Benjamin Seing Capstone
I questioned for weeks about what my capstone should be and it came to my attention that I have learned a lot about filmmaking and identity. As a cinematographer at Rebel Ventures, I have decided to create videos for the organization about fruits and vegetables that are not quite common on a daily diet. One of the issues that I see in the community is that people believe fresh produce is expensive or not tasty to their palate. I went around the city to buy fruits and vegetables such as snow peas, napa cabbage, and aloe vera. Most of the items I bring to Rebel Ventures’ commercial kitchen were cheap and affordable. I used the space to demonstrate what the produce is, how to cut and eat, and talk about the facts of the produce.
A few schools in Philadelphia had a program to taste test a variety of vegetables and fruits every other day. I had the opportunity to produce a video for the students to watch before they tried out the produce. They were trying dragon fruit, however, it was quite expensive compared to other fruits. I took a step further to purchase all three different kinds of dragon fruit to be able to showcase in a video. Reflecting back, I have struggled being in front of the camera and doing voice-overs, but I stood up and went out of my comfort zone to produce the videos. I was happy that I showcased healthy options to the media.
Cochran, W., MD. (n.d.). Understanding the Childhood Obesity Epidemic. Retrieved from https://www.obesityaction.org/community/articlelibrary/understandingthechildhoodobesitye pidemic/ This site talked about obesity in ways of how someone can be obese to how it can be treated. The article gave information on how it can be treated. There is a description of the BMI and what each number means and how it is calculated. Although, there isn’t a lot of data that is given, such as giving statistics with dates and factual numbers. However, the author wrote about what the major causes of obesity are, such as how much activity a child is getting and what a child would eat in their daily diet. This is source helps me understand that children eat and how it affects the obesity rate. Default Stanford Children's Health. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=persuadingkidstoeatnutritiousmeals1 1175 This source explored how to persuade children to eat healthier. Part of my goal is trying to get children and young minds to get in the habit of eating more nutritious food. The website is talking about the ways that adults can use to get their children to eat the fruits and vegetables served to them. It has a lot of tips and ways that can help me with what I need to say in my videos. Though the source is not very long, it holds a lot of good information. They go from what kinds of things parents should make their children try and explore what they like, such as texture, sweetness, etc. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010. Retrieved from https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2010/DietaryGuidelines2010.pdf This source is a guideline for Americans trying to eat healthier. It takes on a book similar to a textbook format and listing information with pictures and figures. There are a ton of information with statistics. They used the status of 2010 and calculated how many calories the average teenager consumes as a daily diet per day (17852640 calories). There is a detailed chapter on what it means to consume a certain amount of calories and how long we need to be active. This source has a lot of information that I might consider using it more often than most other sources. 1/25/2019 Untitled document - Google Docs https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S1j1S4I0MowLkA_UGemPx90yvYgNFuiEroX_bysTVwo/edit 2/3 H. (2017, August 07). By the Numbers: Why Video Is Effective. Retrieved from https://digital.gov/2017/08/07/bythenumberswhyvideoiseffective/# This source talked about communication skills. With a bunch of info listed and elaborated, it talks about the how videos can be used to provide information on anything. There are tips about what makes a good video and what my audience would like to see and know who my audiences are. There is a lot of information that I can use to make my videos better., Maintaining a Healthy Weight on the Go: A Pocket Guide. Retrieved from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/heart/AIM_Pocket_Guide_tagged.pdf This source talked about how to change your daily diet to something healthier. One page eight and nine, there is a list of things that an average American would eat and what we can replace in our meals. They also talked about portion sizes, so even though we are eating healthy, sometimes too much of it can harm us. This is quite useful for learning what it means to have a wellbalanced diet and how not to overeat the food we have every day. There is also a list of things that we can consider when it comes to looking at the number of calories that one object has. Mandal, A. (2018, August 23). Obesity and Fast Food. Retrieved from https://www.newsmedical.net/health/ObesityandFastFood.aspx Organic Foods: What You Need to Know. (2019, January 15). Retrieved from https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthyeating/organicfoods.htm/ This source is so useful because I can learn the difference between organic and genetically modified foods. There was a difference between the benefits and health hazards. I get to understand what a a GMO food is and it affects how people eat. It is a good way to mass produce food but the number of chemicals and genetics dysfunctional. There are pesticides that play along with the unhealthy side of food. Overweight & Obesity. (2018, March 05). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/adult/causes.html This source was created to give information on diseases. They wrote articles about adult obesity and how it can cause and affect other diseases such as Type Two Diabetes, strokes, high blood pressure, etc. The best part about this source that it lists all of the sources they used to create the article. They briefly talked about how it can also be genetics, diseases, drugs, and mental health 1/25/2019 Untitled document - Google Docs https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S1j1S4I0MowLkA_UGemPx90yvYgNFuiEroX_bysTVwo/edit 3/3 that affects the chances of obesity. They even dove into social economics and how the amount of income one family could have can affect what they eat and how they are able to afford health care. 8 Amazing Tropical Fruits: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts. (2017, August 31). Retrieved from https://www.organicfacts.net/tropicalfruits.html This source talked about the tropical fruits and the benefits of it. I find it useful that I am going to explore the different things that can be eaten. It even lists some of the different tropical fruits and also provides the nutrients facts and the health benefits. I wished that they listed more than eight fruits but some of the fruits are useful to use. The positive part of the source is that it lists the vitamins and minerals that benefit a human being. 10 Tips: Kidfriendly Veggies and Fruits. (2017, July 25). Retrieved from https://www.choosemyplate.gov/tentipskidfriendlyveggiesandfruits This source stood out to me because of the innovated ideas that I didn’t think of. This site has recipes and ideas that can help me elaborate on. The fruits and vegetables that I use can be turned into something different and unique that I can persuade my audience with. The con about the site is that it falls a little bit short. I wished there were some nutritional facts about some of the things that are listed. There are other links in the website that I can browse through to continue my research.
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