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Three Key Elements of Building an Awesome Documentary

Three Key Elements of Building an Awesome Documentary

I really enjoyed watching Mega Builders “Episode 23: Floating Bridge” about a bridge in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  This is a documentary about how engineers had to build a bridge in the most difficult way. They had to build a floating bridge called the “William R. Bennett Bridge” to replace the old “Okanagan Lake Bridge”.…

NIDA – Completing a Production

NIDA – Completing a Production

During my life I have always loved acting and public speaking. NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) has really helped me improve these skills. Speaking in public is never easy, but becomes easier with practice.  My auntie was a great actor, being on ‘A Country Practice’ for many years. She inspired me to love acting.…

Update: I received a call from the Managing Director of Canberra Airport

Update: I received a call from the Managing Director of Canberra Airport

I have had so many people ask me for an update. Rather than answer all my emails one by one, I will tell you all at once. I received the call I have been waiting for. It was from Stephen Byron, the Managing Director of Canberra Airport and while I didn’t get a “yes” yet, it is…

10 Things About Me

10 Things About Me

I am back at school and it is very exciting because we have a brand new classroom and two very dedicated teachers. At school we were asked to write down “10 things about yourself”. I hope you like it. 1. I know the power of a smile. One beaming smile from a stranger can improve…

The two most famous pilots in the world vote for my petition

The two most famous pilots in the world vote for my petition

I have some wonderful news to share with everyone: The two most heroic pilots in the world have voted on my petition. First, Captain Sully, he is the pilot of the first successful water landing on the Hudson River in New York, when he had lost both engines. Read more about Captain Sully. Second, Australia’s Captain De…

The pilot who saved the Qantas A380 – Captain Richard De Crespigny Interviewed by Eve Cogan

The pilot who saved the Qantas A380 – Captain Richard De Crespigny Interviewed by Eve Cogan

I interviewed Captain Richard De Crespigny, the pilot who saved the Qantas A380 that had an engine failure when it took off from Singapore. Together with the co-pilots they managed to land the plane safely. Imagine knowing you brought all 469 passengers home safely. This interview covers that flight, Roll Royce (the maker of the faulty engine), his book…

You have to be in it, to win it!  The Lionel Bowen Young Writers Awards

You have to be in it, to win it! The Lionel Bowen Young Writers Awards

In June of this year, I posted a blog about the poem I wrote and entered into the Lionel Bowen Young Writers Awards.  The poem was called “In The Ocean’s Arms”.  I received many lovely comments from all the readers. I really wasn’t expecting to win, as it was my first time entering this competition. …

Yesterday I was interviewed by Peter Dick and Mary Collier on Brisbane Radio 4BC

Yesterday I was interviewed by Peter Dick and Mary Collier on Brisbane Radio 4BC

This time was different to my last interview. This time there was no warm up, they rang my house and said “Is this this the residence of Eve Cogan” No one has ever said that, so my mum said “What?” I came out of the shower and into the phone interview for Breakfast with Peter…

I just did my first Radio Interview with ABC Canberra 666

I just did my first Radio Interview with ABC Canberra 666

I did my first radio interview today and it was a wonderful experience. I was interviewed by Genevieve Jacobs. I really did not know what to expect, but she was really nice talking to me before the interview saying things like “Don’t worry if you make a mistake” And asking me lots of little easy…

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David Warren’s Amazing Black Box

Let me tell you about my proudest school project. This initially started off as a project for my school. It’s the S.K Austin Award and it’s the biggest assignment that we get in year 5 and year 6. It is a very prestigious award at Claremont College as it is dedicated to one of the…