This semester has been the biggest test of my life.
I really don’t even know how I’m still standing after everything that’s happened.
Work is going okay, and the huge pile is slowly diminishing down to just a few jobs.
The end is in sight thank god, and in all honesty, I can’t wait to see the back of multiyear.
I’ve taken on my fair share of work, plus some. I’m basically picking up the slack and carrying our group to the finish, which is way more than my role as a second year.
It’s been a challenge, but it’s brought out the best in me. My work is improving by the day. I can see how much progress I’m making with everything I do, which is really awesome.
And my lecturers have taken note of how much I’m doing, so hopefully, my marks will reflect that.
I don’t have time to do a full update, so that will have to happen after my last deadline.
But as of right now, I’m majorly proud of myself.
Onward and upward :D
This semester has been the biggest test of my life.
Things have been majorly hectic the past few weeks.
Alot of stuff has happened at home, and I’ve been ill, so I was out of uni for about two and a half weeks :(
Multiyear isn’t going well… at all.
It’s week 8/9 now, and we’ve only just started on lifecasting and sculpting, thanks to our third year mentors lack of communication.
We have a progress presentation on Thursday, to discuss with the lecturers what we’ve done so far, and to be perfectly honest, none of us have much to show.
The plan for this week is to finalise the concepts, work on the presentation and start sculpting.
The presentation is the main priority right now. It’s work 30% of our marks, so I’m making sure it’s as near perfect as possible.
The creature creation module is coming along okay. Thankfull, my Mit Circs has helped me out alot, and I’m not too far behind. I casted and sculpted the models ears last week, and ran the latex on friday, so they’re ready to paint and then I plan to apply and shoot on the 18th.
I will take a few days to edit the footage, finish the character sheet and do the report, so I’m pretty sure it will be done by my deadline date.
Employability is getting there… slowly. We have a presentation on Tuesday to go through the plan and talk about our jobs within the groups, so along with the other presentation, this takes priority at the minute.
Then after that we have to make a professional website and facebook page to start networking.
It’ll all be done on time, I’m sure of it. But it’s just finding the time to fit everything in and manage my work effectively.
This weeks been a long one, and I’m working 12 hours days at the minute to try to get everything done.
And I’m exhausted.
I always knew uni was going to be hard work, but this is just taking piss to be honest.
So far this semester, I’ve broken my hand, had surgery, had the flu and then a few weeks ago, a friend went missing and sadly passed away.
To say alot has happened is an understatement.
But I’m powering through, and I’m determined to work as hard as possible to get all my work done on time and to the best standard I can make it.
Wish me luck!
gahhhhhhhh I’m going to a Ron Mueck exhibition on Friday, and I’m so excited.
I’ve loved his work for years, and studied it alot during my years in college for A Levels and Foundation.
This is gonna be ace!
The concepts for my multi year work have finally come together! Ill be posting pictures tomorrow I all the work I’ve done for it so far.
At the minute, I’m just so stressed and worried about everything.
My hand is still a massive issue and it’s been causing me a lot of pain recently.
But I’m still powering through. I just hope this hard work pays off.
The work level has kicked up this week. Honestly, nothing could of prepared me for the amount of work you get in the second year.
Here’s my to-do list for this week:
- Hair punching/laying research and tests on foam latex, silcone and a mixture of the two. Also look into adhesive, hair types and wig making.
- Full A2 character sheet including orthographics, prop designs and annotation.
- Ear cast of Danielle.
- Research into how ear prosthetics are made, best technique/materials.
- Make tools and stamps for skin textures.
- Start sculpting the head cast.
- Put in my Mit Circs form.
- Concept drawings, sculpts and digital paintings of Liono and Cheetara.
- Gantt chart.
- Head casting the two models.
- Full CV tailored to job spec we chose.
- Find a group to work on the job plan with.
- Full SWOT analysis.
All this including 2 hospital appointments and finding time to sleep, eat and shower.
I feel so drained already :(
I ask him for help, how to do something, what the best material is too use for a piece, and all he says is ‘do your research’, ‘if you did your research you’d know’.
And yeah, I get that I have to research techniques and stuff on my own sometimes, but I am not paying £7,500 a year for him to tell me to ask google instead of bothering him.
It’s really not on.
This is my education and he’s meant to be my mentor. He’s meant to be fucking helping me instead of sitting on his arse all day yelling research over and over again.
And when we complain about it in our module surveys, he whinges and gets upset.
He favouritises certain students, gives them free use of materials and studio space that would cost the rest of us money to use. He doesn’t actually teach us anything, and then complains that we don’t know stuff.
Then today, he had the cheek to tell me that I’m not getting enough studio time when I’m in 9-6 every day.
A note to all first year uni students, do not let lecturers get away with this. You are paying for your education. They aren’t doing you favour by letting you be there.
If they’re not doing their job, take it higher and get it sorted out, seriously.