May 14, 2012

Rocking Research Old School Style

Over the past few weeks I've had to spend a lot more time completing assignments than I have working on my actual Honours film, which is confusing given that the assignments are all about the film and how I am researching different methods and practices to create it.

To get into the swing of research I like to read, a lot. We're not supposed to call this research, it's meant to be called guided reading- but to me it feels like research lol. The main aim of the reading is to supplement ideas or theories I might have in relation to the techniques I might use in my film.I spent an entire day in the library the other day and was shocked to see that I was the only one that was using an actual pen and exercise book (old habits die hard I guess). Everyone else was on laptops or ipads, well at least I didn't have to worry about running low of batteries (only the metaphorical kind, but caffeine usually kick starts them).

Everything in terms of the academic side of Honours seems to be due in the next couple of weeks and I am finding more and more that my nights are sponsored by V Energy drink. We have a methodology presentation on Wed night then a project update presentation the following week, oh and I also have that pesky fine arts elective hanging about too. 

In a weird way I am feeling less stressed than I was at the start of the semester, perhaps because I feel like I kind of have a handle on things in both areas- research and project. This is not to say that either of them is perfect, just that it feels less like I'm pushing jelly up hill, so that's a positive. 

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