March 2014 archive

Refelction

The subject of my painting is my mom.

I chose my mom because my mom is a very inspiring person in my life and I know a lot about her so it is easy to express.

Next I will paint it on my mothers face on Mount Fuji because my mom wanted to clim up  Mount Fuji.

Tutorial Plan Reflection

In Technology class we are going through the process of making a good tutorial video. Today I would like to reflect about what makes a good tutorial.


I think my plan so far meets at least three of the 6A criteria. They are Staying on topic, Step by step and Language. My plan meets the criteria of staying on topic because I only talk about how to make a good photo collage. My plan meets the criteria of Step by step because in the tutorial storyboard I did not miss any step as I drew them. My plan meets the criteria of simple Language because I did not use hard words so that people who is not that good at English can look at the video and learn something new.

I think my tutorial is a good one because I tired to use simple words, I am staying on topic, I don’t skip any step, I try to keep in mind of the length of each clip, I show the finished product first and not last. I will know that my viewers learned if I ask some of my friends to have a look at it and if they say they learnt something that means that I have made a good tutorial but if my friends did not learn anything that means that I have not made it clear for the viewers.

I think you will need to learn how to edit the video to make the video more interesting and unique. I also think that you will need to learn how to video tape the video correctly and awesomely so the video is not boring.

This is what I think my plan is working out as an I think this is the things you will need to learn or keep in mind while making the tutorial.

Song

This is a song that will inspire you. The song is trying to say that you are living in this world because someone loves you. Here is the song.

Practise Speech Reflection

In drama class we had to make a speech about our passion. I was talking about One Direction and this is the video.

6A Drama Practice Speech07 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

I think my best skill was when I explained that they are a inspiring band members. It is because some people don’t like One Direction but I explained to them people who like them think of them this way.

I think I need to improve on not walking away at the end because if I just walk away it would be a bit weird for the audience.

 

This is my friend Hana.E’s speech about the ocean. Here is her video.

6A Drama Practice Speech09 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

I think she did a good job on the hook. It is because when I first heard what she said I was so shocked.

I think she needs to improving on not touching her hair or her jacket while she talks. It is because it might be disturbing for the audience.

How and Why do we tell Myths?

So in this unit in English class we are learning about the different types and the ways we tell or can tell myths.

The question was why and how do we tell myths?

For me I think myth is a belief  and a fictional story that people believe in and think it is important or don’t believe in. For example, there is a story about a chicken laying a egg and then the next day the egg crack opens. Then the yolk because the sun. Like this example some people may believe in this story but some people might think it’s a fictional and a weird story. I think that we tell myths because it is a fun thing to do with families and friends. For example, if you are having dinner or a sleepover you can tell these kind of story to have fun and laugh at. The second reason I also think we tell myths because myths usually have mythical places or creatures to make the story much interesting and scary. Sometimes we need a reason of why things are made in one specific way and for some people telling a story helps explain. For instance, some people might wonder why the sun and the moon changes places every night. This is when the stories are told to explain the specific things. In myths they have a lot of symbols like this photo here which I think makes the myth more fun to tell. This is a greek myth symbols. symbols_final

People mostly like to tell them at storytelling time but there is a range of ways we can tell myths. For instance, people can tell them in videos like this link here or people can tell by pictures like you see here.theseusminotaur

WHy do you think that people tell myths and how? You should have a think as well.