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Just put the movie up on the google+ community.

Here it is:


Weekly breakdown of work achieved weeks 8 – 12

Week 8

Discussed what we looked at over the break; Did rough outline of what needs to be done. Created breakdown of movie (beginning, middle, end).

Week 9

Discussed possible music choices. Started editing.

Week 10

12-2pm – Extra filming.

2-5pm – Editing stuff

Week 11

Monday – 12.30pm-4pm – More filming

Tuesday – 9am – 5.00pm – Editing stuff

Wednesday – 12 – 2pm – last little bit of filming

Wednesday – 2-5pm – Editing chaos

At approximately 4.15 iMovie crashed and after 45 minutes of panicked searching looked like movie was possibly corrupted. Later that evening, WordPress suspended our account causing further chaos.

Thursday – 1pm – 2.30pm – collected videos for reediting process.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Spent reediting final movie.

Week 12

Tuesday – 9am – 1.30pm – trying to get computer to work, and waiting for technician until kicked out of class by exam.

Tuesday – 5pm – 6pm – last minute editing, references, and other stuff.

Still to do:

Put Movie on YouTube & Google+ community.

Show movie to class.

work done this week…

We got together on Monday (several hours) to get a bit more filming done.

Tuesday (9am -5pm) was spent in wt910 working on the editing.

Wednesday met up before class (12 – 2) to get the last few little bits of filming finalised. Then went to class to put everything together. Just after 4 sat down as a group and watched the movie as it was (nearly done). Went to add one more piece of Augmented Reality video when iMovie crashed. Looks like iMovie may be corrupted, and we may have lost all our work.

Work for the week:

Try to see if there is any way to retrieve movie.

If not, restart editing from scratch, and pray we can get it done in time

On that note, I just got this advice from a friend, hoping to get to the computer ASAP to try it out:

“First check iMovie projects or events folder under ‘movies’. make sure nothing’s hiding, sometimes iMovie can just lose the links to projects but they still sit there.

Second, check trash (simple but effective sometimes)

Third, see if IT there can help with this free DL

It’s file recovery, but might find the appropriate individual files.

Fourth, Use ‘go’ menu and ‘folder’ to get to: /Library and have a look for imovie folder in there (as well as the application support folder>imovie. (should be able to look, 

If not that library, use user library. Same instructions, with: ~/Library

search same places.”


Here are those rough script outlines…We need to allocate them so that we can each change our allocated parts if we wish. There is 6 sections, so we can take 2 each and edit them to our liking before we film on Wednesday.


Literature has existed, in some for or another, from a time before the written language was even conceived. ‘Cavemen’ would draw stories on the walls of the caves they dwelled in; bards would would use spoken word, travelling from town to town sharing stories they had heard or created themselves. We have been sharing these stories throughout time, and it has given us the literature we have today. The dictionary can give us a definition of literature, but can we really define it? Is it words on a page? or something of a much deeper meaning? To really find out what literature is, we took to the streets of Auckland City and asked the people we met, not literature scholars but average people, what literature meant to them.

Second spiel:

So we’ve looked at what  we see literature as, but with so many different views on what literature is, does that make it a subjective topic? If so perhaps the question we really should be asking is not what literature is, but what shaped those views. Perhaps it’s our past relationship with literature that tells us what we feel towards literature now. So how does previous exposure to literature affect us in our views toward it?

Third spiel:

Both current literature and classic literature still has a place in our preferences, but why? As Charles Segal wrote, “Talking about ‘Classics and Comparative Literature’ is artificial; thè subject would be more appropriately defined as just ‘Classics and Literature’, for thè best literary criticism of classical texts is, and must necessarily be, informed by thè study of literature as a whole. The most sensitive practitioners of literary criticism in Classics have always drawn heavily, directly or indirectly, on other literatures.” Basically everything we read in same way or another is affected, or directed by previous works. So when you read a modern piece of literature, many of it’s themes or ideas come from literature the writer has themselves read, or been taught from other texts. Take for example Stephanie Meyers’ book twilight series, everyone of them was inspired by someone else’s stories.

Stats :

So if the first book in her series was based on something written by Jane Austen, who do people like more? The original, or the new? <<Stats>> Alright, but if we look at perhaps a classic storyteller that everyone knows of, and pair them with a well known author of today would the outcome be the same? <<stats>>> Perhaps it’s not the time the literature is from, but the content within it. (perhaps adding something here about the authors) But what makes that content stand the test of time, why are classics classics at all? “I would suggest that classics are primarily “mythic”…..telling people what they need to know about themselves” – Willard McCarty.

Forth Spiel:

Time has not only changed the literature we’ve looked at, but how we look at it. Technology is changing the way we view literature; From putting the things we read onto portable electronic devices, to transferring the literature we know and love into cinematic works. But will this change how we see literature? Could the humble book become a thing of the past? And if the definition of literature is anything in written format, is film really literature at all?


The stats may look good for books of the past, but with technology constantly changing anything is possible. So, taking everything that we’ve found can we write a true definition of what literature is? I think the only true definition of what it is; is ‘Literature is what you see it as.” It’s subjective, personal, and truly undefinable.

Basic Outline

Here is the outline as discussed in class… We can change anything at any point, I just thought it would be good to see a structure written down not just in discussion format.


Definition typed across screen.

Augmented reality into AUT from NZ wide shot.

Opening Spiel (to be filmed on Monday)

What is Literature to you videos.


Spiel connecting peoples perception of what literature is, to how their past has affected their present reading habits.

Videos on how past has affected present

Videos on which authors people like

Spiel connecting past affects/preferences to past & modern/current literature. Then connecting all to authors we looked at.

Some of our stats involving our authors, characters, and knowledge of literature. (audio over)

Spiel linking previous topic, to the change in more than just literature, but the way we view it… Technology.

Stats & Questions for the technology section.


Round up of everything in short spiel.



I have looked up a few articles on classic literature; here are a few quotes out of those texts. (I have the full original texts on my computer if you want to look further into the topic/article)

“Talking about «Classics and Comparative Literature» is artificial;
thè subject would be more appropriately defined as just
«Classics and Literature», for thè best literary criticism of classical
texts is, and must necessarily be, informed by thè study of
literature as a whole. The most sensitive practitioners of literary
criticism in Classics have always drawn heavily, directly or indirectly,
on other literatures. Since we learn how to enjoy and
interpret literature from our first readings in our mother tongue,
every classical critic is also, at some level, consciously or
not, a comparatisi. And a good deal of what we traditionally do
is in itself comparative. One cannot work on Virgil without
Homer, on Ovid without Callimachus, or on Senecan tragedy
without Euripides.” – C. Segal (1984)

“I would suggest that classics are primarily “mythic”…..telling people what they need to know about themselves” – W. McCarty (1992)