Zoo Conservation Reflection

Planning:

In Inquiry this term we started a project about helping endangered animals. We started this project by looking on the Melbourne zoo page and picking one of the sos ten (ten extremely endangered animals at the Melbourne zoo). Once we picked one of the animals we begun to research them and write down facts about them. After we had lots of interesting facts we all started to write scripts that would make the reader care for the animal and convince them to try to help. I picked the Philippine crocodile because they are the most endangered crocodile species and are very interesting.

Excursion

After we had finished writing all our scripts we traveled to Melbourne zoo to collect footage of our animal and learn lots more about them. Some things that went well on the excursion were, getting all the footage needed, visiting and learning about even more of the SOS 10 and we ha perfect weather so it wasn’t too cold or too hot. The problems we had were, missing a few of the animal talks because we couldn’t find our way around towards the start of the day and loosing the cameras at the end of the day so we didn’t have any footage to use.

Editing

The first step in editing was to cull footage since we didn’t have any footage I collected photos and videos from the internet and luckily other groups had collected some footage from the zoo that I was able to use.The next step in editing was to record my voice overs, I recorded them in several parts so I could have pauses in between sentences to make the film more dramatic. Next I put all the footage and audio into corel to start editing. After all the video clips were in the right place I lined up the audio tracks to match parts of the film and left a few couple second gaps in the audio every now and then to have more of an impact on the viewer.

Feedback

Once we had finished films we put them around the room for people to watch and give feedback here is the feedback I received.

Your music was phenomenal and I loved your script. It made me care about the animal, and I certainly feel like I need to help make a difference. Your words were extremely powerful, and the way your spoke was outstanding. Well done! – Angus I

I like the music, it really fits the mood and photos are good. – Zoe

I liked the music it suited the mood. it made me stop and think about this animal. good job-sophie

I think the tone of your voice works well and I really like the music. The black between the footage is used well- Emmy

The music is great and it is a great volume, you have used very emotive and intruiging words. Your script is amazing and it has made me care a lot. Well done Henry!! – Aimee

The music really sets the mood, the facts really made me care about the animal. -Emily

I really like the facts and the emotion in your voice. I also like the choice of music for your film – Rory

Great music, good facts photos and footage is great good emotion in your voice it made me care about your animal – Jesse

The music matches the mood and the facts where very interesting-sergej

You Had a very powerful message and your facts were amazing- Harry H

Your music is really good and suits the film in a great way.-Camilla

Your music suited your film. It made me care about your animal. You had a very clear and strong message. Great Job- Issy

I like your music and voice over. you made me care about the animal. I also like your facts- Mia

HERE IS MY FILM

 

 

 

 

Reflection-Week 4B

Hello this is my weekly reflection.

MATHS

Today during maths we started a problem called “The Ladder Problem”. We started by looking at a “five” ladder made with popsicle sticks on the ground and we had to draw it in our books in the sections we saw it. Next we described how we saw the ladder in words so someone who could not see the ladder could create it. Here is my description. I see two sets of 6 sticks placed in a line vertically with a gap in between each set, get 5 green sticks and place them horizontally touching each connection between the sticks on the vertical lines.

WRITING

Today during writing I published a piece called fear. This piece was a poem using a structure where each line was a sense such as see, smell and feel. Using the structure, you pick an emotion and describe it using five senses. I decided to write a poem because I wanted to challenge my self and I usually write descriptive pieces. I decided to publish the piece on a simple black piece of paper with white writing because I think it matches the piece really well.

INQUIRY

During Inquiry this week we submitted our first drafts for our zoo conservation film. After we had submitted we put our computers out with a feedback sheet for others to watch and write feedback. Some of the areas that people thought were great were the choice of music and that the film captured the “save our species” message. The area I needed to improve on was making the audience care for the animal. I attempted to do this by adding pictures of the baby crocodile.

IProject Post #planning post

totem-tennis

DESIRED OUTCOME

Hello this is my IProject planning post.

To prepare for my IProject so far I have created shotlist for the final film and have begun listing materials and tools I will need to assemble it.

