Last lesson Mr. Allen told us to make a product that will show our ability to create something for a client with a limited amount of time. It would show him how we work with multimedia and where we could improve.
My group, consisting of Lucas, Isaac and I, decided to create an article for the school newsletter to talk about the community connections program and a gardening experience being run by Ms. Baxt. We sat down and planned who was doing what before packing up and joining Ms. Baxt and her Food In The Community class to collect pictures and interviews of what was going on, why they were doing this and what they wanted to get out of it.
We managed to create the two paged article below to show our Multimedia class, which we are also hoping to include in the next school article. I felt a bit nervous getting up and showing the class our work after seeing our peers finished products. This was because theirs was a video. It was fun and had music, people like music. We, obviously, couldn’t add music. It was about as entertaining as an article can get.
I’ve asked myself time and time again, what could have made it more entertaining? A gif wouldn’t had shown up on publisher or the actual school newsletter, so that was out of the question. A video wouldn’t have worked either, so what could have made it entertaining?
Maybe, if we have to make an article or poster later in the semester, we could do something more simplistic. A product that pops out, has few words and a lot more pictures, is fun and looks a lot better than a bunch of text on a page.
As for my peers presentations, you can tell they all put a lot of work into what they did. They might not have made the video or article that they wanted, but they tried. I particularly liked the Anime video by Damon’s group. I’ve only ever watched 2 anime series, Death Note and Black Butler, but their opinions and references to other movies made me want to watch more.
I also really enjoyed the gardening video. They captured the feel of the environment perfectly, it made me feel like I was there again. They did well with the use of music to set the scene, and the actual content was relevant and easy to watch.
Before and after presenting our product we had to answer a few questions regarding our article. This includes questions like who are client is, who our client wants it for and the problems we think might occur. After creating the video we had to discuss what we thought worked well or not so well.
I really enjoyed making the article. We as a group worked really well together and put a lot into it. I’m excited to create something bigger and more meaningful for our chosen cause, Brandon Park Primary School.
As for Mr. Allen, he asks questions that make us think about what we’re doing instead of just telling us what to do. He makes the class interesting and gives the activities we are doing a purpose. And he went to Soundwave,
which I’m really jealous of.
Overall, I’m really enjoying the class discussions and the activities that have been set. I wasn’t too sure how I was going to go with actually making a product, but I think my group and I did an ok job. I’m happy I chose this class, i like what we are learning about and what we are trying to achieve together. I like that I’m feeling including and that my opinion matters.