So its the first week over and done with, and to quote Robert Plant “I’ve been dazed and confused for so long…”
Nah but seriously its been an interesting week. Met some new people, had a photographer belittle me and the class for not being pro-active enough, thought a lot about what I want to get out of this course. And I still think time will tell.
One particularly interesting project was basically make a film in a day, so I set off with a few other class mates and co-directed and shot a montage style film showing Coventry through the eyes of the new Students. I had a lot of fun doing it, but it remains to be seen whether or not we have passed. If we fail then I have another idea in the works, but I will be a little pissed due to the fact that I had a tough time editing the whole footage with whatever software I could grab for free; the IT services guy said it is “Character building” and I guess he’s right. There is a Vlog on the way, should be up and running by next week, the first episode or so will be me and my man Hak expressing our feelings about this sobering taste of University work. A special shout-out to my Uncle as we used one of his old band’s songs. He’s a fantastic musician and a great guy, check out his Myspace for a taster of the tuneage.
The finished video is on Hak’s youtube account, we didn’t upload it on mine because the internet in my flat is shambolic… So yeah check it out, it’s not too shabby for a one day job.
So to conclude this week I ask myself, what have I learnt thus far?
Don’t trust Coventry’s infamous IT services or video editing software, it will screw you over faster than Nick Clegg.
Don’t try to do everything by yourself; its good to have a couple of people working with you when it comes to pushing for the deadline.
Make lists, ALL THE TIME. Don’t forget stuff, you are fair game since day one.
Watch the money budget; Buy what you need, not what Sainsbury’s thinks is a ‘good deal’
Get ID before freshers week; I don’t need to spell that out.
Stick to a sleeping pattern, that’ll come in handy when you gotta get up in a hurry.
Don’t forget to call home sometimes; when you have time to breathe you will realise you miss home.
That’s it for now folks, Laters…