Well guys, this was my first car wash today, and I actually had a lot of fun! Being able to bond with my fellow classmates... haha. But seriously though, I think that was the best car washing I ever did in my life! I think it was because the suggested donation was like 10 dollars so I was like, "That's really expensive just for a car wash!" So I made sure I did a extra good job! I got kinda frustrated when I saw that people missed a few spots on the cars, because that just proves that it's not worth it paying like 10 bucks for a car wash. I hope we raised a whole lot of money though! It was kind of slow in the beginning and then it got faster and then slower... But if anyone knows the amount we raised, I want to know! Thank you for all the good food you guys brought!!!! It was so good!! I loved the Apple Cobbler!!!!!! XD Anyways, that was a good experience for me, considering it was my first car wash! I hope next time we get more customers and make more money than we did today! I also hope that he Street Fair works out well too! This is looking like a good trip ahead of us! See ya!!
Alright so, we saw some of our first quarter projects recently, and we all did okay. I can tell you that none of the projects were perfect, but that's why we have feedback! Everybody gave feedback to the projects we watched, and there was a positive side to it and a negative side to it. So, that way we know what we did well and what we could improve on. Feedback is important because we can learn from the mistakes others caught. Also, when you are grading other people's projects, not only do you tell them what to fix, but you can also learn yourself on what or what not to do next time. Also, if we never got feedback, we would probably keep making the same mistakes over and over again.
As I mentioned above, we all gave feedback to our fellow classmates. The feedback was to tell them what they did well and what they could improve on when the next project comes around. So we would tell them like, "That interview was a little crooked with Billy" or something, just so that they know to fix that issue. We would also balance it out by giving them some compliments as well, so they don't feel terribly bad about all the negative comments we may have made. Our feedback isn't just to be hard on them or anything, it's to help them out. So we shouldn't feel bad about giving them a certain grade, because we would want to know things we could do better if we were in their shoes. If we weren't honest, then how would they know what to fix?!
Another reason why giving feedback is important is because you can learn from other people's mistakes. Let's say if they used B-roll over again, you know not to make that mistake yourself. So you can basically learn while you're observing someone else's project! And that's really great, because it's like you're doing two things at once to benefit you AND the other group!! It makes you think more carefully on what they did wrong and right, and that way you are able to identify the mistakes you know you wouldn't want to make in your own project. So, even the tedious things can be seen by others, which helps you become more cautious about what you do in your project.
If you think about it, what would our progress look like if we never got any feedback? I think we wouldn't improve as much as we would with just Mr. M's comments, because everybody sees different mistakes, and with all of them combined, you have all these suggestions that are sure to help you out a lot! For instance, now I can be sure to get extra B-roll just incase I don't have enough to cover up the interviews. With out the feedback, everybody pretty much would be caught making the same mistakes again, and not learning from them, because nobody really told them about it! Now that we have our feedback routine, I'm gonna be making more progress than I did last year! Feedback is a helping tool kid of, like free advice, so you know what to do when the time comes!
Even though writing feedback is a lot of writing and thinking, both groups get something out of it! You just have to be really honest, because you might have a suggestion that nobody else has, but if you're quiet about it, and don't want to share, then they're never going to get it fixed! And for those who are getting the feedback, it's nothing to be embarrassed about or sad about, because we are just trying to help you out so you're project can be really good! So don't take any of it offensively, like if it's from a certain person, and they give you a 1 on a category, because all they want to do is help you out. You wouldn't get anywhere if they gave you all fours when you deserved a 1. I hoped you guys enjoyed my blog this week!! See you in class!
When I grow up, there's going to be a lot of opportunities out there for me to take. As of right now, I'm not quite sure what I want to be yet. I can tell you one thing for sure though... I want to be in the film industry. Also, I wouldn't mind becoming a writer. Lastly, I would like to take on an acting career. My main dream though, is to work my way up to become an actress of some sort, and I know you're all probably thinking, "What?!!!??" "That's so lame", and "It's not a guarantee you'll get the part!" I know, it's not guaranteed, but a girl can dream.
So, even though I don't really have a set job in my mind, I have a dream, a thought. All of my jobs I mentioned earlier, all tie up together. Yes, they are all in the film industry. First off, I would like to be in the film industry, so like a Producer, or a First-assistant Director. To make my way up to become a producer, I'll take it step by step. First, I'll start with Postproduction, and study that kind of stuff in college, and then work my way up. A First-assistant Director comes in somewhere along the lines. I am interested in this because I feel like it would be a very interesting and somewhat fun job to have, for someone like me, because I like to create dialogues and scenery type things.
