Defining Practice 500 words reviewPosted: May 29, 2016
My two options for my field projects this year have affected my studies by making me more aware of the working world outside of the bubble of university and how the skills, processes and techniques I have learnt on Maker and the individual technicians with a bit of adjustment can be used in different surroundings, Work experience helped me see what it was like as a starting point in a prop making company and what they do on a daily basis and Faking It showed me what it would be like to work on a project with a live brief proposal attached and an outcome that will presented to the client, something that has helped me imagine and finetune when presenting an outcome to individuals who take interest in my work or commission me to produce a piece. My experience of these two projects can help me develop more control over the timescale of each aspect of undertaking a project which is something that I need to continue to improve upon as I progress, also my attention to detail will feed into my subject area to give me the best quality look of pieces not just for the outcomes I submit for exhibition but the outcomes I make as a propmaker as a freelance individual. Throughout the two experiences I have learnt many skills and have improved on working as a member of a team, the attention to detail and look of the pieces and how is best or what is best to use to get this look, as well as planning and the process that leads to setting up in exhibition or on location. For me the stand out experiences were the realness of the situation in the sense for Work Experience of what it is like to be inside a company that specialises in an area of making and what I would be able to contribute to this area as I grow older and develop these skills necessary plus what I need to do to achieve this given my interest in working as a freelance individual after graduation.For Faking IT the standout experiences of the project much like Work Experience was the realness of the project, being a live brief that can be undertaken with a end product result whilst still being an undergraduate and what It would be like to work with other individuals in the same position as myself but from different disciplines to come together to make a high quality outcome. Also being able to visit the behind the scenes aspect of the Wales Millennium Centre to see what the general public simply doesn’t see was an experience I will not forget any time soon and makes me want to get involved with more and more with companies to be able to expose myself to this way of thinking and doing. My individual strengths have changed after undertaking both these projects by making me believe more in myself that I can achieve great quality outcomes and individual pieces if I allow myself to grow and allow these processes to fall into place. And that my background as a Maker makes me just as qualified and valuable as someone with a more direct graduate level of thinking which was an unexpected bonus end of results which has made me less worried about my future upon graduation.