I have finished my design of the cage and have ordered the cage to go inside the structure I’m going to make. I have challenged my self because I don’t really build many things for animals, but I really think that the Guineapigs will love it .I have faced some challengers with the design since when you move it and leave it where you want, it’s wheels will keep it of the grass. so I fixed this problem by making the wheels lift up and down. So when you move it you un clip it and then once you are done you put the wheels back up on the clip. The next thing I will do will be the structure and cutting out the bottom of the cage so the grass can grow through and they can eat it.
Birke Baehr talked about how he wanted to make a difrence with the things we eat and by. Birkes TED talk had a few mssages like how some of us just by things, but really know what is on them and what they have just been through. Another is to always know where your food came from witch is probly the same as the other one above. Also how the animals are stuck in cages only to then be eaten and how its not how you would think the animals where spending there time in cages. Also that were changing this problem one child at a time.
I found how he said “would you ether give your money to a farmer or a hospital” witch I found quite powerful. Also how he wanted to change what he wanted to be to a organic farmer to help the world. How the un organic farmers lied to kids that there’s was the was the best.
In RIchareds TED talk he showed us and talked about how his community had trouble keeping the lions away from there cows. one of His messages that he got across was that even though you may not succeed you keep trying. which meant to me that just because it may not have gone your way at first you have to work hard for it.
He got his message across to his audience by sharing some jokes with them to make them more engaged and more focessed. He also had pauses to let them guess in there heads what he would do to fix this problem.
He used a microphone for his voice to be louder and he also used a screen at the back of the hall (so he could see if the slide had come) and one behind him so he show how series and passent he was about it.
He used a clicker to match his slides with what he was saying.
Thomas Suarez’s TED talk was very clear that he wanted to engage more people in making apps because he found it fun. He spoke in a clear voice and changed his tone to keep us engaged. He barely looked at his script and kept his eye contact on his audience. He also asked questions and made people laugh. By having a screen behind him he was not just able to tell you his story but show pictures to support his message. Since he was in a big hall he used a microphone to project his voice and used pauses and hand movements to keep people interested. He also used simple direct sentences to help prove his points and summarised at the end.
Overall he showed everyone that he was passionate about the topic and it’s quite clear to say all of us got his message!
For my passion project I intend to build a guinea pig cage. I was inspired to do this because I love and own Guinea pigs and their other cage is in need of repair and rather boring. I want to show people that making Guinea pig cages can be really fun and easy if you follow the right steps. The style I am thinking of doing is a ‘lawnmower’ so you can move it to different patches of grass. I am looking forward to the design part as I’m thinking of creating something cosy and stylish and have lots of ideas. I am also looking forward to the building process because it will be fun to create something useful with my own hands.
Quantity audio can either make or break your film.
Built in microphones are not very good so using a shotgun microphone will improve your sound.
Shot gun mics pickup all the sound behind you so try to avoid tiles and walls ’cause they can rebound the sound.
Always use headphones.
If you’re using HFD take off the cap, slot it in and turn it clockwise and then get a teacher to check it.
Our task was to record just with the inbuilt cam; poor audio and with the shotgun mic plugged in but turned off and then record with shotgun mic turned on and plugged in; this resulted in the best sound.
In Mr Henderson’s clinic we learnt how to use wireless microphones and film with them.
The video above shows how the transmitter talks to the receiver telling it that the lapel or microphone are working so you can start your film.
The lapel can go on a tie, collar or attached to your clothing somewhere close to your mouth so that the audio is clearly heard even with background noise.
The standard microphone can also be used in the same way as the lapel mic as long is it placed under your chin. You can see that the lapel mic and the standard microphone are working as it should be heard in the headphones or see it on the camera.
I learnt a lot from this clinic and it will come in handy throughout the year with film making.