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My goal was to make progress on the movie, or finish it. We have made major progress regarding scenes, and the script. When we had a member of our group who was absent, we would make do with it, and do other scenes that didn't involve them. We made a calendar to plan out the days when we would film, edit, or dump footage. The one major thing that I learned is that you need to plan out your work before hand, and not jump into something right away. Our group had to make a script for the scene, and plan out what day we would do what. Our organization really propelled the movie process forward. All of my time is devoted to the movie, and I hope all of our hard work pays off when we present it at YEA, or the film festival. When I come back from spring break, I am hoping that we continue to make the fast progress that we have resembled this last month.
My goal this week is to make more progress within the movie, and to get it done within the next month. We have spent quite a bit of time making the script for the movie, as well as the props to make the video look professional. As a group, we have made a lot of progress by making the video clean, as well as impressive by using the lenses, which makes the quality of the video much better. I am putting all of my time into this movie, and I really hope it pays off in the end. Hopefully, we can finish this upcoming scene within the next week.
Script: The FBI did an investigation in the 1920's. They didn't finish the investigation because people kept dying. The FBI have found that the disappearances in the 1920's at the school were because it was on top of an ancient tribe's home called tajuani that was created before the school was built. They have found out that the tajuani had the famous battle of the 3 sons. Violet was a decendent of one of the Suns and they later figure out that she awoke the 3 sons and they are using our bodies to fight against each other. They read the report and realize that one of the 3 son's last names was the same as Violet's last name. They suspect that Violet awoke the Tajuani because she has Tajuani blood. They call Sharon over because they want to prove to her that they weren't pranking her. Sharon walks over and realizes that they weren't pranking her, and says that she's sorry. They talk over what they think they should do, and the bell rings so they decide to hang out after school to do more research. They quickly tear out the page of the FBI document, and put the book back in the restricted section.
(Middle of study hall period, Sharron is sitting at a separate table than Violet and Gigie, Sharron looks slightly annoyed)
GINGIE: Hey, Violet, you okay?
VIOLET: (sighs) Yeah, I guess. I'm just so confused as to what happened and I'm starting to think that I'm seeing things or going crazy or something. (Somber tone)
GINGIE: Trust me, you're not going crazy, don't let Sharon get to you. I know what I saw, (pause) Or didn't see.
VIOLET: Well, try telling Sharron that.
(Looks over at Sharron)
GINGIE: Well maybe we could find something to prove it to her. Maybe we could find something over there (points) in the restricted section.
VIOLET: Gingie, the restricted section?! What would they have in there that relates to what happen to us?
GINGIE: Well it has to do something with the school or where the school was built, so if there's something about it, which there has to be, it would be at school in the restricted section.
VIOLET: I guess it wouldn't hurt to look. Just don’t draw too much attention to us.
(They both sneak over to the restricted section,)
VIOLET: I'll look on that side
GINGIE: Shhh! (Whispers) I'll look on this side.
(Book falls out while searching through shelves and paper falls out)
VIOLET: Hey Gingie, look at this.
(Gingie walks over)
GINGIE: Oh look, what's that? (Picks up the document)
(Violet walks over and both girls read over the document)
VIOLET: It looks like an old police report from the 20's. But someone seems to have written something on it. (Reads slowly from page) Danger. Warning. (Looks confused)
GINGIE: Wait! Violet! That's the symbol that was in the locker written on the police report! (Points to symbol)
VIOLET: Oh my gosh! This could actually be something helpful! Maybe we aren't crazy!
GINGIE: Oh my gosh this is from our town! Woodstock!
VIOLET: What does that say? Ancient tajuani (they pronounced it ta-huani)?
GINGIE: We have to show Sharron!
VIOLET: (whisper) Sharron come here!
SHARRON: What are you guys even doing? I don't want to talk to you guys right
GINGIE: Come here we have something important to show you.
SHARRON: (walks over with attitude) Is this another type of prank?
VIOLET: Sharon, we aren’t kidding. Look (shows paper)
GINGIE: We told you we weren't pranking you.
SHARRON: (reads paper) What is this? Wasn't that symbol on the locker?
VIOLET: Yeah! We don't know exactly what it means but at least we have a lead.
SHARON : Wow. So you really were telling the truth that you don’t know any more than I do about what happened?
VIOLET: Of course! Best friends never lie to each other.
GINGIE: Yeah, we’re sorry for making you think that. But we are just as freaked out and confused as you are.
SHARON : Don’t apologize, it’s my fault for doubting you two. Now that we’re past this misunderstanding, let’s try to figure out what really went down in the locker room.
VIOLET: Okay. First thing’s first. Let’s research this “ta-huani” business.
SHARON: Sounds like a good starting point. But the bell’s about to ring, so should we meet at someone’s house after school?
GINGIE: Y’all can come to my house. We have Cheezits.
VIOLET: My favorite! And I’m so anxious to find out about this witchcraft!
Overall, I felt like I have started branching out, and doing more things this trimester. Sometimes, doing things independently and not relying on the teacher can be helpful. Without me always using the teacher for ideas, I can search the web, and find out things that I can use in new projects in the future. As for what I've done, I am using a new person to do makeup on, but I am experimenting with some new techniques, and tools that can make the makeup look flawless. Hannah and I have stopped working on the Chess Rumble poster, but I want to start it up again. We are also working on the film as a group, which is coming along nicely. I feel that I have really participated in this class, and put all of my effort into the projects that I am working on. It would be nice if we could get some more lenses for the ipads, because they are really helpful when using the devices for filming.
Hannah and I haven't had any progress on the Chess Rumble poster, because we have working on the movie most of the week. We had an idea to take shirts that we can wear each time we are filming so that our outfits each day are the same. We have worked on the script for the movie so that we have a better idea of what we are going to say. I feel that this movie is going to look professional and polished because we are using equipment that will make the quality of the movie much better.
Hannah and I have been working on the Chess Rumble poster, and we have started by putting a rough metal background in. Then, we got a picture of a chess board, and put lots of filters, and effects on it. We ended up cutting out chess pieces, and putting a glow on them so that they would stand out. We somehow want to warp the Chess Rumble letters into the chess pieces.
This week, I plan on alternating working on the iMovie, as well as the Chess Rumble poster.
So this week, I have been working on makeup in Photoshop, which was my goal last week to do something in Photoshop, but I have stopped doing the cards. On the left, is the before, and on the right is the after. It was a challenge to blur the contour and highlight, but I used Gaussian blur to help blend and blur the face out which looks really good now. I have achieved this Photoshop project that I have been loyal to for a long time. My goal is to finish this project by the end of the week.
Here is the first card set that Hannah, Thea, and I made. We are working on the next card set currently and we are using more bright, intense colors so that the kids are more intrigued. We are going to double-side the cards with the other numbers to assign the kids to each card. We are hoping to finish the cards in the next week as our goal.