Design through the lens reflection

Specification (list) How was it met?
The transitions will be very smooth and clear so people can understand the story It met the specification well because based on the survey, it shows that the editing was very good and
The narration will be clear, as well as flowing. It met the specification well because many people on the survey said that the narration was clear. But it can be improved because few people found it hard to understand.
The video’s background music should be low enough so I can hear the voice. But, when I low the background music, the change of volume should be smooth It met the specification well because many people in the survey said that the music fits well.
The resolution should be at least 2k so people can see the video more clearly It didn’t meet the specification well because our video is HD.
I will use many effects like Twixtor so I can show my thought as well as to make the video smooth It didn’t meet the specification enough because we were not allowed to use videos.
I will be going to have footages that explain what kind of diversity there are It met the specification because based on the survey, people said that the photos are very good, but some people said we would have improved by using more relevant photos.
I will make the video in 1st person perspective It didn’t meet the specification because, during the filming, we decided to change the photo to 3rd perspective.
The transitions will be very smooth and clear so people can understand the story It met the specification since many people in the survey said the transitions were good. But, I think the storyline can be more improved.


D-T3 Improvements

The limitations were first, the pictures. Because there were not enough people to take a photo I want to take, so I had to compose the face from Google which didn’t look good. Secondly,  the narration. There was not enough time to make a good script because it took a lot of time to take photos. Lastly, the editing. I wanted to edit more of the video (photos), but because of time, I wasn’t able to.
The aspects of my final product that I felt that I could do better is first, editing. People said that the editing was good, but there was an opinion that the mood of the video should be brighter. I think this is mainly because of the background music, so I can change the background music. Secondly, the narration. Like I said before, because of the time limit, we didn’t have detailed scripts. If I have one more chance, I want to spend more time making script and editing than taking photos.
Overall, I think the biggest limitation was time because we had one less week because I was on holiday and Jacky was sick. I think it would be much better if we worked on the project after school, but we didn’t. Next time, I want to improve on time management and also to work after school if our work is not good enough.
D-T4 Impact

I think my product addressed the design challenge well because we met all of the requirements and most of the people who gave us the feedback saying that the video was well made. The final product communicated about the diversity in CDNIS well to the audience because our video showed a lot of examples and details that prove the diversity in our school. But, I also think that maybe the editing was too showing off because the audience might focus on the editing, not the actual product. This thing happened in our survey. We asked people what is the good things about the video, and all of them said something related to editing. Next time, I want to make the editing more smooth so it still has the quality but allows the audience to focus more on the topic. For me, this project was a chance to see what is so different about international schools than local schools. I found out that diversity has a lot of impact on this. But, I also realized that it is impossible to do this in a local school is because having more diversity requires much more costs.
In overall, this unit was a great chance to learn about diversity in the school.

Humanities Unit 1 Reflection

During this unit about food, we learned how to look an issue or an event in different SEEP perspectives. For example, we worked on finding SEEP impact for several issues and also for the summative, we were supposed to connect the food issues from my diet to two SEEP impacts. I think this unit was important because, in our lives, we face a different kind of situations. In order to make the right choice, we have to look at the problem in different perspective. This unit was a good chance to get to know how to look at different perspectives. What I liked about this unit was that I was able to learn where my food actually comes from and also, I got to know my diet better.

Science unit 1 “credible science” reflection

In this unit, the goal was to learn about the reason why is good science important and how can scientist and us do a credible work. This unit was important because we learned and reviewed how to write science report in a certain format. Because I forgot about the science report from the last year, it was very useful to practice writing. We also learned that multiple trials will make the data more reliable and credible. This means that when we are looking at someone’s work, we can check whether their result is reliable or not by the number of trials.