AS3's Journal



Date
Plan
Effort
Achievement
Reflection
10/6/15
I will try to help with upcoming plot twists. I will also help with the characters movements and their story-line. I will lastly think of a new scene to move all the characters to.


I have done most I have planned. I have helped with the story line and character movements. Yet I haven't made a new scene. But I have helped with a few plot twists. Another thing I did was put more characters in places. Lastly I though of some new things for the stop motion video like new characters.
9/29/15
I am going to ... Since I didn't do some of the stuff I planned to do last time, I will try to do those today, I will see if any other addition will look good in the stop motion video, Like last time I didn't take a lot of pictures, so I will try to this time.
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Today I/we ... I put the characters in place. I have also planned some huge plot twists. I built and destroyed the wall, so we can make a hole in it, so a new character comes out. Lastly, I took a few pictures to make the stop motion longer. I have done everything I have planned
9/22/15
I am going to ... Take the pictures of the stop motion with the iPad so we can make it longer.
Also I will help put the characters in place so it will look professional.
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Today I/we ... I didn't take a lot of pictures but I have taken some pictures for the stop motion video, yet I built the wall for the video so it doesn't show the school wall, lastly I got a soundboard for the video, even though I have found one sound and I need to find the other one

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Effort
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4/26/17
I started a new project, instead of doing
mostly edits, I'm doing complications for
examples like top 10s, and mostly doing
football. However I might do some edits
here and there using the new tools I learned.


The new project is going well so far, I had a little experince before which helped a little. Before I knew it I was done with my 1st video, it didn't take that long. It has gotten a lot of views so far so I want to keep doing what Im doing, I have gotten some subscribers too as well. I am getting better than the last time I did edits.

I am working on more edits, I am almost done with my 2nd video. However it is another edit. I want to make top 10 videos too, but I want to make it a creative top 10 not ones you see all over on youtube. My goal for 1 video is 1000 views.


Today...My last video got 100 views! Which surprised me, I thought I would get a couple views, which was what my last videos got, so I know whatever I'm doing is right, but I still need to work on it. I gotten closer to my goal of 1000 views on my video. I hope my channel blows up, but my videos have a good 5 minutes worth of edits.

I have forgotten my username and password. This means I cannot work at home, so I have to do my project at school. I will continue searching for videos to make at school however. I plan to make a 2004 Detroit Pistons tribute video.


I have finished 2 videos so far, and I am in the middle of my 3rd,
my channel hasn't got much recognition, but I hope it does soon, I need
to find new methods to get more views and
subscribers. I also have gotten back my channel
after I forgot my username so I can work home
also.

I still haven't started on making a creative top 10 video. I don't think I want to though, I think I am better off with my edits. I am starting to make an intro and I am grabbing the videos for that, but I don't know if it will work out in the end.


Things worked out good...I am done with my third, but I realized that I am not that great with Top 10 Videos. I attempted to make one but it really didn't work out. I am going to stick with just making specific player or a team's highlights, maybe it will work out in the future. I have also started on making my own intro which worked out great on the 1st try. Now I am working on my outro for my videos.






I plan to just show my thinking project at the maker faire. I am going to show my sports edits because I like the way they turned out. I plan to get feedback on how to improve my videos too, so I can make them look better.


What went well...was I explained my project clearly and I explained the best way possible, some difficulties were many people weren't interested and just walked past my table. I told people to come check out my project which got more people to see. I could have made it more successful by bringing more attention so more people some to see my project, but it looked dull. (All TS)
























































Date
Plan
Effort
Achievement
Reflection

First I need to find how my characters will look. I will experiment which type
will be the most fitting for comic strips like mine. It will mainly be a comic
superhero.


Now that I am doing good in drawing characters by drawing various
superheroes, I need to know if i'm doing my background in 1st or 3rd perspective,
I have decided to do a superhero comic and it takes places in a city.
I have started drawing cities and rural areas to get better at drawing backgrounds, and once I have this completed I will start putting my own character and the background together to make my comic.
A hardship I have to overcome is when my city or my character doesn't come out the way I wanted it to and it looks really different than I wanted it to.
12/14/16
I have started a new project, I am making basketball edits.
I hope to make a video everyday, which so far is going as a success.
The difference between this time and the last time is this time
Im focusing on the editing more that just music. I will be making
highlights videos, so far I have 3 videos.


