Friday, May 27, 2011

End of Year Post

Today will be the last post I'll ever make concerning Multimedia...ah, nostalgia. Gotta love it, right? 
This class has been somewhat of a pain for me, but it's still all a little bittersweet. I took my Multimedia final today...I think I did better than I expected to. It still wasn't too easy, though, especially the color stuff. I forgot about that. 
I am so ready for summer, although after June, I'll be stuck here. I guess I'll have tons of time to relax before an expected work-load that is called tenth grade. 
Ninth grade was a joy ride compared to what tenth grade will be like, I'm sure. I sure enjoyed the relaxation of this year. It was my laid-back year, that's for sure. 
My computer is supposed to be cleared during the summer...I'm debating whether or not I want to send anything to myself before the summer. A lot of my work wasn't that great, to be honest. There are some projects that I was really proud of, like the Pages Project that I did last September. I've sent those to myself a long time ago. Another project I was proud of was my Adobe Project Rome project. I even downloaded Rome on my Mac at home. 
This blog was actually pretty fun to keep up. It wasn't a pain like I expected it to be. 
I feel stupid. On my final, I thought blog stood for something fancy like binary linguistic blah blah blah...the meaning is actually pretty simple. 

I want to keep going, just because this is the last time I'll ever blog here, maybe...but I have nothing more to say, except that I wish everybody a great summer! 

:) :) :) :) :) :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Last Day of Multimedia Class

I don't know if I'm right, but I think today is the last day of REAL Multimedia class. It's kind of bittersweet, even though this class drove me nuts. But I made a friend in this class, who's a senior, and she won't be here next year :( 
One thing that's also a HUGE bummer - I lost my voice. I don't know how, or why, I just know that I can't talk, so I have to lug around a little portable whiteboard with a marker and an eraser, and it's really annoying. Well, I can talk only in whispers, which really doesn't work - not at school, at least. I hope my voice comes back - it'll come in handy over the next few school days.

I am SO stressed with all the final projects/exams coming, all the little last minute stuff I have to do, like turning in textbooks, and turning in homework from days I was absent, etc. 
The final for this class is on Friday - I think I'll be doing the exam, as I have had it with projects. I was hoping I could do an extra credit poster, but I think I won't have time. There's a final project for another class that I haven't even started yet.

Well, I am off to put the finishing touches on my Dreamweaver project. 
This MAY be the last time I'll be blogging for Multimedia here, so it's a little sentimental, since I've been doing this all school year. I'm debating whether or not I'll keep up this blog for personal use...

Bye-bye! :) 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dreamweaver Project

I'm almost, almost, almost done with my Dreamweaver Project! So happy. The year's almost over. I'm already having nostalgia about the first semester of this year, which was the better of the two. 
In Dreamweaver, I put all the links to my work on the site and I had to add a row about the row with all my links to explain my work. My website's nothing complicated. It's actually more simple than was expected, but with only two days left to work on this, there's not much I can do. Then we'll move on to the final exam or project, which will be to make a poster talking about the future IB Middle Years Program at my school. I don't know which I'll choose to do. I might do the poster, but I have so many projects to do I don't know if I want to add on an extra. I have so many projects that I forgot to do the homework. That's how many projects I have. The things I do for school...sigh. 

I was also wondering if there's any sort of extra credit assignment I could do. I have a high B in this class, and I'd really like to raise that to an A so my grade for the semester can be an A. GPA reasons. I'm aiming for all A's this semester.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Our final project is to create a website showcasing all of our work done in this class this year. This just might kill my grade this semester. I don't want to make the website overly complicated, and I don't want to stick to too easy, either. But sometimes, it's the best I can do. I discovered this year that I'm really really bad with most programs that fall under the name Adobe. These programs are overly complex. The program we're using is Adobe Dreamweaver. I'm so grateful that the person who sits next to me in my class understands what to do, because I am clueless with this program. 
This is the only class that I fear of doing not so well on. If I could exempt any final, it would have been this one. I don't know how simple "simple" can be, but I hope it can be pretty simple, out of time issues, just as long as everything that we're supposed to showcase is there. 

It's not so long until summer is upon us. I'm personally excited. No more school.. even though ninth grade was piece of cake for the most part. I know next year won't be the same. I sure enjoyed being able to relax this year, even this is the heaviest year for me regarding finals. I don't know whether it's out of laziness or what it is, but teachers don't feel like making tests so they just give us time-consuming projects. I actually like tests, because I can get them done in one day and I'm also good at remembering school material. I have, what, like 4 or 5 final projects? There's no time for me to slack off or procrastinate, that's for sure.

Well, I have to go work on the Dreamweaver Project. Wish me luck! :) 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Done with Flash :)

I am done with Flash! It wasn't TOO hard once I got the hang of it, but it's still not my favorite program in the world. I learned how to tween, and I created this dumb-looking snowman that just moves. There's no real point to the snowman's movements, but it's an animation, and that's all that matters. I also animated a star and a heart that I drew in Flash. I'm so proud of myself. 
These days, I seem to be on a book-frenzy, reading books like crazy. I mean, it's strange because there are phases - they can last weeks or months - in which I don't care to read, and then other times when all I want to do is read as many books as I can. This is one of those "read tons of books" phase. I have a list of books I want to read. A lot of them aren't out in stores yet, but it's weird, cause there's always one book per month that I'm dying to read comes out. One comes out in June, another in July, another in August, another in October and the other in November. It's crazy. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Questions for Final Exam

My Multimedia teacher told us to come up with 5 questions that may or may not end up on our final exam. 

1. What is an input device?
2. Which of the following is an example of an input device?
3. What is an output device?
4. Which of the following is an output device? 
5. What is the difference between a vector and a pixel? 

I also checked Family Access and I saw my grade for the PSA project and I was wondering why exactly did I get the grade I got. I was also wondering what kind of animation are we supposed to be doing on Flash or can we do whatever we want?

Tweening so far is fairly simple on Flash, but I can't get into anything too advanced or complicated or I'll get seriously confused.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sick of iMovie

I know that technically, this is Sunday evening and I'm not at school, but I need to get some technology frustrations out on here. I have this biology project where we have to create a digital story on a virus (mine is Yellow fever) and I decided to do mine on iMovie. Yes, I procrastinated a little, but because I assumed that I would be able to do this project on iMovie easily, as I've never really had any problems with iMovie before. Let me just say this: I hate iMovie. So. Much. 
First, for some reason it gets really slow when you work on it a lot. It's never done that to me before. Second, I can't seem to get the words on my slides long enough without having the actual image be several seconds longer than the words. I got so frustrated with this program that after two hours working on it I decided that I didn't care if I got points taken off of anything, I was done with iMovie, and so I finished all the basics without going into too deep details and I quickly exported it into a Quicktime movie. And it is taking forever. 11 minutes. And the video is only a minute 20 seconds. It's a lot less than my bio teacher expected, but I seriously am sick of this program.