Where I’m From

April is poetry month, where our school has an art and poetry festival. All of the 5th grade had to write a poem about where they are from, like what things are a part of them.

I wanted my poem a little bit more different from everyone else’s. Most people’s poems would list things: things they cherish, phrases often said in their house, things they love to do (hobbies), family names, etc. My poem was more like a story, and I only talked about three things (of course I love more than three things, but I couldn’t write more than one page).

After we finished our poems, we colored them, and that really brought them alive!

Most of us recorded ourselves in front of a green screen reciting the poem, so we could chose a background in our video.

The rest of us made a short movie, where we added different pictures together to form a video, then added a voice over. I also wanted to make a video, so I did. I didn’t know what site to make it on. After trying out lots of different movie making sites, I finally decided to use WeVideo, which was my original choice. I started a video, adding different pictures and videos to match my poem. I didn’t really like it though, I thought it was too boring. Then I came up with an idea. I totally changed the content in my video, and I think it looks way better.

Check my final video out:

 

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