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.