Today we are celebrating School of Scratch Student Tiffany aka KittyKutz from New Zealand, who has recently completed our 100 Days of Scratching challenge! ??❤️
Here is Tiffany’s 100th day post:
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Huge congrats Tiffany!
I asked Tiffany some questions to help those of you who are considering doing the School of Scratch 100 Days of Scratching Project.
Welcome Tiffany! Can you give us some background on your interest in music, DJing and scratching?
Been scratching on and off for a few years, once in a blue moon just for fun.
What made you decide to undertake the 100 day challenge?
Thought I didn’t scratch enough so wanted to do something that would hold me accountable and practice more.
What was your approach?
Throw on a looper or instrumental, put a scratch record on the turntable, first sample that sounds nice with the beat I just go straight for it ?
What is your recording and posting workflow like?
Record from when I’m happy with the beat and sample, end when I’m happy with the outcome, post the end part.
What are your top tools / apps / software / equipment to capture and edit?
My GoPro or iPhone with direct line in and Quik or Photos app on my phone to cut out the end part to post. Oh, and I added some sparkles and/or stickers with Prequel app ✨
What did you learn?
I learnt that:
- If I set my mind to something, I can achieve it.
- With discipline and commitment, I can make scratching a priority even through surgery, a 62 hour work week and my most saddest and/or stressed days.
- I do not need my videos to be “perfect” before I post it. Practice makes progress, not perfect.
- Inspiration is contagious.
- No need to wear pants in videos, no one knows lololol.
What were some of the highlights of the 100 day project for you?
It pushed me to learn some scratches that I always wanted to learn but never did, also my creativity heightened during the 100 days.
What helped you on your way?
Support from others. ??
What didn’t work?
It all worked – I made it work!!
What was the most challenging part and how did you deal with that?
I did not want miss a single day, so, on days that I was super tired or busy, I would force myself to just jump on the turntables and once I fired everything up, I was glad that I did so and it felt good afterwards. ♥️
What are your top tips for anyone who wants to undertake this challenge?
Make sure that you are ready to commit to it 100 percent, make the most of it because 100 days actually goes pretty fast!!
If you were to do this challenge again, what, if anything would you do differently?
Do more collabs with others, it makes it more fun. ?
You are a School of Scratch student. What has your school and learning experience been like?
The tutorial videos are super easy to understand and pleasant to watch.
How do you approach ongoing learning and staying fresh?
I watch scratch videos and tutorials on YouTube, Facebook & Instagram for inspiration. ?
Do you have any wisdom on learning that you can share with our students?
Always start slow when learning a new scratch.
What is next for you?
Travel around the world – can Covid be over please. ???
Where can we find you online?
That’s a wrap!
Thanks for sharing your experience with us Tiffany and congrats again on all you have gained by doing this project!
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.
Tiffany joins fellow School of Scratch Students aka the Supa Scratch Crew: Tom, Michael Hansen, Nick Diablo, Jairo, Mike Marble, Ouille, D Supreme, Robert, Jenny Pocket, Eric Spindler, Roli Rho, Andrei, 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. What 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