Parlez-vous français (Unit 1 Reflection)

Statement of Inquiry

The connection between the mother tongue and other languages enables people to develop skills and knowledge in language and acquire new languages.

I find english as my mother tongue helpful in french. Lots of words in french are similar to words in english making it easier.


How can I use my knowledge of English to learn French? How can I introduce myself in French?

I can use english words that sound like french words and use them. For example, I know portrait de famille sounds like portrait of the family. Another example is, lettre in french means letter in english.


How are languages linked to one another?

Languages are linked because some languages are based of other. Like lots of European languages are based of Latin.


Does learning a new language make my mother tongue stronger?

With pronunciation and grammar french and english is similar. This will help me say words in french. Also, in french there is commas and most of the same punctuation in english.

VR video promo

Link to VR Movie:


In what ways did you create a successful VR video promo?

I created a successful VR video promo because I had my video represent effort which is what my logo was about. I showed different flags of countries to show globally everyone should give their best effort. The timing was good so I wasn’t there for too long closing the Ricoh Theta or starting the recording. Viewers said that it was too long because my video was 24 seconds when it was supposed to be 15. Then, I changed my video to around 15 seconds making it around the time you’re supposed to have your video last for.


What improvements would you make to you VR video promo?

My video could have been wider to show more than just flags. This will give viewers impressions that there is more to giving it all rather than showing flags. Also, my logo could have been placed better. I put it behind the main stairwell on the 10th floor. This just covered something that looked interesting relating to the video. But, because of my logo that small area looks a bit odd.


Criteria Cii

Name of Peer *
Song Choice *
Identify alternatives and perspectives
Listen or watch your peer’s final recording submission. After listening, read their artistic intention and thought process behind their work. How does what you thought align with theirs? *
I was thinking to make it more open and the way it flows to be different. Here, my peer has his drummer hip hop for a certain audience. My artistic direction was focused more on the melody while his artistic direction was way more focused on the drummer.
What interesting, different, or exciting elements did they use that you would be incorporate into yours next time round? *
He added a drummer which was very interesting. This made the beat and the tempo sound different but cool. Next time I feel I should add a drummer based on the song to make it better to the viewers as they will be much more pleased.
Did the context of the song change through their interpretation?*
The context of their song changes. For example, his tempo was slower and not too fast making the context change. Also, with the drummer his emotions changed to the viewers making again the context of the song change.

Criteria Bi, Bii

These are the responses to the questions:

i. demonstrate the acquisition and development of the skills and techniques of the art form studied
ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art.
Grade yourself here! *
Note Accuracy: Excellent
Rhythm Accuracy: Substantial
Tempo: Substantial
 Performance Skills – Woodwind and Brass
Articulation Precision: Substantial
Tone Quality: Substantial
Intonation: Excellent
Connection: Substantial
Dynamics: None
I have developed the skills required to perform this music successfully over the first music section. Explain… *
 Over time I developed skills like to play smoothly. When I used to play my notes on the clarinet wasn’t clear and rough giving it a bad and annoying sound. In line 29 the tempo was good and it sounds like I was experienced. Another skill was to be very calm. When I first started I was very worried of how it is going to sound but eventually I learned to play with calmness. Slowly I felt I was improving my sound.
I demonstrated the application of skills to create a successful piece of music. This is as good as I can get it! Explain… *
Using my skills to the best of my ability I created a piece. I used my skills but improved it as much as I can a week before the summative. This made my skills improved. Also, my skills helped me to reach the ability to play the notes properly. Thus, making my notes in my piece very good.