I got a lot of progress done...I have my first video up. It only takes a
day per video if you work hard enough. I plan on doing highlights
for my favorite players and different types of edits each time. I am liking
how my edits have been turning out so far.
1/4/17
I have made 2 videos so far but I haven't uploaded one,Once I upload that I need to link it to my project page which
I haven't done yet. I plan to make another video today but a different
type with different types of edit.


I have made 2 videos so far but I haven't uploaded one,
Once I upload that I need to link it to my project page which
I haven't done yet. I plan to make another video today but a different
type with different types of edit.
1/18/17
I've learned the basics and I plan to add and look at more details in my edits. I plan on doing
variety of edits.



2/1/17
Since it is a new quarter I have been thinking about
starting a project for the maker fair with Evan. We
are planning to make a functioning computer. We have a lot of computer pieces so hopefully we have
enough to make a computer. We are trying to make
a functioning computer. If we do good we plan to on that then we plan to make a high speed computer.


So Far... I haven't gotten all the computer pieces yet, but until then me and Evan have agreed to make a mousetrap car. A mousetrap car is a car which
you try to see how far it goes and you measure the distance from the mousetrap. So until we gather all the pieces, we will continue with the mousetrap. But when we do, then we will move to the computer. If possible we will try to buy one.
3/1/17
Today, we are almost done building the mousetrap car, we just need to figure out a way to make the axle which
connects the 2 wheels, then we will start testing. We might us shish kabob skewers.


Today, we have thought about using a 3d printer to make a axle since we weren't
able to get a shish kabob skewer. If we use a 3d printer then we will use that to jab into
the tap in the CD then we will get the straw to cover the 3d printed axle. We hope to start testing next week
or the week after that.
3/8/17
Evan and I think we're going to find a new project. We haven't been doing much in our project and we find it boring. We still plan
on working a project together though, and
most likely it will be on a computer.


We are still working on our mousetrap car, and we haven't
gone far so we hope we find a new project soon. We have
started to look at the project page. We also have started
brainstorming our own project. We aren't able to find
all the pieces for the mousetrap car we need.
3/15/17




3/22/17
We have been assigned a new project, a scratch
project. After this we hope to start our new project



3/29/17
I am almost done with my scratch project. When I
am done I will have to post it. When Evan and I
are done then I will start a new project.


Currently I have accomplished a lot. I only have a little bit more to go on my scratch project, just a few more
things I need to add and I will be done. Evan and I are most likely going to make
a computer still. However if we don't have enough pieces we need to find
another project. We don't know for sure if we are continue to be partners, we may
go solo.






Date
Plan


Reflection
December 14th
I have started a new project, I am making basketball edits.
I hope to make a video everyday, which so far is going as a success.
The difference between this time and the last time is this time
Im focusing on the editing more that just music. I will be making
highlights and top 5 videos, so far I have 3 videos.


I have my first video up. It only takes a day per video if you work hard enough.
I plan on doing highlights for my favorite players and different types of edits each
time.

Date
Plan


Reflection
9/14/2016
First I need to find how my characters will look. I will
experiment which type will be the most fitting for
comic strips like mine. It will mainly be a comic
superhero.


Now that I am doing good in drawing characters by drawing various superheros, I need to know if i'm doing my background in 1st or 3rd perspective,
I have decided to do a superhero comic and it takes places in a city.
I have started drawing cities and rural areas to get better at drawing backgrounds, and once I have this completed I will start putting my
own character and the background together to make my comic. A hardship I have to overcome is when my city or my character doesn't come out the way I wanted it to and it looks really different than I wanted it to.
9/21/2016
I am going to...Find some youtube tutorials on how to draw the
characters. I will use these to figure out how mine will look. I will
also improve my drawing ability


I found a good youtube channel that explains good. I have
drawn a really good body. I started working on the head but
I havent finished yet.
9/28/2016
The steps I/we plan to follow is I have found a really good account
that teaches drawing superheros thouroughly. I will use it as a tutorial
before I start drawing my own characters.


I am almost done with my character. I have created a torso.
I plan on working on the head, and then the legs next week.
I might do another video to strengthen my drawing.






