Enjoy my Tunguska video and tell me how it could be improved.
For my school project, I had to choose a natural disaster and find an interesting way to present it. I wanted to select an event that no one else in my class would choose, so I went through a list on Wikipedia with my dad. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_disasters_by_death_toll
My dad knew of most and the others did not stand out to me as something I wanted to spend the next 7 weeks working on.
Somehow I later came across the Tunguska explosion. It sounded very interesting to me and my dad had not heard of it.
I have seen a lot of documentaries (in fact an entire series of air crash investigations) and really wanted to create my own, to explain this Tunguska event.
I wrote a script and wanted to use iMovie, but my dad insisted I learnt how to use Adobe Premier Pro. I think that made it much harder, but I am very pleased with the result. The most fun part was filming in the Green Screen room. The worst part was staying up so late doing all the final editing. I was really tired.
I produced a new version every Sunday and lots of people gave me suggestions to make it better. Thank you to:
- George Doubinski – thank you for your Russian voice to make my video sound authentic
- Sue Hawkins – thank you for your wonderful suggestions on music. I didn’t go with the Final Countdown, but I think you will agree that Aerosmith sounds dramatic
- David Reidy – thank you for being patient and explaining all that information on Comets, Asteroids and Tunguska, in terms a 10 year old can understand
- Anastasia Cogan – thank you mum for making sure I was well feed
- Adam Cogan – dad thank you for all the people you know and for paying for my Adobe Premier lessons
- Mr Joseph Paton – thank you to my teacher for pointing out all the mixed measurements and for correcting my grammar and spelling mistakes
- Ms Meg Thompson – thank you for being my extension English teacher and helping me with all the initial planning and working me with on my schedule.
- Marlon Marescia – Thank you for helping me get my documentary video on Youtube and for the tips on using the right words for google
- Raj Dhatt – thank you so much for giving up 7 Sundays and being fun when we were so tired.
I thanked you all in the credits.
This is great Eve. Thank you for teaching me something I did not know. It was very interesting and it is hard to believe that you just learnt how to use Adobe Premier Pro. Great job.
I especially liked the Aerosmith song at the end as it is a direct reference to the movie Armageddon; which is about a meteor hitting earth.
Really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work.
Wow…this is outstandingly impressive work! If I were your teacher, I’d give you 100/100. You are going to be a wonderful and very inspiring journalist one day! :) xx
Eve, Was a great video and I totally learnt something new when I watched this as I’d never heard of this amazing event.
Well done, you will be a great reporter one day.
Nice video, I have never heard this story before so it was very intriguing. You are a very confident and a great story teller. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait for your next documentary.
What a breath of fresh air that is wonderful, keep it up you has a great future
100 out of 100
lots of love
Was a pleasure to work with you Eve :)
Really happy with the final result, bring on the next documentary!
[…] One oversight was that the location of the bridge was not shown on a map. I had to look it up on Google Maps to discover that it was just east of Vancouver. I believe it is very important to tell the viewer where the location is. I have shown the location at the beginning in two of my videos, Black Box and Tunguska. […]
Good video – but the place is Tunguska not Tusunga :-)