start, The lowest being 9 and the highest being a solution, but towards the end it sort of flattened out a bit around the 50 mark, and below is a result of one game I played on the virtual edition.

Unfortunately I only got 51, which like I said before was pretty much my average for the past 5 times. One of the strategies I used was going to the worst first, which is sometimes hard to do as the virtual game doesn’t show the number of squares you can go to so you have to figure it out yourself, most of the time on simulations it works all the time but as you can see I’ve tried implementing the strategy there, but I only got 51.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my latest blog addition. For now, stay tuned to the internet


Me as a reader

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I like reading in bed before I go to sleep

It looks like me huddled up in bed with a torch

It sounds silent because I like to read silently

It feels like me reading and taking in the full extent of the book

I love reading Action, Inspirational and mystery



Hi all, today I will be doing a post on the editing stage of my passion project.

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Once I had all the footage I needed I headed back home to start the editing. Remember, the SD card is full on my camera, so I scoured through that to find extra footage and guess what? I had heaps of footage from previous times I took footage of aircraft at YMML I should call it (The ICAO code for Melbourne Airport). I found some good music on Nocopyrightsounds that fitted the length of the project and off I went! I added a few voice-overs and Titles in the midst of it and had to decrease the volume of the original plane videos drastically but not too much and I got my end result!

I hope you have enjoyed this latest post for my passion project. Until next time, Stay tuned!

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Digital Etiquette

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Hi all. Today I will be doing a blog on what digital etiquette/netiquette means. This will be the 2nd digital citizenship blog for me. Before you read this post, have a look at my first digital citizenship blog. Here is the link to it.

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In Triple R today we discussed what digital etiquette (sometimes called digital netiquette) means.

We found some definitions for things relating to digital netiquette. Here are some of them:

  • Flaming/flame wars. When 2 or more people start an argument about something online that can very soon turn bad and sometimes pointless.
  • Trolls. People who scour the internet looking to start random flame wars. These people can have a huge affect on the victim of the so called “trolling”
  • Anonymous. A group of sinister hackers looking to take over the world who wear these types of masks:

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  • Other anonymous. A term used to describe people not knowing your identity.



Reading Rant #6 A song from somewhere else by A.F.Harold

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Hi all, today I will be doing another reading rant (which I’m pretty sure it’s number 6, correct me If I am wrong please). So lets get right in to the action

Frank doesn’t know how to feel when Nick Underbridge sticks up for her from being bullied one afternoon. Nobody in Frank’s class likes Nick. He’s big, he’s weird and he smells – at least that’s everyone thinks anyway.
And yet, when Frank is Nick’s house, she feels that there is something nice about it There is very strange music playing there, a song from somewhere else, and it feels really cheerful and makes Frank feel happy for the first time all summer.
But there’s more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises that she isn’t the only person keeping secrets about themselves, or needs help.

The genre in this book is Friendship stories.

My opinion.

I thought the first 10 pages or so of this book were very boring and did not get you hooked but at about page 20 the actual story kicked off and that was the part that was written the best. At the end though It was very predictable what would happen and the main story kid of dragged on a bit too much. I feel like the characters were very well thought of. The plot didn’t really make that much sense but even then I still understood it.

I would recommend this book to people who like stories of friendship with a touch of fantasy and I would give this book a rating of 7/10