6/14/16



I have learned a lot this year in thinkering. What I have learned this year is that I work better alone.
I can make decisions by myself without asking other people, and we all don't have to agree on
one project. Because what if I don't like the project but we agree on it anyway. I get to choose
my roles and for the most part I do everything in this project. Why I learned it from doing everything
myself is because I learn only little parts of it when I am in a group but when I am alone, I get to learn
how to use iMovie, Youtube, and editing better because I do it all by myself. This was the first project
where I worked by myself and I actually did something and got somewhere with my video. I have also
learned how to take videos from youtube and edit them to make them look interesting, and on top of
that add music on to them so it becomes a sports edit. I have also learned how to upload to youtube because
before I had trouble. This project got me really into editing in the future for fun.






6/2/2016
The Steps I/We plan to follow is to add half of the effects to at least half the .
I have all the highlights, but now I need to find the effects to make them look
interesting. I need to find more music for each one of the edits, and I need to look
for non copy righted music,


One way I/we showed resourcefulness was I have started to find new music. Some of the music I used is copyrighted so I need to remove them before I make special effects. Hopefully soon I will post it to youtube. I will tell people to watch my videos to get more views.

Type 2 - I explained what I need to do
6/7/2016
My goal for this project is to find a few more pieces of music for the video. I need to also add the edits to make it look more interesting. I need to do this to get more views hopefully. Im looking for big channels that don't post copyrighted music.



















5/17/16
I am going to ...
Hopefully end up with 15 minutes in my video. I started my basketball edit project.
So far I have 3 minutes and about 6 edits in. I am going to add effects soon too.
Today I/we ...
Have finished 5 minutes of the video now. I have added 2 edits and still looking for more. I am looking for more songs though that are clean. I have planned to add the effects once I'm done with the edits.









4/12/16

The steps I / We plan to follow are to record geoguessr today or Thursday because I have everything I need to record. I have found two more appropriate games, but
I need to find more. Until then I will use these 3 games to record. We may do a
group record soon.

One way I/we showed resourcefulness was I recorded and did commentary on my first game. It was Bloons Tower defense 5, I plan on recording and commentary on Geoguessr next time I can. I also have found a whole list of unblocked games I can play for my commentary. I plan to finish up at least 2-4 by next week.








Today I/We found a new game that is fun and we can play. It took me a while to do but I have found an unblocked game that is appropriate and fun. However I need to find more games for the future because I can't rely on one game for my whole commentary series.


3/24/16





4/28/2016


One way I/we showed resourcefulness was I have started a new project today.
I need to get my proposal approved though. The project is basketball edits where
I take highlights, edit them, and post it to youtube. If this doesnt work out my next option is Legos.








12/8/2015
What I/we need to do next is ...
I Finished one game last thinkering class. Deciding what to make next
looking through scratch accounts. I plan to make a squeal to my current
game so far. Since it takes me about 3-4 days to make a game, I plan
on a Christmas game.


I/We think...I will pick my game next week because I didn't decide yet what
to do for my Christmas game, I think it would still be a sequal, and soon we
will combine ideas to make a group game. Hopefully it would be done around the 20th. If not I will try to make a collaboration and see if that works as a Christmas project.
1/7/2016
I / We think... we will create some pix-elated characters for Evan's game, we will try to make at least 2 or 3 pix-elated character's for his game, I will take the base pix-elated character from his game in to my backpack and design it for his game.


One way I/we showed resourcefulness was ... We started working on the sort of group project. I have started to work on characters for Evan's game on a new project, I have finished one and almost finished another character which I will work on tonight. The characters are pix-elated and it is for an RPG game, I have finished 3. I will think of a new game soon for me to make.




























3/8/2016

What I/we need to do next is ... finally record some games.
Planning to finish one today, but if not, by next class I will finish
one. We are still figuring out what games to play, I have only a
few in mind and will commentary on that, but for the future I need to
pick some games that aren't blocked.

I/We think... we will play and record agario for some days.
We will find a new game to play after we are done recording agario.
But for now it is a great game to record because it is multiplayer and we
can play as a group. So hopefully we find another game like this for next time.

