Oh my gosh it’s feels like I’ve been writing for as long as I’ve been alive!!! I’m not even warning you this time in just cutting to the chase. After multiple drafts we had our final draft done and ready to go, but of course Ms. Willemse decided to throw a little twist into the mix. Instead of being done with the project our teacher had us combine our lyrics as a group. Matthew, Jude, and Zoe are my group members and we had some pretty stellar lyrics to work with. As we combined our lyrics we learned that between the four of us a couple individuals branched out and wrote in their song a bit more that wasn’t accustomed to just themselves. This gave us ample opportunity to make our song fairly relatable. We only had one draft for this but luckily the lyrics weren’t the problem. The recording was.
The lyrics were done and we just needed to record but with such vastly different voices and opinions on how our song should be structured. We worked with different methods of audio tune and for the most part it didn’t work out what sounded good with one person’s voice sounded absolutely horrific with another. Eventually we split up our song from verse to chorus to a little bit of backup and tuned them to what was appropriate. Each person recorded their own versus Zoe and I sang backup, and we split the chorus so that it didn’t sound like death metal. As a group we are very happy with our final song product but with a song comes a video…
Once again we thought we were done until we had to make a video using photos from grade 7 and 8. The photos not only had to be nice but also had to somehow represent worldview and how it has shifted. We met up with PLP’s grade 11’s last week and they gave us great feedback and critique. We edited our photos to better show some of the changes in our lives and how they represent our worldview!
This final post represents the end of what feels like an era. Once again it’s been 45 days since this whole thing started and I have invested myself in this project way more than any project we done so far. I really loved learning about the crusades and history in Europe and realizing how much the cultural exchange relates to our transitioning from elementary to secondary school.
Til next time….. Ciara ✌️