Category Archives: Health and Technology

Create;

This is me, working on my first, and second video. I used the iMovie webcam to film myself. I used music from iTunes & the transitions and effects available on iMovie. I also had to adjust the volume of the music & myself talking, so both could be heard evenly.

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Evaluate:

During this process, I just filmed myself talking, and made a video on iMovie. I failed to take different angles but I had a storyboard and edited the video to the best of my capabilities. I did not want to have writing on the video, because it did not seem like it was a necessity. Overall, I think that I could have done a much better job, in filming areas, but since I pretty much did everything in the last moment, I could not fulfill that. This is probably the first time I have left something to the end, but I had many other things to accomplish. Again, as in my previous PSA, I was open-minded. This activity caused me to be more so open-minded because this assignment, we were left to do things independently & come up with the best things we could do. I tried to incorporate all the subjects we have learned this year, but some did not match with the context of my video. I could also say that I was a communicator. I had to try really hard to communicate my message to the teenager girl audience that I am directing this video to. I think that I did the best I could in this area, trying to explain to the girls that healthy weight loss is the most beneficial thing to do. I had to be principled. This is because I am dealing with a topic which most people are really insecure about. Most teenage girls are very sensitive when it comes to their weight & body’s appearance. I could not say things to indicate that they need to lose weight, or that anorexia and being bulimic is stupid, since it is not entirely their fault. I had to make boundaries, and give as much information as I could, inside it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXzWsj86oZQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LK-nE5n1Q

Plan

 

My goal is to make a PSA, just like what we did for the previous one, but this time we have to do two!!!! I am going to be adding me in this video. I am going to be filming myself at home. I am going to be myself.

In the first video, I am going to be talking as a teenage girl, and how her eating habits changed. Also, I will include why she made these changes. I am just going to be talking, in general about healthy eating.

In the second video, I am going to be talking as a teenage girl again, and how her exercising habits changed.

Evaluate!

Overall, I think I did a really good job on the PSA assignment, from what I expected. Once I got the hang on using this program, everything was really simple! I think that my PSA had the right amount of information and not just throwing out a bunch of information at the viewers. I think that I had enough information to make an impact and for it to be remembered. Also, we had dramatic footage which really showed how bad being a pregnant teenager could be, which is persuasive. Early on, I thought this was going to be a complete disaster since Hannah had left and our story had to change. But we coped and made our storyboard well. The planning and design was a little tricky because we had to think and make decisions about what we were going to do in the end. I hope that this PSA is accepted by the audience how it was accepted to me. I think that the PSA mad a difference in my life, to actually act out how a life as a pregnant teen would be. I think I was a risk-taker, because I used iMovie for the first time and I had to take many risks such as deleting, adding scenes, adding music and editing scenes. I was very nervous and did not know where to start. I also was a thinker. Since the very beginning, we have been thinking about how we want our PSA to be. I also had to think about how to add the health content into my PSA. I also had to contemplate about how I would get across my messages. Lastly, I was open-minded. With all of this footage, there were so many options about how to put my PSA together. I had many decisions and I had to be open to test out all. All together, I enjoyed this project so much and I would really like to do it again!

Create #2

For this PSA, everything that I made was according to plan. I expected many many problems to come towards me since I had never used iMovie before, but surprisingly it was really simple! I had many problems choosing music though, but I eventually found music that set the tone properly. I also went 30 seconds over 1:00 so I had to choose parts to shorten and increase. I did not do anything very great, but I think I did well because I did not have many difficulties at all.

Plan #2

Basically, my PSA is going to very similar to what I said in the first plan. The directed audience is also the same, to teenagers. I think I am going to include statistics and questions directed to the teenagers making them decide what they really want in their live.We are not focusing on STDS or any other thing but the life of a pregnant teenager, and expressing the fact that condoms do not always work. We have a lot of footage and I will not be using all of it. I think I am also going to use many affects on the scenes such as dream and sepia.

Create April 26th

Today, we went outside and took me making the peace sign with my body. This was to show how free and happy I was. We decided not to do physical activity on the turf since there was a class & we already had many scenes to add in our PSA.

