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A Presentation, a movie, and a lot of imagination!
IMG_3988.JPGIn LEGO League Robotics, we don't just learn how to program and build robots; we also have to give a presentation. This year, we have to solve a problem using nanotechnology and present our solution to a panel of judges. The problem: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The solution: the CTR (Carpal Tunnel Robot).

We really struggled in finding a creative way of presenting our solution. In past years, we found that giving our presentation in the form of a skit really gave it an interesting twist, and that the judges enjoyed it. In previous presentations, we've assumed the characters of super heroes, scientists, pedestrians, martians, NASA engineers, board executives, reporters, and marine lab scientists. As you can see, we really had a lot of fun and the judges enjoyed it too.

We decided to continue the skit idea this year, but we had trouble thinking up new, and innovative characters. We really didn't want to copy some of our previous ideas, but we didn't want to be anything boring either. We finally came up with the idea of being Disney cast members presenting this new technology at the theater in Innoventions.
       
The script came easily once we had decided upon the theme. We all, though, agreed that we needed an introduction movie of Innoventions to set the stage. So, we drove to Disneyland and spent an hour capturing scenes at strategic places. After that, we headed home to produce the movie.
       
Our coach and I were assigned the task of producing the movie. Needless to say, I had never done anything like this before, so this was a new experience for me. Fortunately, our coach knew the top seven steps to producing a movie. Here are those seven steps, along with some explanations.

Record
Capture - (Put it onto the computer)
Inventory Video - (Make sure we know what's on there so we can edit it in the future)
Play Scenes - (Get a feel for how long it is and where the good scenes are)
Edit Video
Edit Audio
Publish Video - (Copy it onto disk and get it ready for competition)

Right now, we are still on step five as we work on getting it to just the right length. Hopefully, we'll finish that soon and move on to the last two steps.

Posted by Amy at 03:25:00 PM on 11/09/2006

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

A Presentation, a movie, and a lot of imagination!

IMG_3988.JPGIn LEGO League Robotics, we don't just learn how to program and build robots; we also have to give a presentation. This year, we have to solve a problem using nanotechnology and present our solution to a panel of judges. The problem: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The solution: the CTR (Carpal Tunnel Robot).

We really struggled in finding a creative way of presenting our solution. In past years, we found that giving our presentation in the form of a skit really gave it an interesting twist, and that the judges enjoyed it. In previous presentations, we've assumed the characters of super heroes, scientists, pedestrians, martians, NASA engineers, board executives, reporters, and marine lab scientists. As you can see, we really had a lot of fun and the judges enjoyed it too.

We decided to continue the skit idea this year, but we had trouble thinking up new, and innovative characters. We really didn't want to copy some of our previous ideas, but we didn't want to be anything boring either. We finally came up with the idea of being Disney cast members presenting this new technology at the theater in Innoventions.
       
The script came easily once we had decided upon the theme. We all, though, agreed that we needed an introduction movie of Innoventions to set the stage. So, we drove to Disneyland and spent an hour capturing scenes at strategic places. After that, we headed home to produce the movie.
       
Our coach and I were assigned the task of producing the movie. Needless to say, I had never done anything like this before, so this was a new experience for me. Fortunately, our coach knew the top seven steps to producing a movie. Here are those seven steps, along with some explanations.

Record
Capture - (Put it onto the computer)
Inventory Video - (Make sure we know what's on there so we can edit it in the future)
Play Scenes - (Get a feel for how long it is and where the good scenes are)
Edit Video
Edit Audio
Publish Video - (Copy it onto disk and get it ready for competition)

Right now, we are still on step five as we work on getting it to just the right length. Hopefully, we'll finish that soon and move on to the last two steps.

posted by Amy at 03:25:00 PM | View Full Comments Inline [1]