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Capstone blog post #4

Working on my script was really hard for me because I kept having to redo it until I felt that I liked it

Getting feedback was really nice because my classmates would give me feedback which would help me a lot make it better. Each time my classmates gave me feedback it would make my presentation better. I listened to what they said and whatever they said I should fix, I did. it made my presentation so much better because of my classmates giving e feedback.

Presenting in front of my class was really scary because I was pretty nervous but each time I presented I got more comfortable as I went on. I really like presenting now because I have started to make my presentation better and I have been getting more confident while presenting to my class because nobody is going to judge anyone they will just give feedback and help make it better so now I love presenting!

Photos are really hard to find because they have to match what I am saying because I really want my Capstone to be really good because this is my last project so I am trying to make it my best. The photos also have to be high quality and in creative commons license because you can’t steal photos from other people.

Timing is going really well for me because my presentation is around four minutes and thirty seconds which is a perfect timing for me. I am really happy with my timing because when I timed it myself it was only three minutes and twenty two seconds. I was really happy when I found out it was over four minutes.

Rehearsing is going well too because I rehearse at school, at home and even at mask break. I have almost memorized my whole presentation which I am really glad about. I rehearse in front of many of my friends while they read my flash cards or just read my speaker notes in my presentation.

Memorizing is going pretty well. I have memorized almost my whole script. I am so happy because I memorized most of it by just reading it a lot but I have also rehearsed a lot. All my hard work is really paying off now and i am so happy that I finally get to do Capstone because I always have wanted to do Capstone and have been thinking about it ever since I knew it was a thing from my sister and my brother because they would always talk about it and I am so exited to finally finish it and record for Mr. Casal to put up on Heathcote Gateway.

I am so excited to finally finish and finally record! I hope when Mr. Casal posts my Capstone everyone will like it!

Here is my presentation.


Interview Reflection

The key to have a great interview is to be confident and calm. I had a great time during my interview. I learned a lot of information that I couldn’t find online. Here are my favorite questions and answers.

My favorite question and answer was, what was the most unusual makeup look you have ever done. She told me that one time for a TV show she had to make twins look different. This was very unusual in my opinion. Another favorite answer and question of mine was when I asked her how does she feel about the online makeup tutorials, she said that only sometimes she likes them because they usually have a lot of steps and she thinks that it’s very hard to do a lot of steps every day. She told me that a lot of people have came into her salon before and asked for a very long makeup look that was online.

I interviewed Devra who works at a makeup and spa salon. I was so nervous to do it and at first, I felt awkward and I thought that I was asking her too many questions. She turned out to be very nice and she seemed very comfortable which made me feel a lot better. She told me that she love doing people’s makeup and when she was done she loved seeing their smiles on their faces.

I had 12 questions that my mom and I looked over many times, she also suggested that we should do a role play where I would ask her my interview questions. This way of practicing was very good for me because I kept stuttering and my mom helped me got over that.

The person who I interviewed, Devra said that she would usually do wedding makeup or just normal everyday makeup, also party makeup that you would wear out to parties.

She said her least favorite part of her job was wearing her mask all day and having to stand all day. Since Corona Virus, she said that she isn’t able to see customers faces so it’s a bit hard to do makeup on them that will suit them without seeing there face.

When Devra and I were on Face Time for our interview she got to take off her mask because she went into a different room. She was in the salon when we were on Face Time, it seemed like she was so relieved when she took off her mask. It seemed like she had wore it for hours with no breaks.

I had 16 questions to ask her and it took me 32 minutes. I was screen recording on my I Pad and my mom was voice recording on hr phone in case it ended up not recording. I also had notes in my hand in case I wanted to jot something down.

The key to having a great interview is to engage in the conversation and be prepared to change things and record and, jot down things.

Here is the link to my interview questions!


Rube Goldberg #2

My Rube Goldberg is finished! I am very happy with how my Machine came out. My video also came out well. I am very excited to present it in class tomorrow. My simple task was to feed my dog. And my machine took 32 tries.

We first used the idea from my sketch, it didn’t work out so we had to change it up a bit. It was really hard to not get upset or give up. My sister was a big help. I would want to give up a lot. She would always help me get back up and keep going.

I am happy that I have finished this project. It was a huge accomplishment for me and felt really good when this machine finally worked. I am excited to start the next project which is Capstone.

This project was definitely the most fun thought and I won’t forget it! Here is my video on YouTube.

Capstone blog post #1

I changed my topic for Capstone. I am really happy that I did because I am a lot more interested in my new question to my old one. My old question was how has special effects makeup changed over time and how can it get better, my new question is how is makeup a form of self expression and how has it impacted society? I have been interested in makeup for a while. I started to do makeup more this year and buying more products. I know a little about makeup and I would like to know more so that’s why I have chose this topic.

I am very excited to continue this project because I think that this project will be very fun. I am worried about the dates because I’m scared that I will fall behind. I have been thinking of doing makeup ever since my sister and brother did Capstone.

I think this topic will be very entertaining to me because I am very interested in makeup. My mom knows a person in the makeup industry so I might interview them and I’m going to start my research soon. I completed my sub questions yesterday from the help of my teacher.

I can’t wait to start getting all my research and putting this project together. I’m excited to start my journey.


Progress On Rube Goldberg

I have had lots of progress on my Rube Goldberg project. This is my favorite project this year by far. It is my favorite because I love the creativity. I am doing very well on the progress of my project. I am on my 7th step and I work on the machine every night. I have a lot of fun working on it. I am going to start my video soon and I am excited to start editing it. I have filmed my process of building the machine now I just need to edit the clips together. I am excited to see the result of my video. I am scared to not finish on time. I am excited to be relieved when I finish my project. My sister is being a big help, she is helping me figure out what steps should work and what steps would not. And what tools we have and what tools we don’t have. I am going to continue working on this project and to keep adding on to it.

Immigration Project

I really loved this project. Some things that were hard was finding photos, I could not find many photos that matched with what I was talking about. Another hard thing was the voice over. I had to record it many times because I kept messing up. This project made me learn many new things about my babysitter. It was very fun to see how she answered my questions and to see what her old country was like. Here is the link to her story. Keyla’s Immigration Story

Constitution Project

My topic is Voting Rights. I am doing this topic because I think everyone should having voting rights no matter skin color, religion, or gender. My sub topic is Women Voting Rights. My research question is what were the major events that led to the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote.  I chose this question because, I wanted to know what women did to get voting rights. I can’t wait to start this project!

Italy – Molly

Welcome to my Cultural Universals project. I did  a wonderful and beautiful country named Italy. I hope you enjoy me Adobe Spark video. And I worked really hard on it with my partner that gave me great help. The most challenging part about this project was finding a perfect picture the easiest thing for me was finding the perfect and happy music. I spent 5 weeks on this Cultural Universal project. I hope you enjoy my Adobe Spark video.