Alright to be honest with you I feel like I am a proactive person because I personally feel like I work really hard on everything I do. For example, when we worked on our visual poem plan I worked as hard and as fast as I could to complete our task. At times I would blurt out a joke or something like that just to be funny, but that is only at times where I feel like I do not want to do anything or I just can't think of anything to do. Whenever I am supposed to do an assignment I will start to procrastinate, but then realize that I have to start doing some work and I will start to be proactive. So for me to be a proactive person it will just depend on the day.
I feel that my level of productivity relates to free time because if I get all of my work done I have more time to focus on other things. For example when I am doing my blog posts like this one we have two weeks to finish most of them and if I finish them right when I first get the assignment, and that is what I call proactive. When I finish things soon it gets them out of my head so that I don't have to worry about it the rest of the week, and even if I try to say to myself that I am going to do it in a little bit it will still be running through my head. Now I know for sure that it is better to be proactive then to be a procrastinator and when I do a good job I know that I am doing good. And that is why I am going to be really proactive for the future.
If I could change one of my work habits it would be to listen more carefully in class. Mr. Sanderl normally would show us how to do something then send us back to our seats and show us one more time but more quickly, so when it comes to me getting every little step I am not the best at that. For example, just recently we have been working in photo shop so I have been trying really hard to listen carefully to every little step. When it is time to do the assignment by ourselves I mostly just rely on Talia but if she isn't here I am out of luck. And that is one habit I want to change, relying on people
My Hiki No project that I am doing with Arianna, Sophia, and Eden is on water safety and so far the most interesting thing for me would be our interviews we had five interviews so far. In all of our interviews that we did all of our interviewee's have something to do with water safety and they are still super interesting, like when we interviewed Christopher Sanderl he talked about some of his sketchy experiences in the water while he was surfing and when he was telling us about them I was at the edge of my seat just waiting for what had happened at the end of the story. And in other interviews the interviewee tells us incredible facts that I would have never thought of. For example in one interview the interviewee said that in 2011 there was fourteen drowning's on Kauai and in 2012 there was only six drowning's on Kauai, but what really surprised me was that in 2013 it went up from six to seventeen drowning's and that is what really got me into her story. But I personally thought that we all did a really good job at the interviews and so did the interviewees.
For me, I think that the biggest roadblock that our team handled is that it is really hard to get the work that is outside of school done on time. We all have such busy schedules that it is quite hard for us to be at the same location at the same time. Now you would think that when I say not all of us that I mean like only one or two of us cannot make it, but it will be perhaps only one person there for a whole interview. Then that person is put on the spot to make everything perfect by themselves and it is not easy for one person to set a whole interview up by them self, and if one thing is wrong then we will have to do the whole interview again an d let me tell you something it takes some work to plan an interview. And then it all has to be done by a certain time, and time goes by pretty fast when you are working hard.
I think that the most valuable part of the film making process is the editing. For me, editing is pretty hard to learn and remember. For example, to get the blade to cut something is when you press B, and when you ant to get rid of the blade you press A. Now, when I go to edit I have to have somebody else there that knows how to edit so that if I have a question I can ask them. Aside from learning how to edit it really takes a long time. For example, in one interview that we did he kept on talking for 26 minuets so we had to cut it down to only 1 or 2 minuets and cover most of it with B-Roll. And that is what I think the most valuable part of the film making process.
This is now our fourth week of school and a lot has happened. In art we just started to do a new project, it is a mandala. Also in Gifted and Talented we started a Hiki No project. Hiki No is a television program run by students just like us.
This year my biggest challenge is to make new friends. when I came to this school I only had two friends who I personally knew from my other school so this year I will have to make a lot of new friends.
My favorite moment so far is when I got to meet all of my new teachers. They are so nice!
This year I will work extra hard in social studies because that is not my favorite subject and i tend to doze off in the middle of class.
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