Monday, March 7, 2016

It's All His Fault

Actually it's my fault. I've been working on a hummingbird online science class since May 2015. Our son Josh
bought me a GoPro and I've been filming hummingbirds ever since. I've spent at least 100 plus hours working on lesson plans, quizzes, tutorials, and film editing. It has been all consuming. 

It's almost to the point where I never want to see another hummingbird ever again. I AM SICK OF THEM!

And I am ashamed of myself for this. 

It's just that I've been filming them and studying them and dreaming about hummingbirds for so long... 
This past weekend I took a filming workshop with producer Darren Wilson of WP Films
Darren has produced five films: 
Finger of God, Furious Love, Father of Lights, Holy Ghost, and Holy Ghost Reborn

He has written two books:

Someone actually financed Darren's next film and purchased a plane for WP Films.  I wonder if Darren would fly me to Australia in his new plane to film the world's largest worms for the next online class? No? 
Oh well, a person can dream after all... 

The hummingbird project was almost finished but now it has to go back to the drawing board. That's why I said it's all his fault. I learned so much at the Filming God workshop that I couldn't possibly present it as it is now. 

But the hummingbirds are on their way back here to visit us as I write. I promised my students that this lesson would be available to them when the tiny birds arrive back to South Carolina from Central America. (click here to see the migration map)

And so, I WILL get it done. And I WILL have it available by April 16th I tell you. Even if my eyes bulge out and turn blood red; it will be finished by April 16th.  It will be finished when the birds arrive.  

Because the next project will be worms. :)

Dreams and visions of them have been exploding in my head.  I can't wait to roll up my sleeves, stick my hands in the dirt, and explore the wild world of worms with my students.  


Joshua said...

That's awesome Mom! You need to tell me what you learned at the workshop.

Unknown said...

We're so glad you joined us for the intensive Ellen!

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Allan Hawkins said...

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