If I can't become a producer, my back up would have to be a writer. How does this fit in? Well, If my writing is really good, and I mean REALLY GOOD, then I can write my own script and and be in my own movie or whatever. But, your script has to be like super duper extra brilliant, or else it's a very tiny tiny chance, or maybe even no chance at all that they will accept your script and let you act. If you give them a poor script the first try, they probably won't accept any of your other scripts because now they know that you can't write. But, I'll never know unless I try!
Lastly, I want to pursue my acting career. In order to do that, you can't just go to a studio and audition, but yet you have absolutely NO experience! You have to work your butt off in doing whatever you can to get the most out of it because it's not likely for them to hire you if you only had one or two acting experiences. And I'm not trying to put all of the other people out there who want to become actresses or actors, but I just want you to know that you need to be really passionate about it. It doesn't really matter like, how many leadership skills you have, or how many parties you went to, or if you got all of your homework done or anything. They just want a good actor/actress. So, that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to go out there and do as much as I possibly can to get me to where I wanna be, no matter how long or how hard it takes me, I'm gonna try.
I'm very passionate about these kinds of things, and in fact, I've written many short film scripts of my own, but they just need revisions, which is one start for me to become better. I'm really passionate about acting, and I really hope that day, I'll get a part for a feature film or something, because this is what I am really in to. I know almost everything about how to get there and where to start, and I've talked to lots of people that are in the film industry and acting industry, so that's one way to get a head start. I hope you guys that want to be an actor/actress learned from my blog! Lindsey probably also knows some of this stuff, because, well, I told her, since she said she was interested, which..... who isn't?? Anyways, so yeah, that's me, and this is who I wanna be!
Ideas!!!!! I need ideas!! I am like stuck on what to do for our project!!! I don't think Nicole has any ideas either:( I hope she does though, because I can't seem to get my mind working! I really hope I do good on my second quarter project, otherwise, I'll be super duper upset and sad because I really want to get straight A's again, but for the whole year! I mean, I have a few ideas, but they don't really have issues to them, so it's kind of hard, and I really only think one of them is good... I was thinking of the powwow, but that already happened, so I don't know how that's going to work out. My second idea was the Operation Shoebox, which is an organization where people form all over the world donate gifts in shoeboxes to people on the poverty side, with not much in their life. I just thought that this was a really good program, and my family is a part of it as well. It's been going on for a while, and people seem to like it, so I thought it would be cool to share the story behind it. I don't know exactly what I want to do though, but I will definitely keep it in mind.
O.M.G!!! I am so happy because I made it in on time for my first project of the year!!!! EEEEEEEE!!!!! I was so proud of myself for turning it in on time! Now I know I've set a good example for a lot of people because they know that I turned my project in, and so now they think of me as someone who knows what they're doing and keeps on track. I think that if I were to turn my first project in late, people probably wouldn't expect me to be on time for the next project. Also, if you were late to an interview for a job, for instance, then the person who interviewed you would have that one problem to report, which is that you are not on time. Not being on time is BIG. TONS of people like you to be on time and ready to go.
So first off, being late for your project definitely does not set a good example for everyone in the class. You're making yourself look bad in front of everyone, because it's like showing them that you procrastinate and all that, so it definitely does not make you look good. And I am not trying to bring people down, I'm just saying my opinion. If you are on time, it obviously would make you feel good and happy about yourself! But if you were late, you would probably be sad, and wished you'd done better on keeping on time.
Trust me on this guys. I've learned from my mistakes that doing something late just brings down your happiness level for a while, and you regret doing it. For instance, I turned in my script late before and it was horrible! Instead of the A I deserved, my grade was dropped to a B, and it completely ruined my straight A's for the whole school year!!! Just ONE B!!! And it was all ruined...All of it...it destroyed my goal of getting straight A's for the whole year! If I had turned it in earlier, I would've gotten that A... So you can see how that made me feel about myself for a while... I was so upset.
In the future, if you turned in something late, or was late to something, it would probably be more serious than it would be now. As you get older, I believe things get harder, and you have to work more for things to be right. If you were to go to an interview for a job, and you lost track of time, so you were late, they would not appreciate it. Since you are older, they expect more from you, now that you know more things and you know how to take responsibility of your own things. So, the person you are being interviewed by probably would be unsure if they can trust you with tasks and deadlines due to being late for your interview.
The main thing is that you do things when it's supposed to be done, and no later so that you can set a good impression on the person you're working with or for. As time goes by, things become more serious, so time is very important to work with. Don't procrastinate and think you have all the time in the world, because sooner or later, your deadline will come, and it won't be easy. Being late would set this feeling over you, and it won't be a very good feeling, so just keep in mind that being on time is worth it, even if you have a lot to do to get to it. And trust me, you'll know what I mean. It may not be very easy, but try your best, and it's ok if you make mistakes, as long as you learn from them. With that being said, let me post this blog so I'm not late!