A Visual Guide to Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Why is your revolution important?

The French Revolution was extremely important as the entire government and social system was different at the end of the revolution than the start. From an absolute monarchy to a republic, special privileges to equal treatment, France changed it’s future and development in the world, which was completely unexpected.

What should people realize about your revolution before they watch the video?

Life wasn’t very easy for the Third Estate so they were desperate for another way. It’s not like the Third Estate were just rabid people who were petty and wanted a fancy lifestyle. They wanted equal treatment and privileges for all, whether everyone likes it or not.
What was it like in your country before the revolution?

Before the revolution, France was split into three estates called the First, Second and Third estates, all ruled by King Louis XVI. The First and Second Estates were privileged and had a nice life while the Third Estate paid all the taxes and lived a hungry poor life. Completely unfair right?

What were people fighting for?

The Third Estate could not live their miserable lives forever, so they complained and fought against the other Estates for equal treatment and a constitution for the King. There was the fact that they had to fight in war and pay taxes that paid for the luxurious lifestyle of the First and Second Estate, and that was not cool with the Third Estate that they had to do all that.
What was society like at the time of the revolution?

During most of the revolution, there were revolts and complaining all over France. Violent acts and protests were common. Events included but not limited to like the Storming of Bastille and the March to Versailles were important to the revolution. During the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), millions of people were executed by the Jacobins using the guillotine.

ONE DAY 2017 – Juan Day; Redoing other OneDay projects

So what did I this OneDay? Good question. I went around, asking people what project they were doing for OneDay, and if I had enough interest, I would try to ‘redo’ what they did. I improvised all projects, doing my best, and created a comedic compilation of some of my best ‘recreations’. I visited multiple sights across the school, met a couple of friends, bumped into high-schoolers, but I had finished filming all of my clips by the end of OneDay. I then took the time after school and at home to edit the video, getting it prepared for next day. Click the blog link to watch the video! Hope you enjoy it!

What did you learn? What went well?

I learned editing and filming skills, which helped me improvise and film more clips than I expected.

What would you do differently if you were able to do this again?

I wish I were able to have a specific list of things to do, as I also redid 4 other projects which did make it to the final video. All of the ‘redoing’ was pretty tiring and required a lot of effort.