Bonjour! I see you have stumbled upon my blog page! Well, let us get introduced! Name’s Vincent, and I joined this school in the year of 2017, at the start of the year, right now I am currently in the class of 7A. I am 12 years old right now in the year of 2017-2018. My 3 FAVOURITE hobbies include coin collecting, stamp collecting as well as playing hockey! Thank You for reading this over!
How well did you communicate your experience as a Hong Konger? *
In this project, we have done a video/a short clip of different places of Hong Kong, for this assignment, I have included clips that I have taken from different places in Hong Kong that is somehow important in my eyes, for example, the MTR, because of how it is so commonly used by me, I included it in my video.
How would you describe your personal success as an interdisciplinary learner? *
I have been successful as an “interdisciplinary” learner because of how I was able to include both elements from art and also English to make this project. One example is how I was able to include things we learned from art, such as photo taking, we included things that represent art in our video (artworks, different drawings, etc), and also have expressed our perspectives from our poem by taking different clips of the different locations in Hong Kong that we had mentioned in our video.
How would you describe benefits of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples. *
This unit allows us to learn in two different ways at once, allowing us to create a project combining the things we learned in both subjects at once and creating a masterpiece that reflects the things we have learned in both of these subjects. This allows us to portray the things we learned through one project. We were allowed to use several formats to present – Video, Drawing, etc. And because of this, we were able to present our work through art and along with our English work.
What were the limitations of the interdisciplinary unit? Give specific examples… *
In this unit, there were several limitations to this project, for example, the time we were given ( we only had several classes to finish this ), the formats that we could use, the resources that were we provided with, etc.
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) *
What are your Personal Goals and Intention of this project?
My personal goals are to make a video that will reflect and show what a Hong Kong looks like from my perspective, what represents Hong Kong as well as what it means to be a HongKonger
Hows does this project connect to your English Poem of choice?
In my poem, I have written about the landmarks, the scenery, and the background of Hong Kong. In our video, we will mainly be using the history of Hong Kong, the scenery and what Hong Kong looks like to show what is a HongKonger
Must be tangible and measurable… Label this point by point please!
My success criteria are to give the audience a complete view of what represents Hong Kong through hearing, imagery, descriptive words. I want to make our video clear to the audience so it won’t be hard to understand while having deeper meanings that are hard to understand.
What materials do you need to complete your project?
To complete this project, we would be needing different images of Hong Kong, agriculture of Hong Kong, other people’s perspective and view of Hong Kong and what it is to be a Hong Konger in other’s eyes.
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!)
Artwork will be presented outside the LLAC
All live presentations and videos will be on the LLAC stage.
Give a brief description of an oil spill and how it can be cleaned up using science.
An oil spill is when oil is released into a body of water due to human activities. To clean up oil spills, scientists have invented many ways to clean up after this disastrous event. Even though there are many methods that are made in order to clean up the oil spills, some of them are very expensive and might even hurt marine life. These techniques that are made are usually referred to as “Separation Techniques” which is to separate the spilled oil from water.
Is science good for humanity? Do the benefits of scientific discovery outweigh the problems it causes?
Science itself benefits humanity because of how it gives us more understanding as well as knowledge of what we are trying to understand/the things we don’t know about, however, even though scientific discoveries produce good outcomes and also gives us more understanding, it will come with different causes and even negative impacts to the environment. However, even though it causes a lot of problems through discovery and also testing, it gives scientists and researchers more ideas as well as learn more about how to create new things that will make human life easier, and be able to create a new environment that will replace the one that both animals and humans lived in before. Scientific discovery outweighs the damages it causes if the experiment produces better outcomes than the damages and problems they have caused. Experimenting and researching allow humans to move on from where they began, if it was not for the scientific discoveries, our lives would not be as easy as it is now.
In this assignment, we were told to make a mashup that would meet a requirement of 3 minutes and also would have 4 songs that would fit our theme. First, before making the mashup and also finding the songs, we had first started the project by making a proposal and also we had researched about the songs we want to do, so for this assignment, I had decided to make a theme of video game mashup/a mashup with a theme of electronics. After researching and also choosing my songs for my project in their first two classes or so, I had downloaded them all and also had put them into my GarageBand project, and had put them into their own sections. Following that, I had gone on to Mr.O’Tole’s music mashup’s “All people doing mashup must watch thingy” and had watched it to know how to make my tempo timing correct. So I had made sure my tempo and also my songs’ timing correct and had adjusted all their volume to the correct volume and had put them in the right order so it would sound good with each other. And after finishing all the editing and also with finishing the entire piece of music, I had put the music that I had created onto my blog.
Discuss your must haves and desirable qualities here… *
In my project, the must have and also the desirable qualities that I had set for myself includes making the mashup with less to no lyrics since I want the mashup to be like a non-lyrics song, which I had achieved in my mashup, I also had wanted my music’s songs to be able to fit well with each other, and also to be able to mix them together with them sounding good. I had also wished my music piece to be 4 minutes long instead of only 3 minutes.
