As a digital artist I grew in more in problem solving than in actual filming skills. Through this project I did expand my knowledge on stop motion, how to have good lighting, and editing; but I feel like I did not apply them. When it came down to it I just wanted to get the film done with all the content. I did not feel I had the time to care if did well on the filming aspect of it. What I did learn, through application, was how to have a problem and figure out how to fix it. For example my group had taken video on a apple phone and that type of file does not communicate with a windows movie maker program. I learned how to convert the file and then line up the separate audio (when you convert the file it deletes the video audio). The quote “I have not failed 10,000 times I have just proved that those 10,000 ways do not work” by Thomas Edison, I think,summarize how I grew as a digital artist in this project. A successful space settlement needs gravity because without it its residents would not survive. To create the needed artificial gravity you need the settlement to rotate. To first get the settlement to start to rotate you need to have an appropriate amount of force. To find an appropriate amount of force you use newton's 2nd law: multiplying the settlements mass by its acceleration. When you apply the force opposite to the center of gravity (imagine a line from the center of the settlement to the outside and apply the force on the end of the line that is on the edge of the settlement), you will have given the settlement torque and it will began to rotate. Once the settlement starts to rotate two things happen: one is newton's third law comes into play because with the applied force there was an equal and opposite reaction of the force applied and then the object begins rotating. The second thing is the settlement is now in circular motion and is creating gravity. Also Newton's 1st law comes into play because, unless acted upon, the settlement will continue to provide gravity for its residents In this project my greatest strength was problem solving. For example when the video file from the phone didn’t compute with the movie editor program with the help of Roxy I figured out how to convert the file then line up a seperate audio file. I also solved many other problems that were thrown at me in this project some of which were having to refilm several times, having files not computing, having to stay after school, downloading b-roll, and figuring out how to make our settlement livable. Of course most of those were done with the help of my group mates, Roxy, and Tina. I really had to not give up and keep looking at these problems at a new angle to solve them. At exhibition I had a parent ask me “Well after this project do you think anything could faze you in these next four years?” I answered no because after this project I feel I can figure out anything even if its hard and stressful. That’s why I think that problem solving was my greatest strength in this project. My greatest area of growth in this project was refinement. For example if you watch my video you will see that there is no video transitions, it is too short, and that the b-roll is just between videos instead of having audio from the video running over the b-roll. These things and other mistakes could have been fixed I just felt as though I did not have enough time so chose not to refine. I am proud of the final video but know I could of refined it much more. As far as not repeating this in future projects I will just spend even more time out of class on the project. To conclude refinement is where I need to grow.