Welcome to my reflections website! As our first unit back at Freestyle, we hit the ground running. In this website you’ll find my personal essay and lyrical essay which we wrote in English. In Digital Media we created a perspective video and in design a diptych. My overall goal was to work off the skills that I had honed the year before. I was espeially interested in making my websites more refined.Not only was I motivated just so that my art would be better, but I felt like I owed it to Freestyle to show how much I've grown.
Now that I’m a senior, college applications are a constant source of torment. Luckily, in English our first project was to write a personal essay similar to ones we’d write in our applications. I had a really hard time figuring out what I wanted to write for my essay, but an activity we did in Digital Media actually helped me make up my mind. In that class we were asked to write a two minute essay about anything we wanted. I wrote about something that had been on my mind a lot at that time. The essay basically was about me relating myself to the succulent plant in that we’re both independent. The essay makes more sense I promise. After completing that activity, I felt inspired. In English I took the 2 minute essay and expanded on it.
Another project that we did in Digital Media was our "Things I've Learned So Far" video. We were asked in English to think of words of wisdom that spoke to us. In AfterEffects we then made a video with music, audio that we had recorded, and text of these phrases. The end product is something like a slideshow of the greatest advice I've received.