Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jemineth's 2 Minutes To Make A Difference Final Reflection

  • Google Document

  • 2 Minutes To Make A Difference Version 1

  • 2 Minutes To Make A Difference Final Copy

  • Please reflect 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?
There are many changes we did to our version 1 movie project. One is by changing the font color to something that's more visible and making it a larger size so that the reader will not have a hard time reading the message being projected from the computer screen. Another thing is that we changed the motion to make it slower, the difference that this makes is that the reader will not run out of time to read the text. Last, when it came to the interviewing part we lowered down the background music so that when Robin Bryan gives his statement to our question he will he heard loud and clear, and to help with that we even added the words he says, this will help the reader understand what his trying to say. Yes, the comments we received from our fellow students we're very helpful. This is because they were able to see the bad qualities of our first draft that we didn't see and they helped us make a better difference to our project. So thank you for all the comments :)

  • How did you find your expert? List 3 important points your expert added to your movie. What did you learn from your expert?
We found our expert by doing some research. We found him on Google , this was done by typing keywords such as " environmental activists in Winnipeg " and fortunately he was there. We were lucky because throughout our research we found that he works at a building nearby called the "Wilderness Committee". So what we did was we contacted him and asked if we were allowed to drop by with adult supervision for interview and he didn't decline us. There were many things he told us that were very understandable. He said that as youths there aren't major things that we can do to make a difference, but there are a lot of minor things, things such as recycling, using recycled things, and picking up waste just lying around. Another thing was that since we are still in the childhood years he's not suggesting that we focus too much on how we can make the environment a lot better although it would be nice. This is because he said that right now education is more important to focus on right now, and that later on when we get older we can decide wether we will help make a difference and how without expecting recognition. But out of all the things he said this particular phrase is the one that hit me the most and it is "We can't look at our environment as a finite resource like it's going to last forever, if we don't accept to protect it". There are many things i've learned and most of them i've already mentioned, they are do what we can do for now, but don't forget about education.

  • What was your greatest success in the 2 minutes project. What skills will you take away with you and use in the future?
I think my greatest success was being able to take action after understanding and learning about the damages in the environment. The skills that i would use and take away with me in the future i would say would be, to ask questions about things i don't know because this will add on to my knowledge, another thing is that don't be afraid to take action if i know that this will do me better, and if necessary it will do others better too.

  • What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful?
Since there wasn't really anything that frustrated me I would just go with finding highly effective images that will draw the audience attention. The strategy that i began to use and helped me with success is by searching with the most important keywords.

  • Why is the 2 Minutes project important to Grade 8 Students?
The 2 Minutes To Make A Difference project is important to grade 8 students in many ways. One is that it gives us the ability to learn/ see / and understand other things in the world going on that needs MORE attention such as " POVERTY, ANIMAL CRUELTY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM" other than ourselves. Another thing is that as a youth we can help spread the words "2 Minutes To Make A Difference" and explain to young children like us what it means. This particular action I believe is more powerful than adults trying to explain to children because having young minds and young thoughts it will give other children and youths better understanding to what things needs attention. Last but most importantly it enables and encourages us to make a difference and take action if we can do it,
all together ....making a never ending chain of ...............


A D I F F E R E N C E :)

  • How will you make a difference in the future?
I will make a difference by taking action only if they will do anyone or anything better, and remembering that i can't depend on others to start but i can only depend on myself.



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