Week 8 Maths – Reflection

Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately, term 4 is coming to a close and that means that so is the maths party planning. Overall, it’s been a fun experience.

In this project, I think that I was well ahead and well prepared for all of the tasks set which is what gave me time to perfect my presentation.

The main problem that I was constantly encountering was time management issues as I have other things to do after school. Even though this was a massive hurdle to overcome, I still managed to complete the tasks set. I enjoyed making my invitation the most out of all the different activities because I could be creative and do whatever I wanted.

As for the real dinner, it was amazing! There were good decorations, a fun theme and most of all, a nice environment for us to put aside our grievances and all dance together. Even though the dinner was great, I feel like it would’ve been improved if we were able to choose the music and if we had had some dinner (but the finger food was great!) Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Party Planning Week 7

Hi Everyone,

This week in party planning, we’ve been asked to tell you about our decorations and entertainment! At my party, there won’t be very many decorations as the lights will be off most of the time so they would be kind of pointless. Instead, I have put a cherry blossom scented candle on each table so that they will make the hall smell like cherry blossoms!

For entertainment, we will have Bishi Bashi Special available for everyone to play so that there will be some fun competition and an option for the people who don’t feel like dancing or socialising. As well as that, there will be music which was picked by our guests so that there will be a diverse range of songs (but they have to be electronic!)

That’s about it for decorations and entertainment, so until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

The 14th Goldfish Summary

Hi Everyone,

This year for the Global Read Aloud, we read the 14th Goldfish which is a book that hundreds of other classes around the world were reading with us. The 14th Goldfish is a book that is science themed with some other things along the way. The book is about a grandfather whose name is Melvin Sagarsky who discovers a jellyfish called the Turritopsis Melvinus or T. Melvinus which is based off of a jellyfish called Turritopsis Nutricula or T. Nutricula which makes the old young again or the fountain of youth as Melvin would put it. The reason that it’s based off of the T. Nutricula is because it is the only life form that has no natural life expectancy and it will live until it’s killed.

T. Nutricula

I’d say that the message of the story is to explore new things and be open minded because you may find something that you’re passionate about. Out of all the characters in this book, I believe that I can relate to Melvin the most because he is cynical, sarcastic, not very enthusiastic about things that don’t appeal to him and adventurous- just like me! This story has been my favourite that I’ve read for school because it’s funny, well written and it has a good moral. Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Image- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Chrysaora_Colorata.jpg

Japanese Party Week 6

Hi Everyone!

This week in our maths party planning, we finished off our spreadsheets and we made invites! I’ve finished all of the costing and invitation design, so here they are!

In total, I used $3,919.20

I spent $1056.06 on food

I spent $591.69 on drinks

I spent $855 on decorations

I spent $1,188.45 on entertainment

I spent $228 on furniture

Here is a pie chart that shows this data:

Pie Chart

As for the invite, here it is:

Japan Invite

Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

 

Japan Party Update

Hi Everyone,

This week in maths, we’ve done some more work on our party planning! I have made my Japan theme final and I’ve organised the food, drinks, decorations, furniture and entertainment. The food includes 2 pieces of nigiri sushi for each guest, a cup of rice with soy sauce and some green tea ice cream for dessert. The drink for the party is some Sangaria Ramune Soda, which is quite popular in Japan. The decorations are quite simple, just three cherry blossom scented candles to position on some of the buffet tables. For the furniture, I’ve decided that instead of couches on the sidelines, there will be inflatable chairs (4 on each side of the hall). The entertainment is my favourite part of the party because it’s a video game called Bishi Bashi Special which is a fun 2 player game made for the PS3 that is made up of a lot of smaller minigames. We will hook up the PS3 system to the projector so that the guests can play. As well as video games, there will be 162 songs played during the night and each guest gets to choose one so that there will be a diverse collection. These are my current plans for the party, so until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Party Planning

Hi Everyone,

This term in maths, we will be planning a party to celebrate the end of year 6. This planning includes using the budget ($4860) wisely for entertainment, food and other stuff. The planning also includes making room for people and entertainment by making floorplans that will suit how many guests are coming (162), thinking of a theme (mine is Japan themed), making invites and making decorations and menus. My party is going to be a party where you have nineteen one metre by one metre tables which will have glasses, plates, drinks and food. Even though most people will be standing up at the party (allowing them to mingle), there will be eight couches each lined up on the sides of the hall that will be able to seat thirty-two people at once. Since my party is Japan themed, there will be sushi, miso soup, water/juice and rice available for guests to eat as well as waiters dressed as anime characters. I haven’t decided if this plan is final, but that’s the sort of thing that I’m aiming for. As well as the entertainment, cost and that sort of thing, we needed to make a to scale floorplan that would make your tables, guests and entertainment. The scale of my floorplan is 1:100cm which means that my hall is 19 by 34 metres. This is my design so far:

