I think I did achieve what I originally set out to do, but I thought I would make one or two more things. I am very happy with my table, because it looks awesome. The frame was much easier, but it still looks great! Definitely my biggest challenge was downloading my footage onto my laptop, I had heaps of problems with that! I took all my footage on my phone, but when I tried USBing it to my laptop, not all my footage showed up. They were too big to email, so I talked to Mr Henderson, and we USBed it to his laptop, then USBed it to my laptop. Anyway, you get the picture… It was very challenging.

If I were to continue this project, I would have made a shoe rack out of wood for my mum, and probably spent more time on editing. Monday morning I actually didn’t have all my footage, so I had next to no time to edit the final pieces of my footage.

Fay’s Nines

Fay’s Nines was a long addition problem, with three 3 digit numbers, and the total answer had to equal 999. We had to find out how many unique combinations there could be.

The group I was working with knew there was 180 solutions, and later our class discovered that the units column had to equal 19, and you carried 1. The tens column had to equal 18 without the carried 1, so in total it was 19. The hundreds column had to equal 8, with the carried 1 added to it, 9. The total would be 999. It’s not that hard, right? Well, finding 180 unique combinations that added to different totals is TOUGH. And, on top of that, we had to try and find an algebraic equation.

My group and I started by just trying to find one solution. We couldn’t find one for AGES, because we thought the columns had to equal 9 each. Then we realised that you could carry numbers over, and that opened up many more different ways. We figured out that in the units column (to total 19) there were 5 combinations. We also found that you can swap the tens and hundreds columns 6 times each. Our goal was to find any connection between those numbers and 180. We did, and it was 6 x 6 x 5 = 180.

These are the 5 solutions we found for the units column, to total 19…

9  9  9  8  8

8  7  6  7  6

2  3  4  4  5

These are some pictures from my book…


Well, i’m still not 100% sure what I will be creating for my Term 4 Passion Project, but I have a rough idea… So, as you may or may not know, my grandparents own 2 family business’s selling timber. One of them makes roof trusses, and the other sells packs of timber. This means that my parents are the managers, and can take timber (that’s not being used) to use around the house. It might be framing a picture, making a deck or building a shoe rack. I will be helping my Dad with some of those things and maybe even some more odd jobs.

I’m planning to use the time-lapse feature quite a lot, and maybe I could do a short piece-to-camera before I start each project explaining what I will be making. I’m really hoping to expand on my editing skills, because each Term before I was hurried to just get the product or film in on time.

So I will be making each of the ‘mini projects’ with my Dad, but the picture frame is for my Mum. Also i’m thinking of making a shoe rack for Christmas for my Mum, and if I get time maybe even a small bookshelf for my grandparents.

I’m looking forward to spending more time with my Dad, as he might usually do these projects mostly alone, or with a little help from us kids. Also expanding my knowledge and ability on the tools that will be required will benefit me.

Ummmm, I haven’t started any projects yet, but hopefully I will look like this when I do 🙂   🙂

Image result for calco timbers and trusses


I originally set out to make an edit of some time-lapse videos of me cooking, and then some photos of the finished product. I think I did achieve it, but not as long as I would have liked; Also I would have liked to improve on my editing, but again I just ran out of time. I am bringing in a cake for the class; that was my main goal.

Some challenges I faced was transferring the footage from my phone to my laptop, because I couldn’t email it. I solved this by a long process; I would message the photos to my dad’s phone, who would then email it to my laptop. Also when i started to get organised to make the cake, I realised that I had only one night and 2 mornings to make and decorate the cake. I also wasn’t really sure what size and how many cakes to make to give 20 or so people a slice.

I would have more time to add some better editing and cool effects. I could also have cooked more things and taken different photo and video shots. I think I could have been a bit braver with the things I chose to cook; I cooked things I had cooked before, instead of trying to cook new things.


I have achieved 3 or 4 different recipes, but I really need to cook more often if I want to get a good length video when I present. I have gotten 3 photos that I remember, and 1 time-lapse of me in the kitchen.

