For my passion project this term I’m going to try make some drum sticks for my little cousin, I am going to see if my drum teacher can help me, because he has experience with wood-work (and he’s my drum teacher, drum sticks, drum teacher, anyway) I’m not quite sure on how I am going to shape the drum stick, but I have watched a couple of people on YouTube make sticks, and they have put a long rectangular piece of wood on one of those wood spinning thingy’s and then carve it. I am really exited to learn how to use the wood/power tools. As well as see the look on my cousins face when he gets them. I also might make myself some custom ones! 🙂


so far in my P.P I am nearing the completion of my shot list and am beginning to scout for places to film, Zephyr has agreed to let me use his camera, 30+ Nerf guns and be on the cast. I am going to be looking for cast members over the next week, if you are reading this and wish to be on the cast please let me know (also send me a picture of the Nerf guns you have if you have any), I will be taking people from all classes, and wish to start filming soon as possible. although I have a funny feeling that I might not meet the deadline for the competition or the due date, to this may continue on to next term, I may have to construct a passion project plan B. hope for the best!

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for my passion project, (P.P) I am going to make a film to enter in screen it, I am going to try rope Zephyr in to help me film with his camera but also to add someone to the cast so I have less stress when it comes to looking for people to act. I am really looking forward to seeing what Zephyr’s new camera can do but also to see how far we can push with editing and effect, I am really exited to see how this will unfold, hope it goes well!


I sort of completed what I had set out to do, I had some difficulty making final edits to the song, so I wasn’t able to create a beat drop, unfortunately. I had recorded the track in sections creating a beat drop would not work through the entire piece and would create some timing difficulties – this has been a useful learning experience for me, rather than beginning from scratch I decided to leave the track without the addition. I didn’t have enough time to record lyrics for the song. Having said that, I think this track stands alone well without lyrics as an instrumental piece only. I could extend (and will extend) the album so I can put the songs on the charts.

Passion Project #2

So far with my music making I have made a couple of songs but still have lot’s of tuning and fine tuning to do. I have learn’t that it takes quite a while to make songs and you can’t publish your songs to iTunes straight away, you have to think about copy-write, and whether when this begins and when it ends is right, and you also have to make the assumption that no-one is going to like your music and that you will not be famous or well known. I am beginning to think of lyrical matter for some of my songs it is and can be really quite hard. Some successes I have had are that my songs are coming along well enough but there is a lot of work to be done, and some of the challenges I have had are that I am having a little bit of trouble with the timing of when things come in and go out. the next step for me is to keep on adjusting one song at a time until they are complete so I can move on to a different song.

Passion Project

For my passion project I intend to create an album of songs on garage band to put on the iTunes charts and see how how far up they get, but since a whole album would maybe take me six month’s I will create one song for my passion project, but continue making the album, i’m kinda making the songs for everyone in the world but I’m really pumped to see how far up the charts the songs get.

Birke Baehr’s TED Talk

Some of the main messages in Birkes TED talk are that, how well big food brands are catching the eyes of small kids with colourful packaging, and it’s unhealthy food as well, also he said that we can change the food system ‘one kid at a time’, when he says that he means that change is possible but it can’t happen straight away, it has to take time.

The ways he got his messages across to his audience, were that he used lot’s of jokes, and humour to keep his audience light hearted and engaged, he also had thorough eye contact throughout the whole thing and he kept his audience interested by explaining to them whats wrong with the food system and what scientists are doing to make it wrong.

The technical support he used was a screen to make jokes and show statistics he also used a microphone to help the audience hear him.

Some of the presentation techniques he used well were humour, eye contact and hand gestures.



Richard Turere’s TED Talk

Some of the main messages of Richards TED talk were that, violence is almost never the answer to big problems, and that ordinary people can do massive and extraordinary things, as well as logical and simple thoughts can be turned into brilliant things.

The ways he got his messages across to the audience were that he used laughter and hand gestures and facial expressions. he also used jokes and humour to engage his audience in  what he was saying.

Some of the technical support he used were a microphone and a clicker he also used a screen to move his audience with some images.

Some of the presentation techniques he used well were thorough eye contact through out the whole thing, and he also made the audience laugh and keep them engaged.

Thomas TED Talk

Some of the main messages that Thomas was trying to get across were that if you want you can try new things and that it doesn’t matter how old you are, you can still try it. And that it’s sometimes hard to do new thing but once you can get the hang of it, it can be really fun.

Thomas got his messages over to the audience really well, he used humour a number of times and kept his audience entertained and engaged, While making thorough eye contact throughout the whole thing.

Some of the technical support he used were a clicker to switch between slides and he had an iPad to read his notes and key points.

Some of the presentation techniques he used were eye contact and humour to keep his audience awake.