Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Helaina Sharpley

This woman knows the good life.

Light Night

So, the new academic year is upon us and it's in full swing, we have been given our briefs, which to be honest, i'm quite excited about. I wasn't feeling so confident with myself and the courses compatibility, but i'm one tutorial down and feeling good.

The first part of the brief is to create a 1-3 minute video for the annual Light Night in Leeds (Oct 8th!) We did have 'the window of opportunity' at Nation of Shopkeepers, unfortunately, they double-booked us. So we now have a unit in The Light.

The video will be based around a found object, I have a bullet. :) Excitinggg.

I started to throw myself in at the deep end, but I've managed to drag myself back out and come up with a less controversial concept for the video.

Watch this space.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Friday, 10 September 2010

I drew a line on this patch of ground.

After losing my mind a little over the summer, i'm feeling a little more optimistic about things. I worried a lot about my degree, and whether or not i'm wasting this amazing opportunity to achieve a degree, because lets face it, it will soon be a thing for the middle classes, again. I was worried that I was on the wrong course, and a part of me still feels like there is something else I should be doing, but after much consideration, and many a blether with my wonderful friends, I've taken a different view on things. The fact that it's interdisciplinary, technically means, i can get away with anything, it's also one of the best ways to explore a wide range of ideas and concepts, and i'm wet for a concept.

So, i'm going to face this year, head on, smash it in the coin, get a 1st, and then write a SICK dissertation, get an all round 1st class, and head to the middle east. I might even cycle there, because, according to me ol' mate Benj Whitfield, you can lose 3 stone if you cycle to Baghdad. How mad would that be? You'd look so different from setting off.