In our term on Civic Engagement, our class worked on making a mini-mentary about the word gratitude. We did this so that we could learn about gratitude from different people’s perspectives, using different types for art forms. I am happy about the group I was put in and that we shared a vision, all of us wanting to finish on time. I learned that, even though people define the word gratitude differently, it means similar things to everyone. I also discovered that sometimes, it’s fun to work in a group.
On Thursday, December 6th, my Civic Engagement class got a lot done. We had visitors who helped us create our final story board, and taught us about incorporate B-Roll into out film. We went to the library for five hours after school and got very nearly done with our micro-mentary about gratitude. While we were there, we rotoscoped a lot, and I personally felt like I got a lot done. We were all working hard because we knew we had to, in order to finish on time and not feel stressed. At one point, we all took a much needed break to get dinner at Epic Burger, and when we came back, we were ready to work again. I was grateful that we had a collective vision and were all intent on getting work done. After a few hours of work, I began to get fidgety, that’s when Hiu said, “When you do something you don’t like, you learn from it.” I wonder, will I ever rotoscope again in my life?