"Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful."
~ Brian Tracy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Film Review

Shhh! Its a Secret's video was artistic and beautifully done. I felt it would have been better if you could understand the narrations, but overall I liked it.

The Flinstone's video was great. It was very original, but I felt like it could have been 10 times better if it was longer and had more movement incorporated. But it did have a great concept.

The Void's video was OK but honestly it was kind of boring to watch because only two people were in it for short periods of time. The shapes were fun to watch for a minute, but after a while they just got boring. It also felt a little bit random, but I liked the editing and quote.

Move Crew's video seemed a little bit safe. It wasn't stunning and it wasn't awful. But I did like the editing at the end.  I couldn't understand the words in the beginning though, and that would have helped the whole video.

Cherry Bomb's video was alright. I wasn't really a fan. It wasn't planned at all, it made no sense and it was extremely RANDOM. But I did like the dancing, those parts were very striking.

Motion Hands-

Circle Picture

Monday, October 31, 2011

Movement video

Group: Crazy Hair

Members: Caitlin-editor, Lauren I- Writer, Sam- editor, Ellek- actress, Lauren H- director, camera person

My role in creating this film was the director and camera person. So far we have filmed and are about to edit. Our footage seems to be interesting and I'm excited to see the finished product. Our video shows lots of different types of movement such as walking, running, and dancing.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. As a kid he showed an early interest in electronics and gadgetry, but he never would have guessed that he would become the founder of a multimillion dollar company.

Normally when students drop of out of college they don't end up making a huge amount of money, but this time that wasn't the case. Steve Jobs dropped out of college after completing his sophomore year when he decided to team up with Steve Wozniak to sell personal computers, currently assembled in Jobs' garage. Unfortunately, he was forced out of the company in 1985 and started the NeXT Corporation. About a decade later Apple offered Jobs his old job back because they were having problems with their company. So Apple bought NeXT concluding in him returning.
Steve Jobs was extremely successful for 30 years old, he was already a multimillionaire and the CEO of Pixar, one of the most well known animation companies to this day.

Sadly, Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003 and had to have surgery in July of 2004. Then in January of 2011 he had more troubles with his health and announced that he was taking a medical leave of absence. He resigned as Apple CEO on August 24 2011, saying "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come." He remained with the company as Chairman of the Board until he died about five weeks later.

Steve Jobs was a very tech savvy man who changed the technology industry forever, and we will all miss him greatly.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Nu Works & Paul Baker

What's Nu Works?
Nu Works is a class at BTWHSPVA where we explore all of the arts. So far we have completed a video project that showcases some or all of the arts offered at Booker T. including dance, theater, voice, music, or visual art.

Who is Paul Baker?
Paul Baker published a book titled the Integration of Abilities, which was later renamed, the Baker Philosophy. This was used to develop the Dallas Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.