billiard ball bounces (B.B.B)

This term in project maths, we have learnt and achieved quite a lot. Our current topic is billiard ball bounces (B.B.B). Our first session we focused on just playing the game, which was quite fun just to get to know the challenge and learn it. The second and third sessions were for trying to work out a formula. Now this was the challenging bit. We had to try to find a pattern and use that to predict how many bounces. A coincidence comes out. Finally, we figured out what a formula is simplify the x and the y’s and then add them together and take two. For example, a grid size of 6 X 10, you would just simplify it to 3 X 5 so then you add them together and take away two which has an answer of two.


What did you achieve?

I think that we achieved a lot. We shot a lot of the things we wanted to capture. And we had a lot of fun. We didn’t have any major problems, but we had to change the shotlist a fair few times. We achieved some cool action shots and we want to really get into editing to see how it looks.

What were the challenges?

Some of the challenges were hugh didn’t really feel like falling in the water that day so he just fell on the bridge. Another challenge was the glare of the sun was a bit harsh so we had to shoot some things from different angles. Another, not really challenge was that my cousin was there and he wanted to film.

Zoo Film Script


The Australian fur seal is one of the cutest under water creatures in the world. With its streamlined shape and strong flippers, the this seal is an agile swimmer and can dive to a limit of 200m to catch fish and squids unlike any other seal. It is also quite mobile on land, even over rocky terrain. We should cherish this seal because they are one of the most beautiful creatures in the sea and they live in coastal waters and oceans south of NSW including Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia so they are right in our backward. Fur seals have external ears and the ability to use all four limbs to move across land unlike any other seal. Also, fur seals have two layers of fur while other seals have only one layer so they are a lot more cosy.

(350 meters down in the subterranean sea WARNING) This is not a drill the Australian fur seal is under attack and we need to take action to save it. But we need details to help! {Melbourne zoo. (the time it was)} The Australian fur seal under attack! Ok I will get the Details. Text/VO

During the 1800s Australian Fur Seals were hunted to the brink of extinction for their meat, oil and fur, resulting in their status as the fourth rarest seal species in the world. They are now a protected species and with a slow recovery their numbers are gaining again. We still sometimes shoot them for bait, or to attract sharks for tourist viewing. Hang on what? We use them just to attract sharks? That’s just nuts. They are also at risk from oils spills and entanglement in nets and other plastics dumped in our waterways. Each square kilometre of Australian sea is contaminated by around 4,000 pieces of tiny plastics.  Australian fur seals are the largest of the 10 types of fur seal. Females can weigh up to 100kg, while males are much larger and can weigh up to 300kg, as big as a bear! Aussie fur seals are a golden brown colour and have a call that sounds a bit like a cow mooing. We need to save this beautiful creature and help it grow and thrive.

The first paragraph is going to be PTC

The second paragraph is going to be text and VO

The Third paragraph will be VO


Building Views

One of the step of the task was to make a building on the that matches the grids on investigation board and we had to do this using exactly 15 blocks it was challenging to stick to the limit and I sometimes had trouble with trying to find the correct equation that worked. The next step was to add blocks one by one trying to find the max that still would fit the grids rules. Then the next step was to find out the min to the grid by taking one by one away. Then the hardest and most challenging step was next. We had to find out how many variations we could make using the same rules.

I think that the most challenging step was the variation becaue not only did we have to find that variations, we had to get our heads around the definition of a variation and what dosen’t and dose count as a new variation.

Passion Project #description

What Flynn and I are thinking is that we need to create a James bond type film and have a few action sequences that will excite the audience and make them want to watch more. The tech we are planning to use is one of the HFG or DLSR cameras from school and Hugh and Flynn’s GoPro also maybe an iPhone at last resort. I think the project is targeted at people how like blockbuster films and the age limit is year 6 and above. The story line is about an undercover agent who his enemy finds out his real identity and his job. He is ambushed and is chased along the channel by his enemy and has an epic journey and attempt to stay alive.  I’m looking forward to just being on the farm again and Flynn and Hugh being able to come.

RVE Country Micronesian Investergation

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The differences comparing Australia to Micronesia in sport shows they have a wide range of international sports. Our main sports are Cricket, AFL and Rugby. AFL is not an international sport and you cannot compare the rules to any sport because it is mainly a mix of all sports. Rugby is an international sport but it is not one of the man ones in Micronesia. Cricket is when you think about it, another form of baseball. This is because you make runs in cricket as you do in baseball and the wicket keeper and the batter both wear a helmet. Then the differences are you do not have just straight up and down runs but you have diagonal runs and you can make a home run.

