For science this year we were asked to develop our own independent project relating very broadly to the subject of sustainability. I decided to combine my love of animals with my new filmmaking skills to create a film about today’s zoos. I chose zoos, or more specifically, the noise levels in zoos and how they impact animals. I directed, filmed, produced, and edited the entire project. I used Final Cut Pro for the editing. This film was only one part of the school project.
After I completed the school project, I was encouraged to cut it down to submit to the WHYY Film festival. So here is the shorter version, without my solution included.
My sister and I participated in the Voices Aloud talent showcase. It was organized as a fundraiser event for our theater group. I felt bad for Ariana because she was feeling really sick. The fist picture is of me and the second one is Ariana. I sang “The Girls I Mean to Be” and Ariana sang “I Know Things Now“. We both got an honorable mention. I won professional headshots and she won drum lessons!
Our choir had the honor of singing while the Philadelphia Orchestra played the National Anthem at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia PA. It was a lot of fun to meet the Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the director of the orchestra! And we even made it on the news. If you look carefully you can see me and my sister!
We were selected to sing for the Cairn University Choir Festival with composer Craig Courtney. Our choir director, Mrs. Renee Bussey, is very excited for this opportunity. We’ll spend the day at the Univeristy, Mrs. Bussey will get feedback from Mr. Courtney, and the we’ll perform two pieces.
These are three selections from our Spring performance in April of 2013 as part of the SJ Homeschool Choir. We are in the first row–the ones with RED on! The red tie is Ariana and the red shaw is Daniela.