Sunday, 15 January 2012

An Uphill Struggle!

That's what 3rd year has felt like so far!  I'm sure it's not meant to, and I was certainly looking forward to being in 3rd year, but 1st term (and life in general) has proved to be a bit of a struggle so far.

And it's a shame, because I was really looking forward to do video work once I started it, but the harder I tried, the worse it got!  Turns out that I may like to see all the videos at the various show I go to, but I just wasn't able to come up with anything decent to show for all of that!  Maybe I'm being a little hard on myself - being someone who prefers the slower pace of large format photography, the moving image always had the potential to be difficult to deal with - we had a lot to learn in a relatively short space of time.

It wasn't just video unfortunately, I had a lot of other things to contend with too which had an impact on my energy and my motivation during first term.  I'm hopefully putting most of that behind me now, but it's been hard and the harder it got, the more I tried to work and the more I tried to work, the worse things seemed to get!!  However, last week we showed our finished videos at the CCA and there was some really good work there.  Not everyone showed something, but I was persuaded to show a little video I made purely for fun and motivation.

video

Thanks to K for the pylons and to T for helping choose the music; it got some cheers and a good round of applause! :)