Tuesday 19/04/16

Today I finished exploring what cause poverty and put more detail on each sector that cause poverty in Britain and expand my ideas. Also I collect facts and figures to prove why poverty is not a good in Britain and everyone should be looked after.

What causes poverty in Britain?

  • qualifications
  • health
  • crime
  • ethnic minorities
  • disability
  • housing

Monday 18/04/16

Today I choose my question based on the topic poverty and what causes poverty in Britain. I did mind maps of poverty in Britain and got some facts about poverty  and also I explain why I am passionate about poverty and how it makes me feel  . I am going to ask people there view about what cause poverty in Britain and how they feel about it. The reason why I choose poverty because I don’t like seeing families and young children not having a home to live in and not having enough money to buy food and they have to live on what they have got and there are loads of factors that cause poverty in Britain, for example: low income, health and disability etc.

Week one-Wednesday 13/04/16

Today we choose five social issues to mind map and explore my ideas to find one that I am passionate about. The five topics that I decide on are poverty,equality nhs, benefits and terrorist attack. The next thing that I need to do is think of a question but the question has to be simple, truthful and not be too opened about it. In this lesson I learnt that narrowing down your ideas and mind mapping them them to one final idea about a certain  topic in society and finding a  question based on that topic. also we had to narrow our ideas down to one that we are passionate at home.

week one-12/04/16

Today we started working on a project for trimester 3. This includes looking at our strengths and weakness for the past two trimester to see how we have developed our skills and ideas. Also we were looking at social issues as a group and then we had to decide on ten issues that affects us then we have to narrowed it down to five ideas and expand the ideas into a mind map then we had to pick one that drawn to us the most and find a question within that the topic and how to answer it.

Strengths and weakness

: 3 skills you have gathered from the last two trimester

  1. Editing a video because when I first started the course, I didn’t how to use Adobe premier to merge the video together to make it a final product without any mistakes in it. I am more confident using the editing program because I can add music and still photos to the video to make it more realistic and for this trimester I will add different music to the video.
  2. Writing a story because we had different steps to plan out the story and add more detail using storyboards.
  3. doing animation

2: improved since joining the course

1: developing my ideas further

2: creating my an interactive product

3: organising my work to meet the deadlines- this help me a lot since joining the course because I started late and making a timetable to show what piece of work was

3: what piece of work are you proud of

My Halloween video because I want to different places to film and take photos to combined with the music.

4: what medium is you’re strongest?


5: what medium do you want to develop?


Social issues

  1. equality
  2. benefits
  3. terrorist attack
  4. judgmental and stereotypes
  5. mental health
  6. poverty
  7. NHS
  • Equality links to the college because we accept people from different cultures and adapt to their needs to help them with their work. The college can raise awareness of equality by putting posters around the college to make sure students know what equality is and how to use it in the right manner. Also on the posters we can put where the students can get help from and who to speak to in the college.
  • I choose benefits because most people are entitled to benefits if they are employed and looking for job, if they have children and not working or if you are in supported lodgings. But some people can get turn down for benefits because they are working or not in full time education.
  • I think that terrorist attack effects most people because if they are in the country where the attack is taking place they might be family members out there you might not survive and it will make the rest of the family upset and they don’t have the right to get killed if they haven’t done anything wrong and they should be able to carry on following their dreams
  • I think no one should be judgmental because it will hurt other peoples feelings. Also people have the right to express themselves without being judge by other people in the world. but on the other hand we can be judgmental ourselves and we don’t realize we are doing it and hurting people’s feelings.   Also i think stereotype is wrong because not all teenagers are naughty but newspapers also express how teenagers are getting into trouble with the police but not all teenagers are like that because certain teenagers have rules and boundaries from their parents and know their limits.
  • Lots of people suffer from mental health problems because some people find it hard to talk to other people about how they are feeling  and they leave it bottled up inside of them and they feel down for more than a month. this mental health issues is called depression but they are loads of different mental health issues. this affects me because i know how it feels to feel down and when you don’t talk to people about what is bothering.
  • Poverty is a continue issue within society because everyday there are people in Africa who are starving and dying of thirst everyday because young kids have to go to the river  to collect water which is dirty and makes them ill and they can die from drinking this water . This makes me feel sorry and sad for the families that are living in these poor countries because that don’t have enough money to get clean water and also I hate seeing children die at such a young age.
  • NHS is a problem in society because not everybody gets the Nhs treatment for free because in america they have to pay for their treatments but in england we get the NHS treatment free but I think everyone should not pay for the treatment they need

