Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Documentary to Help my School

Pink said that one will succeed in a career or a project in this case, if he or she is passionate about it. I’m passionate about making money but I also care deeply about the future of my school. Pink talked a lot about business in his book Drive so I will try my best to try to defend his argument and what he says about passion. I'm into making videos and I think it'll be fun to try to make a documentary.

As you probably know already, I want to help my school by making a video that will attract donors. The school has done a lot for me and has help me grow as a student and I think the perfect way to repay it back would be with a little money help. I’m not sure how much this video will be able to help my school but I’m positive that whatever quantity of money I make I will be happy.

As a side project, I would like to also make videos that I can have a lot of fun with such as videos of my class and myself. I enjoyed making videos last year and I think it’s best way to express myself and my thoughts since I obviously don’t have the voice to sing.

I’m worried a little bit about the quality of the video. I want it to be the best interpretation that a student can make of his school and I don’t want it to be look down as a failure. We have plenty of time but I will try talking with Mr. Dilworth and see if he could help me. I’m probably going to need some good equipment to make a descent video of the school so I will try to see if I can get some connections with people.

I don’t think I’ve ever been satisfied with videos that I’ve done for school so I can assure you that I will try to make it perfect. Please classmates, if you’ll have any ideas on this project feel free to comment. I’m excited and I hope you guys are too.


  1. I love the idea about making a video to support your case because most people like to watch things instead of reading them. I think the quality of the videos would definitely be a challenging part, but I think you will be fine. I know a person that makes amazing videos, and he is a really nice guy and can probably give you some tips on your videos. I think that also the way you express the information has a lot to do as well. You do not want to bore your audience, or make it too long. I think it will be a challenging project and probably after making you first video you will have a good idea of what you need to work on for future videos.

  2. Alan, I too think this a wonderful idea! When I read this I thought about the news crew that came last year to help promote the school on the News channel. I thought about you giving them a call and expressing to them your passion and idea, and them giving you a chance to work with their crew to make your video. I know this a long shot but its worth a try, but I also think you should contact the video producer that came to our English class last year (sorry I don't recall his name). He seemed to have given Alejandra Rodriguez some great advice on video production, you may want to talk to her too. Good Luck!