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MSD Blog Post #1

How do our emotions influence our perceptions of the world around us?Consider these ideas: How do we act when we’re in love / angry/ecstatic? How do we see the world differently in these states?


in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare’s, we see that our emotions have many different effects on people, causing our behaviour to alter depending on the emotion being portrayed. It can affect story character’s judgement, worldview and perceptions. A very good example of this where our emotions take over from the book was when Helena tells Demetrius about Hermia and Lysander’s plan to run away from Athens. “I will go tell him of fair Hermia’s flight” (1, 1, 246) and “Then to the woods will he to-morrow night” (1, 1, 247). Helena spoke out because she wanted to get some affection from Demetrius but sadly, she ended up betraying her best friend, Hermia just so she can win over Demetrius’s heart, She was in a very selfish state of mind, doing anything that must be done for love and one that she probably wouldn’t have made if her emotions weren’t clouding her judgement. Another example is when  Lysander and Hermia decide to run away. They believe that running away will make them happy and solve all of their problems. However, love seems to be blinding them: There, gentle Hermia, may I marry thee; / And to that place, the sharp Athenian law / Cannot pursue us.” (1.1.161-162). Although Lysander states that the Athenian law cannot pursue them there, love and affection are blocking them from the fact that Athens will be off limits as they would never be able to return for they are criminals. Their eagerness to get married ignores the case where their love for one another may not make them happy at all.


As we can see from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, emotions can have a huge impact on the way we look at the world. Under the influence of emotions, people begin to do unthinkable actions and start to drift away from reality. It is ideal to learn how to control our emotions when they take control as it can have an effect on our own lives, the lives of others, and the world around us.


In-depth Intro

For my In-Depth project, I decided to choose Macro Photography. I have a very strong passion for photography and I feel like this is an excellent opportunity to dive more deeply into the schematics and fine-tuning aspects of Macro. For those of you who don’t know, Macro Photography is defined as photography producing photographs of small items larger than life size. I chose this as my In-Depth project because I find it very fascinating how photographers are able to capture very miniscule photos that end up becoming beautiful images. For the mentor aspect, I have still yet to secure one but My plan is to ask the leader/instructor of a photography class I will be participating in. If not, I have a few other options which are professional photographers who have their own studios. I’ll be firing off the emails ASAP!


By the end of the deadline, I hope to have a broad spectrum of macro orientated photos. I have a National Geographic account where I am able to post my photos for other hobbyists or professionals to view and comment. Every week or so, National Geographic choose a couple photos that they like, to publish and use on their website and magazine. If possible, I would most dearly like for one of my own photos to be published. If not,  I would like another well-known studio or company to at least review one of my photos. For my final presentation, I hope to have a simple, yet spectacular montage of all my photos in a colour spectrum order (red, orange, yellow, etc.). I will present on stage as it may be an easier option to showcase all my photos in a very concise manner. This project will be an amazing opportunity and I am thrilled to study Macro Photography for the next few months.


Document of Learning #4

What is a specific source of information that you have found valuable in answering your inquiry question? How has it proved valuable? Explain.


A specific source of information that has proven to be very valuable to me (and Albert) were all the amazing websites that showed the full screenplay of a movie, as well an dwelling deep into the plotline, synopsis and many other movie features. It has taught me many interesting facts that I didn’t realize or understand prior. A common similarity between all of the mystery/horror films was that they all start off with a sudden jolt of action clip which may vary to horror or a backstory and then change to a more soothing and relaxed emotion making the audience and viewers hooked with confusion but with hints of excitement. These screenplay examples have ensured that our movie script will have a successful hook and attention grabbers to make the audience clench their teeth.