Ok so, an entire year in review I’m gonna be using the exact same formula as I did for my mpols, I sure do love creativity for my reflections, sarcasm aside, in short this wasn’t a good year but there are some things I’m proud of and looking back I know where I went wrong and how I can fix it.
William Lyon Mackenzie Animation:
I touched on this video at my mpol earlier this year, I was struggling with this video but I do think I came through with an OK video, art is not my strong suit at all, especially drawing so animating this video was quite a challenge but it was fun none the less, I fell that the content on this video is fairly strong but the visuals were “meh” to say the most.
Humanities has been a bit of a rollercoaster this year (well this entire year has been a roller coaster) but there is some work that I’m proud of, for example my ww1 video, despite how scuffed the final video turned out I think this was one of my more stronger projects behind the scenes, like I said in my blog I think this project had potential to be to be an A project but I did not use the video skills that we have we been practicing since the begging of the year and that was the downfall of the video, along with, of course, my poor time management skills, I know if I get the chance to re do this project I could make something I’m truly proud of.
Oh! I completely forgot to mention that I missed the presentation of our videos at cove cliff there is no excuse for that, and honestly probably my biggest regret looking back on this project.
The heritage minute was a really unique video project, all the creative constraints were quite challenging, and I think our video came out quite nicely if I do say so myself I think I held my weight playing lord durham as well as being the editor this project, and I think we all had a lot of fun learning about lord durham, getting feedback from historical canada was also super cool and I hope we get to get feedback from professionals again in humanities next year.
This was one of my weakest videos all year but the victoria trip was amazingly fun and educational I struggled a lot with getting everything in on time with this video but like I said I learned a lot about the royal Canadian navy and the history of B.C as a whole while watching my peers’s videos.
(Read my D.I blogs for context)
D.I, was an… experience to say the least but it was a blast, most of the PLP students dread it but I don’t know why D.I went very smoothly with our group and we ended up getting 3rd place at regionals and 2nd at provincials. Our script was funny and our symptomatic was solid as well, our major problem at regionals was our stage blocking but we revised it for provincials and we improved our placement! Everyone in my group was great and I’m actually kinda bummed we won’t get do it again next year.
This is probably the project I’m most proud of this year, it was a lot of fun to make and I learned a lot about BC’s history and I’m proud to say that I think I could actually make a little difference with the website I created. For blue sky I created a website to raise awareness for the highway of tears you can visit the website here. Not a lot of people my age know about the highway of tears and thats why I made the website, disappearances are still happening to this day so I tried to make my website engaging so more teenagers know the dangers of hitchhiking on highway 16. My biggest problem with this project was the lack of work I put into the LAUNCH journal.
The Phosphorus Cycle:
Similar to my blue sky project Jackson and I made a video to raise awareness for the phosphorus cycle and the problems that its having in the modern age. I think this project did a great job on incorporating the video skills we learned in humanities and it showed our understanding of the phosphorus cycle, sadly we didnt make our product that solved our problem but other than that large flaw I think we did an O.K job. Thats pretty much all I have to say on this project.
This is probably the only project I was satisfied with in scimatics this year, although I understand 90% of the concepts I did not do a lot of the work I’m going to be changing this next year, because quite honestly I don’t want to go to another remedial week next year.
Why Do I Feel That I am Ready to Advance to The Next Grade Level?
I feel this way because I think I have Identified all the problems I need to work on to be able to succeed next year those being; using the tools given to me in PGP, using the 7 habits, and keeping myself in check. The biggest problem I had this year wasn’t even procrastination the definition of procrastination is waiting til the last minute to complete a task but the thing is I didn’t even complete all my tasks this year, but when I did I usually did them well, and fast. There were a couple projects this year that I did complete everything on time, and I plan to make that the standard next year, there are also projects that I am proud of (the ones I mentioned here) not to mention, I have the entire summer to think about how I can make myself more efficient with my work ethic so I think I am ready.
So as always thanks for reading and have a great rest of your day / evening.