Wireless mics

today I did Mr Henderson’s clinic witch was about wireless mics such as the lapel and the hand held. I found them both very interesting and helpful. here’s what I learnt

you would only want to use a wireless mic if your medium shot or further away. unless its windy.

I will defiantly use theses mics in the future when im doing out side films movie or even if we do a news report.

audio booths

today we learnt about the audio booths and how they work we also learnt how to respect the booths when you in there and when you waiting for your turn here’s what I learnt.

I cant wait to use the audio booths in the future and now know all about them. I also found this fun because we got to test try it out.

story board and shot list

Today I had miss Williamsons clinic which was all about playing and the best ways to do it. We learnt about story boards and shot list. here’s what I learnt…

I found this clinic very useful because now I know when I’m planning for a video and I want a very organized plan I will use the shot list planning but when I want to do an easy and a affective way I will do a story board.

Zoom camera

Today I did Mr Henderson’s clinic which was all about zoom cameras. At the start of this clinic I thought the zoom cameras were good at zooming. But there not there actually good at… here’s what I learnt.

I found this clinic very useful so that next time I film ill know if I want good audio then I’ll use a zoom camera. This was also so good because now I know about what they do and how to use it.

point and shoot cameras

today I did Mrs Williamsons clinic witch was point and shoot cameras we learnt about how to take a photo in an interesting way like natural framing. we also learnt tips like the rule of thirds here’s what I learnt…

these pictures are my attempt of the photo rules. I’m no processional but I really enjoyed this clinic

Rule of thirds

Balancing objects

Leading lines


Natural framing

I cant

Point of view

I cant wait to use these skills when I’m taking photos in the future


Today I did Mr G’s clinic witch was presenting your piece to camera. this clinic was all about how you should act and be when you on camera an also when you are warming up. Here’s what I learnt!!!

Some of those tong twisters were really hard to memorise especially the coffee one I can see how they warm you up.

over all this clinic was very helpful to me because I’m use to freezing on camera but by doing these exercises I feel more ready and not nervous.


Today I did Mr Henderson’s clinic witch was cam corders we learnt about different camera shots like a close up and one that capture the whole scene. we also learnt about tripods and cameras here’s what I learnt!!!!!!


Establishing shot – background and main object of centre

Full Shot – full body shot

Medium shot – waste up

Close up – shoulders up

Extreme close up – features/objects

over all I really enjoyed learning about all these thing because when i start filming these tips and tricks will help me to make the best video possible.


foosball table

For our term 4 Hannah, Romy and I paired up and decided to make a foosball table. We decided to make this project because after learning about circuits and LEDS we decide to make something out of wood. We looked around on the internet for some ideas and came across this picture.

First we travelled to Bunning Warehouse and got some material for our project we got. Wood, screws, pegs, rods an more here’s what we got.


– Wooden board Length 52cm width 32cm x1

– Wooden blocks Length 8.5cm height 6.5cm x1

– Wooden planks Length 52cm height 6.5cm x1

– Washing baskets

– Screws

– Tape x2

– Metal rods Length 49.5cm

– Pens

– Hammer

– Wooden handles x8

– Washers

– Pegs

– 3D printer 3D Printed ball 3cm by 3cm

– Sand paper

– Green and white paint

– Wood glue


After we got all of our martials its was time to start making we started on the painting. Our aim was to paint it white then put the tape on where we would like the white lines to be then paint it green.


First we painted the board white. This was our first coat.

After letting it dry in the sun for a little bit we painted the second coat.

We left it to dry once again. since we are not pro painter it was very ruff and lopsided so we decided to sand paper it down this surprising worked out really well.

It was finally time to tape where we wanted our foosball table white lines to go. Here are the measurements.

First we hafted the 52cm board and got 26cm both sides. Then we taped the goals this took a little while to get right. After to make the circle in the middle we got 2cm bits of tape and placed them in a circle. We taped around the board and added some tape in the corners for more detail.

Then it came the fun part painting it green. We had to be careful not to paint to hard around the tape because the paint could get under the tape and mess up the white lines.

As before with the white we waited for it to dry and painted another coat.

After it dried there came the fun part peeling it off. ( we didn’t manage to get a photo or video of this because we were all so caught up in the moment because it was very cool and satisfying) But here’s a photo of the finished paint job.


To make our men we used pegs we separated them turned them around and hot glued them back together

Then we coloured them in half red and half blue.

Next we got the rods and the wooden handles and but them together. We also added some tape for some decoration.


