TAG | Reflection
1. My best speech was the persuasive because not only because the persuasive speech was better than the first speech, I also think it is better because I think I have improved. Even though my speech was not long compare to others, I was able to say what I wanted to tell to the audience by giving details and opinions. I think my strength was my projection because I was one of the person it was easy to hear. My tempo was alright, but I think I could have been more relaxed. My poster was not bad because I did not move or shake my body.
2. I should improve on my volume and content because I think my volume was messed up. I could have had a soft voice and gradually go louder to give more persuasion. I really needed to be more persuasive by giving many details of my topic. I think it was not enough. I had few grammar errors that I could improve next time if I do it. I think I looked at my palm cards too much because I think I could have been more projective by having eye contacts.
Choose another student’s video which appealed to you, embed it also and answer this question focussing on the key aspect that was appealing:
3. Another speech which was captivating was Claude’s because I think his voice was persuasive and I was able to hear his speech. I think he did really well because he gave a great hook at the beginning which it was about recycle. I thought recycle was a really positive but made me think about it after.
In our school, we are learning about mashups. Mashup can be things such as remixs. When people make remixs, it comes out by their creativity, but also you can say that it is from copying. This post is an answer to “Does copyright hinder or cultivate creativity?”
Well, I think the answer is both. However as a result it may cultivate creativity. We watched many types of remix such as the “Sweet Brown Remix Songs”, “The Scary Mary Poppins”, and it shows that the creator used his or her imagination and mostly creativity to remake from the original. It can change the setting, the situations, funny to scary, and many other things. Basically it means it can change 180 degrees.
In our class, we did a debate on who will win, if we did a court between Professor Faiden, the creator of “A Fair(y) Use Tale “ and Disney. Now Disney was the side who went to the court to complain. Disney said that Professor Faiden used the video gave bad reputation o Disney and used Disney characters without permission. On the other hand Professor Faiden said that it was for educational purpose. As a result the Professor Faiden side won.
I think copyright is one of the hardest and the difficult way to solve. However if there was no fair use. We would not have been creative. On the other hand, if there was no copyright, many people would use the original without permission which isn’t a good thing to do.
In visual art, our unit question was “How can we communicate visually?” We had about 3 month of investigate, plan, and reflection. We used Vincent Van Gogh‘s line drawing as research. I learned that we could communicate by lines, which was really interesting to me. As an example, gradation made my picture more realistic as I could imagine what it looked like. Our assignment was to take pictures from Field Studies. I chose three picture and added as one. I used mountains as back ground, lake as middle, and the kayak and the land as front background.
In this unit not only just I learned something new, but also my strength and weakness. My strength was that my planning was good because I did organized it. However I think I need to improve because I think this isn’t my best, even though I tried my best. I need to improve on drawing it more 3-D by adding gradation. I think I rushed doing my gradation because when I checked my picture, there weren’t much shadings to do. However, I think I could have made shadings even though there aren’t.
I am satisfied with my mountains. As my teacher Mr. Curkovic told all of us, I did not make spaghetti lines. I did not have clouds nor a sun so I can’t say anything. I think I made a big mistake on the lake because the waves are all in different direction which is not realistic. I should have made it in one direction. My woods were okay. I could have made my kayak more better by adding gradation.
To improve my skills, I think I should draw more, not only just art class. I like to draw, so I should draw something when I have nothing to do. Even though I was able to finish my drawing, I think I chatted too much and wasted my time. I should be careful to use my time wisely, so I can draw my drawing slower and better. I think I learned the line techniques of how to draw better by balancing the gradation.