3/1/2016
I/We think... we will find more games soon. Today we have found a whole website of
unlocked games, that work, and aren't blocked. We will chose which games are
appropriate, and multiplayer. So we have fixed a problem, but now we will chose what games
out of the whole list.


1/12/2016
I / We think... have been making a lot of progress, I have made 2 project recently.
We are going to make a lot more games, maybe complete a good one this week. I will help with Evan on his game making characters for his game, by which I mean I will make the characters on a blank project and he will put it in his backpack and will put it in his game.


One example of a FAILure we had was when I was done with a new game. However it glitches and says you lost when you didn't. I have been working on it to fix the problem by playing around with the scripts, but it has gotten me no where, so I played around with the other character and it worked better, but still bugs. I am currently helping working on a new game for Evan and creating characters for the game







10/13/15
My PLAN is to rebuild the wall, since it broke and we have to fix it again.
I will also think of new characters for the stop motion. Lastly since I couldn't;s
do some plot twists, I will try that this week.


We are close to the end of our video, yet it will be a little longer. New characters and audio coming soon to the video. Our plan is to complete this around 900 to 1000 pictures. Once we are done we will maybe
start a scratch project. We have added a lot of new plot twists like Batman was only dreaming and he goes crazy. Lastly more plot twists to come!
10/20/15
My PLAN is to wrap this stop motion up, we are nearing our ending with 1100 pictures (Which is a lot). We are still thinking what we should do for our next project. For the last few pictures I will focus the screen. We need to send it and add it to our wiki, and lastly, add voices/audio.


What was fun? What did I/we enjoy?
We ended up with no where near with 1100 pictures, instead, with 2030,! We made a pretty long epilogue and this is the longest stopmotion we have made. It is 3 minutes long. I helped with the pictures. I also helped with the moving of the characters and what would happen. Lastly, we picked what our next project would be, a scratch project. This project was really fun because I could hang out with my friends and do what seemed like an interesting project to me, we have made a lot of progress.
2/11/2016
I/We have changed my/our plan... We have started a game commentary project
because our scratch project wasn't working. We still need to think of a game
to record online that isn't blocked. However I am trying to hook my phone to the
mac to use commentary on my phone apps/games






2/23/2016

The steps I / We plan to follow are... to decide what game to record online. When we will choose what game to play online that is not blocked (a lot are blocked) we will record it then post it. Unfortunately I could not hook up my phone to the computer to play apps on my phone, so I have to decide a online game and use screen-o-matic.
















2/2/16

My/Our goals for this project are...
to finish making my characters for Evan's huge pix-elated game he is


making, and I might start making evil creatures with Adam. We will all start
a whole game commentary on different types of games after the huge game
Evan and us are working on.





I/We think we will start on our game commentary next class. It took a while for us to know what to do because we decided to cut off in the middle of our project because it wasn't working out for us. We think this project will work out better for us.












12/15/2015
I / We think... that I will make a football game for fun.
I need to get the sprites and learn how to, but I think
I will be making this game, I need to learn what scripts
to use and what type of football game to make.


We want to know ... How long it will be until we will make a collaboration where we work on
a project all together. Yet I have been looking for sprites for the football game, I found 2. I helped my friends with his game also. I fixed some glitches in my past game, even though there is more to go, I will play around with the sprites in my game to see what will happen.






10/27 /15
I / We want to know... what we will agree on for the scratch project
and what we will work on, so we can get a good start on our new project
and we still need to add audio, hopefully it would be this week we can
add audio to our stop motion. Then lastly posting it.
I / We want to know... what audio and music we will put in and where in
the stop motion.


I started a Scratch MIT Card project by myself, where I would look at cards
and use those to make my own scratch projects, so far so well, I finished 2.
I made making a beat, and changing color, currently working on moving with arrows.
I will then make more after that, 10 more cards to go.
11/10/201

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My/Our goals for this project are... to build a stable project that looks professional. We also need to know what to decide on for the project since we haven't decided it. We will also make it pretty long. I will be working on the designs.


One way I/we showed resourcefulness was ...
I have come up with 2 project over this week! Not all professional, but we are planning to make a group project and we need to decide on that, maybe we will make one more project by ourselfs then we will start on our proup project. I got a couple of help on building my game and my soundboard by Evan.