Passion project

For my passion project this term I am making some wooden flashing cricket stumps and some wooden bails to go with them. I am going to use my camcorder to film it. For the first 2 stumps I shall make them wooden and the bails too and I might add a little camera to the middle stump. But for the leg stump I am going to take the electric flashing part out of a Plastic Zinger leg stump (Picture underneath in blue line).

I am looking forward to building the wood part of the stump, the bails, adding the lights in and the camera. This project is aimed at a year 6 audience with the way I will show my video of the process and stuff. Here is a teaser of what I am trying to aim the stumps like (except maybe no stickers or different stickers on the stumps).

 

 

Birke Baehr’s TED Talk

We watched Birke Baehr’s TED Talk.

Birke’s main message is that we should know where our food comes from, that we can change the world from this 1 kid at a time by spreading the message and also that we can make the food we have and eat natural from nature instead of adding chemicals to it to make it unnatural.

Birke found out that the chemicals are in food because he researched a lot. He also found out that supermarkets aim their products directly at people especially little kids by adding colourful packaging and also plastic toys. The other thing he found was that there are actually some farmers in the world who are already making a difference from the chemical industries and are being called crazy.

This is a picture of Birke Baehr.

Richard Turere TED Talk

We watched Richard Turere TED Talk.

There was a pretty clear message that I think was that just because an animal does something bad, you don’t have to kill the animal.

Richard got these messages across to his audience by adding in humour but then also being serious when he was talking about the dead animals and his idea.

I think Richard used the floor as a bit of a script to remember but he didn’t use that basically at all. He also use a lot of pictures to get his ideas across to the audience.

He used his pictures well so people could understand what he was saying and where it was, and he also used his hands as gestures, pointing at the pictures and stuff.

This is a picture of Richard doing his TED talk. Overall I think Richard was a very good presenter.

Thomas Suarez TED Talk

We listened to Thomas Suarez TED talk in class. Here are some thing that I found inspiring.

The main message was about making stuff for the app store and that app making is fun, he was really clear when he was talking about this.

He got these messages across to the audience by adding in humour and also being serious at times which was really clear to me. I think he was a good presenter.

He used his IPad to help him in case he forgot his script but he didn’t need to use it that much because it seemed he knew what he was talking about.

He used his hand gestures well and also had some cool things on the screen behind him like the pictures of some of the apps he made.

Overall I think his TED talk was very inspiring , entertaining and well presented. Here is a picture of him.

THINK Online

Before you comment online: THINK

T= Is it true.

Is it a rumour or a lie, if it don’t post say something true and positive.

H= Is it Helpful.

Will it help this person or will it hurt them, it could help them to feel better or become a better person.

I= Is it Inspiring.

Will it inspire this person to become a better person or will it cause them to tease you if you are negative.

N= Is it Necessary.

Is it necessary to do this, is it wasting my time. If it is don’t bother to comment in a bad way because it could cause teasing or bullying to you or them in the future.

K= Is it Kind.

Will it be kind to the person or will it be mean. Write something positive to everybody you comment to.

Think poster picture.

Green screen clinic

In our final clinic Mr. Henderson taught all 3 classes what and how to use Green screen. Green screen screens don’t have to be green. They are only called that because Green is the most popular colour because usually people don’t have that radioactive green clothing. We had a task to get a video of Shia Lebouef and some drone footage and green screen it on Adobe Premier Pro, here is the video of the successful editing. It is in an annoying link sorry so click on the link and press open :(.

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Here are some more interesting facts about Green screen:

  1. Green screen doesn’t have to be Green, it’s just because usually people don’t wear that Radioactive Green colour on clothes.
  2. Green screen is technically called ‘Chroma-key’ or ‘Ultra Key’ as Adobe Premiere Pro.
  3. Weather reporters, Kid shows and all different other genres of Tv use Green screen.

Thanks for reading.

Wireless Microphone

In our 9th clinic Mr. Henderson told us about Wireless Microphones. The Wireless microphones are located in the cupboard underneath the TV in the cafe. Here is a video about what I mainly learnt.

I also learnt about the belt packs that go on you and what they do. Underneath is a little video about a hand held wireless mic.

Thank you for reading.

Royalty free music

In Mr. Galluccio’s 3rd clinic we learnt about copyright and what free music is.

If someone puts copyright on something and you use it you can in a lot of trouble with fines and sometimes prosecution. Try to keep clear of copyright stuff.

We also learnt about themes for music to plays, like for example; for Instructional films make the music a Poppy and upbeat tune, for Mystery films the music should be Moody and tense.

Mr. G gave us a final task to find good sound tracks on Ben sound to the following Movies;

It,

The Greatest Showman,

Titanic,

Star Wars,

Wonder.

Listen to Titanic and Star wars.

Thanks for viewing.