Claudia B

 

Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Jeffrey Smart Art

Hi Everyone,

This week in art, we have been making our own artworks inspired by Jeffrey Smart in Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. Jeffrey Smart is an Australian artist who uses mostly primary colours in his artworks that usually consist of industrial settings. As well as industrial sites, some of his works have a person with a fairly serious feel to them in a random spot. It has been great working with a new program, here’s my artwork inspired by his:

Jeffrey Smart Final

I hope you like it!

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

 

Plasticine Earth Model

Hi Everyone,

This term for HSIE (Human Society and Its Environment), we’re studying Earth and it’s layers. The Earth’s crust is the thinnest layer ranging from 6-11 kilometres thick in oceanic crust and 25-90 kilometres thick in continental crust. The Earth’s mantle is around 2736 kilometres thick and it’s made up of silicon, oxygen, magnesium, iron, aluminum, and calcium. The Earth’s outer and inner core is made up of iron and nickel, the outer core is around 2253 kilometres thick and the inner core is around 1228 kilometres thick and it’s hotter than the surface of the sun! To demonstrate these measurements, we made fairly accurate plasticine models and mine was about 6.5 cm in diameter witha key of 0.5 cm = 1000 km. This was a fun activity and until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

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My Earth Model

Source: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Inside.shtml

 

Global Read Aloud

Hi Everyone,

This term, my class and many other classes around the world are participating in the GRA (Global Read Aloud). The GRA is a challenge that involves hundreds of children from all around the world reading the same book and commenting on it. This year, we are reading a book called The Fourteenth Goldfish. This week, we have been assigned a question to answer which is asking about one of the main characters, Melvin. Melvin is actually the grandfather in this story but he has discovered an anti-aging jellyfish that has made him look like he’s fourteen years old and because of that, he must go to school. The question is asking what I think will happen when Melvin goes to school and I think that he could be annoying and boastful because he is a very strong minded and egotistical character who has a degree from Harvard University. Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Peer Support Term 3

Hi Everyone,

This term we have been doing an activity called Peer Support! In Peer Support, there are two leaders,(both in year 6) who lead a group with at least one child from each year. During this term in Peer Support, I have been leading a group with Katie and we have been working on different attitudes such as empathy and we have been playing games that demonstrate theses attitudes. We have also been helping our group get to know each other. It has been a fun experience overall and I have enjoyed learning about these attitudes as a group. Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Katie’s Blog: http://starfactor.edublogs.org/

Week 10 Chapter 7 (End)

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for joining me on Choose Your Own Adventure, last week option 3 won so we will continue on from last time.

After Lotus realised that she wanted to make music using her laptop, she bought one. When she got home, she immediately downloaded an application that allows you to create music. After a lot of playing around with the app and tinkering with the different sound effects, Lotus knew that she was ready to make her first song and with a massive amount of effort and hard work, Lotus’ first song was finished. The next day, Lotus wanted to show one of her acquaintances her new song, so she slipped her laptop into her backpack and nervously power walked towards the school gates. As she approached Kat (one of her acquaintances) unsure of whether she would like her music or not, she made her way over to her and set up her laptop. After Kat had seen Lotus’ music, her mind was blown! She didn’t know what it was about her music, but she adored it. After she told Lotus how her music made her feel, Lotus’ heart was warmed. So she was extremely confident and happy for the rest of the school day. The second that she got home, Lotus was inspired to make a website that would feature all of her music. About a month later when Lotus had put up another song on her webpage, she noticed a lot of comments and positive feedback and then it hit her. Lotus had found a puzzle piece to her gigantic puzzle that was her life, Lotus wanted to work on the internet releasing music to her now massive fan base. As Lotus continued to make music, she had found a true passion in music.

Thank you for giving me your feedback for the past ten weeks, I will post again within the next six weeks. Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 9 Chapter 6

Hi Everyone,

Last week a majority of the comments wanted Lotus to find a passion in music, so she will in this chapter.