The differences in food are mainly manipulated by the western countries such as the large fast food chains. And the food we have here, people in the western civilization of the world, would have heard about. What I am saying is that we don’t have as much wacky food as dose Micronesia has.

Our religions are decisively different to Micronesia’s and they have a lot more traditional style dances and events.

The similarities are that we are both very independent countries and people are allowed to vote. They also have base foods, like foods they sell. One of them is Pepper. Another thing is they sell livestock and trade with the other nations.

If I lived in this country, I would be anxious to let the rest of the world know about my country and I would try to make this country shine with its talents.



Passion Project #reflect

I have loved the idea of a passion project and cherished the thought of a free-filming invention. As you would probably know, Flynn and I have been going on with our #amazeus idea. The green screen and the Vision Switcher can get very hard and confusing to use. Our film was all about clearing away the fog of confusion and trying to make everyone masters in the green screen studio, and with everyone masters, we can start to create bigger, better and more exiting films with more and more exotic things. In year 6, everyone is opening their minds to challenging ideas that would change the course of the future around the globe. Flynn and I have worked very hard on trying to get the idea across that you can be flying like superman, up high in the sky, zooming through the clouds to go and help someone in need. On the other hand, you can be down in the depths of the sea.

Passion Project Term 3 #update

Flynn and I today, we filmed three scenes in the green screen studio and yesterday we only filmed one. Yesterday’s scene was a panning wide shot of the green screen studio and that was pretty easy because we only had to pretend to be filmed on camera. Mrs Flakemore filmed it because we had Hugh on the vision switcher, Flynn in front of the green screen and I was on the view of the other camera pretending to cross over to Flynn. Today, the first scene we filmed was half of good green screen and bad green screen. In this, Flynn talked about how annoying it is when a filmed doesn’t quite make the green screen fit the lighting.


The second scene we filmed was the end scene. This was basically Flynn and I rapping up the film by saying “I hope you learnt some new things and use them in your production.




The third scene we filmed was when I was explaining how to use the vision switcher. The challenge we had with this was trying to decide what type of shot, because we had originally thought a mid- shot but figured that would be to awkward and decided to go with a low angle shot looking down on my hands and the vision switcher with my body not in the frame.

Passion project #description

Well it all started when Mr Henderson said something like “you can keep going with your #amazeus idea” and at that moment Flynn nudged me and immediately made me thought that he was thinking about my idea for the subject. My idea for it was to make short green screen videos and become a green screen master. Therefore, I thought I may as well expand my knowledge in the media department and try to challenge my skills. When we got the all clear for working together, I knew that this was my destiny. I cannot exactly remember the conversation that Flynn and I had with Mr Henderson but I knew that one of us made a mention about skydiving and if we could do it in the green screen studio. Therefore, that is our first challenge, to find some accurate green screen footage to make short clip to. I was thinking that we could add some big explosions to, to you know, ramp it up a little. And to even create a spy film maybe might just be our next idea. Another idea of our was to learn and become masters of the art of the vision switchboard, because then we can make the TV a monitor.


OTTT film pitch – Geelong Cats

Hello professional produces, I would like to pitch my idea on the Geelong cats. Well when I say the Geelong cats I’m talking about 158 years, so I would like to talk about the famous players, their generation and their time through recruiting because my mum was a . On the other hand, Tommy was talking about, as one of our topics, the history of the stadiums. Such as church hill, Augural oval, Corio oval and Kadina park. Did you know that Kadina park was once a zoo, yes a zoo, I know. However, from those early days when the Club was founded in 1859 various venues were used around the Geelong area for playing football. Games were played on “Church Hill” near Gheringhap, Moorabool, Ryrie and McKillop Streets. Because of another meeting during 1860, held at the British Hotel, Corio Street, a game was arranged against a Melbourne Districts team. I think that the story of the football club is important for the Bellarine and the surrounding districts to know what their clubs history is and what is its heritage is. Therefore, they have a reason to support their team and contribute to the club. Some filmmaking techn9iques I would like to use for my film is the green screen footage and maybe, just maybe we could use the new monitor. What I imagine in my head, is our interviewee is sitting in the stands with the focus of the camera on them, if you know what I mean.