- While interviewing Jessica Kyle, for her crossing boundaries meant being successful in the music industry at her age. That success means being able to constantly perform her own music instead of others. Jessy’s interview taught me how difficult it can be to chase a dream. Her interview also taught me to continue to achieve greatness if it’s an option. I discovered more about my cousin that I didn’t know. I knew the basic story of her success, but with her retelling her story, I discovered steps I would’ve needed to take to be just as successful. With Jessy not going to college- when most felt like she should’ve- and not going, she viewed that as crossing a boundary. Despite getting a college degree, she’s still successful by performing and composing.
Crossing boundaries is a chance that many people are willing to take. It all depends on the type of boundaries that are being crossed and how. In my mom's case, she was determined to have a baby even with the circumstances she was in. She went against the norm. my mom went above and beyond to have and raise a child. This project made me realize all the things people go through and experience in their lives.
Crossing boundaries to me is challenging the status quo or typical social norms. My parents demonstrate challenging the status quo by having jobs that are not by any means normal, not doing a job that they feel will pay them the most money, and by putting a lot at risk having those jobs. Some could argue that they're challenging it by loving their job because many people throughout the world hate their jobs. The interview experience was very smooth. My parents gave terrific answers to my questions and it was helpful. I learned about the steps both of them took towards where they are today. With this project at first I was really nervous because I had never used Garage Band or any other type of audio editing software. I personally hating using garage band, but thought I learned a new valuable skill. It frustrated me deeply at first with editing because I was so uncertain and very unorganized. I think that we could've used a one class tutorial on how to use Garage Band because it took me awhile to adjust.
i definitely thought about what happened around me to make me change the type of school i went to. both of the schools i transferred too were private but they were my middle school was quaker and my elementary school was christian.
From this project I learned that people cross boundaries in many different ways. They cross racial boundaries, relation, language, appearance,stereo types and many other ones also.While doing this project I discovered that someone in my family was dark enough to pass for indian and I was actually surprised. Crossing boundaries doesn't necessarily mean running across a boundary. It can mean different things.It could mean doing something other than your family or being with people that don't speak the same boundary as you, or even becoming a different religion than what you grew up as.There are sometimes benefits and some times costs for becoming this. For example my grab uncle changed his race to a full indian because he passed as one.He benefited from this because he became apart of a good family and learned a lot about a new culture. But he also lost the rights to see his old and when he did he couldn't be related to them in any type of way because we are russian, and other ethnicities and he was not that anymore.While I was doing interviews I learned that when you asked people question they usually talk a lot. An interview is very hard to edit because you can't pause it.
During my interview there was a lot of unexpected errors. There was many pauses and my grandmother ended up talking very LOUD. I couldn't make this lower because the rest of it would have been. I had to do a lot of cutting so the interview could flow through with out anyone being able to tell she coughed a lot. Although I did this I got pretty good comments. Other than what I know that she was talking loud they told me my music towards the end was a bit loud also and it was covering the ending of the interview. I did that purposely because it was another person but they almost repeated what someone said before. I agree with them but overall I think my final project was pretty good.
The experience of doing interview, well in my podcast I interviewed my grandfather, twice. Once like earlier in the year, and the other time last week, there are two different interviews that I did some of them are old ones and most of them are ones from last week, I though in the old ones because some of them had a lot to do about crossing boundaries. Like stealing shoes, or stealing anything for that matter, I thing the main part or the crossing boundaries part is mostly about stealing things to survive, in the 1940s.
Editing was a lot easier then what I thought it would be, because the music I chose just went perfectly with the interview itself.
My weakness was about the volume itself, like the music was too loud while the voice was too low. Nothing I can’t fix though.
I agree with the comments my peers gave me because they are right, and honest about their feedback. Also they tell what, and what not to edit and they like most of the editing anyway.
Beatles: Something (instrumental), The Ballad Of John And Yoko, Piggies Instrumental, Money (Thats What I Want)
Victor Sylvester: I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams (Quickstep)
Bing Crosby: I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams
In The Style Of Dawn: Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree (Karaoke)
Conker live and reloaded: War
Scott Joplin: The Entertainer
Sound effects by RingTicklers Ringtone