As Lotus cruised through her first year of high school, she started to listen to more and more music. One type of music that she loved in particular was called a dubstep remix. This type of music intrigued Lotus because absolutely anyone could make it including herself. As she continued her adventure that was crucial to her finding who she really was, she met some new friends who felt the same way. Not only did they understand how Lotus felt, they also happened to appreciate music in the same way that she did. When Lotus reached the 8th grade, Lotus knew that it was about time to find what she needed to motivate her to get through school and the social obstacles that came with it. Then Lotus felt something click in her brain! She needed a hobby!

What should Lotus’ new hobby be? Comment Scenario 1 if you want Lotus to start to DJ by herself, comment Scenario 2 if you want Lotus to form a network with her friends that does dubstep remixes and releases them on the internet or comment Scenario 3 if you want Lotus to start making her own songs using her laptop. Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 8 Chapter 5

Hi Everyone,

Last week option 1 was the most voted scenario, so I will apply it to my story. We will continue form where we left off.

As Lotus started her second day of high school, she realised that she would need to devise a different plan for her lifetime goal to be achieved because Hunter was gone and she didn’t want to have to befriend any other possible accomplices. As days after days went by, Lotus seemed to experience a change in her mindset that slowly creeped across her brain as she continued to experience high school. As Lotus grew older, came to a realisation that she needed to try and understand herself before she rushed to conclusions. More and more time passed, Lotus grew even wiser and she tried to understand her meaning in this world while on a complicated journey in her mind that she had been trying comprehend her whole life. Lotus herself wanted to have close friends who could relate to her, but she had a feeling that nobody else would think like her or have the type of thoughts that she had, let alone understand them. She knew that, she knew that she would probably be happier by herself until she felt that she could understand who she was and who she should be. Lotus went into a full-on identity crisis soon after having these incredible thoughts.

Who should Lotus realise that she should do? Comment Scenario 1 if you want Lotus to find a passion residing deep inside of her for music and that will help her decide who she wants to be, comment Scenario 2 if you want Lotus to step up to every single person that relevant in her life and tell them how she feels and explain why she acts how she does or comment Scenario 3 if you want Lotus to not know what to do with herself and run away from home and school in order to have some time to figure herself out. Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 7 Chapter 4

Hi Everyone,

I have seen some interesting comments with many different suggestions. They seem like good ideas, so I will try and incorporate some of them into my story. Last week, Scenario 2 was the most wanted event, so we will continue.

Lotus quietly turned around with a blank expression on her face, and slowly asked Sam if he wanted to continue poking her. He smirked in a devilish way and jabbed his finger especially hard into Lotus’ shoulder. She turned around once again with a emotionless look that contained a hint of excitement and she pulled back his finger so far back that he could no longer feel it. After he had his finger bent back, he didn’t make a sound or move that much for the rest of the day. During the recess of the day after the incident with Sam (who wasn’t there that day), Hunter ran up to Lotus and asked her if she knew what happened to him. She replied with the story in full detail and he was appalled at her behaviour. “How could you? I knew that you enjoyed doing things that didn’t necessarily benefit others, but I didn’t think that you would go as far as to severely disfigure a fellow student’s finger!” After that conversation was over, Lotus turned to Hunter, apologised profusely and promised not to do anything like it again. Even though Lotus seemed to have been sincere, she was plotting something that will take place many years later. Despite the fact that she was planning something massive, Lotus seemed quite normal, calm and not at all suspicious for the rest of her years in primary school. When she eleven, she had finished her time in primary school and had developed most of her plan that she had decided would take place on the last day of her first year in high school. When her first day of high school rolled around, she was quite distraught by the fact that Hunter had moved to England without giving her a full explanation of why or even saying goodbye. Either way she knew that her plan would have to be carried out in order for her to achieve her lifetime wish.

That is all for this week. Comment Scenario 1 if Lotus’ life wish should be for her to rise out of the metaphorical mud and be who she truly is without resorting to violence, comment Scenario 2 if you want Lotus to forget about her massive plan and call it off in fear that it was going to land her in prison or comment Scenario 3 if Lotus should befriend more accomplices for her plan and call it off until another year in order to give her more time to plan. Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 6 Chapter 3

Hi Everyone,

This week, Scenario 1 which was for a prank to destroy the school, won with three votes. So we will continue from there.

