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Gathering resources for the documentary

 This is my big question that I want to base my documentary on, Why do people quit taking piano lessons?  The reason why this topic intrigues me so much is that I am one of them and there seems to be a lot of people who are the same way.  People hit middle school and they give up.  But for people like Frank in the class, I want to possibly address why people quit anything that is good. 

After asking a few people around, there seems to be some common answers:

     1- It wasn’t the “cool” thing to be doing at the time (it wasn’t popular)

     2- Boredom and frustration

     3- No time

Okay, so this is just a rough draft of resources I’m compiling for my documentary

http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/5-bc/47-piano-lessons.htm  -this talks about why you should encourage kids to not quite piano.

http://www.music.sc.edu/ea/keyboard/PPF/2.1/2.1.PPFcp.html -not a whole lot of info on the concept I’m looking for, but it has some valid introductory statements about why piano may be harder to stick to then other instruments

I’ve been really interested in the results I’ve found from just a small amount of research. I particularly like the latter resource and how it explains how piano is harder then any other instrument to conquer because there is no social rewards for it (you don’t play in the band with friends or get a lot of recognition for being able to play it by peers).  I’m excited to start documenting comments on video and actually start filing some tangible research.

Add comment October 14, 2006

Digital Story Telling

http://story.e2bn.net/  This link connects you to a website that gives you useful info about digital story telling, it allows you to create your own story and post it on their page.  kinda fun

Add comment October 14, 2006

Ideas

1-  I would love to do a documentary inspired by the song “gone” by Jack Johnson

2- I would also love to do a documentary on running since I love to run

Add comment October 13, 2006

How I would present my memory

I believe a silent film would best depict my memory because I think that sometimes the loudest sound is that of silence.  And complete silence is what I felt within the memory. 

Add comment October 10, 2006

Memory…how can you really choose?

I’m choosing a more recent event in my life because I feel that each memory I make is more enhanced and amplified than the last because I have more knowledge and my emotions seem that much stronger.  A few weeks ago I was with my whole family at a cabin and I decided to hike to a fresh water spring not far from the cabin by myself.  I was wearing my favorite khaki cargo shorts with a red hoodie.  The sun was a couple of hours from setting and it laid the landscape out in shades of yellow and gold.  The trees had all turned colors of bright yellow and red.  As I walked up the trail and spread my arms out I felt the tall grass on my fingertips.  It was so quiet, I was so alone.  After drinking the most satisfying water out of a small spring in the ground,  I sat on a rock and watched as the sun fell behind the mountains.  I felt so warm and so at peace. 

1 comment October 2, 2006

Hello world!

This is my first blog, my first day of this class, and my first post.  Glorious.

Add comment September 11, 2006

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