Create April 22nd

This is what we did:

Tuesday:
Camera: J-sub or Ray
Take scenes:
Classroom scene with girl screaming at her friends and then crying (Mr. McEwen’s Room)
Classroom scene with getting the test back good grade and bad grade. (same room)Script
Sex scene ( Yes)
Boy: So.. do you want to do it today..
Girl: Um… I don’t think so..
Boy: Its ok.. nothing will change..
Girl: But…
Boy: Its ok we can use a condom and all will be fine..
Girl: Ok. Lets have sex then.Sex Scene (No)
Boy: So.. do you want to do it today
Girl: Um.. no not really
Boy: Dont worry, I have condom. It will be ok.. nothing will change
Girl: NO! Lets just wait until we get older

Girl with friends (Yes)
Friend 1: Hey Priyanka do you want to hang out after school?
Fiend 2: Yeah! Theres gonna be like a lot of people coming
Girl: SHUT UP!! LEAVE ME ALONE
Friend 1: what? are you ok?
Friend 2: Hey! We were just asking you if you wanted to come
Girl: I DON’T CARE!! CAN’T YOU HEAR! I SAID LEAVE ME ALONE
Friend 1: What is wrong with you
Friend 2: Fine
Girl: Crying

Gril with friends (No)
Friend1: Hey Priyanka do you want to hang out after school?
Friend2: Yeah! Theres gonna be like a lot of people coming.
Girl: Um…. its okay, but Im not sure that people would like to see me.
Friend1: What are you talking about! you are the most popular person in our school!
Friend2: Yeah! everyone wants to see you.
girl: Okay, then see you after school!

We also needed a scene where the girl who said no to sex, having physical activity outside on the turf.
Because it was raining outside, we couldn’t.
We are planning to do it next Tuesday if the weather is alright.

Create April 19th

This was our schedule:
Tuesday:
Camera: J-sub or Ray
Take scenes:
Classroom scene with girl screaming at her friends and then crying (Mr. McEwen’s Room)
Classroom scene with getting the test back good grade and bad grade. (same room)Script
Sex scene ( Yes)
Boy: So.. do you want to do it today..
Girl: Um… I don’t think so..
Boy: Its ok.. nothing will change..
Girl: But…
Boy: Its ok we can use a condom and all will be fine..
Girl: Ok. Lets have sex then.

Sex Scene (No)
Boy: So.. do you want to do it today
Girl: Um.. no not really
Boy: Dont worry, I have condom. It will be ok.. nothing will change
Girl: NO! Lets just wait until we get older

Girl with friends (Yes)
Friend 1: Hey Priyanka do you want to hang out after school?
Fiend 2: Yeah! Theres gonna be like a lot of people coming
Girl: SHUT UP!! LEAVE ME ALONE
Friend 1: what? are you ok?
Friend 2: Hey! We were just asking you if you wanted to come
Girl: I DON’T CARE!! CAN’T YOU HEAR! I SAID LEAVE ME ALONE
Friend 1: What is wrong with you
Friend 2: Fine
Girl: Crying

Gril with friends (No)
Friend1: Hey Priyanka do you want to hang out after school?
Friend2: Yeah! Theres gonna be like a lot of people coming.
Girl: Um…. its okay, but Im not sure that people would like to see me.
Friend1: What are you talking about! you are the most popular person in our school!
Friend2: Yeah! everyone wants to see you.
girl: Okay, then see you after school!

We accomplished all, and just have a few left for Friday.
We worked pretty well as a group, and did not have difficulties.

Create April 12th.

We had class on April 12, a Tuesday.

This is what we had planned to do:

Tuesday:
Camera: Either J-sub or Ray
Scenes:
Take scenes we can not finish during Friday
Scene where boy asks girl to have sex (Twice for yes and no)
If we have time then toilet scene
Couch on 4th floor
Health room toilet if Ms. Ishihara says yes
If we have to 4th floor girls bathroom to take scene

We accomplished all and also completed one scene that we could not finish last Friday, where I suicide. We were swift and efficient while filming, so we also did one scene that we would have completed next week.