Welcome to your iFolio

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.

Before you start using your new iFolio, follow the steps below to change the ‘Home’ link within your navigation menu to point to your site:

1. Go to your Dashboard menu options (link will open in a new tab)

2. Expand the ‘Home’ menu item by clicking on the downward facing arrow

Home Menu
Change Home Menu Attribute

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)

Home URL
Home URL Link

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.

Feel free to delete this post from your Dashboard once you have finished reading it!

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Project Genesis

What is the goal for your assignment?
My goal is to make a mashup of different songs.
Why this project?
I chose this project because I really like listening to mashup songs and I wanna try to make one.

 

Outline/Process (Steps) to Achieve Goal.
1. Choose 4 or more songs to use for the mash up
2. Do the Project Genesis research survey
3. Start making the mashup with garage band
4. Finish making mashup & check rubric
5. Write proposal for mashup 6. Put it on my blog and submit it on google classroom
What do you hope to learn?
How to mashup songs and how to get the right mashup timing.

 

What are the criteria you will use to self assess the success of your product?
My criteria for my product is that it
– has around 2 minutes of mashup
– has 4 or more songs
– Sounds good
– Contains Smooth Mashup timing
Research
What information are you using from this link? *
I’m using the information of how to keep the sound in time throughout the song when doing mashups, the link shows me how to do that. Using this information can help me understand more how to get things in beat and how to make smooth mashup timing.
What information are you using from this link?
I’m using the information of how to do a simple mashup with faded sounds, cuts, changed volume etc. The link above is a tutorial for it, it will help be successful in this assignment because it will make it sound better.
What information are you using from this link?
I’m using the information of how to mash up songs in GarageBand and the basic instructions to using Garage band, such as editing tracks, making loops, smoothing out sounds between regions so it sounds better and knowing that will help me be successful in my assignment.
What information are you using from this link?
I’m using the information of a detailed tutorial of how to make an audio mash up on Garage band. It contains many ways to edit a sound, such as highlighting the part I don’t want and deleting it or clicking the part I don’t want and splitting it for deleting. Knowing this will give me more ways the edit and make my assignment successful.

Sounds of CDNIS Culminating Assignment

Sounds of CDNIS – Criteria D 2019/20

Describe the process of this assignment. 
I went around CDNIS to get 4 CDNIS sounds including a teacher sound. I used duplicated those sounds and edited the duplicated sounds with plugins and made it shorter to fit the maximum 2 minute rule for a plugin evidenced screencast to explain what I did to edit the sounds. This also included me showing what melodic software instruments I’m gonna use in my assignment. After handing in the screencast, I began to make my assignment by cutting bits of it I like and using it in my assignment, adding loops and adding a guitar track. Before handing it in I kept listening to it over and over again to make sure everything fits together.
Discuss your CDNIS sounds and how useful they were for your end product. 
My first sound is keyboard typing, the plugins I have used to edit this sound are Noise Gate, Echo and Phaser. My second sound is knocking on a wall, I used the plugins PlatinumVerb, Bit crusher and Chorus. My third sound is walking up stairs, I have used Overdrive, Gain and Echo plugins. My last sound is a teacher vocal , Ensemble, Limiter and SilverVerb plugins were used to edit this sound. Keyboard typing was used in part of my product as a base to connect all the sounds, knocking on a wall made my end product bit more interesting and changed the overall sound of it. Walking up stairs connected one of my sound to another, the teacher vocal made my product less of a computer creation by adding a hint of a human voice. In conclusion, all my CDNIS sounds were essential for my end product.
Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. 
I have learned how to make sounds edited with plugins sound better, because when I started doing that, it sounded really bad and then I saw the screencast example on google classroom and that taught me what to do with plugins. When I first used GarageBand, it was my first time using it because this is my first year in CDNIS, I found it really confusing to follow instructions because of that and most people understood what to do since they’ve done these types of thing before. When I handed my assignment in, I listened to other people’s assignments on the student blog post and I started to figure out what it’s suppose to sound like and that helped me understand more about what I’m suppose to do.
What challenges did you face and overcome? 
In the Sounds of CDNIS assignment, I needed 4 sounds that included a teacher vocal. I went around school and collected lots of school sounds, but I didn’t save a lot of time to collect a teacher vocal and I couldn’t find any teachers so I went to my homeroom teacher and luckily for me Mr. Holtet was there. I explained to him about my assignment and he let me record him, but I didn’t think about a phrase to let him say and Mr. Holtet asked “Does a cough count?” I said “I think so” and recorded him coughing. When I was editing my sounds for the screencast, I realised I needed a teacher vocal and a cough was not a teacher vocal. I panicked because the screencast was due in two days and I didn’t know what to do so I decided to ask a teacher for a teacher vocal on the next day. On next day at school, I asked my French teacher Madame Nobert to say the phrase “Please come in” and she agreed. I faced and overcame the challenge of not having a teacher vocal a few days before the deadline. Another challenge I faced and overcame was that I couldn’t find the button for plugins and I spent a long time searching for it on GarageBand and on the internet and finally found a youtube video that showed me where it is.