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
For this project, I had learned a lot more about making mashups and also a brief idea of how to edit the tempo of the song(s) so that it would be able to sound good with each other. Other than that, I had also learned more than I had previously known and also had gotten more used to in making the volume up and also down so that it will match the other songs in my project.
What challenges did you face and overcome.*
For the challenges that I had needed to face and also overcome, at the beginning of the project, it was kind of difficult finding 4 songs that would be able to sound nice with each other, and also 4 songs that is electronic and would be under 5 minutes in total timing, so for that problem, I had needed to search a lot of times for the songs on youtube. In my project, it was also difficult to fix my songs to the exact timing that it would need to be, for example, it was difficult finding the correct tempo for my songs because of how they constantly have a change in their rhythm and also beats, and because of that, I needed to edit their timing a lot of times.
The things that I could have done better
In this project, even though I had tried my best to make my tempo and also my rhythm according to my other songs and also make the timing correct, I could have put more effort in making the timing correct, instead of editing every single change in my music, I had only edited some parts of each song, next time, I could have edited more of each song and have made the timing better than my correct timing. Other than my timing, I think that I could have done better if I had made the songs more balanced, even though I had tried my best to make the songs fit well with each other, some parts of the song didn’t sound as good as I had wanted to, even though I had tried my best to make them sound good. Next time, I could ask a good music student/the teacher himself to help me with the mashup so that I could have perfected it more.
In this summative, we had worked with a food log that we had recorded from our eating habits over the past week, for this summative, we were told to make a presentation based on two issues that we had in our food log, and we had to find out how the two issues in our food log could impact us socially, economically, or affect us. In the process of completing this task we had first analyzed our food journal to see the two different issues that we had chosen, I had selected my eating habits of over-consuming sugar and salt. After finding our two issues with our food diet, we had started making our action plan, and also planning out everything before we had started researching and also making the presentation. After finishing the action plan and also the research organizer, we had researched for several classes and also finally making the presentation. In this assessment it was really difficult to find impacts, which consists of the economic impact with salt, and also the environmental impact with sugar, for example, while I was trying to research about the economic importance of salt, it was difficult finding an article that is new and posted around 2017, but the only ones I can find would be from around 2005, so I was having a difficult time finding a reliable source of information about the economic impact with salt, to solve that problem, I had used a site that was provided by our librarian, the web path express so that I would be able to properly find my websites more easily and also find the most relevant ones, and by using it, I was able to find a website that is really reliable. In my atl skills, I have done an adequate job finishing the tasks that I had put on the action plan and finished most of the tasks within the time I have set, however, I had sometimes took longer to complete certain tasks and reflections and have taken it about 1-2 more days before I had completed it. In the end, I think that in this assessment, I have done a good job completing the tasks within the given time in the action plan, however, despite how I have finished the tasks mostly within time, I could have been way more focused and also efficient in finishing my project, and could have done a better job if I had spent my time in class more wisely and talked less to my friends.
For this mashup, I would like to make something that is somewhat similar to the speed and also the rhythm of the mashup I had posted in the link, it consists of a total of 2 songs and the maker had made the songs sound well made and also very well mixed together, by overlapping the songs on top of each other. However, even though I want to make my mashup similar to their’s, I want to use a total of around 5 songs mixed together to make my mashup instead of only 2.
For my second mashup chosen, I had selected this mashup because of how I think that they had done a great job making the mashup with two songs, and changing the lyrics by using the two different song’s lyrics to overlap each other and entirely changing the song(s) from their original. Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wghCTyPG_0Y
Important info from link:
For this mashup that they made, they had done a great job by using several pauses throughout the music, and also giving a suspenseful effect. This mashup also changes the music lyrics by sometimes skipping several lines and continuing with the lyrics while making a very smooth skip. Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pubjq14osHE
Important info from link:
For this mashup, the person had used two songs that were sang by the same author, and since both of these songs have a similar type of theme, lyrics, and rhythm, it was really easy for him to make a mashup out of these two songs, in this mashup, it sometimes find the same lyrics and the sound and change one song to the other, and using the beginning of a song and putting it as the background music through the entire mashup except for certain parts.
i. Outline a clear and feasible artistic intention
In this project, I want to be able to make a mashup that would include songs that would have at least 6 songs for the mashup and above. For the songs that I will choose, I would choose songs that would include songs that are in video games. Outline/Process (Steps) to Achieve Goal:
To make the mashup, first I would have to find at least 6 songs online that would be able to fit with my description of being a video game song.
After finding the songs, I would put them inside my garage band project
After putting them all into the garage band project and also making the project, I would have to first put them in order so that they could sound good with each other.
Why this project?:
I have selected to make the mashup’s theme a video game theme because of how I really enjoy listening to the tempo of the video game and also of the rhythm and also the fast beats of video game songs so I had selected to do a mashup with the quick tempo of the video games.
I hope to learn:
In this project, I hope to learn more about how to make songs and combine them together to make them more interesting by adding more songs to it to make the system better and also sound better.