Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Tarawera Experience

This term, as you all know we have been learning about volcano's. That are in New Zealand. The extension group have put together a movie describing before and after a volcanic eruption in Wairoa. The main volcano that was there was called ' Tarawera' .

Tarawera has three craters, that had killed millions of people in Wairoa! It had erupt back in 1886. But my video is about the beautiful and dazzling ' Pink and White Terraces'. If you would like to know more about tarawera then click on this url which will take you to one of my friend, Selena's blog to tell you more!

Each and every one of us had been put in a group and had done separate types of episodes. Me and Starford had been animating, filming and also taking pictures about the Pink and White Terraces. So sit back and enjoy the show!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Worst Nightmare!!

BANG! BANG! BANG! The butcher was back in town! He hit the outside of the door violently, with an axe! I stood back, panicking , taking deep but fast breaths! I had no where to go! Now where to escape! The sound was expanding, he was getting closer and closer until.....

He had finally got to me. The door had cracked, opening to reveal ' The Butcher ' My eyes grew big, as my pupils were getting smaller! I then closed my eyes, taking my last breath! " BYE" I whispered.

Whoosh! I heard the butchers axe sway. I then opened my eyes and saw the axe coming right at my face. Suddenly I ducked, pushing my way through his legs. His temper had appeared. I couldn't see his face, he was once again shaded by the closet! My heart started to pound, like it was racing other hearts to the finish!

Then suddenly he was raising his hands, holding the old, rusty axe! " Please! DON'T! " I exclaimed but he didn't listen. Could my blood appear on that axe " I had whispered.

SPLASH!! my own blood was splatting out on to my own killer who was my-my DAD!! Had he come outof the shadow with the axe? How could this be?

My Dad stood back looking at his hands, looking at all the blood! he had started to get dizzy! Panicking like he was about to have an heart attack. Once again, he raised the axe but this time he had turned it to him self. I looked up, struggling, taking my last look until.....

SPLAT!! His own blood had appeared on me! Then I suddenly slammed my back on the ground. Slowly I closed my eyes. As this was the last day of my life!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Presentation!

Graphic art plays a very important part in our learning at Pt England school. Lots of our students are like me and love doing graphic art and are really good at it.This is because we start when we are really young! I started when I was 5 years old! And I'm still doing it. Our new entrants start of by using Kid Pix to draw their own pictures about what they are learning. And we just get better and better at it as we get older. No one at our school is even allowed to use clip art. We draw our own pictures or take photos.

We start creating animations of our learning when we are very young too and we all begin by making Kid Pix Slide shows. As we get older we learn to animate our work in programmes like Pixelmator, I can Animate and iMovie. My favourite multimedia programme is hyperstudio and I like using it to create animations of the things I write about. Then I publish them on my blog for the hole world to see and give me feedback. Did you know that Roger Wagner, the man who invented Hyperstudio asked our school to be the beta testers of his new versions! He really likes how we use Hyperstudio and he even showed my work and some of my friends at the Mac world convention in America this year!

My favourite part about publishing my animations is writing what I have made and adding my point of view to it. Then I publish it on my blog for the whole world to see and give me feed back! i think that this is a great way to show people what we have been learning about and everyone likes watching them!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Learning About Somalia

These last 2 weeks we have been learning about Somalia and the wars that have been happening. If you watch this movie you would also be able to see and watch the deadly things that happens. So sit back and relax!