Category Archives: Self-reflection

Lagging..in leggings.

I hate making videos with a passion. Mostly because I suck so badly at it and keep messing up and it’s taking forever. Last wednesday we were given a new tech task, to make a mini doc for ECMP355, and OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS!! I’ve been working on the thing a bit every single night, just trying to make something decent and it’s one durp moment after another equally or more frustrating durp moment. First, most of the footage is of me randomly walking around campus…the footage I took of my minidoc partner Justin I stupidly filmed vertically instead of horizontally. Hence, when anything cuts to footage of him, it’s vertical, and anything of me is the normal horizontal widescreen image that you would see on tv. Danielle likes to film like she’s taking someone’s portrait. Silly, silly girl. Also, when I finally got a decent reel of 47 second long silent footage that we could then voice over, or do something with, guess who’s PC crashed??? It’s hard enough making something on windows movie maker, let alone on a dell that is probably going to die on me within the next year. Adorable looking, and purple might I add (the fact that my laptop is purple and matches my schoolbag is basically the only reason I picked it over a mac) BUT DYING. Soooooooo Saturday I spent completely redoing EVERYTHING I’d done up until then. And since then, I’m having trouble getting sound, fitting in sound, and I’m pretty sure half of that is the computer, and half of it is me really not having a clue what I’m doing.

What did I learn from this?

Sunday, or monday, hmmmm or MAYBE even friday, I should have just asked someone for help instead of just being a stubborn blockhead and wasting my time trying to do it on my own.

On a side note, it’s getting cooler out but I’m okay with that, because I found a bunch of my dad’s old big wool sweaters, and wearing those with leggings is the MOST comfortable thing EVER! 🙂

Anyways, I’m now off to quickly run errands and then get back to running my brain through the technological wringer to finish this minidoc. UNTIL I finish and post it (trust me, I will post that thing the SECOND I am done) you can enjoy this lovely BRAND NEW music video by coldplay for their new single “Paradise”. I LOVE this song.

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Just some thoughts before bed..

So by tonight, I’m really tired. It turns out transferring into a completely different program is far more mentally exhausting than I thought it would be. The reading we have to do for my ECS class is long, tedious, and I have to say mentally exhausting..I don’t know if it’s taken me this long to read through a textbook before in my life. Since it’s all about “becoming a teacher” (That’s literally the title) I just so happen to be applying every little stinking detail of it’s text to myself, and my temperaments, as well as my abilities and my confidence. Will I be able to manage a classroom properly? What if I struggle to reach all of my students and fail to notice some of them falling behind? Questions as simple as “What if I’m not strong enough for this?” pop in and out of my head as I’m reading the textbook, realizing just all of the responsibilities I will have to take absolute control of.

Is this something all teachers have gone through and felt in their pre-service and beginning stages? I sure hope so, I don’t want to be the only one having felt this way! I have my first seminar tomorrow, and I’m pretty curious to find out what the rest of my seminar group members’ reactions were to reading the chapters that were assigned this week.

Anyways, as I will likely do many a time, here’s a lovely song to send you off until my next post. This is Andrew Bird, who actually just performed at the Regina Folk Festival this summer..there’s honestly nothing that can compare to hearing this guy live, he is immensely talented and inspiring and every composition he performs seems to speak directly to the soul.

Enjoy!

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