Monday, June 23, 2014

My Year in GCT: Katie Khau

My 5 best pieces of GCT are:

My Year Reflection

This year I have learned many things mostly things involving a mac book. When we had to learn how to edit footage on imovie I couldn't help but find it difficult, but as we kept working only on imovie and learning about all the neat features it had to offer; i started getting more use to it. Another thing I've learned was photoshop; I never really used it before until this year, so it was a great experience for me. Overall GCT was a great experience and a fun course.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

My Year In GCT

Photoshop Element

Stop Motion

First iMovie

Leaves Shot
Day2 Leaves

Quick shot
Day28 Something I'm afraid of

This year in GCT was a blast, I had fun learning new things and taking a lot of cool shots. This year I actally learned how to use iMovie on a Mac, to be honest it was pretty tricky. I also learned how to use the camera like how to change the aperture and stuff. I really enjoyed being in this class because Mr. Harbeck makes it more fun, like that time we took a fall walk and took some shots. That was really fun! The hardest challenge that I had trouble on was my I Have A Dream presentation. It was really hard because I couldn't really make it the way I wanted it. Overall, I enjoyed taking pictures and making videos. :) 

Tran's My Year in GCT

Martin Luther King Speech

Very first Stop Motion

2nd Stop Motion (Magic Hands)

Athletic Banquet Video (Senior Basketball)

How I captured Paul Walker somehow.

This year I learned how to actually use a Mac laptop!! Which was a huge accomplishment. I learned how to use the camera manually and how to change the shutter and aperture to take nicer photos. I also learned how to get the lens to open to take in more light and how to use photoshop to make my photos look nice. I actually really enjoyed this class. I loved it when we went outside to take photos. I didnt enjoy having to restart my MLK speech about 5 times though but it was kinda fun.. I especially enjoyed making the videos!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My Year In GCT

Martin Luther Kind Speech

PhotoShop Elements

Skate Park

The Camera

Athletic Banquet Video (Senior Basketball)


My Year in GCT

Throughout the entire year I learned many different skills. I learned how to use photoshop and all the cool things that you can do in photoshop. This year, I also learned a lot of different types of shots that you can take with a camera rather than always taking the same old boring landscape or portrait pictures.I learned all the different settings in the camera like how to use shutter speed, aperture and manual mode. While learning about all the settings in a camera, I learned that the longer the time in shutter speed, the more light

Monday, June 16, 2014

My Year In GCT

Fallen Leaves (Edited) Count The Trees

Click This

To be honest, I had a lot of fun in GCT this year, it's one of my favorite classes. I learned a lot of things that I could use in the future and I made new friends. If it weren't for this class I wouldn't know how to use the camera properly and know the different settings. One thing I really enjoyed doing in this class was taking pictures, like when we went to the skate park and the fall walk. Because of this course I realized that I'm actually interested in taking pictures :) Another thing that I had fun doing was the stop motion, before I always wonder how they do the motion stop and how much effort it takes to make one and now I can proudly say that I made one! I'm also thankful of this class because I finally learned how to use the Mac and make movies in iMovie. I'm really glad that I was chosen to be in this course because all of the things I learned will be useful in the future. Yes, there was a lot of struggles too but it was all worth it in the end. Also, thank you Mr. Harbeck for making it a fun and enjoyable class :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Roselle's Year in GCT

This year i love this class.... the fact that we get to use cameras and use our phones in class were awesome :) It's one of my favorite classes this year. It was really fun!! We got to work on the yearbook and videos for important occasions. It was nice to explore and try the new things we did in GCT this year. I've always wanted how to use iMovie and if it weren't for this class, I couldn't have learned to use it. It was cool to try using a Mac because ive never used one. Also the I have a dream presentation was very useful and helpful for me because now i know how to create nice presentations with different styles. This year was really fast. There were so many opportunities with different ares like photography, video editing, and etc. Anyways I had fun in this class. :)

Photoshop elements PPT

Mariel's Year in GCT

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This year in GCT I learned a lot more than I thought I would. First of all, I learned how to use a camera properly. I learned how to appreciate the different options you have and how to take pictures like the pros do (although I am still very far from a pro). After learning how to take amazing photos, even though it seems impossible, I learned how to make photos even more amazing using photo shop. I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to taking plain old photos, no matter where my future takes me. Another thing I learned was how to use a mac and imovie. I never realized how much you could do with imovie until this course showed me. Lastly I learned how to make powerpoint presentations interesting, which for me, is a big thing. I'm really glad I picked this course because I now have a better perspective on how big media can change the way you look at things. The whole entire year it wasn't like other courses, we all learned from each other and got things done as one great team. It was a really great, fun and memorable year, so thank you. :-)

Emerald's Year in GCT

To say the least, GCT was probably one of my favourite classes this year. I loved the fact that this class took place inside a classroom, and sometimes it was outside when we went on our little walks and field trips where we could put what we learned into use. I could definitely see myself using a lot of the things I learned in the future, like using typography when making a presentation to make important points stand out. Before I took this class, I barely knew anything about cameras but I always thought that the idea of taking pictures and making them look better using Photoshop was exciting. I also learned how to take better photos with the right settings and adjustments, even the different angles photos could be taken at. And if I didn't like the way they turned out I could always use an editing program or website to do something different. What I liked the most was that almost all the time, we were free to do what we wanted in terms of making things look great. I'll definitely miss this class, and the unique ways Mr. Harbeck taught us to do thingsヾ(●⌒∇⌒●)ノ

Faith's Year in GCT

As this year is quickly coming to an end, looking back to the beginning of the year only seems fair. I've gained skills and knowledge that I wouldn't have expected I would be decent at. Taking my own pictures and having people comment on it has allowed me to work with it and make them better. Learning how to use Photoshop Elements and editing our photos was one of my favorites because we could play with it and make it our own and as unique as possible. When the video part of the year came in, I wasn't as excited but it proved to be very entertaining (stressful and slightly irritating at times, no doubt) and fun enough to do and film the things. The athletic video was pretty fun to make because we used almost everything like picture in picture and snap to beat. This class was my first choice last year and I am eternally grateful that I got to spend my last year doing things that flourished my creative side.

