Friday, October 4, 2013

The Burj Khalifa Tower Project D.L.O

Shoal, Viv, Rita from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

This terms project for everyone was to make a Digital Learning Object around an event that had happened in the history of time that changed the world. My group and I which consisted of Vivienne and Shoal chose to research around The Burj Khalifa Tower, and find out some more info on it. After gathering enough information to be able to make a start on our DLO on this very subject, we started to make a storyboard of how it would go.

The purpose of why we chose this subject was basically because not many people know what this tower is. It's the tallest man-made structure in the world! And people ought to know that. 

We planned that we would make a paper mache looking replica of the tower, and film the process of it. Then we would time-lapse the recording of the making of it, and record a whole paragraph of info about it to go in the background. But that idea didn’t exactly come through. Instead we decided to use decently hard cardboard, and roll them up into tube then stick them all together. Each rolled up cardboard would be different levels, and it would all stick together to become basically The Burj Khalifa Tower. Afterwards we would paint it, and along with that film us painting it. Then again time laps that.

Overall I thought that we could have done way better than to what we had in the end. I reckon that if we had more time, or other wise managed our time properly, we could have had an excellent movie. But all of us were pretty much caught up with the production, so our movie for us had to be rated a 7/10!

The positive side to our project was that we did get it done with a 2 hour extension, and we also did get to work together with friends. Our idea was also a positive, it was original, and I really liked it. The making of the skyscraper took a lot of the time, but it was all worth it. It came out look almost like it. Well not really.

Did you know that the Burj Khalifa tower is the tallest man-made structure in the world. As it stands at 829.8m high no other tower can be built higher. You would think that the tallest tower in the world would be built in America right, well you’re wrong.  The Burj Khalifa tower is built in United Arab Emirates in Dubai, and has been there ever since 2009 when it was finally finished, after 5 years of work.

So in conclusion, I reckon that my group actually did decently well for a group that barely had any time to spare for free time. In the end things were pretty good, not perfect, but good enough for me to like it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rita. I really enjoyed watching your movie after reading your explanation and reflection. Paper Mâché is really challenging to do well so I thought you were wise yo resort to cardboard when time was running out. It looked great in the pictures The time lapse was a great idea.

    I have also been enjoying your camp posts over the holidays.

    Well done

    Mrs Burt


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