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5/15/17 Stop Motion Animation Heroic journey

Call to adventure:  My call to adventure was when Mr. Aringo assigned the stop motion.
Assistance: Caitlin, Evelyn, Taylor, Mr.Aringo
Departure: When started when we finished our 24 shots video.
Trials: Challenges were getting everything on time. We were constantly missing some props or supplies. Sometimes some of our group memebers aren't always on track.
Approach: I would try to recover the lost items and I would get some group members to help me.
Crisis: Our crisis was when we couldn't think of anything to continue the animation.
Treasure: We used the internet to help us find more examples and ideas.
Return: We are returning to the ordinary world by finishing the stop motion. I learned that it takes a lot patience for stop motions.
New life: I will feel acomolished after the experience.
Resolution: I will share the gift of the experience through these blogs. I would change the due date to a later date.
Your new adventure: I wouldn't change anything because the process o…

5/15/17 Weekly Reflection

This week, we are at 2 minutes. We have more ideas but we need more. There is not enough time for us to finish. We also need sound effects too.  We need at least 40 more seconds. It's ok to have 20 seconds less. But if it's late it might have points taken off of our grade.

5/12/17 Weekly Reflection

This week, we are at about 1 minute and 30 seconds. We also need to do sound effects. The stop motion is due next Wednesday. We need ideas for the stop motion. It's frustrating because stop motions take a while. We also have trouble thinking of ideas. We also haven't started the sound effects.

5/5/17 Weekly Reflection

This week we are still doing our animation and we are one at one minute. We need three minutes so we are thinking more situations to happen to one of the characters . Our original plot wasn't long enough for the stop motion. We need to draw more props and it takes a while. We need more time to finish our animation. But we will have to finish soon.

Weekly Reflection 4/14

This week we are prepping for filming. We need more props but finished the backgrounds. We decided to make our characters out of wires. We would turn the wires into people by gluing printouts of ourselves.

Weekly Reflection 4/21/17

This week we are filming our stop motion. We have our wire people,backgrounds,and props. We are at 32 seconds. I still need to draw some props. Setting up takes forever and we can't leave everything in the same place because other periods will take our stuff.

Weekly Reflection 4/7/17

This week we are doing our Filmfest. We are making our props. We finished most of our backgrounds but we still need to make some more props. Evelyn made the wire people. Caitlin is printing out and drawing pictures. Taylor is helping Evelyn. Evelyn and I are thr main characters of the story.

3/21/17 Heroic Journey

Call to adventure: Mr.Aringo said we are doing a play. Assistance: My parents,Mr.Aringo, Ruby, and Evelyn all assisted me with the play. Departure: When we started tech rehearsals, I knew it was serious. Trials: My trials were dealing with annoying people and memorizing the scenes. Approach: I tried to be patient with everything. Crisis: The lights wasn't working the day before the performance. Treasure: I learned to be patient with everything. Result: I wasn't as frustrated and more understanding. Return: I was more patient with the projects after the play. New life: I felt really glad that the play was successful. Resolution: I told my sister to be patient with life. New adventure: Making it through the rest of the school year.

3/21/17 Weekly Reflection

We are done with the play. It was really fun. We performed for 3 days. I met new people. We had pizza and Chinese food. On Wednesday we performed for the school. On Thursday and Friday we had night performances. There were more people on Friday than Thursday. We didn't get much credit as the actors of course.

Weekly Reflection 3/17/17

This week we are performing Fiddler on the Roof. We had a school performance on Wednesday. Last night we had a performance. There weren't that many people in the audience which is disappointing. But we are having another performance tonight. Hopefully more people will come.

3/3 Weekly Reflection

This week, we are almost done with our butt race animation. We are at 52 second and need to get to 60. Evelyn still need to edit out some of the shots. That means we will get less seconds. As part of stage crew, we are staying after school to do tech rehearsals for the play. We are doing Fiddler on the Roof. Yesterday we got walkie talkies and was very exciting. We will also have tech rehearsals tomorrow and we get free pizza!

2/24 Weekly Reflection

This week my group are doing butt races. It is a stop motion animation so it will take forever to film. Evelyn is not here today and she has the video so we don't know how to film. We can't edit either.

Project Reflection #3 Radio Talk Show

Call to adventure: I was called to adventure when Mr.Aringo assigned the talk show.
Assistance: Evelyn, Caitlin, Taylor, and Mr. Aringo helped me with the talk show.
Departure: We departed was when we started the Talk Show.
Trials: Our trials were finding the right Donald Trump clips and editing.
Approach: If we couldn't find the right clips, then we would use something similar.
Crisis: Our crisis was when Caitlin accidentally deleted the audio
Treasure: Evelyn had the talk show backed up
Return: We grew by learning we could edit clips.
New life: We were happy we finished the talk show
Resolution: Mr.Aringo shared our talk show to the class. I would change some of the lines in the script.
Your new adventure: I wouldn't change anything.

Weekly Reflection 2/18/17

This week, my group finished our podcast. We put together clips of Donald trump's speeches to make him sound really stupid. It was really funny. We recorded and Evelyn put together the clips.

Weekly Reflection 2/3/17

This week we need to finish editing the sound for our podcast. Evelyn was gone for 3 days and we need her to make the edits. We still need to record.

Weekly Reflection 2/1/17

This week, we went to the auditorium after school and set up mics and speakers. Only 6 people came. It took us 2-3 hours. The curtains were really dusty and gross. Taylor and I went up to the lighting area and looked around. It was really cool up there. We finished at around 5:00.

Weekly Reflection 1/20/17

This week, we started our storyboard for our stop motion animation video. Mr.Aringo said we also had to do a podcast. My group is still thinking what to do for the podcast. We tried to come up with ideas but they were all really weird.

Weekly Reflection 1/12/17

This week, we are doing a stop motion animation for film fest. My group didn't really have any ideas so we did our best to come up with a story. We started our heroic journey paper for the story. We also have to build a stage for the animation. Our animation has to be 3-5 minute long.