All posts by Jessica Horn

Think Online

Today we learnt about Digital Citizenship and when you are on the internet or on social media you have to be kind, courteous and respectful. Here is a sentence to each word in Think that I believe is true and why.

T – is it true? because you cant lie to people

H – is it helpful? because you don’t send someone something that’s not helpful

I – is it inspiring? because you don’t make someone think they cant do something

N – is it necessary? because you don’t have to say something random

K – is it kind? because you don’t say something mean to someone


Passion Project Update

So far I have been doing really well with my Passion Project because I have finished doing my time-lapse video of me making my pompoms and I just have to video myself making the animal together and then I have to put the video together.

My first challenges were trying to make the pompom but they wouldn’t always work so I had to make more and more pompoms. I fixed this problem by doing it more carefully and not rushing because as I made the pompoms I tried to be faster so the video wouldn’t take to long but then I realised its a time-lapse video do I dlowed down and I finished making the pompoms.

Passion Project

For my passion project I was thinking of making pom pom animals because I think that making pom poms is really fun but then I saw pom pom animals and I knew I would love making them. I tried it once and I loved it. I think making this will help me be more creative as well.

When I make them I’m going to do a time laps video of me making them and explaining how you make them, I’ll make them in my bed room because I have a desk and a colourful wallpaper. I know this will take a while but I’m going to enjoy making it because its something I love doing.

Birke Baehr’s Ted Talk

I think that his main message was that you should eat organic food and that the best looking food is not the healthiest food that you can get, and that it’s better to use your money on organic food instead of getting sick and needing to go to the doctors. I also think he want’s people to know that 1 kid can make a different’s because they could tell some on and they would tell someone else and it would go on and on.

While he was doing his talk he put some humour into it like when he was talking about a tomato fish, he also had some other jokes that made the audience get into the talking more.

When he did it he had a microphone so you could hear him better when he talked and he also had a screen behind him so the audience could see pictures and visualise everything better and more.

He was talking loudly so that the audience could hear him even without a microphone and even though he had a really heavy accent you could still understand him. He also had really good eye contact because he didn’t have a script so he didn’t have to look down, and since he didn’t have a script he practiced it a lot and you could tell he knew it really well because he didn’t have a break like you would usually do if you forget something. He also moved around the stage a lot so he didn’t stay in one spot.


Richard Turere’s Ted Talk

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In this blog post I think the main message is that either you can do what you set your mind to or that you can solve big problems with small solutions. I also think its that you can solve problems without being  violent.

When he did his ted talk when he wanted it to be serious he would talk in a serious tone but when he wanted to cut the tension in between he would do a small laugh. He mainly cut the tension when he was saying he broke his mums new radio to find out more about electronics,” She nearly killed me that day”.

When he did it he had the projector behind him so they could see what he was talking about more than them having to visualise everything. He also had a treehouse behind him so they could kind of see what his house was like or what it was like to live there, it was also for some scenery. He also had a microphone so the talking would be louder even though he was quite loud when he talked it helps people in the back of the audience hear him better.

I think he used his PowerPoint really well because he had some good pictures on it to show you what he actually used and how  he made it. He also matched his talking to the picture so it would make sense. He also moved around the stage a bit and used some hand jesters to help the audience understand him better. Even thought his accent was quite strong he also tried his best to make it clear for the audience. The pictures on his presentation were really strong so the audience could understand how he felt when his animals died.

Thomas Suarez TED Talk

I think that the main message to this film is that he started making apps and he want to continue making them but make them bigger and better. I also thing that he wants other people to be able to do things and make apps like him and I think he wants us to know that we can do what we set our minds to. While he did this he also made it funny so that the audience would find it more entertaining and be into it more whiles he’s explaining his things and talking. He also said thing that would draw the audiences attentions. When he was doing this talk he used an iPad that had some notes on it so he would know what to say and help him if he got stuck or forgot about something, he also had a screen behind him so the audience could see some pictures to see what he was talking about more and they would understand him more. He had a microphone as well so the audience could here him better when he talks because with out the microphone you wouldn’t be able to here him properly as they were in such a bit area. Whiles he was doing this he used his slideshow really well because it was clear and you could see the pictures properly. He also didn’t look at his iPad a lot so you could see had had eye contact with the audience but he also used some expretions and moved around the stage a bit instead of staying in one spot the whole time he was talking.

Wireless Mics

Wireless Mics are better because you can go really far away from the camera and you will still be able to here the person through the headphones. It can go around 3-4 feet away from the camera. Sound is one of the most important parts of film making because if you don’t have any sound, the film gets quite boring. The big thing on the camera is called a view finder but you don’t have to use it. Tge good thing about it is you don’t have to take a lenses cap off. You always need to have a tripod and headphones with you when you use a Wireless Mic. The Lapel mic goes on your clothes and gets rid of lots of wind. Tripods help when you cant use the handle on the Camera.

Royalty Free Music

What is Copyright?

Copy right is when you take some music of the internet and you aren’t allowed to.

Royalty Free Music

You are not meant to use popular music when your creating soundtracks for your own film. For instructional films you would have to do an upbeat poppy tune. Mystery films would need moody or tense music. News Reporters would need a good news themed tune. Documentary would need to have a slower kind of song if it has a serious message with it.

We had to find music to Wonder, It, Titanic, Star Wars and the Greatest Showman.

Shotlists and Story boards

Film Making

60% of your time is planning, 10% of your time is producing or acting your film, and 30% of your time is editing your video

Story Boards

One of the most important stages of planning your video is creating a storyboard. There good for Shot put animations but not for long films because they would take ages to make.

Why do we use Story boards

When you have a story board, you can show your audience exactly what or how your video is going to look like before you even start it.