When Hunter came to Lotus’ house on a Saturday morning, the first thing he did was ask Lotus for a full explanation of why she brought her suitcase full of angry wasps to the preschool. Lotus explained that when she was at the preschool on the first day, she felt underappreciated and that it made matters worse when she was forced to clean up a mess that she hadn’t made. Once Hunter and Lotus had finished answering each others questions, they started planning and they meant business. After a couple of hours of planning, they had finally come up with a new plan. On Monday, they intended on bringing a massive bag full of fake but extremely realistic vomit to school to put around the classroom and get the preschool shut down for unsanitary buildings. When they carried out the plan on Monday, it went exactly as planned and the preschool was shut down after careful inspection. Luckily for Lotus and Hunter, they were both deemed smart enough to advance to kindergarten! On their first day of kindergarten which was after an incredibly busy summer, they found out that they still went to the same school and they were relieved to already have a friend. When the school day started, Lotus was ordered to sit next to a kid named Tom. Tom happened to be perfect but also had a streak of pure annoying. Once class started, he started to poke Lotus’ shoulder and it was getting on her nerves.

What should Lotus do? Choose Scenario 1 for Lotus to patiently ask Tom to stop harassing her and see what happens next, pick Scenario 2 for Lotus to turn around and bend back his finger and see what happens to it or choose Scenario 3 for Lotus to walk to the teacher and tell on him. Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 5 Chapter 2

Hi everyone,

Sorry for not posting last week, I was on camp and I didn’t have time. There were three votes for scenario 1, For Hunter to befriend Lotus in preschool and learn about her that way so we will go with that and continue from where we left off.

The next day, as Hunter went to school, he saw Lotus walking away from her parents’ car into the school and something didn’t seem right. Lotus was dragging a massive suitcase behind her. “What could possibly be in that suitcase?” Thought Hunter, “Is it dangerous?” When he entered preschool, he saw the suitcase that Lotus was dragging a minute ago unattended in a corner and the bag was twitching crazily. As Hunter approached Lotus to ask what was up with the bag, she grabbed his wrist and pulled him out of the building. When they got outside, they heard buzzing as if caused by insects as well as constant shrieking. “What is happening? Why is there screaming and buzzing coming from the building?” Questioned Hunter with a perplexed look on his face, Lotus explained that she wanted to play a prank on the whole class as revenge for treating her like she was non-existent. She had brought a suitcase full of wasps to school so that they could sting everyone! Hunter was amused as well as confused about why she did this and how she managed to get that many wasps, let alone getting them into a suitcase! Once Lotus gave a detailed explanation about this, she decided that Hunter would be a perfect accomplice for her various pranks. The next day, Lotus got her parents to invite Hunter over to ‘plan things’.

What prank will they plan when they meet up? Comment Scenario 1 if you want lotus and Hunter to plan a prank that will destroy their preschool, comment Scenario 2 if you want them to play a minor prank and then skip to kindergarten or comment Scenario 3 if you would like them to plan a prank that focuses on making the teacher quit. Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 3- Chapter 1

Hi Everyone,

This is the week for my first chapter. Enjoy!

On April 22nd, 2002, Lotus was born. “How adorable!” some said, “She will grow up to be the most perfect girl!” said others. But they were wrong. Lotus was raised by two perfect, loving parents. However, she occasionally went against her parents. More people started to notice that Lotus was different to the other children when she started to go to preschool. When her perfect teacher asked all of the twenty students in her class to clean up, all of the children automatically started to clean up, except for Lotus. There was one child called Hunter who was curious as to why Lotus wasn’t cleaning up as the teacher said, so he asked her why she wasn’t helping. Lotus replied to Hunter with “I don’t think that I should clean up because I didn’t make any mess and I don’t feel like it.” Hunter was astonished by the attitude that Lotus had shown and was compelled to learn more about her.

That was the first chapter of my story, please comment below Scenario 1 if you would like Hunter to try and befriend Lotus in preschool and learn about her that way, comment Scenario 2 if you would like Hunter to spy on Lotus’ everyday actions and befriend her when they reach kindergarten or comment Scenario 3 if you would like Hunter to copy Lotus’ attitude and become more like her by the time they reach kindergarten. I will post again in this category by Tuesday!

