My biggest challenge for me during this project was the amount of time I spent procrastinating when I needed to be working. During this project it took me awhile to finally start to film and put together my project. This took me along time because during the start of this project I had a lot of ideas and I kept switching from idea to idea and making new intros to videos time after time tell it finally ended up taking almost the whole time span of the project. It took me all the way up until the last 3 weeks of the project to film, edit, and rewrite my project proposal as well as keep up with current assignments that were due. I over came this by finally realizing that I had to just pick something and make it the best I could because the amount of time that I had left. This meant constantly working everyday afterschool and on the weekends for two weeks straight. One thing that I will remember from this project is the skill of busting out quality work when needed. I know that this will be helpful in the future for other tough projects. I think that schools across America should definitely do the %20 project because I feel that it strongly enhances work ethic and real life skills that we will use in the future. The %20 project helped me learn many new things about my self. Also it helped learn many new skills such as video editing, filming, and work traits.
Since my last blog post I have come a long way from where I was at. I stuck to my goals and have come very close to finishing things. I will be able to wrap things up by tomorrow. I filmed a bunch of footage over the weekend along with writing a ted talk and put together a full presentation. There weren't to many problems I ran into this time besides the skill level of them filming and missing some video worthy lines and tricks along with the camera dying when I was trying to land a new video worthy trick. During this last week I wold say I have doubled my video editing knowledge and skill. I also learned a new wide angle shot to film from that looks good while skating pool. I learned how to slow down or speed up a shot in the middle of the frame instead of making the whole frame slow motion.
Since my last update I have learned a few things, not so much educationally but personally. I learned that sometimes you just have to do work. I have been lazy about doing work knowing that I can get it done in school but then just watching skate videos. I am not saying I have changed completely but I am learning new work ethics that I can build stronger. I also learned how to make my go pro wirelessly connect to my phone. Also I learned that filming takes lots of time and work. Since my last update I have actually started to put together a video and completely reconsider my project. There are six days left in this project and I am going to make the most of it. The struggle is real creating this project I have had a bunch of mental blocks and had to take time to solve them. Also I have had to deal with the struggle of not having enough time. Regardless I am going to preserver and try to come out with a badass obtuse edit.
Today we took a gallery walk. What struck me most during this gallery walk was the amount some people have completed verses the how little people have completed. Since my last blog entry I have learned how to use final cut pro x. I have learned how to use the slow motion as well as different effects, lighting, importing, exporting, and much more. I also learned new angles to film from and strengthen my filming skills overall. During this project a lot has went wrong so far. My biggest struggle was keeping track of little parts of my project that will have a big overall effect on my grade. My next step of action is to do two more blog entry's then re write my project proposal. After that I am planning on filming more skateboarding and skiing over spring break then editing the footage I get when I come back to school.
Today is the first day I begin project forty seven. 47 is a spiritual number four sending vibrations of productivity and application, inner wisdom and practical thinking, honesty and integrity, endurance and determination, conscientiousness and discipline. The number four is our drive and passion in life. The number seven brings spiritual awakening and enlightenment, intuition and inner knowing, psychic abilities and mysticism, independence and individualism, persistence of purpose, and good fortune. The number 47 is a message of congratulations from your angles for your hard work and effort you have put into achieving your goals. During this project I will be making a documentary film along with bringing out the underground culture of action sports in this community through cultural anthropology ( video ethnography ).