2W01…the ‘Chart’

24 04 2007

MADA 2

Here we go with second unit…

Chart

I have build a chart (finally) where is going to help me understand and realize my son’s way of thinking. This chart is based; and was developed, according my sons stories.

I will explain how and the way I formulate this chart. I will wright down the steps, in a calendar way, I took to make this as clear as possible.

1) 09:00 – 17:00 Working at the TV station

2) 17:30 back home

3) First thing is to have a conversation with my son and see how he spent his day. What did he do at school, what did he eat and what cartoons he watched.

4) Then I will have a conversation with his grandmother (he takes care of him until we get back from work) to see if he behave and was a good kid all day. Mostly to find out if anything in that particular day bothered him

5) Then we will go home and play; if the weather is good outside or in the house. (read a story, paint, play football, practice karate etc) – 3 days a week he goes karate and English lesson.

6) Around 19:00 we will have a dinner as a family and talk a little more about his day

7) 19:30 he will watch cartoons

8) Around 20:00 he will take a bath and…

9) …Bed time story

What I did this week I change the game time (see num 5) to a story telling time by him. So I will have my son to tell me a story and then I will compare and observe if this story is influenced by any way from his all day activities.

By next week I will have down the chart in a percentage form…maybe a pie chart 🙂





1W32 …the ‘List’

23 04 2007

Chart

At the moment I am trying to build the chart of things that influence my son’s way of thinking and at what extend.

This week

This week I have gathered the things that play a big role in my son’s life and his way of thinking.

In no particular order here is the list:

Father, Mother, Grandmother (N), Grandfather (A), Grandmother (R), Grandfather (G), Karate, Xbox (sci-fi game), Wii(sport game), uncle (T), auntie (G), pet, gardening, school (classmates, teacher), relatives (An, Iak, Raf, Ioan, Th), Cartoons (wo, Sc), DvD (Sw)

Until next week I will break down the list with more info until I reach to a point where I can put the list in an order of the amount they influence him.





1W31 …the development

18 04 2007

The development

This week I have tried to figure out at what extend my son gets influenced by cartoons. I have asked him to tell me a fiction story right after he saw Scooby Doo and then at night I have asked him to tell me a new story. The result was not exactly what I was expected to be. He didn’t use any ‘characters’ from the cartoons, but instead he; in both of his stories, used the two characters from the story that I told him the night before, before he sleeps.

Chart

What I am trying to do at the moment is to build a chart of what influence my son more. Building this chart will help me understand more how my son things and more important will help me understand WHY? he things the way he things.





1W30 …story development

10 04 2007

The Story

“… and then a power spell was cast from the mage…” these words are part of my latest sons’ story. His new story involves magic, casting spells and fighting from distance.

Conclusion

There is a certain pattern that I can see in the development of my sons’ stories. From a very close combat stories/fights, he moved to a more “distance” fights. As he crows up he realized the danger of close combat and he seems to understand what the outcome may be out of such a fight. I am certain that the main factor to lead him to this change is his karate lessons. The more he gets into karate the more he realizes the dangers of such a fight. It is not that he afraid, but is more the knowledge he gains from the lessons. He knows that no fight is good, unless you are in a great danger. He learned that even though you may be stronger you better avoid the fight.





1W29 …references

10 04 2007

Photos for references

My visit to Greece was a very proactive visit for my project. I had the chance to visit the museum of Acropolis and take some photos of some creature statutes. I will use these photos as animal references, and references to design my “3D animal”.
wolf.jpg

Snake

 

I took also some photos from a weapon seller at Monastiraki. The photos of the melee weapons will give me a better idea of how to design my own 3D models. The details are great and the designs are very good.

swords.jpg

 

Swords

The Story

It seems that every day my sons’ stories developed into more “magical” ones. He likes to use more of power spells rather than body to body fights. This is something that may lead me to change the final story until the end of this year.