Throughout this summer I have really been trying to pin point where I fit into ‘Visual Communications’ – what is my preferred media? what do I want to focus on in second year? what do I want to do with my life? I’ve basically been overwhelmed with these huge questions, and have spent most of my summer trying to answer them.
In my learning journey presentation at the end of first year, I summarised my experiences and concluded that I did not enjoy film, as it involved taking on a whole project, which involved many different skills from planning, to story writing, filming, and editing – some of which I didn’t actually possess and so I found it too big of a challenge. This led me to think that I didn’t want to do film again, but to focus on illustration – perhaps experimenting with how I used and presented my illustrations, e.g. t-shirts, ceramics, patterns etc.
However; this chunk of free time this summer has made me begin to think I was too hasty in writing ‘film’ off altogether, and perhaps I shouldn’t pigeon-hole my practise to just illustration. I have therefore spent this time exploring other possibilities in preparation for second year, so that I have a clearer picture of where I want to take my practise.