Wednesday, November 11

va: kids for diversity | interview questions

Cherry Campus (Kindergarten - 3rd grade) Interview Highlights
We will not be asking all these questions, only a couple for each student (maybe 2-5 questions each?)

  • Diversity
    • What would the school be like if everyone was like you?
    • How did you become friends with your best friend?
  • The Application Process
    • Free Tuition
      • Do you think it costs a lot of money to go to this school?
    • Lottery / Sibling priority
      • What’s it like to go to school with your sibling(s)?
  • Before School
    • Free door-to-door busing
      • Can you explain how you got to school today?
      • What is your morning routine like?
    • Opens at 7:30
      • What do you do when you’re dropped off to school early?
  • During School
    • Describe a regular school day for you.
  • Clubs/Activities
    • Robotics
      • What do you do in your Robotics club?
      • What other activities do you do and what’re they like?
  • After School
    • After school tutoring
      • What is after school tutoring like?
      • Did it help you understand your school work?
    • After school care (The Y)
      • Explain what you do after school.
      • What kind of games do you get to play in after school care?
    • Schoolwork / Homework
      • How do your parents help you with your homework?
      • Can your parents speak French?
  • Vacation
    • Summer program
      • What do you do in the summer?
      • What’re the summer programs like?
    • Trip to France
      • Have you heard about the summer trip to France?
      • Do you think you are going to go?
      • Did your big brother or sister go?
  • Overall
    • French-Immersion
      • learning a new language
        • How is learning French going so far? Is it difficult?
      • French speaking - not French school
        • What did you learn in class today?
        • Do you know where your teacher is from?
    • free uniform closet
      • Where did you get your uniform? Did you buy it?
  • Personal Questions / Random / Ice Breakers
    • What’s your favorite French word and what does it mean?
    • What’s a funny word in French?
    • Does speaking French help you… (say something ridiculous).
      • tie your shoes?
      • make more friends?
      • (make you) nicer than other kids?
      • Then what does it help you do?
    • If you could be anything what would you be?
    • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

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Oak Campus (4th-8th grade) Interview Questions

  • Personal Questions / Random / Ice Breakers
    • If you could have any ability, what would it be?
    • If you could make a movie, how would it start?
    • If you had a million dollars, what would you do first and why?
    • If you could create your own world, what would it be like?
    • What’s a fun thing you like to do during lunch/recess?
  • Diversity
    • What does it mean to be normal? Different?
    • Can you describe what it would be like if everyone in school was like you?
    • Why do you think diversity is important?
    • How can people who are different still work together?
  • Overall
    • French-Immersion
      • What was it like going from the Cherry campus to the Oak campus?
      • How is learning French going for you so far?
      • What did you learn in class today?
      • Do you know where your teacher is from?
      • What’s the most difficult/easiest thing you’re learning in class right now?
    • Free uniform closet
      • What do you think about having a uniform? Do you like it and why?
      • How can students get a uniform if they can’t afford one?
      • Why is it important to have a free uniform closet?
  • The Application Process
    • Free Tuition
      • How much do you think it costs to go to this school?
      • Why is this school free? Is it important that it’s free?
    • Lottery / Sibling priority
      • What’s it like to go to school with your sibling(s)?
      • What would it be like if your siblings did NOT go to school with you?
  • Before School
    • Free door-to-door busing
      • What is your morning routine like?
      • What do you do in the morning to get ready?
  • During School
    • Describe a regular school day for you.
    • What do you usually eat for lunch?
    • Does someone pack a lunch for you?
    • What’s your favorite thing to eat and why?
  • Clubs/Activities
    • What do you do in ____ club?
    • What do you usually do after school?
  • After School
    • After school tutoring
      • What is after school tutoring like?
      • Did it help you understand your school work?
    • After school care (The Y)
      • Explain what you do after school.
      • What kind of games do you get to play in after school care?
    • Schoolwork / Homework
      • How do your parents help you with your homework?
      • Can your parents speak French?
      • If you don’t know a difficult word in French, what do you do?
  • Vacation
    • Summer program
      • What do you do in the summer?
      • What’re the summer programs like?
    • Trip to France
      • Are you going to go to France? Do you have any plans? Nervous, excited…
        • How do you feel about going alone to France?

ds: to death with a smile | all collateral












^ animation in progress ^







Sunday, November 8

ds: to death with a smile | progress

ticket_


invite_


(front cover)



(opened)

catalog_


(cover)


(first spread)


(basic template for showing selected work)

tv stack_


For the spatial component, I want to do a tv stack with 3 screens. So instead of wall graphics, there would be sets of the older style televisions (big chunky 90's tvs) sitting around stacked on top of each other. I want to utilize the idea of a loop and have the banana character fall from one screen to the next. This would be like when playing a video game and your character walks all the way to the right and just enters again from the left of the screen. I've started animating the first and second screens but there's still a lot of work to be done, so I didn't feel like it was worth it to upload them yet. 

basic outline:

(first screen or top tv) The banana runs across the screen from left to right revealing the title: to death with a smile. Then falls from the top and zooms in on the face, the banana winks and then shrinks again. Type appears that says: Next Level. then the banana falls into the next screen.

(second screen or middle tv) Before the banana appears (and while the first screen is going), the grid is floating in the middle of the screen. The black sideways smile face emerges from the grid. then the banana falls and lands on the grid. The grid moves to the left, causing the banana to slip and fall into the third screen.

(third screen or bottom tv) This screen will be flashing from blue - white. Once the banana falls it stays blue. Then it will zoom into the face and his eyes will be X's. It will shrink again and then read "game over." 







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