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Flim Making!!! 

My favorite part about film making is searching for sound effects. I know its wierd but its very fun to figure out what kind of sounds effects we should put in the movies. My favorite part was listening to every sound until you hear the right one. This is fun because some sounds are wierd and funny and it makes you laugh. What I am looking forward about this week is definitely getting paid and also finishing the movie. I can't wait to see the finishing touches of this movie and showing it to  everyone.


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Back and Forth Badging!  

Badge mania is in full swing here at Global Kids, and I've been in the midst of all the action! For the past few weeks, I have been working on developing badges for the Virtual Video Project and Race to the White House, getting accustomed to the Hive NYC Badge Stack website, and learning how to create the best possible badges. During the process, I have been sitting in on BadgeStack workshops and meetings held by the OLP team to teach their peers about the badging system, which has given me tremendous insight into the system as well. Through these meetings, many of my own questions about badging have been answered, in addition to increasing my knowledge of the system as a whole. 


Done With Week 1 at VVP! 



Day Four Complete!


The past two days have seen the completion of our script, the creation of our storyboard and the assigning of roles in the film. It has been extremely busy, but definitely filled with lots of laughter, excitement, and collaboration. Youth received their parts in the film and practiced bringing emotion to their lines. As one student said, "you have to feel the character" in order to bring it to life. The students did a great job at infusing their characters with personality and making sure that they do justice to the important issues they are tackling. I feel honored and proud to work with such a talented and invested group of students.


I am very excited for what next week brings!



My virtual Story 

 My first day at global kids, I was anxious and excited not knowing what to expect for the summer. As we began for the week we learned that we would be doing a Virtual video project I didnt know what that was but it did sound cool lol. So we began to chat with russell in scotland, he taught us alot abt v.v.p and how to produce the film. we began exploring on second life, chatting and meeting new people. The most coolest thing happened to me while i was on second life, i saw a nice nice all white lamborgini gallardo. i opened the door of the car thinking im goin to look so cool driving this down the street and get alot of attention but i found out that i couldnt get inside the car -_- .  My experience with the video project is very interesting and im looking forward to how it will come out. But most importantly i want people to learn from our video and see the message we are trying to put forth. we worked hard and hard work always pays off.






VVP 2012 

The transition from student to script writer, researcher, and a Second Life user has been a great experience. I've learned so much about what it takes to create a film that delives a message. So far in VVP, my peers and I have agreed to tackle the issue of climate change and how it affects human health. We also decided to do this in the form of a 3 minute film using an online virtual program called Second Life. A part of us have been workng on becoming comfortable with using the Second Life program, while the rest of us have been working on writing the script and doing research. Through this we have gained the skill to choose reliable sources for research and write a script using the Celtx website. My favorite part so far has been learning about the techniques that we can use while shooting video with a camera. I also really enjoyed learning about voice acting. I'm really excited for what else is in stored. I can't wait to see the finished product.


                                                                                    - Javon