“Work, work, work!” Our project was to work together as a team of 2 or more people to create an idea for an invention and document it through a poster and a video. My team’s invention was The Calorie Destroyer. We came up with the idea by thinking about how everyone in the world can be healthy without having to exercise and eat right. Then, we designed 2 sketches to see what we wanted to put on the poster. We got a good sketch and copied it on the poster. That was the first step.
In addition, the next step was to write a script for our video. Our script was about the benefits of our invention. It was an announcer showing you our invention and also explaining how it works. We had to make sure the script would seem professional as possible because we had to make it seem like it was a real invention. It was hard to because we weren’t sure if it was good enough to be a real script.
Next, we had to sketch a storyboard for the shots in our video. We had to display each shot as perfect as possible to make sure how we were going to move and how everything was going to be displayed in the video. We came up with about 5 shots, all pretty much tilt shots, which weren’t very hard to draw. We had to make sure it was going the shots were going to be almost exactly like the ones in the video.
Finally, our last step and most fun was to shoot the video. I was the announcer and my partner filmed it. A problem we encountered was to make sure I spoke loud and clearly because I didn’t want to be too loud that everyone would hear but I also didn’t want to talk so quietly that no one could hear it. But luckily, I could do it in between. Another problem we encountered was to make sure the camera was steady enough to be able to see me and the invention. It was difficult because if you moved even a little inch, the camera could accidently move upward or downward too much and it would mess up the shot. But we were able to steady it so the shot was good. Something I would have done differently next time would be to have another person participate in the video because my partner didn’t want to be in it. But, everything still worked out.
All in all, it was an interesting project to do and I’m glad I did it. So far, I learned that coming up with an invention is hard because it has to be unique and one of a kind. Also, shooting a video takes a lot of effort and it’s hard to stay in character for a while. But, I’m excited to see what else I will learn during this project. I hope I learn a lot!
Announcer: Do you feel like you’re gaining weight? Do you mope around all day thinking you will never be skinny? Well, we have a solution for you! The Calorie Destroyer sucks out the calories out of any junk food you can imagine! Cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, chips, anything!
(Brings headphones and keyboard to table. Gets cookie out and puts headphones on cookie.)
Announcer: All you have to do is press the space button on the keyboard and BAM! That delicious cookie will be calorie-free! It’s so easy!
(Presses space button and waits 5 seconds.)
Announcer: Now, you can eat this cookie and not feel guilty about gaining weight! It’s amazing! This product costs $1,000. You might think this product costs a fortune and is way too expensive, but trust me, it will be worth it! The Calorie Destroyer will change your life! To buy, call 1-800-613-7952.