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?
For version 1 we made the text really small and white, and we also made the transitions to fast and you couldnt read it . So for version 2 we changed the color white to yellow and we made the text larger. We also changed the the transitions a little slower. The comments were really helpful they gave us advice of how to change the font color, size and to make the transitions slower.
How did you find your expert? List 3 important points your expert added to your movie. What did you learn from your expert?
We went onto google and searched up environmental activist in Winnipeg. Then a guy named Robin Bryan popped up and we clicked it so its showed us a video of him getting an environment award and how he made a difference. So we searched where he worked and he works at the Manitoba Wilderness committee. He told us that we have the largest forest in Manitoba right now, and he told us that we have to pay a little more for the things we buy because its hard to dispose of them. For example , plastic bags at grocery store you have to pay for them. We learned that us youths should not take the world for granted, because the world isnt going to be around forever if we dont protect it.
What was your greatest success in the 2 minutes project. What skills will you take away with you and use in the future?
Our greatest success was that we finished the movie on time and we got our information and put it onto the video. The skills I would take away with me in the future is that to always help the environment even if the things you do to help is not big.
What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful?
The thing that frustrated me was the program that we used to make the video. We used windows movie maker. I wasnt really good at using the program because it was confusing and I didnt know what to press. The strategies that helped us become successful is to use our time very wisely, concentrated on our work and to understand why were doing this project and how to make a difference to make a our video better.
Why is the 2 Minutes project important to Grade 8 Students?
I think this project is important to us because we dont know whats really happening in the real world, and we need to start making a difference now because if we dont start who will? We only focus on the things we want to see , not the things we NEED to see. Us grade 8s are now realizing the real disasters the world is going through.
How will you make a difference in the future?
I can help earth in many ways, we can all help by using recyclable things, recycle, start cleaning up the environment. There are so many ways to help. We can help the earth anytime not just on earth day, anytime is fine the purpose of it is just to make a difference and understand that the world needs OUR help.