What did I find challenging?

I found that the editing side of thing is very independent. I found this because when I had a problem I had tried to solve I was the only one who knew the program in my household and I had to solve the problem myself. Recently I went to a presentation by Holy Ransom. She was at the senior school talking about Leadership, Inventorying, putting ideas to action and getting out of our comfort zones. She was also very big on STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. She also completed and finished top ten recently in a triathlon. Why I’m mentioning her is because firstly, it was a very long talk so she hacked into my head, but secondly because she kept mentioning this comfort zone idea and I liked it. I thought that this idea related to our passion project a bit because some people might not be comfortable to asking people and prefer one of the best teachers in the world, YouTube. Then there is the other side of things, some people are more inclined to be more confident with the living and breathing human being rather than the computer.

What did I succeed in?

I succeeded in trying to upload my footage and only occurring three problems. One of my problems was I was wear a jumper that had line across it. You will be wondering why is that a problem well if you are wearing a torso covering with lines on it then the camera will miss interpret them and they will look all werid and strange. If you search up on the internet “T.V reporter shirt lines faluire you will know what I’m talking about.

My second problem was the size of the frame on the iphone. Everyone knows how an iphone is upright and a rectangle well the video footage was different sizes on the iphones than it is normally. Well this is on of my problems because the veideo will look like it is zooming in and out.

My third problem was  inporting the videos. Sometime technology was helpful but most of the time it was just plain annoying. The computer was not seeing the camera, so I used the charger cord and that fixed the problem.

By June 14, 2017.  No Comments on PP#Editing  TED talk   

The Lost Princess


I think the problem that charlotte was not knowing how much risk about being trapped and not being to get out because it was accidental phone number and in the video, she said that she knew him but I am defeating the saying, do not judge a book by its cover. However, on online you need to judge the first look. Because he/she might be younger or older than you think.

It affected her mental and physical awareness of herself. Mentally she was being abused and subsidised to bullying and it made her think differently about herself. In addition, it affected her physically by her body language to others that would, in some cases, lose friends.

The issue got resolved by her parents finding out what she was thinking and saying to these people resolved the issue. I think that parents need more information and support on trying to help their kids to realise, tell them and be safe online

I think that she could have told her parents earlier so that she would not been so sad and would not have been so mean to her parents and their relationship would be better.

The message that i took away was do not talk and share details online and make sure you know what you are doing.


Win at the fair Testing

Win are the fair is a great game and love try to break the perfect code on maths 300. On my game, I had the player spend one dolour on play my game and I have a total prize of $6.00. I do not really have a secsessful game board because I could not figure out what the best changers were to add to my current game board. Too many photos and I think that I was successful in trying.

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As you know my passion, project is called “Why I love golf” and I think this is the best topic that I would’ve chosen. I filmed last Sunday and I thought it went really well even though I didn’t finish the whole production side of things. Val is one of my best mates, and I decided to host my film with him. I filmed what I would think would be 30 scenes out of 51. Val and I most of the time had to do another take because of a technical incident but here is the funny thing. When we were doing the part when Val challengers me to the nearest to the green flag from the top of the chipping range (I think hats what you would call it). Therefore, what the funny thing was that my first and second shot went horribly wrong. You see that day I was due to be playing golf in a tournament, but my warm up and practising time had been taken up by the production of my film. Therefore, I was going in to hit that shot on camera, with no warm up. The first one (which was caught on camera) I did something called “chunked it”, which is where you hitting off a sandy or soft surface and the club doesn’t actually hit the ball, it goes under the turf. On the second shot, I topped badly that it went right. Wait, there is one more thing, if any of you have ever seen a golf shot played on the T.V. and remember that type of shot where the camera man is tracking the ball in the air well I tried that but with dad standing where I was going to hit it. However, on the test of that shot dad was filming and I hit the ball. After these videos, you will know what happened.





In the interview with Ian (the club pro), Marcus the other pro was serving someone and he was talking very close and loud. The sound in the background is not the biggest problem but it does effect the audio a little bit. I resolved this problem, if you can notice, I got Ian to talk louder during the interview.

By May 26, 2017.  No Comments on #production  Uncategorized   

Myself as a reader

I like to sit down in a reasonably quite place and enjoy a good book. I read every night except when I have a late night and I do not have time to read, but other than that, I try to read often. I also read on the bus when I do not have any homework. I like reading. I can read with a bit of noise but not too much so, it is distracting. That is why I read in bed. I like talking about what I read and why. I do not like to explain it too much so the listener knows what is going to happen through the whole story.

I lose my self in a book quite often and can’t get out of it. When I finish a book, I do not find it as much as an achievement as some people. This is because I get through books quite quickly and I’m used to finishing books. Sometimes I lose my focus and think of other things because they might just be a little bit more important. I am never forced to read because I read so much.

