It all started with a question. As many of you know, school days can grow stressful beyond compare. Sometimes, you feel as though you are racing from class to class, barely able to catch your breath. About two months ago, the 11th Grade had a day much like this as we trudged into U.S. History.
And then, Sofia had an idea. Being her ingenious self that she is, she decided to ask Mr. Hendrix a question: “Can we just color today? We’re losing creativity because we just sit in class all day long.” This then sparked a discussion. Dania suggested we do a project in lieu of our final exam. Lindsey suggested we do a video as the project.
So Mr. Hendrix thought about it. He sat and thought for a good several minutes. At last, he accepted the idea on condition that Mr. White would likewise accept (which he did!). And thus the Hendrix History Channel was born!
For nearly two months, we worked tirelessly to research and gather information, assign jobs, craft a storyboard, write a 14 page script, film scenes, take and photoshop photos and record audios. Then, Lindsey spent three weeks on compiling and editing the entire project. Finally, the video took 24+ hours to upload to Youtube under a channel called “Hendrix History”. The video can be found by searching “Hendrix History Channel”.
In this video, we cover major events and topics of all that our class had learned this year in U.S. History. Please enjoy the final product of all our hard work and effort. Be sure to watch all the way to the very end for bloopers!
Perhaps this can begin a tradition in future years at Equity.
It was a long and difficult process but very entertaining and completely worth the effort in the end. Creativity can be expressed in many ways. So long as you put in your hard work and effort, you can accomplish anything.
- Lacey Duncan (11th Grade)