Finally, i went through this semester, it is also the last semester of my university life, and also this self-assessment is my last paper work among these 3 years. To be honest, i am holding enough respect to this self reflection, because it means my overseas study voyage will be ended with this paper. I do not know why i am not too exciting and happy, while i am loan to leave this kind of life here. Well, let me get to the point, I would like to totally againist the listed criteria to judge myself of this semester. Moreover, I would like to give myself specific grade with each points first to make it more clear.
* Successful time management
Yes, it is. Why i put this on the top, because i think it is the worst aspect which works really well for my personal. Well, thanks for clear and concise course guide of PP2 by the way. In comparison with past semesters’ arrangement, this time i finished everything with a stable peace, all individual works were submitted on time, they were not a rush job or into mess before the deadline. I feel i have to do like that, because it is my third year, i need a correct attitude to treat study as seriously. In particular, putting group cooperation stage aside, the early stage for individual work i entirely followed the timetable which was planned at the week 1. UnFortunately, our group shooting was not went smoothly, owing to we have similar personality and life habits, which let us could meet other frequently to fix plan as soon as possible. Basically, we followed the general timeline well, including book gears,draw storyboard, meetings, modify, and final decision. Every step was walked one by one. However, the contact with TSS staff was the most “surprised” step of our whole project, i think we respected their thoughts and suggestion, anyway, the communication between us and them was not successful at the beginning, this costed a lot of time,but experienced a long term and continues conversation, they cooperated with us finally.To sum up, the time management is successful if look the whole semester, at least i sumbited everything( individual)on time, and i would like to give myself CR.
* Worked successfully as team member
In terms of this point, i also like to give myself D, because i contributed extra efforts to producer and director position as well. When we meet trouble in communication with STT, i kept positive attitude to solve problem, i have never give up. In fact, i worked with Tracy more than 4 times, and also she is one of my best friend in daily life. We have 3 people in our group, it seems like more big than other groups, but it really shows advantages, the more hands, the more efforts, and the more contribution. All of us can speak Chinese, this makes us communicate more easier and understand each other well. Despite the culture gap, the factor of language is a obvious barrier when i cooperated with local students before. Although i can get along with local students well and finish the project at the end, while the process is not easy. Therefore, this time, 3 people who have same background and same language, it is no doubt that we will not waste this chance to cooperate and help each other. More important is we have same goal and purpose, we love fashion and arts, we are passionate about this task, of course, all of us have full energy when we started. In addition, we are in the same camp.
* Excellent problem solving skills
To be honest, i do not think there is any extra problem will happen for this subject, until the last 6 mins doc came, i realised things were not such great as what i imagined before. The main problem for us was the negotiation with the SST. We thought Grace was happy to provide venue and corporation with us, however, the conversation about talking some preparation work was not functional, and the process was so slowly, we want to finalise and settle down everything in a short term, because the long term struggle would destroy energy and passion about this project. Although we understand what they Stuff were concerning about, therefore, we changed our ideas again and again until meet the needs and made it satisfied.After all, this work we need their support and cooperation, really needed. It necessary to have a optimistic attitude to face every times’s refuse and “said no”. Well, i would like to give myself D for this point, for my continuous brainstorm and ideas contribution.
* Took responsibility for role
As what we distributed each depends on everyone’s talents and willings, my role is camera assistant and production designer. Our initial idea was panic theme, as a production designer, i took responsibility to think what stuffs and props should be included and prepared them, obviously, it was a panic, i recommend we decide a suburb location, a grassland where has woody table and a big tree, we figured our Albert park has such conditions. But changes always walks faster than plan, because we did not get what we imagined from Grace, we have to find and book venue by ourselves , therefore, we changed a lot our original ideas. Therefore, in order to prepare and make my position works well, i have to keep a sensitive mind to follow director and situation’s shifts, what they want, what they want the films looks like, what the location do not have, i would fix up and make it looks similar, i could not make it perfect, but i tried my best to reduce the distance between director’s imagine and realistic looking. However, in comparison with the role of director and camera person my role is a little bit not such crucial as others, so i think myself pass grade is fair.
In conclusion, put aside some objective causes, such as the limits of the film theme, the factors should be included from the studio, our subjective actions have achieved what we expected at the end. For myself, i took an glance of my experience from this semester, it was a ending, but it also equals to a new start for a further life journey. Past things illustrates my weakness and strengthens, advantages and disadvantages, I should have a optimistic heart to remedy my defect about knowledges and skills ( technical aspects) and make use of my talents in creation and the sense of design and music. In a word, i would like to give my self a CR generally.