TED talk Birke Baehr

The main message in Birke Baehr’s TED talk is that people should know where their food comes from and they should be able to choose between local and imported. One of his other messages were putting lag chemicals into food and selling it. In addition, his last message in his TED talk were that parents should get kids to eat local and organic food. Ok, I will start with the knowing of where the food comes from. So what I think he is trying to say through this message is that imported and CEFO foods should be clearly labelled and stated so the consumer know what is going into their food.  Now onto the chemicals in the lab, from his ted talk I found that people are actually striping seeds to mix them with other seeds and plants. In addition, I agree with him that kids should be more available to organic food and less lab mixed food.

He got the message across to his audiences by trying to get them to laugh and be involved in the ted talk. This gives a sense of ‘fun’ and ‘pride’ to the audience that they have been to this TED. Last year I watched a TED talk on bulling. In addition, I found that all people want and when they have this they are happy.  Is Power. So when I was writing this TED talk I figured what can power have to to with a full on talk. Well I just realized that if people get power during someone TED talk the audience will love it and enjoy the experience. So I figured that if someone is doing a TED talk to 12 year old children they might enjoy it or might not if you do or don’t give them power and controllability to the TED talk. Therefore,So what I amI’m saying is he got his audience connect and attracted because he gave them a sense of power and controllably.

He used his technical support by know what the slides are behind him so the audience did notdidn’t judge him because he looked so professional and he knew what was coming up behind him. This technic is used in many ted talks and believe me it works and helps to memorise what was coming up behind him.

He got the messages across to his audiences by moving around the stage to keep the audiences eyes on him. I think this idea is proved right because the audience needs to know what the presenter is going to do it and see. In addition, their eyes are attacked to the speaker, and of course, that is what the presenter wants.

Digital Citizenship Cartoon

At first, I did not find this cartoon completely funny. However, some people might because of the artistic nature of the picture. Some bit of the artistic nature would be the scruffiness of the boy. And how big his fiend’s ears are. However, I did not go straight to the artistic nature of it. He must have organised some play or game and when he gets there his friends are already on their phones.


The message in this picture is you should spend more time being active then on your device. And also the other message is that the boy has more sense of fun and excitement than his friend s because he is colourful and I think the cartoonist is try to get the message through the boy by making him colourful and his friends grey and the screens blue.


I think it is an important message because it teachers people to be more active than they are on their phones. In addition, the message across if you should be on your phones so much it will get boring after a while by try get.

Now that you have analysed this cartoon, do you still find it “funny”?


Thomas’ TED Talk

The main messages in Thomas’ TED Talk are that any person in the world can create their own app. In addition, it can be about anything they want it to be. The message is also, about how anyone can create anything and do anything if they want to.

He got the messages across to his audiences by moving around the stage to keep the audiences eyes on him. I think this idea is proved right because the audience needs to know what the presenter is going to do it and also see

I think that we could have used technical support a little bit better and try to mix up the photos and videos with different types of things. I think what always seems to add a little bit of concentration and humour is, with pictures put a photo of something literal up on the board, but what you are saying is a different meaning. Here is an example “in present time …..Etc.”


The presentation techniques he used well were moving around the stage and timing with his two photographs. These are two thing that you can use to keep the audience engaged. I am going to start with the photographs. Timing is very important with photographs or else you will look wired going onto the next slide before you talk about it. Moreover, you could ruin a big build up to your next photo or slide. Finally moving around the stage because as I have said before it keeps the audience connected to the presentation.



Put film, youth together, and you get brilliance. This is my opening line of the planning blog post. Trust me it can be done to make a great film by kids, but it is not easy. As you know, we have been set a task that requires great patience and skill. It is very hard to make a Hollywood film and it take up a lot of your time and bank account.

What have you needed to do to prepare for your project?

I realised that halfway through my shotlist and tried to fix up some mistakes on how I planned the film the day I got back from school a fortnight ago, I consulted with my parents to create a new message around a golf film. Moreover, to help me understand what I need and don’t I need to do. Therefore, we pulled out the whiteboard and started what my old school used to call it, brainstorm. This “brainstorm” helped me to clear out what I did want message to be and what I did not it. I came up with a topic that could cover everything about golf I loved. It is called

What types of shots have you included in your shotlist? Why?

I have included many different types of shots and tried to mix it up to be able to keep the watcher intrigued and making them feel included. But I’m running one risk, and in film making you have to take risks or else the watcher won’t enjoy it. But I think my film will go over five minutes, easy.

What is the next step for you?

I think the next step for me is to get the camera ready and get the interviews ready. Oh and also the location and when I can and can’t film.

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By May 12, 2017.  No Comments on #planning  Uncategorized   

Digital Etiquette


Netiquette is online manners to help be kind to other people. It is a code of polite behaviour.

Flaming / Flame Wars

Flaming is starting big argument on the internet about a topic or a person


Trolls are people who cruse the internet trying to start these flame wars and other arguments for fun


Anonymous means that if you put a mask on no one would know who could have done it

Communicating clearly (give at least three examples)

Communicating clearly means so the people who are reading it can understand it

  • M8 how r u
  • You stink (trying a joke)


What does Tim mean when he says ‘Once your message is out, it’s out’?

He means that once you put something out on the net you cannot take it back and delete it