Project Description: For this project we were supposed to make a short film showing different shots of basic filming. The main shots were: Full body shot, medium shot, close up, and extreme close up. We learned about all of these shots and more. For my project I used Movie Maker to edit my clips and make the video. We were originally supposed to make a video reacting to the film Black Fish but because a lot of the kids didn’t feel like they had enough time to make a film about something that they weren't as passionate about, Roxy let us choose anything we make a film about as long as we used the basic shots. My project was a film of me skating.
Teacher Creature Project
Project description: For our project we were trying to turn one of our teachers into a animal using Adobe Photoshop.
Hardest Part of the Teacher Creature Project
The hardest part of the Teacher Creature was trying to make you teacher creature look realistic and being able to use Adobe Photoshop successfully. We were trying to make our teacher creature look as if it were actually real. This was really hard because you had to use a lot of the tools in Photoshop the right way. For example I had to work with the selection tool and the refine edge tool a lot until I had a clean cut out of the photo I was trying to put in there. I also used the refine edge to make it so you couldn’t tell where the animal’s body began and the teacher’s face or body parts started.
Favorite Part of the Teacher Creature Project
My favorite part of the Teacher Creature Project was getting to be creative and have fun with my project. I liked this project because it has been the only project where I have gotten to have a lot of fun with it and make it funny. Another reason that I liked this project was because I got to be really creative and that was fun because most projects have really stricted rubrics where this one was different.
What Have You Learned After this Project?
What have you learned about yourself as a student at Animas High School through completing the teacher creature project? I have learned that not all Animas High school projects are about exhibition or the grades you get on them. For example all most all of the projects we have had to show to the community or to our peers with very strict guidelines, where this project was different. Instead of having to learn everything about the topic we instead worked on experimenting with Adobe Photoshop and trying to make our Teacher Creature fun and realistic. I also learned that I am more of a learner who learns best when just told what to do instead of trying to make up my own thing. This project helped me understand the way I learn best.
Assignment Description:This is one of the pictures where we uploaded something from another image in to another image (the chipmunk) using Adobe Photoshop. Then we had to label the foreground, middle ground, and background.