Please reflect and talk about the changes you made between the first and final cut of your movie.
The changes we made were that we put captions so that people will know what we are talking about. We made the voices louder so that everyone could here Elona and Charis. Elona did most of the editing. We still didn't make a difference, we were planning to raise money by selling old things of ours and sending the money to the Philippines. But yeah we didn't have enough time to do it.
Were the student comments helpful in making your final cut better?
Yes, the comments were helpful. They all basically said the same thing like "You should make your voices louder, I can't hear it." and "You guys didn't really make a difference." Some people said "You didn't interview anyone." I did interview someone, I guess they didn't really watch the whole movie. But yeah, most of the comments were helpful.
How did you find your expert? List 3 important points your expert added to your movie. What did you learn from your expert?
The expert I interviewed was my cousin. I just thought that she would know something about poverty in the Philippines because she lives there. Some points my cousin added to the movie is that there are corruptions there, people who take advantage of others and don't respect their duty as a servant. She also said that she is in the field of health, she's a nurse over there. She said that she could help people for free. Another thing my cousin said was how she as an individual, serve her country. She does the best she can in her studies and help her family. I learned a lot from her, I already explained all the things I learned about her.
How did you find your expert?
The expert I found was my cousin, we communicated through Facebook.
What was your greatest success in the 2 minutes project. What skills will you take away with you and use in the future?
My greatest success was the interview, it was different from all the others. I was happy when Mr. Harbeck said it was clever. Um, I want to use my skills to think up of more unique ideas. I also want to interview people in different ways. I like interviewing people, it's fun to get to know different people.
What frustrated you during the movie making process? What strategies did you use to become successful?
What frustrated me was when Elona and Charis came over, they weren't really concentrated on the making the movie and played with my computer. But we worked things out. Another thing that frustrated me was making the first version of the movie, It was difficult because everyone in my group was depending on me to get it done. Strategies that I used to become successful was that I just focused on finishing the movie as best as possible. Just doing the best of my abilities.
Why is the 2 Minutes project important to Grade 8 Students?
This project is important because it gives us a chance to learn about what is going on in the world, it's not just the fun and games. Some people don't even give a care about the unfortunate, they just go on in their life. Well they should care, because most of the world is poor. Grade 8 students shouldn't be the ONLY ones making a difference, It should be everyone.
How will you make a difference in the future?
There are so much things I could do. What I would do for starters is just simply pick up waste and garbage so the world can be clean. When I grow up, I want to help more in the community, like start new charities and stuff. But I don't know If that is possible, but others say "It's possible if you believe." I also want to help other countries in need.