*Gasp* It's almost the end, and here's the last post I'll probably ever post on this blog. How tragic. Just kidding, it's not tragic. Though, on a serious note, this will probably be the last blog post because the semester is ending in a day. It's been fun... Somewhat. Anyways, onto the actual blog post!
So, for the last project we're doing in our digital media class, we were to do a PBA (Performance Based Assessment) project. It's basically a project that you do in order to get a CTE certification thingy, and CTE Honors when you graduate. As you can probably see, it's a pretty important project. And as it was the last project of the course, we had the freedom to choose what we wanted to do for our project, as well as who we wanted to work with.
Being who I am, I decided to work alone, and do my project on animation. Animation, you say? Yes! If you're wondering why I decided to do animation, you're not alone, because I'm still wondering about that, myself. I guess I was just in the mood for animation (which has been quenched to the point of being totally sick of doing animation). On the bright side, the research proved to be interesting, and making the presentation slides was a pretty fun process of looking at a bunch of GIFs. As for showing my depth of knowledge in this class, I think my animation did a perfect job of showing it. It shows that I have general knowledge of digital media, and how to use a camera, but my knowledge only goes about that far. Well, that, and I just kind of rushed to get it done (oh procrastination).
The most challenging part of this PBA (if you haven't noticed yet) was making the animation in the time-frame we were given. At the beginning of the project, I was convinced that we had more days until winter break. Unfortunately, I didn't realize how sorely mistaken I was, until I finished writing my essay, and started on the presentation. By the time I actually started on working on the animation, it was a matter of choosing between finishing on time, and making quality work. Somewhere along the way, I lost motivation, but managed to finish the project on time, sacrificing the quality in the process. So I pretty much dragged myself through the whole process, lying down, and slugging across the floor, so to say. Great analogies, people.
As for the critique, it was...Actually better than I expected to go. Most of the scores I got was around the two or three mark, which was more than what I was expecting to get on the critique. Of course, always room for more improvement, though with the time span we had, the animation came out better than what I thought it'd be. Yeah... I don't really know what to say about the critique results, since I'm happy with it. Just glad I got this over with!
Also- IT'S LIT!!! LITerally!!!
Hope you people on the internet enjoyed my horrible humor and awkwardness. See ya!
ALD 5.1 Design a targeted digital media message or concept that addresses the needs of a client.
ALD 5.2 Plan and construct a digital media product from budgeted resources that addresses client needs.
ALD 5.3 Assess the collaborative process for its impact on the design, planning, and production of a digital media product.