For my OTTT documentary film this term my chosen subject is the old Geelong gaol. The gaol opened in april 1853 and closed in 1991. The first prisoners were admitted in late 1853. I will be focusing on the school for homeless girls that was held in the east wing in 1871 and the great escape. I believe that this story would be interesting because the girls school is not what everyone thinks when they set foot in the gaol. The children attended lessons there, slept overnight there and also, took detention in the cells. Some filmmaking techniques I would use is an interview with a guide, using old photographs and a walk through of a historical story such as the great escape.
To prepare for this project I needed to take pictures and videos when I was travelling in the holidays and ask other people to get together to help me. Because my topic is travel, I use lots of photos from my trips and most of my project is either photos that have already been taken or mid shots. My next step is filming and I think that this time I am going to be more organised with my timing on how I do things, like rather than reading I am going to keep going on my project. The purpose of my project is to tell people how much I love travel, why we should travel, that everywhere is different and to support that. My main message I am communicating is that no matter how crazy, to support differences in people, places and things. Other than 6A, my project is mostly for the friends I made in my travels, especially my best friends. I am looking forward to catching up with my friends and family to film and make this project happen.
Our latest project in project maths was Gauss Beats Teacher. The story behind it was…
Carl Gauss was in class and he had finished all his work. His teacher gave him a problem that he thought that he would keep him busy until lunchtime. Although, before the teacher could make his way back to the desk at the front of the room, Gauss had the answer. And he was right.
To start off, we took some blocks and made some shapes with them. We then found a quick way of finding out how many blocks were there using an operation such as (8×4)+(1×5).
The answer is actually, 5050. I used a calculator to figure that out before I started the problem. The way I figured it out was I used a calculator to figure out what the numbers 1-10 added up were. It was 55. Then I used the calculator again to find out the numbers 11-20 added up were. It was 155. I found a pattern that every 10 numbers it went up by 100. All up it equalled 5050. So, I found a way that worked. But my way took me a while so it would not have been the strategy that Gauss used.
The way he actually did it was He had added the numbers in pairs – the first and the last, the second and the second to last and so on, that is 1+100=101, 2+99=101, 3+98=101, …so the total would be 50 lots of 101, which is 5050.
This book is part of the embassy row seiries. It is very very interesting. It is about a girl called grace who is on the run from the goverment and she needs to inherit a throne, if she wins, she will rule the land. If she loses, she will inherit the fate of all the dead prinsesses before her.
this is the 5th book in the seiries and IT is very good. the gonere is crime and mystery
There’s a lot to lose sleep over in Twinford: there’s the snakes and the bivalves, but they aren’t half as poisonous as the rumours. With so many twists and turns it’s hard to know who to trust, particularly when no one trusts you.
win at the fair was an interesting topic to do in project maths. Win at the fair was a game where you roll 2 dice to hit a number. Depending on what number you roll you go a different way. Eventually you land on a prize. First we had to experiment with the game given to us. Then we had to play the game like we were the people at the fair playing the game. Then we had to write up the statistics on the whiteboard. Next problem solving lesson we had to look at the game like we were the owners of the game. I is not a good game to play as a fundraiser because you lose lots of precious fundraising money. On average the class lost one dollar fifty per game. We lost sixteen dollars from all the games played. After that, we had to think, how can I create a game that will make me break even or profit? here are some of the suggestions I made to improve the game.
- Space out the prize money
- pay two dollars to play
- Pay an extra one dollar to change your first roll
- put all the bigger prizes on the left side because it is harder to roll
- fifty cents per roll
- MAX 5 rolls —————>
Here is my improved gameboard: —————>
Some changes I have made are that you get 5 rolls and you can land on more than one prize —————> and if you land on a blue swirl you stop, but if you land on a green hole you get two more rolls.
I have have had fun doing this problem.
My favourite part of my passion project so far has been the filming. I didn’t use a professional camera, I just used my mums phone to film. It doesn’t take the best footage, but it will do the trick – good enough to tell the story.
I have shot scenes one, two and four. Not being the whole movie, I will have to shoot some more scenes on the weekend.
Scene one is a PCT, shot on my bed, where I introduce myself and my passion for musical theatre. I was a bit awkward at the start and it took five takes to get the scene right. The iPhone lets me review my shots and I was happy with the last take.
Scene two was a shot of my sister standing on her bed singing a song. This scene is meant to be a funny connection to the words that I spoke in scene one. This shot took six takes before I was happy with the result. My sister is not a natural actor but she is good at playing crazy.
I then shot scene four which was another PCT, also at my house. These three scenes completed all the shots I need from home. MY next location is at GSODA.
The main message of Richard’s TED talk was all about the invention too keep the lions away. It was also about protecting the lions of kenya and how they should be kept safe. The invention was to make lights flash so that it scared the lions away. He got his message across by using a slideshow and he used humour. He made the audience feel passionate about the subject. For technical support he used a slideshow. The images were powerful and the audience was able to visualise everything he was saying. Some presentation techniques he used well were using the space, he hooked the audience in, and his TED talk structure was powerful.
What presentation techniques did he use well?
When I read I am trasnsported to a different world, a different time. When you look at me I would usually be in a corner or a comfortable spot. I am relaxed and it is easy not to notice me. When you listen to me I am silent. I feel that i am one with the character. I feel that I may never want to return to reality. The books I read are from many different styles. Mystery, Crime, Fantasy, classics and Sci-Fi.