week 11-Progression week 21/03/16-23/03/16

interactive product- videoI completed doing my evaluation for my stop motion video.


To make the stop motion, I use a cardboard box to create the set. I created the set by using pictures of the internet and sticking them to the cardboard box. The pictures that I used Was a town and a forest I used Photoshop to make them my own. I also use the spare parts of the cardboard to make the characters and the houses to make it look like a city. Once I have created the set . i borrowed a camera and tripod off college to take 180 photos. When i had to do the forest scene, i paperclip the forest background over the original background. When i was finished taking all the photos, i uploaded all my photos onto the computer and input them into Adobe premier programmed on the computer to put the animation together . once the animation was put together with the music. i save it in my documents than i insert the link into the video. The music that i used in my video was the classic relax walking music so people can think about the story first before going into the slideshow to read the rest of the animation. The things that worked well with the animation was the music because it is relaxing at the beginning of the story and then when the boys have died in the middle of the story, the audio is were you can hear the girls crying because there brother had died. The hardest thing about stop motion was trying to get the sounds to work with the photos and the scenery behind it. Also it was hard to make the stop motion thirty seconds. I did 180 photos for my stop motion but i only  used 27 of the photos because my animation went over 30 seconds and the animation ended begin 1 minute long. the most enjoyable bit of this unit was doing the story and making a animation out of it. i also enjoy doing my own sounds using the Foley technique. In my power point i used different transitions to make it look scary.


How to do stop motion

  1. Plan out what story, you want to do with your stop motion
  2. Collect all your objects and props
  3. Take 180 photos to put the animation together
  4. Upload your photos to the computer
  5. Then use Adobe premier to edit and make the animation
  6. Then save and upload the video to YouTube.



skills needed 

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Patient
  • Speed


interactive prduct


Foley is relating to or concerned with the recorded sound effects after the shooting of a film. They use different props to create all the sound effects. The props they used are from plates to chairs and anything they can find. The artists watch the film and creates the sounds in real life then adds them to each of the scenes in the movie. The most common sounds that Foley recreates are doors opening or closing, people walking up and down the stairs, pets starching and making the weather noises. Most Foley artists have their own props. Most successful Foley artists can look at an object and imagine what the sound of that object will be. The Foley crew will include the artist or the walker. Foley artists are named after Jack Foley.


Week 10-Friday 18/03/15

Today i uploaded all my photos onto the computer and started to put my animation together. i also updated my blog to see what i have done each day. also i have complete the work that i haven’t done.I also finish off my power point by adding the ending to the story.

Stop Motion  research 




Stop motion shows objects such as toys to appear as they are moving on their own and

Here are some early animation films since 1898, where humpty dumpty animation was made and used stop motion. the successful movie in 1907 was the haunted hotel.  stop motion has been going since the 20th century . stop motion is rarely used nowadays.


To do stop motion you have to do each frame with a small movement each time. The first stop motion was right at the dawn of the cinema with the humpty dumpty  circus. It brings non-moving objects to life. You can use Lego figures, clay etc. because they are easy to handle. Stop motion can be used by a lot of still photographs.

Films that was created my stop motion are:

  1. Wallace and Gromit
  1. Chicken run
  1. Toy story
  1. The crab with golden claws
  1. The Lego movie



Stop motion can be used in books and films.