Tag: extension

NZ timeline

I made a story about the NZ time line for extension

This timeline explains the history of the world like how the earth was a mega continent called Pangea.

It has the topics about dinosaurs

Pangea splitting into Laurasia and Gondwana

NZ splitting from Gondwana

And much more if you want to learn more check it out


Drone design (Extension term 4 Week 7)

Here are some designs of my drone.

Film festival Jobs Extension (W9 T3)

Hello my name is Jaxon and I am in this group called Extension and I had this project where we had to make the movie. I had a bunch of roles during these 9 weeks of movie making.


Part 1: Animator

  1. I was an actor for one scene and it was to fake bang into a pole and then my little animation will pop up and it will say BANG.
  2. I was also an animator and as I said I made a bang animation but I made one more where it was this guy on a hand glider gliding down and then Wooooosh and then the thought bubble pops.

Part 2: Actor

  1. Even though it was a small bit the acting that I did was to fake bang into a pole. It took a lot of attempts just to film that because I kept looking into the camera. I learnt from this
  2. We finally got a take were it looked good but i looked into the camera so we just made a bang animation and me lying on the ground.

Part 3: Sound crew

  1. Me and Levi both were giving the job of finding music for the movie. We used YouTube Audio Library.
  2. We used YouTube Audio Library because they had free and not copy righted music.
  3. Levi had to leave to go to Māori practice for their performance on Friday but then me and John found some music and they were Bike Rides and Splashing Around.
  4. We liked those two songs because we both new the songs and really enjoyed it.
  5. Then I learnt how to add the songs into our movie.

Part 4: Editor

  1. After I added the music the film crew came back and they had more footage and I added it in to the movie what I had to do.

Finally: Look over

  1. Through out this entire journey I have found it fun and enjoying. Looking back at it, I liked making new discoveries and making new friends.
  2. When it started I knew that I would be an animator because I enjoy making animations.

Storyboard extension film festival (W9 T3)

This term at extension we made a story board for the up coming film festival first we had to come up with an idea and then Hunter came up with the idea of a Doctor Seuss book and so he looked at a few books and he found the book Oh The Places You’ll Go and we all came up with ideas but we went with Hunters. We split up the script into groups with our own specific piece of the script the group that I was in I was with Aliana and Cayden we got the very first part of the script which goes

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

You’ll look up and down streets. Look ’em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.


and then we had to draw some description for the film crew and the words to tell us what part of the story it’s from. after we cut them out and glued it to the paper. heres a link to all the ideas we made (some of things did not make it into the movie. Link here is what the story board looks like.

It was pretty amazing and I even learnt how to edit a little bit.

Movie Board (Extention)

This link will lead you to a copy of the board that we have been using to communicate and properly work on our movie.

This movie is a part of Maniakalani film festival where schools come and make movies and then watch it at the movies.

At the top of this it will say role which iswhich are all the roles that we made for the movie.

Below role it says names of team members which is the people how wanted to do that role and we all got to choose what we did.

Under that, is the word item which is what we have to accomplish by a certain amount of time.

If you want to check out the movie once it done you can check it out on the Maniakalani film festival site.


Progress report

Kia ora my name is Jaxon today I will show you how I made this gif of ice melting and then the water evaporating.

The earlliest version of this ice cube was when there was a big black backdrop and words that said the lonley ice cube but then i abondon that idea.

At first I desind my ice cube in my cartoony art style but the I look at acual ice and saw they were pretty clear and so I canged the opacity of the ice besides the outline.

To make it look like its melting i just duplicated the layer and made it smaller and smaller and adding a puddle to it I made the puddle.

I added the sun and later some clouds then I added the avaporaion stage then there was a bit of steam at the end.

I made it turn into a solid to a liquid and a liquid to a gas and the atoms move faster when going into differnt phases the atoms go faster.

There is still more so stay tuned for that.