Capstone #2… Interview With ASHLEY BATTLE!

Yesterday I spoke with former WNBA player Ashley Battle. I found out a lot about Ashley. For instance everyone in her family played basketball and that she was raised by a single mother. She wanted to be a surgen when she was a young girl. The actual interview was great. Ashley was really nice and gave thourgh anwesers to every one of all my 20 questions. She seemed extremeley exited to be a part of this.  Some of my 20 questions for Ashley were “who or what inspired you to dedicate your life to basketball.” Another question was “Who were your rolemodels and people that you looked up to as a child.” I am not going to name all of the questions cause that would take to long for you to read and because I am getting kind of tired. In retrospective I think the interview went really well. Thank you for reading! P.S. look out for interview number 2 with nik stauskas! P.P.S. be on the look out for site visit at the basketball hall of fame!

Recording Voice Overs… Immigration

We recently recorded voice overs. Kenneth didn’t want to be narrarator but Rush and I both wanted to be narrarator so we did a coin flip 2 out of 3 Rush ended up winnig so he got to become the narrarator. The movie came toghther pretty well. There was some fighting and some problems along the way but we got over them. The movie in the end turned out really good but we did have a little trouble while recording voice over. It is very hard to hear but at the begining the other group across the hall was really loud and they kind of but not really screwed up our voice over. It turned out pretty good however thought.

Capstone #1: Topic Chosen…

I have recently chose my topic for Capstone. I am so exited and anxious to get started. For my topic I have chosen Who Are The Greatest NBA Legends And How Did They Get To Be Where They Are Right Now. I am really nervous about this but also psyched at the same time. I am thinking about creating kind of like a list and each player would have their own slide. I would name the person say their position and what they were known for. I would then say all of their achievements and give some background history about the players life. I really hope this turns out well. Good luck to everyone else!

Immigration: Greenscreen

Today I learned how to use a Greenscreen on imovie verion 10.0 it was really fun. Basically you have to open imovie go to crome select an immage drag it out onto desktop, drag the photo ontop of your movie. Go to adjust and change greenscreen settings from cutaway to blue/green screen. Once you get it all to work its so cool. With greenscreens you can create the eloution that your flying, that your in star wars, that your a fantasy world with wizards and dragons. With greenscrenns you can create any eloution. That is why I am telling you how to acsess it.

Where I Am From…

Where I’m From…

By Taj

 

I am from blue skies and hot sun

From Cold days and snowflakes

I am from a house atop a hill

And with four people inside of it

I am from redwood trees

Whoose bark is red as blood

I am from my possessions

From Yusuf and Grewal

I am from Christmas and Eid

And from getting together on the holidays

From playing hockey

I am from differnt cultures

I am from my Mom and my Dad

From India and Pakistan

From St.Luis and  Canada

Different places but not that different

From my dad almost getting hit by a bus

And from my mom winning a reading contest

I am from the moments and I always will Be

 

SNOW SCHOOL!

Yesterday we had a snow day! it was so fun. I didn’t really do much. I just went over to my friends house played knee hockey ate popcorn watched a movie & ate brownies. The brownies tasted funny. I watched the movie parental guidance but then got bored and started playing H-O-R-S-E with hockey. I ended up loosing but it was still fun. My little brother and his friend wanted to watch the sponge bob movie but me and Sam didn’t want to so we went down to the basement to watch parental guidance. That’s how my went.

Expert Lecture #5

I really enjoyed our newest and most recent expert lecture. A woman named Jackie came in for our most recent expert lecture. She was from Curios On Hudson. She came in and told us about herself and her hobbies and activities that she enjoyed doing. For example of that she told us how she was really into Harry Potter. She taught us about her job being a mechanical engineer. But my favorite part was when we made kazoos out 2 rubber bands 2 popsicle sticks 1 sheet of paper and 2 straws. She also taught us about vibration. I really liked expert lecture 5 🙂

Rube Goldberg 2: Status Update

Harley and I recently have rebuilt our entire Rube Goldberg! We got it to where we were before hunter destroyed it but we are making it longer. Instead of the golf ball hitting and knocking over the tower we realized that the golf ball doesn’t have enough force and power to knock over the tower so we set up a few dominoes instead of the tower. We are brainstorming ideas on what we can do with the dominoes.

Rube Goldberg #1

This is my first Rube Goldberg post and this is what my machine does. We have on of those circular swirly marble maze pieces taped to the desk. We will drop the marble in it. The marble will swirl around and go thought the opening at the bottom where we taped a card board tube. The marble will go through the tube witch where we set up dominoes ( jenga pieces ). The dominoes will rap around a chair and the elevate by going over video game boxes that we stacked up. It will go onto a container flipped upside down and then the dominoes  will nudge a hot wheels car. The hot wheels car will then speed up do a loopy loop. After the loopy loop the hot wheels car with all its momentum will come out of the loopy loop and take a mid air jump hitting a golf ball where the car lands and the the golf ball is on a slanted hot wheels track. The golf ball will pick up momentum and hit the miniature tower with a dog treat on top and knock it over because we have placed a dog bowl behind it so I and Harley’s final goal was to put a dog treat in the dog bowl. But unfortunately Harley’s older brother Hunter got mad for no reason at all and destroyed everything. Harley and I are hoping to rebuild it today.

Music Response

I thought garage band was cool because I desovered all these new and cool hidden tricks and features. An example of that is I messed around with the settings on the piano and it made this weird but cool sound.

I liked studying dvorak. And I also like listening to his jaws piece. I thought it was really cool when all the instruments clashed it sounded like an argument.

My Sound Track:https://soundcloud.com/heathcotemusic/tajs-lit-song