I have to admit, the pursuit of the perfect project (if there’s even such a thing) is pretty tiring. These past few weeks, I met with two different teachers: my main mentor, Mrs. Morrison, and my previous grade 5 teacher, Mrs. Gutenberg, who is so generously going to help set me up to meet with some other people knowledgeable in this subject.
However, in terms of the actual in-depth night, I have decided to switch gears. I was thinking quite a lot about this, but I wasn’t sure how good of a learning centre I could build for my project. However, I also had to take into consideration my tendency to include too much detail and not be able to summarize things. So for the time being, I have decided to make a video that showcases the most prominent concept I have been working on: work vs. play. Depending on how well I can condense my video, the length will determine whether I have a stage performance or a learning centre. The premise of the video will be similar to that of a Buzzfeed video (see an example here), in that I have several different people take part in an experiment without them knowing the exact details of what is happening (so they can’t predict the result, or try to influence it). In case any of them decide to read this blog post, I have decided not to reveal the details of the experiment yet, but I plan to have a detailed outline finished by next week.
I have started recruiting people my age to participate, as well as people around 11 years old (hey, if I have an 11-year old brother, I have to take advantage of that), whose parents I need to talk to about video consent. I’m looking for an opportunity to have slightly younger children participate as well (6-8 years old), but that would require more paperwork, so that will be held off until I finish the video outline. Another problem that may occur is the volume of the video. Not the audio, but the depth, which makes me worry about whether or not I can squish all the information and results in a 2-minute video.
I am excited to start putting together the video. Next week, I am going to ask one of my music teacher’s if I can use one of her rooms to film in, as well as gathering materials and people.