Today we are celebrating School of Scratch Student Andrei from Romania, who has recently completed the 100 Days of Scratching challenge! ??❤️
Here is his 100th day post:
Huge congrats Andrei! You really put your heart into this!
I asked Andrei some questions to help those of you who are considering doing the 100 Days of Scratching Project.
Hey Andrei! Can you give us some background on your interest in music and scratching?
I come from metal / alternative music. I was inspired by Sid Wilson (DJ Starscream – Slipknot), Han – Linkin Park & DJ Lethal – Limp Bizkit. I’ve been scratching for 2 years now and I love to do it on uncommon beats. Lately i’m involved in Lo-Fi Hip Hop.
What made you decide to undertake the 100 day challenge?
Initially, I was searching for a system to improve my scratch technique. After a while, I found that 100 day scratch challenge it was not only about scratchin’. For me it was about discovering myself, making friends and for sure a way to fight against everyday problems.
What was your approach?
I am trying to keep it simple so I just practiced almost everyday and after that I recorded 1 min of Scratch with my phone.
What is your recording and posting workflow like?
In the beginning it seemed complicated but after each session, easier and easier.
What are your top tools / apps / software / equipment to capture and edit?
I am a Mac user so: GarageBand for Sampling and editing music and iMovie for video content.
What did you learn?
That the 100 day Scratch Challenge is not only about Scratches.
Doing something with commitment and passion everyday can change your life in an incredible way.
What were some of the highlights for you?
There were various reasons for me to give up but I didn’t.
The 100 Day Project was tough initially but got better and better with each day. This made me take the next step – The 200 Day Project.
Also, after the project I did something that I never thought I ever could. I started to live the DREAM.
What helped you on your way?
Emma’s tutorials, articles from School Of Scratch, Emma’s kind advices and all the support from School of Scratch students. It feels good to find so many good people doing the same thing as myself.
What Didn’t Work?
Not enough time to work on my video editing.
What was the most challenging part and how did you deal with that?
The most challenging part was to practice even if I was facing really tough moments. Working during night time, family problems and issues.
What are your top tips for anyone who wants to undertake this challenge?
- Do it. The time is passing anyway.
- Search for other students who are doing the same thing. Help them if you can. Ask for help if you are stucked or unsure. Now I have some good friends because I did that.
- Do it if you are in a good or a bad mood. Mood can change after or during a Scratch Session.
- If you missed a day, don’t worry. Nobody is perfect.
- Never Give Up. If this is what you want do it and get it.
If you were to do this challenge again, what, if anything would you do differently?
For sure I’ll go for the 200 day Challenge but this time I’ll post only videos with the sound captured from recorder.
You are a School of Scratch student. What has your school experience been like?
I was searching for a way to improve my scratches and I have found a really great community, a lot of nice, helping people and for sure a way of life. I’m so grateful for meeting everyone and thank you for being there for me on my journey. I feel like I’m a better person not only better at scratches.
What is next for you?
On the Journey I have found exactly the right persons for building a new project. Now I am part of a crew, working with Graffiti artists, B-Boys, Mc’s so soon you’ll hear from us. I think that Romania has a lot to offer
Where can we find you online?
Anything else you want to add?
Forever grateful for the journey. It’s unbelievable.
What is your favourite scratch technique?
I love the two click flava.
That’s a wrap!
Thanks for sharing with us Andrei! Stoked for your progress and for who this has allowed you to become in the process. Inspiring!
Thank you for being part of our Supa Scratch Crew and for all that you contribute.
Looking forward to seeing your continued progress and videos!
About 100 Days of Scratching
100 Days of Scratching is a project I started and completed (see here) and have been encouraging my students to do the same – as a way to get in the habit of daily practice, documenting progress and connecting with others.
Molino joins fellow School of Scratch Students aka the Supa Scratch Crew: Jaden, Molino, Jamie, Jerry, Alina, Toby, Jay Rakim, Vanessa, Julian, Crystal, Smallimus, Allexia, Thomas, Ashley, Adam, Erick, Magnus, Roly G and Denise who have all completed the 100 Days of Scratching project. An amazing crew of creators!
Wanna take part in the 100 Days of Scratching Project?
You can take part in the 100 Days of Scratching project and join our group of supportive DJs here:
Happy Scratching! 😀
– Emma Short-E