English/Arts IDU Crit C and D Reflection Form 2019

Interdisciplinary Unit (IDU) and it’s final submission.
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8A
Sofie Wyborn
8B
8C
8D
8E
8F
How well did you communicate your experience as a Hong Konger? *
I think I communicated my experience as a Hong Konger very successfully because I used real-life examples in our art piece and my poem, and communicated what Hong Kong is to me. I also communicated what Hong Kong means to me other than just a big, bustling city. I showed that Hong Kong is not what people would originally think, and that it takes a proper Hong Konger to truly understand all of the many different aspects of Hong Kong that a foreigner could not understand.
How would you describe your personal success as an interdisciplinary learner? *
My personal success was pretty good. We finished the art piece, successfully exhibited our art piece, and did all of the reflections and other things that we needed to do. We were also able to learn more things about the different art types and this helped us to gain a deeper understanding of art. Another example of my personal success is the fact that I am now more confident in my ability to do art in all disciplines: visual arts, drama, and music.
How would you describe benefits of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples. *
We were able to use different arts to our advantage to create a piece we were happy with, proud of, and happy to do in class. We were also able to learn more things about the different art types and this helped us to gain a deeper understanding of art. Also, I am now more confident in my ability to do visual arts, drama, and music successfully.
What were the limitations of the interdisciplinary unit? Give specific examples…¬†*
Some limitations included time and resources. We didn’t really have enough time to properly finish exactly what we wanted to do. We wanted to do a lot more, and with a bigger paper, but we didn’t have the time to do it. We didn’t have resources because we wanted to have a bigger paper, and more art supplies (paint).
Grade yourself using the IDU Specifications. Easy if you have followed the above instructions!
Communication of the interdisciplinary theme.
Personal success as a interdisciplinary learner.
Benefits of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples.
Limitations of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples.
Self assess using the Crit. C rubric (question 1) *

Self assess using the Crit. D rubric (Question 2-4) *

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Emma and I came together and created a visual arts piece involving our Hong Kong Identity and the poems we created in English class. Emma’s poem is about the sun being like a tyrant, ruling over hong kong. My poem is a horror poem about the MTR.

Our art piece is from the perspective of someone looking out of the MTR station and onto the road outside. It is split in three main pieces, with the top being a picture of the road outside, the middle being a staircase, and the bottom being the MTR station with all of the creepy crawlies in it.

There are mentions from each poem, such as the “vicious octopus” from my poem, and the sun “chasing people” from Emma’s poem.

 

 

Group Members and HRs
Sofie Wyborn and Emma Salkeld (both 8A)
What are your Personal Goals and Intention of this project?
We want to make a video. In the video there is a watercolor  artwork of the mtr with zombies walking around outside in the sun (who is a tyrant), and monsters lurking in the shadows inside the (dark) MTR. On the panels of the tunnel going out into the sun are depictions of what we value in Hong Kong. The video will zoom in on each one and show a time lapse video of that place or thing. There is also suspenseful background music playing that we have created/mixed.
Hows does this project connect to your English Poem of choice?
The zombies walking around outside under a tyrant sun connects to Emma’s poem in which the sun is a tyrant that rules over all. The monsters lurking in the shadows of the dark MTR is a reference to Sofie’s poem in which the MTR is portrayed as a a dark, scary place with monsters hiding in the shadows.
Direct link to your poem, or poem text
Link to doc  
What are you success criteria?

Must be tangible and measurable… Label this point by point please!

  • There must be a painting
  • There must be a video
  • There must be references to both poems in the painting
  • There must be monsters inside the station
  • There must be timelapse videos of places we think are important to HK
  • There must be a background soundscape that we made
  • There must be a feeling of ‚Äúthis is hong kong‚ÄĚ to it.
What materials do you need to complete your project?
We need:

  • Water colour paints or Acrylic paints
  • Water colour paper or An acrylic-able surface
  • Maybe an easel
  • Time-lapse videos of places around HK
What equipment will you need to present your project?

(Very important if you are doing a live presentation – we need to organise this in advance!)

