Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Crew Project, Final Thoughts.

Well, overall, it WAS quite a roller coaster ride. I know I could have done more, and gotten more out of it, but I felt very much that I was working alone on this other than occasional contact with people, and that made me sad... after all, it was a CREW project. Nonetheless it was a fascinating oppertunity and I hope to learn from it for when I might need to apply this knowledge to my own third year project.

I feel that I would like an explanation about the sudden dissappearence of Sean from the face of the earth, because I was enthusiastic about his project, and would have loved to see it through to the end.

The project could have gone better and it could have gone worse, next year I hope to get a more organised structure for whatever crew I work with, and make sure that it is followed, and that everyone is always aware of everything they are needed to do, and when they need to do it by. This when I get there will of course be difficult and not much fun, but I think it may well avoid a number of the problems that I personally faced over the course of this. But it was intended to be a learning experience was it not? And thus, I have learned from it ^_^ I feel that whilst there was room for improvement, it was not by any means a failure.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Crew Project, Post 10

Well, this week everything went a little mad... Fable overlooked to remind me of the date of the final sound mix, so I got a phone call one morning telling me to bring everything in in an hour.

... Okay, so overall that whole thing could have been better planned, but I understand things are getting busy for everyone now and nobody is to blame any more.

So I pulled together what I had and took it to them, because simply, when given an hour or two's notice, what else can really be done.

I realise I was missing some stuff from the sound list, and I take an slice of responsibility for that, but I was not solely to blame, Brian never did turn up, I did not get the sound list in time, and the third years did not remind me, nor anyone else I spoke to on the matter, of the deadline either. So with my dissertation proposal looming. I just had to prioritise.
Here's a track of a few of the other, more mundane sounds that I had at the end. [With a picture of a spider winning a fight with a shoe, taken by me, in Arizona... my sandal is still receiving counselling for the incident]
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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Crew Project, Post 9

Finally got the sound list for Fable, but I still haven't seen Brian... so I have just been told to start working through it an assume I have to do it all. It does seem a little late for this, but I will do everything I can beside my own work to get all the possible sound that I can for them. I do like the concept of this project and would very much love to see it finished, depiste the rather sour way that the director seems to look upon me since the whole firing thing. I don't blame him though, I would probably feel the same way.

Anyhow, here is some nice wind-whistling for you to listen to! Also for fable. And this week you get a stupid picture of Harvey the guinea pig... because why not?
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