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264 Making a Film
Jeff talks about trying to make a film.

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rickshaw

We did a fun and difficult journey across India in a rickshaw.

In the past a 'rickshaw' was a cart with two wheels that was pulled by one or two men and used for transportation in India and other parts of the world. In modern times most rickshaws are motorized and pulled by a motorcycle.  Jeff used a motorized rickshaw to travel. Notice the following:

  1. There is a special area for the rickshaws to drive.
  2. We took a rickshaw tour around town.

cross

A rickshaw is a cross between a car and a motorcycle.

If something is a 'cross' between two things it is a combination of the two and has characteristics of both. Notice the following:

  1. She is definitely a cross between her mother and father.
  2. It's kind of a cross between a sandwich and a pizza.

cooperate

It was difficult, because the weather doesn't cooperate with you.

When something or someone works with us to make something easier we can say it is 'cooperating.' When you talk about the weather not cooperating you are saying it was bad weather for what you were trying to do. Notice the following:

  1. We wanted the dog to be in the family photos, but he wouldn't cooperate.
  2. Some days it feels like the city is not cooperating with me at all.

shots

We struggled to get the best and most interesting shots.

In this case 'shots' refers to a video recording or photos of a place or an even. Notice the following:

  1. Out of 300 pictures only 20 of them were good shots.
  2. The light in the morning gives you some very unique shots.

put together

We did put together a very interesting three-minute video.

When you 'put something together' you make or create it. Notice the following:

  1. We are trying to put together a surprise party for your birthday.
  2. I have to put together an hour-long presentation for next week.