All we really need is something to show our video on (laptop, tv, etc.) and an easel or frame to show our art piece.
Artwork will be presented outside the LLAC

All live presentations and videos will be on the LLAC stage.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS PLEASE DON’T LISTEN

PLZ DON’T LISTEN TO THE AUDIO IT’S SUPER BAD AND I HATE IT AND I’M GOING TO FIX IT I SWEAR JUST PLEASE DON’T PLAY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Project Genesis – Criteria Di

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Explain the step by step process of this assignment…¬†*
First, I had to pick a song. That was probably the hardest part, because I kept changing songs halfway through. When I had finally picked my song, I had to find the notes, and record them, then edit them and put them together to make the main track for the song. Then I recorded the lyrics and percussion and put them in. Then I recorded the acapella extra bits and put them in. Lastly, I went over everything and edited it to make it ok-ish. Then I submitted it.
Assess your success against your assessable criteria from your proposal…¬†*
My proposal said that if I could answer these four questions positively, I would know I’d succeeded: 1. Do I have all the necessary components to the song? 2. Does it sound put-together? 3. Does it sound similar to the actual song? 4. Is it entirely acapella? My answers are: 1. Most of them. I missed a couple, but I did my best and tried super hard to include everything. Unfortunately, I either ran out of time, or couldn’t create those sounds in acapella. 2. I does mostly sound put-together, but since I missed a few components, it 3. Kind of. However, after creating my song, I realised I don’t want my song to sound identical to the original song. 4. Yes. I didn’t use any instruments at all in the making of this song.
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
I learned how to make acapella songs, and how to be ok with what’s there already. I learned to realise that since this is my first time doing solo acapella, it’s not going to be as good as the Pentatonix version i wanted to recreate, and I’m not going to like how it sounds because nobody likes the sound of their own voice (especially when they’re singing). Also, I had to learn to control my too-much-ness because I often want things to be perfect, but when they aren’t i go to crazy lengths to make it “perfect” and often end up ruining it.
What challenges did you face and overcome. *
In doing this, I had endless amounts of challenges. I didn’t like how it sounded, I thought the song was too hard three times in a row right after recording them, and couldn’t pick a song. I thought my singing sounded really bad, and I couldn’t get stuff to line up. I also couldn’t find a bass or beat track that didn’t sound weird/bad, couldn’t get the right harmony, first over-edited, then deleted the edits and then under-edited, re-recorded the entire song (all four of them) multiple times over because I hated it, and I wanted to use an instrument but couldn’t because it’s acapella.

Project Genesis РCriteria Aii

Link of your research *
What information are you using from this link? *
I’m using the whole page. I’m using the lyrics for the song I’m going to perform as I need the lyrics so I can sing the song correctly
Link of your research *
What information are you using from this link? *
I’m only using the mac download section of it. I found this app called Audacity that I can download to help me create acapella versions of songs so that’s what I’m using.
What information are you using from this link? *
I’m using the full video. This is a video tutorial on how to use the Audacity app i found. It shows me the different tools and things I can use to edit and put together different clips.
Link of your research *
What information are you using from this link? *
I’m using the full video. This is a youtube video I found with a full acapella performance of the song I chose.
Attachments:

Project Genesis – Criteria Ci

What is the goal for your assignment? *
I want to recreate a song in acapella
Why this project? *
I want to do this for two reasons. The first reason is that I have always been interested in acapella and I really wanted to try it for myself. The second reason is that I’m not very confident in my singing, so I want this to be an opportunity to push my boundaries and try something new.
Outline/Process (Steps) to Achieve Goal. *
The first thing I need to do is pick a song, and then i need to find out how to perform it in acapella. I need to locate the basses and trebles, memorise the lyrics, and find a way to create a beat. Then I need to record the different parts, put them together, and edit them to fit the song, time, and beat.
What do you hope to learn? *
I hope to learn how to do acapella and also how to improve my voice editing skills in garage band. I also hope to learn to be more confident in singing.
What are the criteria you will use to self assess the success of your product? *
If I can answer all of these questions positively, I will know that I’ve succeeded: -How good does it sound? -Do I have all the necessary components to the song? -Does it sound put-together? -Does it sound similar to the actual song? -Is it entirely acapella?

This is the song I created for my music culminating assignment. It’s a little bit longer than it’s supposed to be, but oh well.

Sounds of CDNIS – Criteria Di

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Describe the process of this assignment. *
We had to record four sounds, edit them to distort them, and then make a song out of them.
Discuss your CDNIS sounds and how useful they were for your end product. *
I think my CDNIS sounds were pretty good, but I didn’t end up being able to get a teacher’s voice. I also ended up using all but one of my sounds because the one sound I didn’t use was quite a harsh sound that didn’t go well in my song.
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
Some of my new skills include: – editing sounds on garage band – thinking of new sounds I can edit to fit into a song – incorporating different sounds into a garage band song
What challenges did you face and overcome? *
One of my main challenges was time. My original song that was about halfway done got deleted by accident and I couldn’t recover it so I had to start again. I couldn’t make my new version as good as the old one because I was lacking the time I needed to make it that much better.