Your iFolio is a school provided web space that you will use throughout your time at CDNIS. You will use your iFolio to define your learning goals, show your learning journey, reflect on your learning and how you have developed your Approaches to Learning skills, share your best work and celebrate your achievements.
Your iFolio, in time will provide a better picture of who you are as a learner and as an individual. You are therefore highly encouraged to personalize your iFolio. You can start off by selecting one of the 60+ themes available.
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2. Expand the ‘Home’ menu item by clicking on the downward facing arrow
3. Append the URL to read http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/students/your_student_number, where your student number is in the form of six digits e.g. 012345 (you can find your student number on your library card)
A final note, please bear in mind that your iFolio is a publicly accessible space, and ensure that the content you post and the language you use is appropriate.
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Here is our video that we made during the past week. Our video contains 3 different time-lapses of drawings and 3 different parts of the song that compliments the 3 time-lapses. I created 3 parts of the song that have different vibes and moods to show the different parts of Hong Kong.
English/Arts IDU Crit C and D Reflection Form 2019
Interdisciplinary Unit (IDU) and it’s final submission.
I am a Hongkonger Proposal Group Members and HRs
Joshua (8A), Eidyn (8A), Daryl (8A) What are your Personal Goals and Intention of this project?
Our personal goals and intention for this project is to show people more about areas in Hong Kong such as Victoria Harbour, streets of Central and Hong Kong Park. We want to create original songs for each area as well as take photos for each area and draw over them to create a more enhanced and vibrant version of each area. We will take a time lapse of one of us drawing parts to add to the photo and pair it with the original songs we created. Hows does this project connect to your English Poem of choice? Our project is a video showing the harbour, central and Hong Kong park. The drawing will also be of those three locations but we will add more by drawing on each photo. Direct link to your poem, or poem text
I am Hong Kong’s biggest admirer, who enjoys eating food on a bustling street, who enjoys hiking on Lantau island, enjoys jogging along Victoria harbour, falls asleep to the sound of construction, enjoying the mixture of calm and energy.
What are you success criteria?
Must be tangible and measurable… Label this point by point please!
The final product must:
relate to the poem
Transitions well and smoothly
Have three songs mashed together to make a 3 minute song
Drawings show what we think about the area
Music should link to photos well
The first song will be calm
The second song will be loud and chaotic
The third song will be peaceful and use sounds from nature and parks
What materials do you need to complete your project?
Camera, Color Pencils, Markers, Ruler, Laptop, Headphones What equipment will you need to present your project?
This is my final product for the Project Genesis that we were forced to do.
Explain the step by step process of this assignment… *
Step 1: I made a mind map of ideas for project genesis and I chose rapping over a cover. Step 2: I watched tutorials on youtube on how to make a song instrumental, or at least decrease the volume of the vocals, and I did it myself using Audacity. Step 3: Afterwards, I imported the instrumental file from Audacity to Logic Pro X, and I made two copies of the instrumental, one for the sounds and instruments of the track, and one for the extra bass. Step 4: After I have finished setting up the song, I wrote the lyrics for the song and I rapped the lyrics over the track. Step 5: I added some reverb, de-esser, some EQ settings and auto tune. (pitch correction)
Assess your success against your assessable criteria from your proposal… *
One of the requirements that I made for myself was that the song has to be over 2 minutes, that requirement was made since my song is a few seconds over 2 minutes. Another requirement was to have my vocals fit well with the instrumental track, I am very confident that I have made that requirement since my vocals fit within the ad libs, and I tried my best to follow the style and manner of the original song.
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
I have learnt how to make an instrumental cover of a song, this is useful since I can hear the melody of the song more clearly, and can inspire me when making melodies for my beats. I have also gain more experience in rapping and I would be better at rapping the next time I have to rap.
What challenges did you face and overcome. *
I wasn’t able to find the key of the vocals in the original track, so the pitch for my vocals sounded very different then the original vocals. To overcome this challenge, I use the tuner plug in to find the key of the vocals. I also have a verse and a chorus in my song which means I have met my requirements.
Because I want to do something someone else hasn’t done yet and try and learn how to rap, which I have never done before.
Outline/Process (Steps) to Achieve Goal. *
Step 1: Watch tutorials on how to make instrumental covers for a song.
Step 2: Watch tutorials on finalising the vocal tracks using plugins.
Step 4: Finish making the instrumental cover and load it in to Logic Pro X.
Step 5: Create lyrics for the cover and record the audio in an audio track.
Step 6: Edit and master the song and export it and put it on my blog post.
What do you hope to learn? *
I hope to learn how to convert a normal song into an instrumental version of the song, so I can add my own vocals to them.
What are the criteria you will use to self assess the success of your product? *
To have my original vocal tracks fit well with the instrumental cover of the song I chose, my song has to be over 2 minutes, must have a verse and a chorus, and the vocals should follow the flow of the original song since the ad libs can not be removed from the instrumental track.
Here is the audio track I made for the Sound of CDNIS assignment, using sounds recorded throughout the school, instrument loops and melodic tracks.
Google Form Questions
Describe the process of this assignment. *
First, we had to find and record sounds from the school, including a teacher’s voice with their permission. Then we had to load in the samples into Logic Pro X and add in necessary plug ins to make the sample sound unique and different from the original sound, and we also had to make a melodic track which also needed plug ins. Finally we had to create a song using the melodies, sounds recorded and 4 apple loops of our choice.
Discuss your CDNIS sounds and how useful they were for your end product. *
One of my CDNIS sound was the sound of a light switch flicking, I increased the high end and decreased the low end EQ to make the sound sound sharper, I ended up making the light switch sound a hi-hat in the first drum pattern by putting it in Ultrabeat which is a plugin for drums, since I make my own drum patterns and I don’t use pre-made drummer tracks. Another one of my sound was the banging sound of a bathroom door, I increased the low end EQ and decreased the high end EQ by just a bit to make the sound a bass instrument. The edited sounds make the beat sound more complex and more complete.
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. *
I learned new ways to make a vocal or an audio track sound more interesting, by changing the speed, repeating and cutting some parts of the track adding plug ins. I also learnt how to multiple plug in by experimenting with them, such as Space Designer (Reverb), Chorus, Pitch Shifter, Phaser and more.
What challenges did you face and overcome? *
When I was editing the door banging sound, the sound did not sustain and was short, which is not what I want because I wanted to do long bass notes. To overcome it, I added some reverb and balanced out the reverb and dry percentage to make the door banging noise sound better and more realistic, and I increased the gain to make the sound louder.
This is my remix version of Mustang Sally, I hope you I enjoy it because I am not sure how the song goes anyways. By the way there is too much action happening during the parts and I am too lazy to edit it.