This first semester of Junior year I took a Foods and Nutrition class! The class focused on kitchen basics and learning the importance of meal planning. A few things that went well during this class was when we learned how to property cut different fruits and veggies, I also thought that the meal planning unit was fun as well! I also learned how to keep others safe in the kitchen and to avoid mistakes like closing all cabinets, not leaving a wet towel by a hot stove, and cleaning up spills right away. During this class, we also would apply our learning by cooking and baking. Although there were many favorites, my personal favorite food that my kitchen group made was the Macaroni Tater Tot Casserole (pictured below). This particular casserole was created by one of my group members and it was a lot of fun to make and eat! I would give this recipe a 8 out of 10 because I thought that it was very well done, but there could be a bit more seasoning! Here’s the recipe below!
Macaroni Tater Tot Casserole:
– 1 pound ground beef
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
-1/2 Cup carrots, chopped
-3 Cups Tater Tots
-2 Cups Macaroni Noodles, cooked
1:Cook beef and onion and carrots in skillet over medium-high heat until beef is well browned. Pour off fat.
2: Meanwhile, cook noodles according to box.
3: Stir in soup. Spoon beef mixture into 12×8-inch shallow baking dish. Arrange potatoes around edge of casserole.
4: Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes or until potatoes are done.
This semester in video editing, our next assignment was to do another Create Your Own Project. I wasn’t really sure what to do at first, but after seeing another classmates to motion video, I decided to give it a try. This video is just a simple video of a story of spiders trying to steal food. It is supposed to be kind of an exaggerated video with dramatic music and sound effects. The thing that I am most proud of in this video is probably making the spider actually look like it’s walking. I think that it looks pretty realistic for a stop motion video. If I could change on thing about this video, I would make sure to have some sort of a holder to hold the camera so the only thing moving is the spiders and not the camera itself. I did a decent job of this throughout the video, but in some spots the camera is really shaky. Enjoy this short video and make sure to check out my other ones as well!
This year I am in video editing and for this project we got to choose our own project to make. So I decided to video my siblings having a baking competition. I choose my youngest siblings because they don’t really know a lot about baking, so I thought it would be funny and more enjoyable to watch. The thing that I am most proud of is probably cutting it down enough to 9 minutes. There was a lot of footage and I think that I did a decent job at cutting it down where you still can have enough footage to understand what is happening, but it’s short enough that it’s not boring. Something I would change if I could do it again is to turn down some of the auto so it’s not so loud. Overall, I had a lot of fun videoing this project and I hope you enjoy watching!
This year (2021) I am a sophomore and I am taking video editing. For this project our assignment was to do an interview. I decided to do mine about my families trip to Glacier, Montana. My family loves to go camping and we also love the mountains. I decided to choose this trip because it is the most recent and also the most favorite! I am very proud of this video, but if I had to choose one thing that I am the most proud of it would probably be the sound. I worked for a while on the sound because I wanted it to be the best that I could make it. Basically what I did was I interviewed with one camera, and then I had a separate camera closer to the interviewee so it could pick up the sound better. Then, I just turned off the volume of the video clip and layered it with the audio clip so the sound was a lot clearer. I also tried my best to incorporate the background noise without having it be too loud. If I would redo this project, the thing I would change is to make sure the video isn’t fuzzy. All of the clips of my sister are fuzzy and not very focused, and I didn’t notice that until I started editing. I also would have interviewed my dad too to make the video longer and also have a different perspective. My dad got up a lot earlier than the rest of us to start packing up our stuff so we could leave in the morning. He also planned a lot of the trip so I think it would have been interesting to hear a little bit about what he thought about it. We have already made two other video projects before this one, so go check those out as well as this one below!
I am taking a video editing class this semester! For this project, we had to film a blizzard. I got some clips from inside my house, outside, and in the car. The thing that I am most proud about from this video is the clips of nature and the snow. I just think that it looks so beautiful and goes nicely with the video. The hardest part of this project was getting enough clips. On the first day that we worked on this, I definitely didn’t video enough clips. Thankfully, the weekend after that first class, it snowed again so I was able to get enough video. If I had to make the video again, I would focus on getting more clips with people in them and also work on making the clips fit more with the music.
This year I am taking Video Editing. I am one of three sophomores in this 2021 video editing class and I’m really glad that I’m taking it! Our first project was to create a “small moments” video. This is basically a video about a small moment that happens in our everyday life. I decided to make my video about my family playing a board game! I did this because my family loves to play board games and we especially love the game featured in my video: Catan. I think the part of my video that I am most proud of is the cut-away clips. These are clips that show something different than the main subject, but still relate to the video. For example, I showed a clip of my fireplace, establishing a cozy mood. The hardest part about this project was figuring out how to cut the audio clips. For some reason, iMovie doesn’t let you cut an audio clip unless you have a video on top of that audio, so that took me a very long time to figure out! If I had the chance to make this video again, I would definitely spend less time on the audio, because that took me an hour to figure out! Then, I would have more time to focus on the other video clips.
In Multi Media Applications, our last assignment was to create a video using our own footage. I chose to make my video about how to make chocolate cupcakes and buttercream frosting. These are the best recipes that I have baked with so I decided to share them with my class. I also used my little brother to help me make these treats!
This semester in Multimedia Applications, we are making a website. My website is about different board games! My goal is to have at least 30 different board games for people to learn about. We have been working on our websites for a very long time now and I am getting close to finishing! I still need to finish up some posts and change my home page and then it will be ready for the public to see!
Below is a screenshot of one of my posts. This game is called Busy Town and it is under the children’s and cooperative category. All of the posts in my website are categorized by what type of game they are. Go check out my website using this link: https://selahrocks.wordpress.com/
I’m not done yet so I will post another link when I am done!