It was now time to nail in the nails. Our goal was to nail the nails in and slot the boarders of the foosball table on ( they were all ready holes drilled in prier)

Unfortunately we came across a problem. We now wont be able to use the nails and instead use wood glue to put together the table because the holes that we nailed in didn’t match up the other holes so that meant that even if we tried to drill more holes in the wood the other holes would be to close that it would make a bigger hole witch meant it would be unstable so we had to take them out.


Now it was time to glue it all together!!! we used PVA wood glue. we first started with the two parallel wood boards. This was difficult because the glue took a long time to dry and sometimes we would nock it. Here are some photos of the process.

Then we glued on the other wooden boards.


For this part of the project we needed a clamp, screw driver and of course the men. first we clamped the men and drill a hole in the middle roughly the same size as our rode’s.

Some of them didn’t work because they fell a part dewing the process of drilling so we glued them back together wait till they dried and tried again.


For our goal we wanted to make a frame like the real soccer goals so we got a saw from the art room and measured that height we wanted it to be.

we made the frame a couple of centimetres taller so that the goals went up higher than the boarder.

Then we sawed them and sanding the frames done.

Then we glued them down. after they dried we started on our net we used a washing basket metials because it was easier to work with than normal net.

first we cut out the basket stuff and hot glued the top and a bit of the sides of the goals.

Then we hot glued the out side. I think the hardest thing about this part of the project was matching up the netting because it is easy to cut a little bit less.


In order for our men to fit in our foosball table me had to cut a bit of then legs/feet off. No one was hurt in the making of this project. We marked where we wanted to saw off and then we started sawing.

We used the clamp so that the men stayed in the same position and so we didn’t saw our hand off.


Now that the men were all finished we could slide them onto the metal rod and put them in our foosball table. this was the fun part because now we are close to finishing.

Then we came across a problem the men kept on sliding around and not staying in there positions. So we had a brilliant idea to hot glue around the men and it worked!!!

After hot glue








my choice project


we started of the my project by learning who to use a sewing machine we used straight stitch and zigzag. Zigzag stitch help make the edge of the fabric not fray. and the straight stitch is for to put two pieces of fabric together. We started practising our different types of stitching on some fabric. I also learnt how to ion because we needed to fold the fabric so it can stay in the right position so ironing helps it stay still. here is a video of me stitching.

for my project I am making a pillow with a cloud on it with LED lights as rain drops. in term 1 we I had some experience with LEDS because we made a mask with LEDS but for this project I used programmable lights to challenge my self more we used the lily pad witch is the mane programmable board and a battery pack to run the lily pad. the important ideas was when I decided to use LEDS on my pillow and also put a cloud on my pillow to tie in with my room.

I went to spot light and bought some  Velcro so you can open and close the pillow and fabric and a pillow insert and Edwina brought some fluffy fabric for my cloud. then a problem accrued we accidently cut the fabric to small so we had to go back and get more.

I decided that I needed help on making my pillow so I went to my nannas house and we sewed the pillow together here are some picture of the process.

this was when I cut out my cloud out of the fluffy fabric.

this is a photo of after we sewed the cloud on and before we sewed the pillow together.


after sewing for a little bit I got very nervous so my nanna helped me out.

we sewed on the Velcro and we were done here is a photo of my pillow so far.

then I marked out where I am going to put my lights with chalk so I can rub it of without it staying there.

then it got tricky I had to work out how and where am I going to put my lily pad battery pack and my LEDS. I draw a diagram in my design book explaining how I will be doing it here is a photo of it.

here I have the diagram of my design is shows the cloud and where I am going to put my battery pack lily mini and LEDS and where I am going to put the thread. as you can see I have turned one row of my LEDS around so when I sew it will be easier.

then it was time to stick on my LEDS I got Ms Watson to do this for me because the glue is so sticky it can stick you fingers together here is a picture of my LEDS glued to my pillow.

then I needed to solder my positive and negative wires to my lily pad. if I didn’t solder the wires on my lily mini  would have fallen off.  soldering is when you rap your wire around something and soldering secures it in place by melting it so it wont move. Emma helped me with this because she is a pro at this stuff. here are some pictures of the process.

here Emma is soldering the positive wire to the lily pad. did the same to the negative wire too.

then I stuck them onto my pillow and it was time to sew I got Ms Watson to start me of with a not so it doesn’t move. I was very scared to start sewing because I was scared I was going to mess up.

here is a photo of the sewing that I did

unfortunately it didn’t turn on. But when I took it home one night I noticed in the dark it was glowing just a little bit it flashes off and on. I tried different battery’s but still wouldn’t have a strong light. I think the soldering was the connection problem.

better luck next time with my term 4 project.