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Maths Games Review

Hi Everyone,

Last week in maths, my class and I played some maths games and reviewed them. The first game I played was Battleship Number Lines. This game was very easy, but still fun. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. The second game I played was called PacMan Fractions. This game was okay, but still very easy. I gave it 2 out of 5 stars. The third game that I played was called Animal Rescue. This game is extremely easy and repetitive and I didn’t enjoy it. I gave it 1 out of 5 stars. The fourth game, the Maths Decentation game, was my favourite game because it required  organising fractions, decimals and percentages. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. The fifth game I played was a matching game with cards that you flip over. This game was quite unoriginal and quite boring. I gave it 2 out of 5 stars. The last game I played was the Jeopardy and it requires you to answer multiple choice questions involving fractions, decimals and percentages while you are timed. I gave this game 3 out of 5 stars. Overall, it was fun playing the games and reviewing them. Until next time…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Battleship Number Lines- http://www.brainpop.com/games/battleshipnumberline/

PacMan Fractions- http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/mathman_fractions_numberline.htm

Animal Rescue- http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/AnimalRescueAdvancedFractionsNumberLineGame.htm

Maths Decentation- http://www.mathplayground.com/Decention/Decention.html

My Character – Week 2

Hi Everyone,

This term, I will be doing a new project that requires me to write a story! This story is going to be a story about a girl named Lotus who is born into a perfect world, but she has imperfections that the rest of the world looks down on. In this story, you will be able to decide what happens by commenting how you would like the story to go! Now I will tell you about Lotus, our main character. Lotus is a girl aged 12 who is judged mercilessly in a perfect world. Lotus has one best friend whose name is Hunter. Hunter is a 12 year old boy who is perfect, however he accepts her for who she is. Lotus is a brave girl who is quite clever and intends to open the eyes of those around her so that they can see that the world is not perfect and that they should accept that people have imperfections and that is what makes people who they are. I will be posting weekly additions to the story and I hope that you look forward to the start of my story. Until then…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Art Review on IPSHA Art Show

Hi Everyone,

To start off, sorry for not posting for a month, I have been really busy as it has been the holidays. Today, My class and I were shown around an art exhibit supplied by the IPSHA Traveling Art Show. I have chosen an artwork that I thought was the best because of the beauty as well as the simplicity and it was made with nice colours and textures. This artwork was a painting with many components depicting the plum blossom. I was impressed by the way that the painting was positioned because there were many segments that were painted individually and stuck on some card as a background. Until next week…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Art Review

The Plum Blossom Painting

 

Week 8- Finishing Up

Hi Everyone,

This week was the last week of our Passion Projects. My final animation ended up being one minute and thirty-seven seconds and it took around thirteen hours of work which I spread out over three weekends. The speed of the animation was seven fps, I made it on Animation Creator on my iPad and I edited it on iMovie. When I presented my project, I was quite nervous and I didn’t know what to say, but it went great in the end. All in all, I had about twenty people see my presentation. Even though my Passion Project has come to an end, I will be posting once a week until further notice. You can view my final presentation here!

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 7- Preparation For Presentation & Sketch Apps

Hi Everyone,

This week, I unfortunately don’t have an animation because I am too busy to make it as I am preparing to present a longer animation than I have ever done so before. So far, I have spent three hours on it and it has around 130 frames so far and is about thirteen seconds long (see if you can calculate the fps). Although I haven’t got an animation for you, I have discovered an awesome app that I downloaded onto my iPad. It is called Tayasui Sketch and it is by far the most useful drawing app that I have ever tried and I highly recommend it to you. Even if you don’t own a stylus, you can still make amazing artworks and it is free (lite version). Back to my progress with my presentation, it is due in a week and I am going to present it to my class as well as publish it on my blog. Until next week…

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

 

Week 6- Two Animations & Great Progress

Hello Everyone,

To make up for having no animations for a while, I have made two animations! My first animation, Blinking Eye took me about fifteen minutes to make with the help of my new stylus and the Animation Creator app. The video has a frame rate of fifteen per second and the animation has 17 frames. A dilemma that I have run into recently is that my editing program rejects the file type (mp4) that this program exports videos as, so my animations have no titles or music. I hope that I will find some software that can convert my animation files into the appropriate format. My second animation is a red ball rolling across a surface and it took me about half an hour to make. This animation had a much faster frame rate than the blinking Eye, 26 fps and the whole animation has 30 frames. As you saw earlier, I found a stylus at a technology shop that is proven to be good for touch screen devices. My stylus cost $45, but it is worth it. Its name is the Adonit Jot Pro and it is very useful as it is just like a normal pen.

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 5- Information & Progress

Hi Everyone,

This week I have had a lot of things on and I haven’t had time to make an animation. However, I have made some progress! A couple of days ago, I was looking around on the App Store on my iPad and found some cool animation applications! Their names are Animation Desk and Animation HD. They both cost around four dollars, which is pretty cheap for quality software. Even though I have the apps, it is still quite hard to use them because I have to draw using my fingers. I am currently planning to buy a stylus for the iPad so I can use it as if it were paper and the stylus was a pencil, but some reviews on styluses with iPads have said that the styluses mess up your touch screed device’s alignment (not including drawing tablets). I hope that I can find a stylus that is harmless!