In my shotlist for the final film I have included close up shots of the ball swing on the string to include some cinematograph , pictures of the parts , the process of creation and tools I used so the audience knows how it was created and a still shot of me playing with the final product to see how it turned out before they use it.

The next step in my IProject is to list all the materials needed to create the totem tennis pole, find where I can get them and gather everything I will need.

 

 

Reflection Week 3

Hello this is my weekly reflection.

MATHS

During maths this week I have been learning about angles and how to measure them. I have learnt that if all your sides on the triangle are different you put one dash through one side, two through the next and three through the last to show that they are different. I also learnt that for the triangle to be connected all the angles must equal 180 degrees. The final thing I have learnt during maths sessions this week is that an isosceles triangle is a triangle with two equal sides and to show this in a diagram you put one dash through each of the equal sides.

WRITING

In writing today our class wrote poems. We started by having three minutes to write as many words on a page about apples as we could, once we were done we had the choice to follow three poem structures to write our piece. I chose a structure were a few instruction to describe your apple such as “the topic is a colour” and you write “an apple is a fierce red” and many more. The second poem I wrote was about an emotion. First you picked a emotion and you had to describe it as smells, sounds, colours and a few more. The emotion I picked was fear because this is an emotion that can be described in a lot of ways.

INQUIRY

During inquiry this week I begun editing my zoo project film. The first step in editing was to record my voice overs, I recorded them in several parts so I could have pauses in between sentences. Next I put all the footage onto corel to start editing. After all the video clips were in the right place I lined up the audio tracks to match parts of the film and left a few couple second gaps in the audio every now and then to have more of an impact on the viewer. Next session I will get three pieces of feedback to further improve my film.

 

Reflection-Week 2-Term 4

Hello this post is my weekly reflection.

MATHS

During maths this week we started to learn about simple algebra. We started by looking at a function machine when a name went in it came out with different letters and we had to discover a rule for all the names that had went in. Algebra is replacing numbers in equations with letter such as x, y and z. The letters in an equation are variables meaning they can be any number. For example if 1 went in to the function machine and 2 came out and 5 went in and 10 came out the rule using algebra could be, Y(1 or 5) x 2 = A(2 or 10), the rule should work with any number that went in to the machine.

INQUIRY

In Inquiry this term we started a new project about helping endangered animals. We started this project by looking on the Melbourne zoo page and picking one of the sos ten (ten extremely endangered animals at the Melbourne zoo). Once we picked one of the animals we begun to research them and write down facts about them. After we had lots of interesting facts we all started to write scripts that would make the reader care for the animal and convince them to try to help. After writing all our scripts we traveled to Melbourne zoo to collect footage of our animal and learn lots more about them. We are now up to creating films featuring our animal and editing them to make the audience care for the animal. The final step in the process will be to record our scripts and put them onto the film and then share.

WRITING

In writing on Monday I conferenced my piece called “CLAW” The main feedback I wanted to receive was if my audience could figure out what the piece was describing without being told. I wanted this feedback because while writing the piece I decided not to say what it was about and try to set the scene with description. Once I finished reading I told them what it was all about a claw machine they all understood everything. After that I decided to reveal what was happening at the very end of the piece so once the reader gets to the end they will have a sudden moment of realisation.

 

IProject #description

Hello this is my first IProject post for the term.

I have decided that this term i will make a tennis pole (a pole with string attached to the top with a tennis ball on the end that you can hit around.). The purpose of this project is to learn skills such as using certain tools and what materials will be needed for certain parts of the creation. My project is for people who enjoy sports like tennis and fun/competetive games. During this project i am looking forward to the construction of the project and using and testing the final product.

The first step of the process is to create a plan of what parts i will need, what tools i will need and the process i will make the creation.

After creating a plan i will be to buy all the parts needed such as wood poles and string.

Next i will gather the appropriate tools that will be needed to make this project.

After that i will follow the plan to create the design.

Once i have finished making the tennis pole i will test to see if i need to make any modification.

Then i will paint the creation and i will be finished.

I am exited to begin this process and to test the final product.