This unit has been one big up and down for me. There have been things I have forgotten to do, things I should and shouldn’t have done. There were so many times when I have just sat on my bed wishing that it would be over, that somehow with everything that has been going on that it would magically get finished on it’s own just like in the movies, Princess and the Frog (Disney)when Tiana wishes on a star … “You wish and you dream with all your little heart. But you remember, Tiana, that that old star can only take you part of the way. You got to help it along with some hard work of your own, and then, yeah, you can do anything you set your mind to.”
I do feel ashamed that I have let everything effect me in the way it has, however I feel proud that I have managed to finished this unit. Im sure looking through it I will find holes and mistakes, but I still feel proud. I hope that I have done enough to warrant a pass at least.
If I could re-do this project I would definitely put more effort into the publication. I wanted to make a small book, but due to time I ended out making small prints. I would also have liked to put an old grain effect on my digital piece to give the video a more golden old’e feel much like in the silent movies. Another aspect I would have liked to have covered is more artist research, I feel like I did bare minimum in comparison to previous projects.
Parts of this unit that I am happy with are the final video, even though I would have liked to have done more to it I am quite happy with how it turned out. The photographs produced, I am very please with how they have turned out, I really enjoyed working with still life. As much as I love working with people, this was one project where I didn’t have to rely on any models, annoying make-up and hair or even assistants turning up. It was just me, the camera and the objects.Strangely calming which is something that I am in need of.
Overall, through the stress and everything else I am a mixture of pleased with what I have managed to do and disappointed that I let myself get into such a bad state.
However, I am now done for the year. Good bye 2nd year of university and hello 3rd. I am going to take the summer holiday to work, relax, recover, go out and about to take photographs, move house and start on my dissertation research. But first I think a good take out and cider is in order to celebrate!