Alyssa's Year in GCT

Point and Shoot edit 


I don't know if you could tell but, this was my favorite class this year. It dealt with typography (my favorite), photography, video recording, and editing. These were all very intriguing, as I'd to pursue a career in graphic communications. The different projects, such as the stop-motion movie, the MLK speech, an endeavor into Photoshop, the yearbook, and the graduation + athletic banquet video were all very interesting (but I really liked doing things in Photoshop and with typography :^)). I had fun learning the ways of iMovie, as I'd never really had a Mac before. I'll probably look into one later on, as the editing was fairly easy. I'll truly miss this class and the classmates, but most especially, the teacher! :^)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Rain's Year in GCT

Year end reflection:
It's unbelievable how quickly the year has passed, yet I've learned a lot of useful things that I know will come in handy in the future. In the beginning of the year, I didn't even know how to use the cameras properly and took the most boring photos ever, but now I know all these different settings and techniques and even different ways to stand for taking better angled shots. I've also learned how to take those great photos and enhance them even further in Photoshop, where I did all sorts of neat things like bend text, fix colours, and add cool effects. Furthermore, I learned the art of good typography, which is something I've become quite interested in and will for sure put to use in the future. We've played with iMovie a lot, editing footage to make it look like we're talking to ourselves, having pictures transition to the beat of a song, and so on. Without a doubt, the whole year has just been such a colourful experience, and I hadn't realized just how much I've learned until I looked back at it all. I have absolutely no regrets in having chosen GCT as one of my classes this year.

Rain's I Have a Dream Presentation

I'm totally not late
1. The big message of the speech was racial equality; that beneath everyone's skin, no matter what colour, everyone was made equal, and should be treated so. Everyone deserves to be accepted, respected, and given rights and freedoms.
The slide/part of the speech that I found really important was "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character." because imagining four small, innocent children that have hopes to one day be accepted for what they hold inside, rather than be judged by their race, touched me. These children of his represent the future, and represent hope to him as a father.
2. I played with the size, colours, spacing between letters, spacing between lines, and tried all sorts of creative ways to place words to make my slides look interesting.
3. Since I plan to become an artist in the future, I'll definitely be using fonts creatively to create art that will, I hope, have impacting messages with eye catching typography. Also to use for school projects.
4. The most difficult part for me was that it was just so tedious having to put in the words to the ENTIRE speech and fix them up slide after slide after slide. 
5. If I remember, I just went to file, save & send, and had it converted into a video. I had the help of people around, but you can't always rely on others. When in doubt, google it.
6. I would change this assignment by making some slides more unique and bold. I felt like at some point the slides got really repetitive and dull.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

My Year in GCT JBethel

Year End Reflection:
This year in GCT went by really fast and it only feels like I've been here for a few months. I learned a lot from Mr. Harbeck and I enjoyed the stuff we did. In the beginning we learned about how to use a camera and experimenting how the pictures would turn out. We talked about the different functions of the camera and what it does. Then we started doing stop motions, it was really fun and everybody's was very creative. After we edited photos using Photoshop Elements. This was my favourite thing to do and I learned so much about it like how to use the tools such as the Orton effect. Then we had fun activities on doing videos such as picture in picture. There was so much we did and I'm going to miss all of it though the things I have learned this year I will use for the next years to come. I'm so glad that I picked this subject and it was very fascinating, interesting and exciting to be in this class.

Camilla's My Year in GCT

Five best things I did this year:

Skatepark Photo:

Day in my life photo:
The bright yellow car (Photo stack/collage)

1st Stop Motion project:

Picture in Picture:

Fun Day Set:

My Reflection for this year:

This year in GCT was pretty good I learned variety of things such as how to control a camera because before I find it a bit confusing using those, but now I'm okay with it. And also those angles of the camera and how to take a picture with the camera such as "rule of thirds" and "composition". Now I used these camera angles when I take photo (sometimes). And I learned a lot of things on imovie, it was a fun time editing on imovie and now I know how to work imove. Then I also learnt stuff from editing on Photoshop. Now I can edit properly with the picture I can take in the future. GCT was a great class, I learnt a lot from it and I hope I learn more next year. Im also wanting to learn how to work a video camera for next year maybe.

My Year in GCT


This year I learned many new skills and techniques that deals with the camera and also the computers/macs. I learned how to take pictures with a different perspective. I got to learn how to work a camera and what all settings did to each photo. Editing photos were also really fun but also tricky at the same time because you had to edit your photo a way that wouldn't take away from the original photo. Another thing I learned in this class was to make a movie on the macs. I had no idea how to really work a mac until I got to actually use one. At first, using iMovie was a pain in the butt because I had no idea what to do but I eventually got the hang of it. Making movies was probably one of the best things I learned in this class

Mae's My Year In GCT. ☺








This year I learned a lot of new things in this class. I learned how to work camera properly with all of it's settings. I learned how to edit pictures on photo shop. I also learned to have patience ever since that assignment. ☺ I learned how to upload videos and how to embed them into a blog, just like this. I learned how to create stop motion videos, as seen in my top 5 best pieces. I learned how to import videos into the Macs and to put them into iMovie. I learned how to Put pictures and videos together in iMovie and putting music with it too. I also learned how to lower down the music volume when ever it's needed. That was really useful. This year, I have learned a lot of new things about technology and I had a lot of fun learning about it. It's been a great year.