Independent Novel Creative Project

The World Without Us

My Reflection

The strategies I found helpful in creating my media project was the app I used called i Movie. It allowed me to post clips, add music, edit out mistakes and much more. For example, if I had messed up saying a line, with the click of a button I could simply crop it out.  I’m already working on a second project with this software because of how much I enjoyed it. Along with that, the book I chose had a moral message screaming at me ever since I picked it up. By that, I mean I didn’t have to spend time reading between the lines trying to figure out what the book was trying to tell me. This saved me a lot of time I used to edit the final project to perfection. I learned a lot throughout the process of creating my project, one of the most helpful being how much time it takes to make sure everything flows, and is in sync. Along with the positives, there are negatives. Being able to portray a message through words, pictures and sounds was troubling at times. For example, people may interpret a picture differently than someone else or may not understand the meaning of the picture because of the music in the background. I thought I did well with making sure the message was clear and able to understand. As well, I made sure the the video flowed and didn’t have any awkward parts. I even added some parts to make people laugh (hopefully). However, I struggled with trying to explain points about the book that I introduced in the video. However, if I were to explain those points my time would have been way over 5 minutes which by then, the audience would start to get bored and uninterested. If I were to do this project again I wouldn’t change anything but I would add an explanation as to what I mean when I say “the book has a lot of facts, interesting theories and etc…” and reduce the time of other clips. This is a very minor change that may improve the final product. But overall, I put a lot of time and effort into this video and I hope it reflects that.


[1] Klop, Pol. Open Your Eyes. 2015. Web. 29 Mar. 2015. (YouTube)

2 thoughts on “Independent Novel Creative Project”

  1. Hi Nick,

    Mr Puley just had me take a look at this video…. proud moment for him.

    I went out to Youtube and clicked ‘like’ for you! Super awesome that this is your first go at making a movie.

    I am a science teacher at heart – I am working with teachers right now to help them to understand that a virtual space for learning allows students the ability to demonstrate their learning beyond writing an ESSAY!! This is case and point for all that I am doing. Nice images and ideas to go with your topic and novel…. placed in a video that is just under 5 mins (which is the cut off for people’s attention!).

    Well done, my friend, well done!


    1. Hello,

      i just had the chance to read this now and it definitely made me smile. Thank you for the kinds words and i couldn’t agree more with what you said.

      Being a student isn’t always fun at times with the countless hours on essays. I’m not saying this took me minutes, It actually took me days, but the process of it was FUN! Many of us student learn better when we are engaged and having a good time. Copying notes and writing tons of essays are a thing of the past. I loved being able to work on a virtual space which allowed me to communicate easier and faster. Glad It was able to appeal to you.

      Thanks again!

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