This term we were challenged with doing a 2 page spread of a different countries culture. This had to include social behaviours, religions and their customs. I chose Moldova because it is a country that is not very often heard of, probably because it is between 2 large countries. I knew very little about it and when I first heard of it I thought is was a joke.
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I think the main difference between Australian culture and Moldovan culture is that we are multi cultural while they are almost completely Eastern Orthodox. Another difference is that lunch is their main meal while ours is dinner. They also eat a lot of different foods. They have beetroot soup as their starter and a cornmeal mush as a side dish.
There is so many differences but where there id differences there will be similarities. Like our clothing. Unless your a rural person you wear normal European clothing. And when they go on holiday they go to the sea or mountains. They also have breakfast like we do. They treat like a meal to keep you going until lunch.
If I lived in Moldova I would first try their Mititei which is grilled sausages with capsicum. This looks like a delicious meal but looks aren’t everything are they. 😉 Then I would wait for Martisor. Martisor is a celebration where you hang 2 pieces of rope braided together on your collar. It symbolizes natures revival as it is held in spring. I would find it hard to fit into their religion though as I would have to go into the 1% of other religions. Another difficulty would be to learn Romanian. It is nothing like English or French the only 2 languages I know.
Moldova is a very interesting country and I wouldn’t say no to moving there. It is growing in popularity and I hope more people will know of it if they were asked about it as it is a beautiful country with stunning views.
My Passion Project was about my travels over the holidays. I did achieve what I wanted at the start of the term but now I wish I could have got my mums photos of France and England. My best success was probably finding out how to record voice-overs straight onto premier, which was extremely useful as it stopped you having to record thousands of time and then selecting the right ones. The biggest challenge was definitely finding out all photos that have come of a phone come into premier rotated. This cut me back a bit, as I knew I could not just carry on and finish the film like that but I did not know how to solve it. Luckily, the next morning, Hugo Zumpe helped me fix it. As I already said I wish could have put in pictures of the other countries and slightly edit the photos so the parts that I want people see is enhanced.
The place that I want to do my film about is the Great Ocean Road. The construction was started in 1919. It was built by 3000 returned soldiers and was finished in 1939. At times the soldiers lowered themselves down on ropes and dug footholds. Then they carried on making the footholds bigger until others were able to hop down and help. They couldn’t use TNT because they didn’t have a license. Alderman Howard Hitchcock was the mayor of the town at the time and he was the one who brought the plans to life. He managed to get 81,000 pounds from private subsriptions to help the construction. He is sometimes known as the father of the road.
I want to make a movie about the workers conditions and how hard it was for them to build the road without any machinery or a TNT license. Like the how scared they must have been hanging on a rope with a 10-20 metre drop below them.
I think this story is worth sharing because I don’t think the workers get enough credit after fighting a war and then building one of the biggest tourist attraction in the Melbourne district.
I plan to green screen re-enact the part when they lower themselves on the ropes. I think it will get the audiences attention.
My passion Project is going to be about my travels around Europe. I am definitely going to involve Germany, Italy and France. I am going to use Adobe premier and maybe Adobe Photoshop. My film is going to be targeted at pretty much everybody. I’m looking forward to remembering every part of my holiday again.
Win at the fair is a game that you would find at the fair. You roll the dice and what number you get determines where you go.
That board make you lose money. We were given the task of making a board that made money if we were charging a dollar a game. My first board wasn’t that enticing because I had a zero so I changed it drastically. This is my board that I changed it to.
I swapped the 50c and 20c because the place where the 20c is, is more often landed on.
This is the proof that it made money.
I got it right on my first try though I though I could do better. I made it better by switching the directions. This actually helped when I thought it would stay the same. I think it is enticing because there is no o dollars. Though there is 20c and 50c it still seems like you’re still winning something.
When I read I like to get into the most comfortable position possible. I read anywhere, anytime I can. I like silence to read though sometimes I read in blaring music. When I read I go completely silent unless there is a funny part of the book. The most recent book I read is Carnage. I knew it was right because it hooked me in and I wanted to keep reading. When there is a book I don’t want to read I lose my focus. My favourite book is probably Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. This is because it is action packed and about a world of monster and magic.
Birke Baehr’s message in his TED talk was that the food system is wrong and that we should try and change it. He used his hand gestures well though a bit too much. He moved around the stage at the right time well. He got the message across by backing himself with facts and engaging the audience by saying “Hi my name is Birke Baehr.” It is human nature to listen if someone introduces themselves. To improve, Burke should have not used as much hand gestures.
People would find this picture funny at first because the guy says he will go to bed though and he does that though he just plays his phone in bed.
A message in this is that people are to addicted to social media and there phones. Another one is that people aren’t getting enough sleep because of social media.
This is important because nobody can concentrate properly and people think that if they stay up late they can become more popular.
When you properly analyse this cartoon it I think it doesn’t seem as funny.
Richard Turere TED talk is about how his invention made peace with lions. Another message is to never give up.
The main way he got the message across is his words and pictures. He hooked us in with a very confronting picture. Richard didn’t use the space that well though his tone of voice matched what he said quite well.
Thomas’s TED talk was about how anyone can go and create an app and how he loves doing that. He got that that across to us by telling us and making us laugh. He also used a small slide show to get our attention. He also owned the space really well.