2- well our first cut wasn't really our first we had about 4 or 5 before we got to a certain point where we were satisfied enough with it to put it up as our first cut. We had taken out many parts and pictures we even re-filmed the scenes because they were to long in the beginning. But some changes me made from our first cut to our final cut was picture additions, timing, spelling, the removing of some unimportant parts and pictures of actual obese people. The comments made by the students helped a lot actually, we were able to find out what needed to be fixed, what needed to be added and what need to be given more time to be seen.
Please relect and talk about the changes you made between the first and final cut of your movie. Were the student comments helpful in making your final cut better? How did you find your expert? List 3 important points your expert added to your movie. What did you learn from your expert? How did you find your expert? If you did not find an expert tell us why you were unsuccessful. Be honest. What was your greatest success in the 2 minutes project. What skills will you take away with you and use in the future? What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful? Why is the 2 Minutes project important to Grade 8 Students? How will you make a difference in the future? label your post 2minutes2010, reflection
3 - Finding our expert was actually very simple since he attends Laura's church. 3 important things our expert added to our video was 1) he justified our storyline considering our topic was obesity caused by depression, 2) he added a little more interest to a not so interesting part of our video and 3) his expert opinion showing that our information wasn't complete baloney.
4 - We found our expert through one of our group members Laura because he attends her church.
5 - Well for me our greatest success would be how our video turned out and the "skills" I used to put the video all together weren't really skills they were more like learning processes through the entire film I learned how to make an entire video out of movie clips, pictures and a song and even though the process became frustrating at times it was all worth it because I learned new things and made something I'm really proud of and I think what I learned may come in quite handy in the future.
6 - Again something that frustrated me was the editing for the movie since I was doing most of it on my own considering moving our project from one computer to another wasn't an option. I found that sometimes during the process my computer would shut off because it was being used for so long so all my work would be gone and that was really frustrating because my hours of work became a complete waste. But I got over this frustration quickly because I knew my team was counting on me to put our video together well and I couldn't blame anyone because I volunteered for the position myself so I found that if I just took a little break for a while and then got back to work my frustration was put to ease.
7 - I think it's important to us because it shows us all these different problems in the world and how our lifestyles can cause these problems, and how we can solve these problems with the simplest acts by donating money, food and clothing, exercising more often and even walking to different places instead of driving, etc. It teaches us not to be selfish and sit down and just look around to what is going around us since being teenagers we become self absorbed and we don't care to look around to see what problems other places are involved in.
8 - I will try to make a difference be doing whatever I can, like walking to school more often to help the environment and donate my old clothes to charity instead of throwing them out, eat healthy and exercise and maybe one day even save a stray dog from the street to prevent it from being harmed by abuse.