Tuesday, 28 September 2010
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.
Friday, 10 September 2010
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.