Final Art Project w/ Joshua and Eidyn

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.

Reflection –

English/Arts IDU Crit C and D Reflection Form 2019

Interdisciplinary Unit (IDU) and it’s final submission.
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How well did you communicate your experience as a Hong Konger? *
In my song, I had different vibes and moods in different parts of the song, this represents different parts of Hong Kong, for example causeway bay and central would represent a busy and chaotic vibe, and parks would represent a more peaceful feeling. It also shows that different places in Hong Kong would change your feelings and mood.
How would you describe your personal success as an interdisciplinary learner? *
I am a good interdisciplinary learner since I used different tracks in a song to show a certain parts of Hong Kong, which was part of my teammate’s poem.
How would you describe benefits of the interdisciplinary unit with specific examples. *
The interdisciplinary unit would benefit me since I am better at creating music and I can use my music skills to create a song relating to a poem, and having music and visual arts creates a visual image of the poem.
What were the limitations of the interdisciplinary unit? Give specific examples… *
That the final product has to be related to one of our teammates English poem which limits my creativity when creating my music tracks, for example, the second part of my song is about the city and since I have never made a chaotic/ busy vibe song, I would not be very good at it.
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) *


I am a Hong Kong Proposal w/ Joshua and Eidyn

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?


Project Genesis – Crit B/D – Final Product

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.

Project Genesis – Criteria Aii

What information are you using from this link? *
This tutorial teaches me how to create an instrumental cover of a song for me to sing over. When I am done with the instrumental in Audacity, I will sent it to Logic Pro X as an audio file.

What information are you using from this link? *
In this video, I will learn how to open m4a files into audacity to make it instrumental, since audacity doesn’t allow m4a files.
What information are you using from this link? *
I will learn how to make an instrumental track have more bass since the low end EQ would decrease after I am finished with the instrumental on Audacity.

What information are you using from this link? *
I will learn how to finalize my vocals and adjust my vocal settings so it would sound better and more complete.

Project Genesis – Criteria Ci

What is the goal for your assignment? *
To rap over an instrumental version of a song.


Why this project? *
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.