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 4- Fourth Animation & Progress

Hi Everyone,

I have made my fourth animation (Warning: it’s a bit weird…)! I ran into one problem this week, my camera wasn’t focusing so the video is low resolution, sorry! As I have been doing more animation, the process is taking less time. This animation took half an hour hour to make, but the figure wasn’t that detailed. To draw each frame (it had 8 frames) it took around an 15 minutes, then I had to take photos of the frames (bad camera) and email them to my computer and put it together on iMovie with a frame rate of 0.01 seconds, which took another fifteen minutes, then I rendered the animation and now it’s popped up here! I hope you like it! In other news, I have figured out how to use Adobe Photoshop CS3 properly and I have been making various works of art and they may make an appearance here at some point!

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Modigliani Oil Pastel Artworks

Hi Bloggers,

A couple of weeks ago in class, my class did some Modigliani style artworks. We had about three lessons to do these. The first step of our progress was in the first lesson when we drew a sketch of what we will want our self portraits to look like. On the second lesson, we copied our original sketches onto some black card. By the third lesson, we had to colour in our portraits with oil pastels (it was not easy). When it was done, I was sort of happy with it. Here are some of the other artworks that I liked. The one on the top-right is mine.

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Happy Blogging,

Claudia

 

Week 3- Progress & Third Animation

Hello Bloggers!

I have recently made my third animation featuring a little dinosaur going for a walk. The name of this animation Mr. Dino Going for a Walk. This animation took two hours to make, to draw each frame (it had 4 frames) it took around an hour and a half (because I had to draw, artline and colour in detailed figures), then I had to take photos of the frames and email them to my computer and put it together on iMovie with a frame rate of 0.01 seconds, which took about forty-five minutes, then I rendered the animation and now it’s made an appearance here! I hope you like it! In other areas of my Passion Project, I haven’t really stumbled across any problems as I am using my time so that I am not leaving everything to the last minute.

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

 

Week 2- Materials & Resources

Hi Bloggers,

As you know, for my Passion Project I am doing animation. In this post I will tell you what materials, resources, skills and how I will know when I have achieved my goal,

Materials- At the moment, I am only using pencils, paper, erasers and iMovie because I cannot afford the 2D animation software that would make it a lot easier to animate.

Resources- For animating, I currently just use my computer, my art supplies, my phone and paper as I said above, I cannot afford the appropriate software.

Skills- With animation, you require a lot of patience as a single finished animation took me 2 hours to make and it was one second of finished work.

How I Will Know When I Have Completed My Project- I have set a goal of making at least a minute long film about my journey in animation.

Thank you for visiting my blog and please leave a comment.

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 1 Second Animation

Hello Bloggers!

I have recently made a second animation featuring a little figure jumping. The name of this animation is the jumping man. This animation took two hours to make, to draw each frame (it had 8 frames) it took around an hour and a half (because I had to draw more detailed figures), then I had to take photos of the frames and email them to my computer and put it together on iMovie with a frame rate of 0.01 seconds, which took about thirty minutes, then I rendered the animation and now it’s posted here! I hope you like it!

Happy Blogging!

Claudia

First Animation

Hi everyone,

This afternoon, I made my first animation with the help of the Angry Animation Blog (link on the right sidebar)! The name of this animation is the bouncing ball. This animation took one hour make, to draw each frame (it had 33 frames) it took around fifteen minutes and then to take photos of them and email them to my computer as well as putting it together on iMovie with a frame rate of 0.01 seconds, which took about 45 minutes. After that, then I rendered the animation and now it’s here! Enjoy!

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Week 1- Getting Started

Hello Everyone,

This is my first weekly post relating to my Passion Project. As this is the first week, I have not actually started animating yet, nor have I ever tried to animate before. Although I haven’t actually started, I have found another blog that has step-by-step basic 2D animation instructions that don’t require any software and are fairly easy to follow, I will leave a link to it on the right sidebar.

Happy Blogging,

Claudia

Hello Everyone!

Hi everyone, my name is Claudia! Welcome to my blog. So far, I have not started my Passion Project yet, I will start the actual project next term and the time frame for this project is 8 weeks. My subject for my Passion Project is animation. In the future, I may also post about other things relating to art in general.

Happy Blogging,

Claudia