While trying to get my one cook a week goal I have experimented with recipes I would not usually cook; I like cooking sweet things because the taste testing along the way is AMAZING! But I have cooked 1 dinner so far and it was really nice to see the whole family eating and enjoying my creation. They also praised me and it felt nice to help out Mum.

Some challenges would definitely be getting my ingredients and things organised. I would just be hanging out at home and then realise that I should cook something, but then not have the time to get ingredients to make it. I found choosing a recipe to make also quite challenging. If it was a sweet snacky type thing I would have to add a healthy element into it, and if it was a dinner it would most likely require most of my day. Also just being busy on the weekend, and trying to find time in-between our Sunday bike ride, Liam’s footy, a catch-up with my friend and finishing of homework.

The next step for me would be to try and cook at least 1 thing a week, even if it is just cookies. I also need to get an email account on my phone so I can easily transfer footage across to my laptop.

The Lost Princess

The film we watched was about a few of the many different types of online harassment, bullying, and the ways it can negatively effect your life. There were 5 different people that encountered issues due to the internet and online world. We were told to chose 1, and analyse their problem further.

Kieran- Gaming Addiction

Kieran was another victim of the gaming world.  He was 13 when he started playing, and soon became heavily addicted. He was up playing late at night, after his parents went to bed. The next morning he would be late for school, still playing video games. Kieran went to school and fell asleep in his classes, and then he came home and jumped straight on to the gaming.

Kieran suffered in quite a few different negative ways. When he was in school, he was asleep and not learning anything. He would not shower ( wash himself ) and stink as a result of that. Kieran also didn’t brush his teeth, his breath would smell and later on he might have major dental issues. But his personal hygiene wasn’t the worst thing that happened to Kieran. When he was just 15 years old ( and still addicted to gaming ) he dropped out of school. His Dad tried to get rid of the T.V and game set, but Kieran got really angry and didn’t let him take it away.

The issue got resolved by Kieran realising that he had no friends and that he needed help. He talked to his Dad and his Dad helped Kieran go to a professional and quit extensive gaming. Kieran went back to school and made lot’s of friends and was much healthier.

I think Kieran’s Mum and Dad could have acted much sooner, taking away or limiting the use of the gaming control when Kieran was much younger. That could have changed the whole picture on how Kieran’s story played out. If taking away the games didn’t work, then they could have helped him realise sooner what bad effects gaming had on his life.

The main message that I took away from Kieran’s story was that anything in your life that you love doing that isn’t very healthy for you ( an occasional treat maybe ) could very easily turn into a unhealthy obsession. That issue could effect your life in many different negative ways. Like my TED Talk ” Everything in Moderation!”





For my second Passion Project of the year, I intend to create a film using a mix of time-lapse and photos to showcase my passion of cooking. I will try to cook something every week of Term 3, but may cook several things one week and none the other. The week that we are sharing our Passion Projects I will bake some cupcakes or a cake for the class and bring them/ it in.

I am planning to use my phone for most of the filming, and then transfer it onto my laptop. Last term I learnt a lesson not to leave the editing to the last two weeks… I did that and then Adobe Premiere played up and my film was rushed and not as good as I wanted it to be. This term I plan to transfer footage every three or four weeks, and edit as I go.

My audience is rather wide. It could be to show those people who don’t like cooking that it can be fun, healthy and delicious; or it be to show the baking fans out there some creative new recipes.

I am looking forward to eating my creations, and also trialling different editing techniques to make my film the best it can be.

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I did achieve what I originally set out to do, which was to make a film of some of the places that my family and I go every Sunday fro a run / bike-ride. One of my biggest challenges towards the end was that the editing software that I was using ( Adobe Premiere Pro ) was being really slow and having technical problems. My main success was getting all the footage I needed from the places I went, because as most of them were 30 mins or over travel time away I couldn’t really go back to that place. I overcame my editing challenges by started again in Movie Maker ( a much simpler editing software ), and that worked perfectly but lost me a little bit of time because I was starting my movie again. If I could extend this project I could learn more by slowing down the time I spend taking the footage and take some more interesting angled shots.



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